In this course, I’m pulling back the curtains on the secrets and skills I’ve used to create a six-figure design business working with dream clients and staying in demand as a designer.
Whether you’re a designer who is just getting started or someone who’s been designing for years, if you’re ready to take the business side of things to the next level – this program is for you.
We’re talking about pricing your services, marketing with confidence, mastering discovery calls, organizing your business finances, contracts that won’t cause you legal troubles, and so much more.
Plus, you’ll get to see my complete client experience including real footage of me working on projects, on calls with my clients, and all kinds of behind-the-scenes access.
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You learn how to run client projects smoothly with a consistent, easy-to-follow system that you and your clients will love.
You get the skills and confidence to attract high-paying clients, so you can head towards that dreamy 6-figure goal.
You discover how to create a business that gives you financial freedom so you can finally quit your 9 to 5 and take your biz from hobby to legitimate business.
You’re put on a path to be recognized as a leader in your design industry and niche.
You’ll learn how to professionally market your business so you don’t have to solely rely on Instagram to attract and book dreamy clients.
You'll learn how to price your services, confidence sell to potential clients, and hit your next big income milestone (and many more to come)!
It will transform your business top to bottom. Just like it has for these Booked Out Designer students!
- Amanda Scott
“I've had so many wins from this course! I've been able to achieve my first $10K month, have the confidence to show up better than before, and create an AMAZING client experience.”
“I've been able to achieve my first $10K month!"
- Nora Gray
“Honestly, enrolling in this course has been the best decision I've made all year."
"I'd only been full-time freelancing for about 6 months in Jan. 2021 (after side-hustling for years), and literally, that whole month I only made $269; it was SO quiet. 1 to 2 months after implementing 2 or 3 of the modules from BOD, I had my first $10k month. No joke. Since taking Booked Out Designer, I've stayed booked out 2-3 months in advance, I've raised my rates several times, and I'm working with clients I love!
In my first full year of working for myself, even though the first half was slower than the last half, I still made more than the salary I'd have gotten at my previous full-time job and so far this year is already growing faster than laster year. C.R.A.Z.Y. 🤩 So glad I took the leap of faith to join BOD!"
- Katelyn Dekle
"1 to 2 months after implementing 2 or 3 of the modules from BOD, I had my first $10k month. No joke."
- Mara Kucirek
“Booked Out Designer has truly been the best course I have ever joined for my business.”
- Amanda Mays
“My biggest takeaway was booking consistently and making $26,000 since the course! My best year in business was $28,000 and I have already beat that this year!!"
"My biggest takeaway was booking consistently & making $26,000 since the course!"
- Sierra Janisse
“Before taking Booked Out Designer, I was super busy and always had clients but I was overworked and in danger of serious burnout. I was under-charging, working like crazy and I knew I needed systems and workflows to have a profitable business and serve my clients.
Strategies Elizabeth taught in the course were things I did not know before. Despite all the trainings and courses I’ve taken in the past from other online entrepreneurs, I needed these specific actionable pieces. I also enjoyed the mindset strategies and holistic business approach that Elizabeth has taught us in the course itself and the Facebook community.”
Each module inside of Booked Out Designer contains short to medium length videos where we go in depth on a topic. If you’re an avid listener of the Breakthrough Brand Podcast, then you’ll LOVE the course format. It seriously feels like a turnt-up podcast episode (but, with slides , video, and even more business strategy secrets!).
→ The magnetic marketing and mindset principles you need to successfully sell your offers
→ The secret to influencing and attracting quality clients — this exercise will BLOW YOUR MIND
→ How to craft an irresistible offer that will get you booked out with dream clients
→ The keys to building an authentic personal brand
→ How to create a streamlined content marketing strategy that doesn’t leave you on the hamster wheel of showing up #everywhere
→ How to attract high-quality clients who will pay top dollar for your work
in module 1 you'll discover:
It all begins with a solid marketing strategy, and you’ll find that marketing is a huge focus of this course! In module one, I’m teaching you how to build an audience, get traffic to your offers, and stand out in a crowded marketplace.
→ A strategic niching and specialization plan that works for you
→ How to attract your ideal, qualified client (and figure out who that even is in REAL life!)
→ How to create those essential website pages to be high-converting
in module 2 you'll discover:
Get ready to discover your niche, who your dream client is, and all the must-haves for those essential pages on your website. In this module, you’ll learn the TRUTH about “niching down” and “ideal client avatars” and get a plan that actually works for you.
(P.S. If this module sounds too #basic for you, you should know… Even the designers who had been at it for years said they got so much from these trainings!)
- Joanna Moss
"I loved that it wasn’t a course just for people starting out, or for beginners. People that have been in business for a long time can still get valuable lessons from this course.”
