One of the fundamental changes we made to our business model in 2018 was a shift from one-off projects to retainer-based engagements. While it definitely helps us by smoothing out our cash flow and making sure that we have a stable company, our clients have found that having a long-term relationship also helps them.
Photos and other visuals are an extremely important piece of any type of design, be it your website, blog, emails, and more. However, using the correct photos can be a little more difficult than it sounds. Having your own personal photo shoot every time you need to send an email can be costly, time-consuming, and for most of us, pretty unrealistic. The answer to this? Stock photos!
We do inbound marketing; we don’t need to go out and proactively prospect for new clients! Just like in the movie Field of Dreams: If we build a solid inbound marketing strategy, the leads will come. Right? Right?
For this article, I wanted to share with you my personal experience of preparing for and taking my black belt for Aikido. I took my test almost three years ago and now that I’ve had some time to reflect on the experience, I’ve realized that preparing for and going through my black belt test taught me three important life lessons that I can apply not only on the mat, but also to my personal and business life.