There are a lot of great, new interior design projects popping up these days and it might be the right time to accelerate your interior design business growth!
You may become very busy, with lots of new clients and activity in the coming months. If so, that’s fabulous and I’m really happy for you!
But with that flurry of new business comes a whole lot of back-end paperwork and tasks. The not-so-good-news is you may end up spending a lot of late nights trying to keep up with it all, only to end up feeling pretty overwhelmed, grumpy, or downright resentful.
Your instinct may be to hire a design assistant, right?
Hiring a design assistant means you’ll give up the design related tasks (aka what brings you joy) just to spend more time drowning in emails, follow-ups, tracking, and all that yucky stuff you don’t really want to do.
What’s the solution?
To do more of what you love, not less.
When you’re in that space where you’re doing what you absolutely love to do (connecting with clients, creating concepts, being creative) clients pay you more generously.
Because when you’ve dropped into the energy flow of your creative genius and are really, really happy – your talents shine and it’s clear that working with you is the best!
How do you accelerate your interior design business growth AND stay in the flow of doing what you love?
By figuring out how to keep yourself in your flow, discovering what you need to enjoy this rush of new business, and hiring the right person so you have the freedom to do more of what you want.
- Start with drawing a line down the middle of a piece of paper
- Write “Love It” on one side and “Go Away” on the other
Under “Love It”, you’re going to put all the things that you really love to do.
- HINT: It’s usually design related stuff right – the creating, the concepts, and all the yummy parts of being a designer.
Under “Go Away”, list all the things you really wish you didn’t have to like:
- Replying to emails or returning calls
- Writing or tracking purchase orders
- Fixing freight problems or setting up installations
- … the list can go on and on since there’s a lot of stuff in the back end that needs to be done.
Now, take a look at your lists and discover what tasks you actually need help with…and make them go away.
Use this guide to find the right person to accelerate your interior design business growth.
Chances are it’s not a design person, but somebody who’s really, really good with details and admin.
The right person will love to do all the things that you want to ‘go away’ and you’ll love giving those tasks to someone else. 😊 A win-win!
If you’d like to discover more steps for having the freedom to accelerate your interior design business growth, create a steady income, and have a business (and lifestyle) you deserve, then here’s your chance.
Interior Design Business Academy is specifically for interior design business owners, and it is changing lives every single day.
Let us know if you’re ready for it to change yours by clicking here and schedule your complimentary call today.
Until then, remember to create something beautiful and get paid what you’re worth!
Terri breaks down the walls of secrecy by sharing her 30 years of professional interior design and remodeling experience to help interior designers work smarter, not harder, and get paid what theyâ€™re really worth.
She provides private and group coaching to interior designers who want both a financially sustainable business and a life outside of work.
Terri teaches wealth consciousness and business systems that simplify and streamline their business processes.
Terri received her NCIDQ certification in 1993, and is a professional member of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) and Interior Design Society (IDS). She also received the 2000 ASID Interior Design Award of Excellence and holds an Arizona Contractorâ€™s License.