122: Ask Us Anything, Part 2

Shaun and Rebecca are back with another Ask Us Anything. They answer your questions about marketing, photography, vendors, building and organizing a sample library, managing projects, using tools to help keep your work organized, growing your business, and much more!

In this episode, they discuss:

  • Shaun and Rebecca’s plans for the upcoming High Point Market
  • The best marketing strategies for interior designers starting out — social media, SEO, networking, consistency, etc
  • How did Shaun and Rebecca start and grow their interior design businesses without a coach or mentor
  • Tips for transitioning from buying retail for projects to developing vendor relationships and shopping wholesale
  • Favorite vendors with a variety of products at different price points for interior designers
  • How much to invest in your first photo shoot for your website and portfolio, especially when working with a limited client budget
  • Is working with someone on website strategy a good investment for services like configuring Google Analytics, conducting an audit, and providing reports
  • Is joining a Chamber of Commerce beneficial for business expansion
  • Tips and strategies for building a sample library and keeping it fresh and stocked
  • Using tools like Harvest and Studio Designer to track time and invoice clients
  • What to do or say when a client wants to be super involved or compromises the design
  • Taking business loans to grow your business

Mentioned:

Ep 83 Acquiring Clients without Instagram

E121 Evan Larkin, SEO for Interior Designers

May Hottie Hangout

https://www.patreon.com/posts/may-hottie-104017706?utm_medium=clipboard_copy&utm_source=copyLink&utm_campaign=postshare_creator&utm_content=join_link

RP Rue Feature

https://ruemag.com/home-tour-2/grandmas-house-gets-a-refresh-how-studio-plumb-updated-a-cherished-family-home-in-east-sacramento

E111 For The Newbies – Things we wish we knew when we started

E001 Meet the Hot Young Designers

Patreon Episode: You’re not making money unless you’re buying wholesale

https://www.patreon.com/posts/youre-not-making-97208553?utm_medium=clipboard_copy&utm_source=copyLink&utm_campaign=postshare_creator&utm_content=join_link

Client Purchasing Guide

https://shop.hotyoungdesignersclub.com/products/client-purchasing-guide

Join design community groups like:

NKBA

https://nkba.org/

NARI

https://www.nari.org/

IDS

https://interiordesignsociety.org/

Material Bank is great for samples

https://www.materialbank.com/

Our links:

Subscribe and leave a review – Apple Podcasts

Like, Comment, & Follow – Hot Young Designers Club Instagram

Rebecca’s Instagram 

Shaun’s Instagram

For more information – Check out the website

Become a “Loyal Hottie” – Support us on Patreon

Design Resources – Check out our shop

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