Q & Cake #4

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In today's Q & Cake (our own fancy version of Q & A) Elisabeth and Cami discuss several questions from listeners about sending updates to clients, dealing with doubt, connecting with wedding planners and photographers, the saturated marketplace, and contracts with clients. These are questions from fellow artists, calligraphers, designers, stationers, etc. that will hopefully help you in your own biz journey as a creativepreneur!

  • How often do you send updates to your clients while working on a commission / wedding suite design? - Michelle, @_bluebandits

  • Hey! I was just wondering if you ever had people doubt your ability to make your business thrive in the beginning? I am wanting to start my own business for fashion tees and wall art and I feel like I'm constantly looking for people to approve of my idea of starting a business. Usually their response is disapproving, but I still want to try! How did you throw caution to the wind and just go for it? - Ansley, @ansleymmurray

  • I have been wanting to reach out to build relationships with wedding planners/ photographers/ etc in my area, but I’m not quite sure how or what to say. Do you offer any type of discount to clients who were referred by another professional? Would love your insight! - Hannah, @nourishedlettering

  • Do y’all ever get discouraged by how popular it is to become a calligrapher, stationer, artist, etc. now a days because it’s increasing competition? Or do y’all feel like it increases awareness so it’s a benefit? - Katie, @katierosecalligraphy

  • Can you offer more insight on contracts with clients? Do I need them for all commission projects large or small? I've never done this at all so I'm completely new to this concept.- Morgan @morganmharris

Elisabeth Young