→ How to get high-quality referrals from other designers and creatives
→ Non-creepy network tips for Instagram and in Facebook Groups
→ How to write pitches that will land you podcasts, speaking opportunities, and guest blogging offers
→ The best networking tips for in-person events
→ How to get IN FRONT OF your dream clients with my visibility blueprint system
in module 3 you'll discover:
Networking is one of those secret keys to building a successful business that not enough people talk about. From Instagram DMs to podcast pitches and live events, this module will help you be a networking ninja (and make lots of fellow entrepreneur friends)!
→ How to create a compelling Instagram profile people want to follow
→ My best tips for sharing your personal life and keeping your boundaries
→ How to plan all of your Instagram content for the whole month... in one sitting!
→ How to grow a following on Instagram AND book clients on Instagram (2 different strategies!)
→ How to book clients from Pinterest as a designer — this advanced training will give you Pinfinite ideas
in module 4 you'll discover:
If you struggle with content creation, marketing, and confidence on social media … you’re in the right place. In this module, I break down all things Instagram and Pinterest marketing. (Although you can apply the principles to other platforms too!)
- Amanda Mays
“Some of my favorite parts of the course were the Networking and Marketing modules - I feel like they are worth the entire price of the course.”
→ The must-have contract clauses for smooth projects (copy/pastable help here!)
→ How (and when) to hire a bookkeeper and accountant
→ My recommended credit cards, banks, health insurance companies, and more
→ How to streamline and track your finances so you actually know how much you’re making
→ Design Integrity principles — how to avoid copying others and what to do if you’ve been copied or accused of copying
in module 5 you'll discover:
This module is all about the legal, ethical, and financial side of your design business. And, I promise to make it fun, ok?! You’ll leave this module feeling confident in your contracts, an understanding of biz lingo like LLCs and SPs, and with a financial tracking/planning system to help you make more money.
- Tori Kelner
“Booked Out Designer has allowed me to confidently say I'm a website designer without hesitation anymore! I've always seen it as a hobby and side passion, but now I have the tools, processes, workflows, and essentially the full roadmap to make it a legitimate business!”
→ The principles of profitable pricing
→ My EXACT pricing system: The all-inclusive package
→ How to finally stop undercharging and attract clients who will pay your prices
→ How to confidently raise your prices and still make sales
in module 6 you'll discover:
This module is all about MONEY, honey. You’ll learn how to create premium design packages, how to price your services appropriately, how to break the money mindset blocks keeping you stuck, and so much more.
→ How to respond to initial client inquiries with confidence (and a plan!)
→ My 3 different discovery call methods for booking clients
→ How to prepare for and execute amazing discovery calls
→ My complete client booking process from start to finish
→ A play by play of how to execute a discovery call
→ Major discovery call mistakes to avoid (and the awkward things that might happen!)
in module 7 you'll discover:
Get ready to feel confident selling your services on sales calls because this module gives you exactly what you need to book your dream clients with confidence.
→ My exact client process start to finish — nothing left behind!
→ How to clearly communicate expectations and boundaries with clients
→ How to get feedback from your clients as you design
→ Keys to giving meaningful client gifts that don’t break the bank
→ How to avoid all the headaches that can come with client projects
→ How to use your last project to book the next
in module 8 you'll discover:
This is the QUEEN of the course and probably everyone’s favorite module. I teach you my EXACT client process from the initial booking all the way to launch and blogging the project. What’s taught in this module can be applied to you regardless of your design business type. And, best of all… I don’t hold anything back. You get to see it all, and it WORKS.
→ Client communication videos: See how I communicate with clients throughout the design process
→ How client meetings might look different with different industries and clients at different stages of their business
→ Client meetings like kick-off calls, wrap-up calls, and website training calls!
in module 9 you'll SEE:
It’s one thing to have someone TELL YOU how to do something, but it’s another thing to see it all played out in a real situation. Plenty of design courses tell you how to run a client meeting, but THIS COURSE shows you too. In this module, you’ll get to see 4 different types of client meetings with 4 different clients. All REAL, and filmed prior to me creating this course.
gimme that course!
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- Jenna Miller
"Booked Out Designer is like having a seasoned mentor holding your hand through every aspect of running a design business."
- Jacki Gunton
"Elizabeth has seriously thought of EVERY angle of running a design business, and it shows. I'm so grateful I found this course, it's been worth every penny."
An exclusive Facebook community for designers just like you
I get it… Starting a business can be lonely and trying to figure everything out on your own is exhausting (and doesn’t work, by the way). So, I created the community I wish I had when I started my business 6 years ago. You’ll never feel alone in your business again with these guys and gals by your side.
