June 13, 2023

Episode 141 - I QUIT My Job And Became a $1 Million Graphic Designer - How I Did It

In this episode of Nicky and Moose, Marshall Fox shares his journey of humble beginnings to operating a million dollar graphic design business. 



“Show up when you show up!” - Marshall



Marshall’s Successful Tips



  • Remain patient along the process. 



  • Produce consistently at a high level. 



  • Operate with integrity. 



  • Analyze & track your progress for self assessing. 




  • Manage your time to increase your productivity. 




Logos Should Be


  • Simple
  • Versatile 
  • Memorable 
  • Timeless 
  • Appropriate 
  • Embroidered Easily



Framework To Make Six Figures



1) Clarify Your Mission, Goals & Vision. Self asses skills, interest and what clients need. Break down steps needed to make significant progress. 




2) Set Up Your Business & Systems


  • Setting up a CRM. Dubsado or Honeybook. 
  • Professional email




3) Clarify Marketing & Messaging


  • Who values what you do?
  • Who has the resources to pay you what you’re worth?




4) Present Yourself As A Premium Service Provider. 


  • Social media
  • Website
  • Marketing 
  • Email
  • Consultations



5) Creating Packages 


  • Create different point structures for clients. 



6) Develop A Six Figure Process 


  • Beginning to end detailed format. 
  • Client portal
  • Set expectations 
  • Define everything upfront 



7) Relaunching 


  • Doing the 6 steps as a premium service provider. 




Marshall’s Tools Recommendations For Designers 


  • Wix
  • Midjourney
  • Photoshop Beta Generator Fill
  • Dubsado
  • Honeybook





Time For A Website?


  1. Does your business call for it?
  2. Having a website shows what value you bring. 





Book Recommendations



1) Burn Your Portfolio - Michael Janda



2) Pocket Full Of Do - Chris Do



3) Oversubscribed - Daniel Priestley



4) Creative Strategy & The Business Of Design - Douglas Davis



5) Win Without Pitching Manifesto - Blair Enns






Instagram - Marshall Fox


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