Julie Harris from Julie Harris Design has joined me for today's podcast. Julie is a creative business consultant and brand designer. Before she started her current online job, she had a day job in a bank in Hawaii. Julie didn't know what she wanted to go or what direction to go in. She studied more to do with design and got heavily into social media. She got a degree in marketing and started blogging to share her thoughts.
Julie now has Julie Harris Design which is a digital creative studio that she built herself and it's also an online business platform. She aims to work with bloggers, creators, small business owners, entrepreneurs, solopreneurs, and individuals who are looking to create a digital platform to share their thoughts, ideas, businesses, wisdom, just to create a space that looks, acts, sounds and feels exactly like they do. Julie also helps her clients better define who they are and what they do. Coming up with strategies to get them be more productive and proactive with their time online. She further helps to reach their target audiences, providing value to their followers, and creating something authentically them that they can maintain and manage and grow within the future.
[tweet_box] "When somebody is investing in your services, make it the most exciting investment it could possibly be so that they're no longer worrying about the financial investment but just excited about the outcome of what they're going to be getting from that investment." - Julie Harris[/tweet_box]
In this podcast we touched on many things including human connection - sending out cards, postcards, or newsletters to clients. Going out of your way to make that personal connection to show they're important to you beyond an email. It doesn't have to be expensive at all, just a simple 'thank you' card. Everyone feels special when they receive something like this!
Questions I Asked Julie:
What brought you here? What were you doing before you launched this?
You were not specifically trained in design at all?
What are you thoughts on businesses evolving as the web does?
What is Julie Harris design all about?
When you were starting your business, what were some of the challenges that you faced when you decided to launch Julie Harris Design?
What You're Going to Learn
The human connection strategy Julie uses when working with her clients on their branding and positioning
Two common mistakes that Julie sees people making, what those mistakes are and how she would fix them
The guidance and/or direction she gives to her clients
Her thoughts on clients wanting the branding to be perfect and using that as an excuse for not launching
Her perspective on her clients fear of showing up uniquely as themselves
Something fun that people may not know about her
[tweet_box]"For anybody who is interested in this development, the resources are there to educate yourself. It's committing the time and diligence to make it happen." - Julie Harris[/tweet_box]
Where to connect with Julie
Julie Harris Design
Connect with Julie on Facebook
Branding by Julie on Pinterest
Julie on Twitter
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