Let’s do this !! My BIGGEST
noun: pet peeve; plural noun: pet peeves
something that a particular person finds especially annoying.
1. Not buying to the latest It thing!
About business owners of all things especially those in the creative community is. We are HUGE fans of the shiny new “IT” thing that comes out and people start with the ” OMG YOU HAVE TO GO SEE THIS ITS AWESOME ” and then you go to the site and you see “free trial ” and you try it out. NOT EVERYTHING IS WORTH checking out. IF YOU CAN’T AFFORD TO PAY THE “yearly” rate …. No point in putting your business into debt because you must have it. The same goes for the Mac laptop EVERYONE says you need in order to be a better designer. What’s going to make you a better designer is you being true to your art and you actually working on being a BETTER designer!
2.Keeping your bills smaller!
Spending less will not make you any less of a business owner. I hear people spend up to $2k a month on really stupid things. sit here and read these posts and say ” WHY ARE YOU THEN COMPLAINING YOUR SPENDING TO MUCH MONEY ” ..you’re the reason your business is in debt. Just like how you’re making it harder on yourself.
3. Work smarter not harder!
Come up with systems that can work for your business. If you need to write everything down DO IT!
You don’t need that $ 100-month client management thingy if you’re not booking enough clients to pay for that. BALANCE is key here. In my handmade Biz, I bought and made it a thing too but supplies in. Sales are low so why buy so many supplies to have them lying around. UNLESS your orders are coming in like crazy or your booking a shit ton of clients then invest in things that will make your life easier.