6. Get your name out there.
Even if you’re just starting out and don’t have much marketing budget, there are so many ways to get your business noticed. Upgrade your Instagram feed by committing to post on a set schedule using effective hashtags. Learn how to take better photos for your grid. Pitch completed projects to magazines. Blog about interior design on your own website or as a guest on another site, or schedule time to finally update your portfolio and showcase your latest, greatest projects. Don’t wait for clients to find you, get out there and reach them.
7. Outsource and delegate.
If there’s not enough time for you to focus on your big projects, consider whether it really pays for you to be tackling certain tasks, like bookkeeping or your social-media marketing. It might be worth hiring someone who can get these or other tasks done for much less money per hour than you’re currently billing clients. If you have an assistant, consider whether you should be allowing him/her to handle more responsibilities (being a control freak isn’t going to increase your bottom line!)