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How To Run A Creative Business: In-depth breakdown w/ Melinda Livsey

How To Run A Creative Business: In-depth breakdown w/ Melinda Livsey

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Join new co-host Melinda Livsey as Chris coaches her on how to run her creative business to achieve focus, raise her rates and delegate work to others. This is an in-depth breakdown especially for freelancers who want to start their own business. Introducing: Melinda Livsey (co-host) Marks & Maker http://www.marksandmaker.com Annotations -- 00:54 Meet Melinda Livsey 02:18 What did you study at California State University Fullerton? 03:42 How do you schedule time to filter qualified clients? 04:35 What's taking up all of your time in your business? 06:59 Why are you accepting lower paying projects? 10:30 If a project pays you a certain amount, the amount of time it takes is your rate per hour. 13:47 Get some help: 40 Hours a week isn't enough hours to start a successful business 15:48 I outsource work, but project management and explaining the process takes time. 18:49 Every night, I write down what I need for my team to get done on trello. 12:58 Work Longer 13:20 How are you getting new business? Is this a priority for you? 14:20 How many hours can you expect to work per week when you are a business owner? 60? 80? 16:00 How can I delegate to others when it feels like it takes longer to explain it than just to do it myself? 20:00 Use Trello for project management with your team. 23:00 How Chris Do spends his day 25:00 How do you stay focused and on task? 28:29 Responsiveness 29:09 Role play Clients can't afford your services. 37:00 If you say No to the smaller jobs, you are making room for the clients that can afford you. 37:52 Money only has the power over you that you give it. 41:30 Lift the Gates: Show that you work with larger companies, to attract bigger projects. 45:00 Recap Skillshare Affiliate link: http://skillshare.evyy.net/c/375188/298081/4650 Get the typography manual here: 📕 https://www.thefutur.com/design-students-build-first-portfolio-get-first-design-job/ Essential reading/book list from Chris Do. 📕 https://www.thefutur.com/essential-reading-creative-professionals-booklist/ Stop Stealing Sheep & Find Out How Type Works, Third Edition 📕 http://amzn.to/2pvpSVx _ Listen to the Futur podcast on iTunes: 🎙 https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-futur/id1209219220?mt=2 Android Stitcher: http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/aaron/the-futur Google Play: https://play.google.com/music/listen?u=0#/ps/Itg3hr5bs4a54w73o2toxcr4vhe Sound Cloud https://soundcloud.com/thefuturishere 🔹 HOW TO SUPPORT THE FUTUR: Purchase a Kit: https://www.thefutur.com/shop/ subscribe to the secret and private Master mind group on FB with bi-weekly webinars & exclusive videos not released anywhere else. 🔹 Music on the show from Art-list.io http://goo.gl/22VpQi 🔹 Use our Amazon Affiliate Link: http://astore.amazon.com/chrisdo-20 Buy useful design tools from Creative Market: https://creativemarket.com/?u=ChrisDo _ Connect with us online: 🔔 http://thefutur.com https://www.facebook.com/theFuturisHere/ https://twitter.com/thefuturishere Need brand strategy help? Visit Blind LA’s WEBSITE: http://blind.com Connect with Chris Do: https://twitter.com/theChrisDo Twitter https://www.facebook.com/BizOfDesign https://www.instagram.com/thechrisdo Credits: Executive Producer– Chris Do Host– Chris Do Cinematography– Aaron Szekely, Mark Contreras Editor– Stewart Schuster Futur Theme Music – Adam Sanborne http://www.adamsanborne.com Annotations– Isaiah Nwukor SEO— Jacob Campbell http://www.aetoricdesign.com Typefaces: Futura, Din Futur theme song— Adam Sanborne === *By making a purchase through any of our affiliate links, we receive a very small commission at no extra cost to you. This helps us on our mission to provide quality education to you. Thank you.



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