Getting Testimonials from Interior Design Clients

Getting Testimonials from Interior Design Clients

Take a second to think about the last thing that you purchased - as small as a lipstick or as big as a car.  I'd bet that you checked out reviews online before you committed to your purchase.  We've come to trust the collective opinion of others - something called social proof to help us make decisions when we buy.  Getting testimonials from your interior design clients is important because it boosts this in your own business.  

Getting testimonials creates trust with potential clients and shows them the benefits of your service from a client perspective.  Likely they will feel reassured that if another client was happy that you've done good work and they will be happy as well.  Past performance says a lot about future performance.  

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How to Get Photos When You're Just Starting Out

How to Get Photos When You're Just Starting Out

How do you get project photos without clients?  How can you get clients without project photos?

Setting up a website is a bit of a chicken & the egg situation when you are just starting your business.  You know a website is super important, but you may put it off because you don't have any portfolio images to display, but it is also harder to get clients without a proper website.

So should you put your website up without photos or should you try to get clients so you have projects to show on your website?

My advice is to…

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5 Questions to Ask Potential Clients

5 Questions to Ask Potential Clients

First, do you know that you don't have to accept every potential client that comes your way?  You can screen clients to make sure that your partnership will be a good fit.  You can qualify them to make sure they are looking for what you are offering.  You can interview them to make sure they have honorable intentions.  

Interior design projects are personal.  They are demanding and emotional and stressful.  You want to make sure that when you enter into a relationship with this other person that you both get your needs met and respected.

Because when we accept projects and agree to work with somebody only

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5 Ways Your Interior Design Business Looks Unprofessional

5 Ways Your Interior Design Business Looks Unprofessional

It's hard to be objective about our own businesses.  I also know that many of you worry, especially when you're just starting, that your business doesn't look like a business.  That somehow potential clients will see that it's just you working on your computer at your dining room table.  A little bit of imposter syndrome creeping into your thoughts.  It's perfectly okay to work from home in your jammies and still be a legit business.  Here are some fairly easy things that you can do to make sure that your business looks professional.   

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Website Audit for Interior Designers

Website Audit for Interior Designers

Your website is supremely important to your business success.  In fact, in today's internet-driven culture, it can make or break your business.  I suggest allowing your business to do a lot of the work of selling, educating, and qualifying clients for you.  This way you don't have to spend time doing this with each prospect that contacts you.  

You should be reviewing and updating your website regularly.  Your website is never "done", it should be

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