- Ida Winstead
“The Facebook community and coaching calls were my favorite thing for sure! I didn't realize how much I was craving community after 2020. While I love working from home by myself, it can get isolating sometimes and being able to get a group of incredible friends to share wins and struggles with has been invaluable.”
Lots of courses include Facebook groups. #notgroundbreaking However, with most courses, you'll find that the course creator isn't actually active in the group. It's just members chatting with members. In our group, you'll find that I frequently share tips/advice and things I'm learning + I'll actually reply to your questions when I'm able to help! (Although I will say ... this isn't an "Elizabeth's Advice Group”. The other members have SO MUCH amazing advice to give you too!)
As your teacher, I'm *actually* involved...
This isn't some free Facebook group where you'll feel scared to ask tough questions because you don't want potential clients seeing. This is just for us designers.
Your dream clients aren't in there.
You’ll find designers from all different niches and different stages in their business. There are no mean girls here. Just a bunch of fellow business owners who want you to succeed.
There's a real community over competition spirit.
(Yes, like in Vegas!!) This is a place you can share the tough stuff with a community who gets it and is there to help. Plus, you get lifetime access to this community!
What happens in the group, stays in the group.
- Katy Boykin
“There's just something about being in a group of people who are pushing each other towards greatness and achieving similar goals. Honestly, everything in the course was exactly what I needed to catapult my website design business forward.”
The Facebook community gave me the confidence to book clients at higher rates.
- Sierra Janisse
“It is amazingly refreshing to be able to talk with other website designers, brand designers, wedding invitation designers and all these creative amazing people that lift each other up in an encouraging and supportive way.”
"I love this course and I love being able to connect with the other students in the course as well."
Yep, you get the amazing 9 module course and exclusive community, but when you join Booked Out Designer this week, you also get some amazing bonuses. These goodies are hand-picked to make your progress faster and your success easier by offering you hands-on support.
Get access to personalized business and design advice from me on our monthly group coaching calls! Personalized coaching = hitting your business goals faster and with more clarity.
On these calls, you’ll get to #askmeanything + get to learn from the questions other students ask. These calls happen face to face over Zoom or on Facebook Live, and will be your favorite hour of that month.
You’ll get lifetime access to future coaching calls too, so the personalized help will just keep on coming!
To put this in perspective, I no longer take business coaching clients, but when I did, just 1 sessions would be $350. And, you’re getting access to calls every other month with me included with your course!
- Katie Taylor
“Being able to listen to every single student share about a specific need, idea, or struggle with Elizabeth's feedback and then the group chat feedback was like gaining 5 years of business experience in just a few hours.”
- Maya Palmer
"Especially since I'm a new business owner, I found that being able to listen to the questions of those who were more experienced made me think about things I had never considered!"
“Being able to listen to other people's situations and get specific advice from Elizabeth and the group was so helpful!"
I am obsessed with life coaching and working on my own mindset, and I think it’s a huge reason my business has grown as fast as it has.
In this program, we don’t just focus on business strategy, we’re getting your mindset right too. When you join this round of BOD, you’ll get four group coaching calls with Life Coach School Certified Coach, Becky Hoschek. Seriously, I've got your limiting beliefs and mindset growth covered ALL YEAR.
To put this bonus into perspective, a 2-month coaching package with Becky is $2,000 — literally MORE than the cost of this course! BUT, you're getting sessions with Becky every other month for 2022 for free.
- Katelyn Dekle
"Becky has been super helpful for addressing mindset related issues, which was something I was struggling with around the time I joined. Sometimes we need some (softly/kindly delivered) tough love, just as much as we need answers to our logistical questions about our client work, and that's exactly what Elizabeth & Becky did for me!"
your business coach
your life coach
This bonus resource includes 5 days of journal prompts and business challenges, along with quick and easy audio lessons, to help you have an abundant mindset and create a thriving business. It’s like bootcamp for your mindset – and will help you overcome major limiting beliefs that have been holding you back and getting in your way!
It’s the perfect accompaniment to Booked Out Designer, because once you’ve got an abundant mindset, you’ll be so ready to implement all the game-changing techniques, strategies, and tips you’ll learn inside the course.
A mini course to help you master the MINDSET side of your business
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Booked Out Designer might not be “cheap”, but it will show you how to get the results you’re after.
This isn’t some $297 course that only shares just enough, but still keeps the big wins a secret.
And, it’s not a course where the creator just teaches a bunch of random “frameworks” instead of what they *actually* did to succeed themselves.
This course is exactly what I did to build a 6-figure design business working with clients. And, it’s what I’m STILL doing to continue to grow my business. It’s a more fun, very practical version of an MBA, but created for designers. (Seriously, they don’t teach you this stuff in design school!)
