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Category: Become a Strategic Designer

A hilarious look at how to set with client boundaries. Does your client try to hand you a fat scope monkey? Guest author Michelle Hunter provides a unique illustration for how to deal with clients that want to give you more than you bargained for.

Not My Circus, Not My Monkeys

Struggling with clients that expand scope and mess with your process? Some problems are simply not yours to solve.

Creating conversions for clients – sales page or landing page?

Do you need a sales page for every offer? Is a landing page enough? What’s the difference? Let’s clarify so you know exactly how to best sell your services.

How to define design goals that support your client’s business goals

When projects wander and clients micromanage… the cause is not what you think. Avoid drama-filled projects by requiring client clarity (yes! you can!) before you define design goals.

How to find the right clients – keys to upleveling your design business

Upleveling your design business is about more than raising your prices. To be successful, you need to take action to improve your marketing game. Not sure where to start? Read on.

How to charge more for your work without adding deliverables

When you demonstrate real value to potential clients, you can charge more for your creative work. This means doing more than simply adding deliverables to your package.

Conquer imposter syndrome: 4 ways to free yourself from fear and doubt as a designer

How to silence the scripts in your head and push past the fear and stagnation keeping you from doing the work you were meant to do!

How I plan my days – a flexible schedule that allows creativity to thrive

How to be more effective inside your current constraints – rather than trying to simply produce more by carving out more time.

Longing for results? Stop overthinking and just do it!

How to break the cycle of overthinking and inaction and finally get something done.

My story of radical change and what YOU can learn from it.

How a heart attack forced a radical redesign of my business (and how to keep from finding yourself in the same place you were in a year ago).