October 12, 2015
In order to reduce your workload (without reducing your contracts and booking) is to keep it your focus that you need to work SMARTER NOT HARDER. Last year I sat down and made a plan to work in a more efficient way — I realized I was spending so much time on potential clients, and it was taking away from either my time with my clients or just having TIME OFF! :) Who doesn’t like free time? First, make a list of all the things that take you the most of your time, and things that are just extra time consuming things that could be either eliminated or done faster. When I was on maternity leave, I realized that there were parts of the floral design planning process that were unnecessarily time consuming. My list included things like: writing & editing proposals and orders (1-5 hours over the course of the planning process), in person initial appointments, writing recipes and changing them multiple times, and other things like emails back and forth with potential clients that don’t end up booking and ultimately takes you away from designing for the clients that are paying you!
How I reduced my workload:
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More images from her styled shoot captured by one of my sweet photographer friends, Hope Taylor!