Maybe you spend hours every day working on boring and mundane projects because you need the cash. (And speaking of cash, if one more person asks for a discount, you might explode).
You go to every local networking event hoping your “lucky” break will be there waiting to meet you.
You know, the perfect client who loves your work, has a massive budget and wants to work with you for the next six months to a year?
Oh, and they know ten other people would love you, too!
That’s the dream -- an endless supply of referrals who all love your work and pay you what your work is actually worth.
But that’s not your reality.
Working for yourself hasn’t turned out to be the freelance life you envisioned.
...a flexible schedule, more time for family and fun, a long list of clients you love.
… and let’s not even get started on the word “freelancer!”
Ugh, it’s hard to get people to take you seriously when you call yourself that. Even though you’re running a business.
At Business of Creativity, we get you. We ARE you. Or we used to be. Now we help people like you gain clarity and focus so you CAN feel like you’re running a real business.
And, hey, maybe you didn’t even intend to become a business owner. Maybe you were just following your passion and accidentally found yourself in this entrepreneur life.
We get that the “business” side of running a business isn’t intuitive. And it’s certainly not part of whatever training you got for your creative skills.
In fact, you’ve dropped so much money on marketing courses, social media webinars and whatever else the last course you invested in promised you.
You believed them. Yet, nothing changed.
You still spend 12 hours a day at your computer, drink 5 cups of coffee every morning and barely see your family and friends because you feel like you should be working…
… and figuring out how to do what you love, earn good money and still find time to enjoy life with the people you care about the most.
And here at Business of Creativity, that’s exactly what we do. We help you bridge the gap between your creative skills and running a successful business.
We believe you CAN have both. We believe you don’t need to sacrifice the work that lights you up just to keep the fridge running. And we certainly don’t believe you need to use your talents to help others for mere pennies.
No. We believe in balance. And earning what you deserve while doing work you love.
We’ve helped many creatives, just like you, take one small action and another and another to build the business of their dreams.
And we don’t take this responsibility lightly. We believe whole-heartedly in delivering what we say we will.
We won’t just hand you a bunch of information and send you away to figure it out.
And we also won’t hold your hand because we know you’re smart and capable.
If you are a creative running your own business and you want…
To get paid well (it’s time to feel confident with your rates and understand your value)
Do creative work that invigorates you (because that’s what will get you up in the morning and put a smile on your face every day)
Have a predictable income (you have a family to support and you’d love to go on vacation at least once a year)
To attract clients who give you the space to express your creative talents and do your best work (you have a lot of value and expertise to offer)
To have systems and processes in place (so you aren’t reinventing the wheel with every new client)
And enjoy more inspiring time away from your business (because inspiration leads to more inspiration)...
Then you’ve come to the right place.
Your current way of running your business isn’t going to get you the results you desire
...at least not in a reasonable time-frame, anyway. Do you really want to suffer through another three to five years trying to figure it out?
The burnout (or impending burnout), creative brain fog… lack of profits… marketing overwhelm
… and, well, all things business might get to you first. And certainly won’t get you the lifestyle and business you crave.
But if you’re ready to embrace a new way of doing business, then Business of Creativity is for you.
If you’re ready to stop relying on passion and your dwindling referral network alone…
… and START taking your business seriously -- and give up the idea that your LinkedIn connections and Instagram hashtags are all you need -- then we can help you.