I am so excited to meet you inside this course. You might have a few more questions before you make the leap though - hopefully I've answered these below. If you've got another, or you're still unsure whether this is the right fit for you, please email hello (at) meetcreative.co and I'll let you know honestly either way.
Questions and answers
Are there refunds?
All sales are final and non-refundable. If you have any questions on if this course is the right fit for you, please send through an email before purchasing to hello (at) meetcreative.co and I'll talk through it with you and let you know if it's not. I only want people to join up if it's a good match and useful for them. This course isn't how I make the bulk of my money so I'm not rushing to push people into it. It's just everything I know to work through client projects & run a succesful creative business.
Why aren't you throwing in three bonuses valued at some impossible number that doesn't ever make sense?
Because I believe in ease and I believe in this program. It covers a hell of a lot of topics as it is (some have said it's the most comprehensive business course they've done) and it walks you through everything you'll want + access to me along with updates to the course from time to time. If the course doesn't sound like your jam, that's cool. One more bonus won't change that. And I'd prefer to leave tacky lures, convincing and selling to kitchen knives on home TV.
So how does it all go down?
It’s nice ‘n easy. Once you’ve processed payment you’ll register to create an account to login to the custom-designed course. You’ll be met with a welcome page and from there you can start the course and navigate straight to where you need to go. No dripping content or waiting for access - it's ready for you, at your own pace. The course is broken down into 9 primary modules with lessons you can work through and plenty of individual focus areas. Take your time. Chances are, you’re running a business during this and this course is all about alleviating the pressure, not creating extra stress.
I don't have a business yet, or I'm just getting started. Is this still for me?
Absolutely. meetCreative will help you set a rock solid foundation for how you run things with your clients and get all of your systems in place (aka you won’t have to flounder like the rest of us did).
How long will this take?
As long as you want. The course is designed for people who may already be busy with a lot of work. You'll receive access to the full course so you can go through it step by step and implement in focus areas as you work. Stuck in a specific situation? Come back to that unit or download the script you need. I recommend moving through this slowly over 3 months alongside your general work. You could also get through it in a couple of weeks if you wanted though.
How is this course delivered?
All content is housed in a private, digital membership site, accessible by a unique login you’ll receive when you sign up. All of the modules and lessons are online in a user-friendly, custom interface. Worksheets and scripts are also provided as easy, well designed downloadables. It includes lifetime access as long as it’s up, which at this stage is many years into the future.
Is this for me?
This course has been designed for creatives whether you've been in business for a number of years and feel everything could be much more streamlined or you haven't quite reached the results you want, you're focusing on creating a better experience for your clients, you need systems for your team, you're a freelancer who loves your work, a side hustler or a new design grad who's going to start up a business...or if you just want a behind the scenes look at a creative studio. The course is relevant to web designers, developers, graphic designers, photographers, architects, videographers, copywriters, illustrators, letterers, animators and anyone else within the creative field that works primarily with clients.
What scripts are included?
There are over 50 scripts included covering a whole range of scenarios and process steps including answering an inquiry the right way, what to do when a potential client is discounting you down, rejecting in-person meetings, not giving free advice over email, sending your quotes confidently, following up, getting feedback, ending difficult projects, refund requests, raising your rates, saying no and a helluva lot more.
Why $250 dollars?
This course has an enormous amount of lessons, tools, templates and guides, and it's all custom designed for you. It's also updated and added to. As you work on your business you'll be able to keep coming back to it throughout the year - I've been told by course participants who have completed numerous digital, far more expensive and well known courses, that it's the most comprehensive course they've done. I place an enormous weight on quality and your experience. I want it to be accessible to as many incredible creatives (you) as possible and provide you with everything you need so this is the number I've landed on that feels fair. To date, everybody who has participated has said the value is well above this price but if you feel it's not once you've gone through everything, I'd love to hear why and see if I can fix that with you.
Why $1500 for mentorship?
Easy answer - you get me in a private Slack channel for 3 months so that's only about $400 a month for one-on-one dedicated support which is pretty cheap. There are numerous other online courses which cost more just for access to the program. My favorite part of running these is getting to know you and your business and diving deeper with you so it's hopefully a win-win.
Will I be able to access this for the rest of my life?
The course includes lifetime access as long as it’s up which at this stage is many years into the future. You will be given plenty of advanced noticed before anything is taken down or if the structure of the program (or you know, the world) happens to change.
What sort of creative professions is this for?
Website designers, photographers, illustrators, copywriters, graphic designers, artists, architects, interior designers, letterers, creative studio owners & directors, videographers, interactive designers, animators, stationery designers and design students. Essentially if you make things for someone, groups of people or make things for another business (all customers/clients). Even if you’re an event designer, stylist, or out of the box coach you’re going to get a lot out of this course. Your processes may be differently involved or there may be certain industry practices, but there’s many steps, systems, answers & guides in here to set up and streamline your services. If you're not sure mail me at hello (at) meetcreative.co before you register.
What people are saying
The level of detail and the breakdown of the entire project lifecycle makes this course different from anything I've done before (or seen on the market).The meetCreative course is a game-changer. Running a business can be overwhelming, with so many things to get right. Having someone take you through the whole lifecycle of a client project from initial contact to satisfied customer and beyond is worth the price of the course alone. Add on the templates, process setup steps, how-tos and everything else you've packed in here (and continue to add) and this is something I know I'm going to be using for a long time. Geeky side note: I've just set up my first project board for a client project. Beyond excited about much that streamlines our work together!
As a developer, designing isn't my strongest talent, but I can work with something already created. I love having base templates to work from and modify - such a time-saver. The level of detail and the breakdown of the entire project lifecycle makes this course different from anything I've done before (or seen on the market).
Sally Tudhope, Web Developer
You have everything covered from start to end.I don’t do sugarcoating or say things I don’t really mean. It is so easy for your course, I don’t need to do either, it rocks so much! You have everything covered from start to end, for someone wanting to start a design-related business (or any other creative endeavor). The resources, guidelines and templates are amazing and truly helpful. This course is providing the structure I need to establish my business and beyond. Thanks for doing this, Lis, I am deeply grateful.
Olga Pontes, Website Designer
I'm earning more money and freeing up my time.I didn’t really think I needed this course with my clients ranging from individuals to retail stores, but was SO glad I did it as it taught me so many things I didn’t even know I was missing. I've made just a few changes to my business processes and have already freed up extra time and smoothed my project management flow. My rates have increased, I’m able to wrap up client projects quickly and the scripts have navigated me through a few tricky customer requests. This is a really comprehensive and clear course that covers multiple components of running a small business all of which you can implement whilst still working… a lot smarter!
Jessie Miles, Illustrator
In the Daylight
You can tell that the content comes from experience in the industry.I have taken quite a few online courses and they have all been lacking in some way. A lot of them cover theory or principals (a bit airy fairy) but don't give any real world examples. Or the goals aren't realistic for smaller businesses like me. Or they have interesting topics but don't go into much detail (stuff I could have just read on a blog). This course really stands out by having actual practical examples. You can tell that the content comes from experience in the industry and weeding out what works and what doesn't. There are scripts and templates that I can actually use in my business. The templates have been great. I've created a welcome pack and proposal already - these are things that have been on my to-do list for about 4 years!
I have been running my business solo for 5 years now and being able to peek behind the scenes of another creative business to see how they do things has been invaluable. It's been a great opportunity to reassess my business and really fine tune my processes. The best benefit is that the course doesn't expire. It has been a really busy year for me so it is reassuring to know that I can revisit the course again later on.