There are so many ways to get more interior design business today, it can be very overwhelming so I decided to take it back to 6 basic steps. Not talking about Facebook, Instagram, websites, Linked In, or any of that noise we all participate in, in some capacity. Today, I’m taking it back to the basics. Good simple reminders that without it, it won’t matter what you do, your design business just won’t grow. This is about you personally.
THE 6 BASIC STEPS TO GETTING MORE BUSINESS
1. BE REALLY GOOD AT WHAT YOU DO
That is absolutely #1 – research what people complain about with the people in your industry and don’t do those things!! Hone your skill always. Don’t be caught behind your industry by being outdated.
2. PUT YOUR EGO ASIDE
If repeat business is just not coming your way, ask past clients how they feel you can improve. This is a scary one but this type of feedback really provides you with the most actionable improvement path. Listen to the feedback, process it, improve, and move forward.
3. CONTINUE YOUR EDUCATION
Always strive for steady learning in your craft and your interior design business. Take a class, try something new, read 30 min a day, listen to an educational podcast, webinar, podcast, etc. Go to continuing education events, retreats or hire a coach to teach you.
4. BE GENEROUS IN SPIRIT
Share what you learn at industry events you participate in and pass the information along to others – people don’t hire you for information, they hire you for implementation. This is a tough concept for many.
5. BE LIKABLE
Smile, live a full life, have fun, be interesting, caring, and a great listener. Share, but don’t brag, rise to the top but don’t be blatantly self-promotional – talk less & listen more. Have fun and meet new people. Having things to talk about will raise your vibration and energy and makes you more interesting and relatable to more people. Have a passion? Been through a struggle? Share it with others!
6. HAVE A GROWTH MINDSET
Happier people often make growing, changing, learning, giving, and kindness a priority. Be okay with change, open to trying new things, and thinking outside the box. Get growing and sustaining a profitable business. A business has a lot of moving parts and it’s hard work. Taking steady intentional action is the key and it all starts with you.
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