As entrepreneurs, we wear a lot of different hats. We’re artists, accountants, social media strategists, editors, web designers, and those are just the hats we wear before lunch. If anything, running a creative business is an adventure and one of the most valuable lessons I’ve learned on my journey is that we don’t have to go it alone. In fact, we shouldn’t go it alone.
While letting go of any aspect of the business you’ve built can be hard, seeking a trusted team to take a few tasks off your plate so you can spend more time creating (you know, the whole reason you started your business in the first place!) can the best decision you’ll make! For me, that meant joining the Honeybook family and letting go of a client management workflow that was operating at just barely good enough. Technically it worked, but I was printing and mailing paper contracts for my clients to sign and return. I had my eyes glued to my mailbox on the days I expected checks from clients to arrive. I only accepted limited forms of payment and my email inbox was a mess.
As embarrassing as it is to look back at the days when it was a struggle just to stay organized, it makes me appreciate the positive changes I have made for my business so much more! I am endlessly thankful for Honeybook and for the impact it has had on the growth of my business.
Using Honeybook has made organization a breeze, simplified my workflow, and saved me countless hours I would have spent glued to my computer screen. Here are few more specific things I love about using Honeybook:
- It’s gorgeously streamlined. First of all, Honeybook’s branding is on point! When you use a program on a regular basis to interact with every single one of your valued clients, you want something nice to look at, right?! Honeybook makes everything clean and beautiful while leaving plenty of room to personalize your content with your own branding. Using my own images, logos, colors, and signature makes Honeybook feel customized to Gray Door Photography.
- My clients love it. Have I mentioned how easy Honeybook is for my clients to use? My brides and grooms love viewing and signing their agreement forms online and submitting payments according to their very own personal payment schedule. Forget about details getting lost in long strings of emails. All of our forms, questionnaires, and messages are stored in one organized online workspace. I repeat – all of your forms, payments, messages, and questionnaires will all be together in one place online. Great for your clients, and certainly great for you!
- Honeybook’s mobile app. As creative entrepreneurs we are constantly on the go. Take all of Honeybook’s goodness with you to every venue visit, coffee date, client meeting, literally anywhere – no computer necessary.