Business-First Creatives

Colie James

Every creative deserves to turn their craft into a business that brings them joy and profit. Here you'll find a no-BS approach to what it takes to put the business first, prioritizing the systems and strategies that will actually move the needle and ensure your creative business is profitable rather than an expensive side-hustle. Your host is Colie James, a Disney-loving family photographer, and filmmaker turned Workflow and Automations Guru who helps creative service providers automate their sh*t, reclaim their time and get back to living!

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Episodes

What Will Help You Create and Launch a Better Course with Mara Kucirek
Feb 12 2024
What Will Help You Create and Launch a Better Course with Mara Kucirek
Is creating an online course on your bucket list for 2024?In this episode Mara Kucirek chats with Colie about her experience in the course creation space.We talked about:- what current trends we are seeing in digital products- how to choose your online course platform (it's easier than you think)- what pre-launch strategies you can implement to have better sales - the importance of gathering student feedback- what I learned creating my course CRM Blueprint for Creatives and how that has influenced new digital products in my DIY Systems Shop- and so much more. I could chat with Mara ALL DAY LONG about courses, so I am sure she'll be back soon! The Business-First Creatives Podcast is brought to you by Systems and Client Experience Expert Colie James. Join Colie each week as she discuss how to build a business that brings you joy and a paycheck! From business advice with fellow entrepreneurs to sharing automation tips and tricks, Colie and her guests are sharing industry trends and resources, along with a little bit of sarcasm.Review full show notes and resources at coliejames.com/podcastToday’s episode is brought to you by my online course, CRM Blueprint for Creatives. If you've tried setting up your Honeybook or Dubsado account, yet aren't actually utilizing all of the features it offers, I want to invite you to check out The CRM Blueprint. My course includes templates for all of the forms, emails, and workflows that you need to get paid in one easy step. Ready to maximize your use of Honeybook or Dubsado, enroll in The CRM Blueprint today! Use the code PODCAST for 10% off.Mentioned in this EpisodeCRM Blueprint for CreativesEpisode 10 | Pre-launch Secrets with Amanda WarfieldEpisode 4 | How to Choose the Best Online Course Creation Platform for Your BusinessMara Kucirek is an online course designer, launch strategist and host of the Create a Better Course Podcast. She’s helped over 150+ entrepreneurs launch online courses and digital products. Mara lives in Tampa, Florida with her husband, two dogs and brand new baby girl!Connect with MaraPodcast: Create a Better Course - https://marakucirek.com/podcastWebsite: https://marakucirek.com/ Instagram: https://instagram.com/marakucirek
Insights on Diversifying Income Streams in Your Photography Business (Beyond Services: Expanding Your Offer Suite) with Maddie Peschong
Feb 5 2024
Insights on Diversifying Income Streams in Your Photography Business (Beyond Services: Expanding Your Offer Suite) with Maddie Peschong
What should you have in place before you begin diversifying income streams within your photography business?In this episode, Colie chats with returning guest Maddie Peschong about creating new income streams as a multi-passionate creative photographer. Listen in as she shares her unpopular opinion regarding what you MUST do before you jump into creating new income streams in your business.The Business-First Creatives Podcast is brought to you by CRM and Dubsado expert Colie James. Join Colie each week as she discuss how to build a business that brings you joy and a paycheck! From business advice with fellow entrepreneurs to sharing automation tips and tricks, Colie and her guests are sharing industry trends and resources, along with a little bit of sarcasm.Review full show notes and resources at coliejames.com/podcastToday’s episode is brought to you by my DIY Dubsado Template shop, where you can purchase the exact email, form, and workflow templates that I include inside the CRM Blueprint course. Steal my templates and customize them to match your brand! Use the code PODCAST for 10% OFF!BUY NOW >> Maddie Peschong is a branding photographer and coach who is obsessed with teaching creative entrepreneurs how to build a profitable business by being themselves. Through coaching, digital products, and personal branding photos, she helps women discover their magic so they can stand out in a saturated market, confidently scale their income without trading more time for money, and do only work they love. She is the leader of the Confident Creative Mastermind, host of the Take it Personally Podcast, and founder of the White Space Studio in Sioux Falls, SD, a place where creatives can design, dream, and collaborate while developing their own irresistible brands.Connect with MaddieWebsite: https://www.maddiepeschong.comInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/maddiepeschong/
3 Mistakes You Can Easily Avoid Inside Your Client Experience
Dec 11 2023
3 Mistakes You Can Easily Avoid Inside Your Client Experience
In today’s episode I am talking about the 3 most common mistakes I am seeing while I am doing my new client experience audits. I also shared my goal of booking 20 new clients before the end of 2023 for either a Client Experience Audit or a seat in the CRM Blueprint for Creatives.If you would like to chat with me about your systems goals for 2024, and determine if a Client Experience Audit or CRM Blueprint for Creatives is a good fit for you, book a FREE 15-minute call with me.  Go to https://coliejames.com/goals and grab a spot while they last!CRM Blueprint for CreativesClient Experience AuditResources mentioned in this episode:Listen to Episode 23 and then download my FREE guide 4 Workflows Every Entrepreneur Needs. This guide is the perfect way to implement each of the four workflows discussed in this episode, with additional tips and guidance for each workflow. Grab your FREE copy HERE!https://coliejames.com/workflowsMy Love Your Leads private audio training! Are you providing an experience for your leads that sets an expectation on when they'll hear from you, provides them with tools that will help them easily say yes and book you, while also making them feel seen and heard? In my private audio training, you'll learn how to love your leads and get more booked clients through an automated booking process.https://coliejames.com/leadsThe Business-First Creatives Podcast is brought to you by CRM and Dubsado expert Colie James. Join Colie each week as she discuss how to build a business that brings you joy and a paycheck! From business advice with fellow entrepreneurs to sharing automation tips and tricks, Colie and her guests are sharing industry trends and resources, along with a little bit of sarcasm.