PLUS… this course is FOR DESIGNERS. The advice isn’t generalized to “all service businesses”, but is specific to the unique needs of brand designers, web designers, illustrators, and stationery designers.
But seriously, most designers start making so much more money they swear they should have paid me way more for this course!
- Sierra Janisse
“I’m literally binging all the modules so far as I type this - so amazing. I would have paid double for the first module ALONE! This is the most amazing value, Elizabeth!”
Access to an exclusive online community of designers like you
Swipe files, templates, and process guides to help you implement what you’re learning
The 9 module course (with 90+ lessons and hours of content!)
Lifetime access to the course content, the Facebook community, & future coaching calls!
Live group mindset coaching with Becky Hoschek every other month
Live group coaching calls with Elizabeth every other month
I want this decision to be a no-brainer for you. There’s a payment option for every budget. No matter which option you choose, you’ll get immediate access to the course and all the member perks!
I know that investing in your business can be a big decision. I’m also fully confident that the VALUE you’ll get from Booked Out Designer far outweighs the cost. But, I want to make this an easy decision for you by offering a 30-day refund policy! Join Booked Out Designer today, and if in 30 days from your purchase date, you don’t feel you’ve received value from the program, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Show my team that you did the work by attending at least 1 coaching call (or watching the replay) and completing some of the course, but no more than 30% of the contents. If it was not helpful to you, we'll issue you a full refund. Click here to read the full policy.
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Is this a good investment for me if I’m just starting out and don’t have a business yet?
Yep! You’ll save so much time by learning how to build your design business on a solid, streamlined foundation from the very beginning. Even if you’ve never had a client, you can put every single thing I teach into practice. If you’re in the beginning stages of building your design business and you want to become a booked out designer – this is the course for you!
Is this a good investment for me if I’ve been in business longer?
Yep! This course is designed for designers who aren’t currently booking their dream clients, booking consistent clients, or making the money they want to be making in their business. Whether you’ve been in business for 6 months or 6 years, if that sounds like you, this is a good investment! Oh, and if you’re currently booked out but not hitting your income goals, you’ll also benefit from this program! Many of my students have been in business 5+ years and will tell you that this isn’t just “beginner content”.
What can I expect once I enroll in Booked Out Designer?
Once you complete checkout, you’ll get a few (very excited) emails from me including your Kajabi login for the course, a new member survey, and a link to join our Facebook community.
From there, you can dive into the course content (start with ANY module you want!), introduce yourself to your new design friends, and tell me about how I can help you in the member survey.
You'll get access to the group coaching call schedule too as soon as you're in!
Is this just for Showit website designers?
As you might know, I design websites on Showit (and also do brand design). However, nothing in this course is about “how to use Showit '' specifically. Inside our community, you’ll find brand designers, website designers, stationery designers, and even professional illustrators. And, among our website designers, you’ll find people who work with everything from Showit to WordPress, Squarespace, Shopify, Wix and Kajabi!
If you’re a designer of any sort who works with clients, then you’ll find this program extremely helpful.
Will this work for me if I work with clients for VIP Days and not “longer projects”?
Absolutely — we’re a big fan of VIP Days over here (also called Design Intensives).
Everything in the course from the marketing strategies to networking, pricing and discovery calls all still applies to a VIP Day business model. (In fact, we have a lot of students who do VIP days.)
The client process I teach is structured for “bigger projects” that would typically last more than a month. However, you can apply all the principles to VIP Days too!
Will this course teach me how to sell website templates?
This is not a course about creating and selling website templates. (It’s also not a course about how to use Showit!) It’s about marketing your design business and booking out your calendar with high-paying, 1:1 clients. However, many of my students sell website templates too! The principles I teach can certainly be applied to a template business model, that’s just not what we focus on in the lessons.
If digital products are your long term goal, but you haven’t nailed down booking 1:1 clients at high prices, then THAT is your first step. What you learn in Booked Out Designer will put you on an excellent trajectory towards a scalable product business by teaching you how to book out and charge top-dollar for your one-on-one services first.
By becoming an in-demand, high-priced, booked out designer, you’ll create an audience to sell templates to BECAUSE you’re booked out and “expensive” to work with. (This is exactly how I built my template business to 1000+ customers!)
What will the coaching calls with Elizabeth be like?
The coaching call magic happens face-to-face on Zoom! You'll have the opportunity to submit your questions ahead of time to be answered OR simply raise your hand if you want to be coached live. You’ll explain your question/need, then you and Elizabeth will chat about it. You can absolutely join the calls just to watch and learn without participating in the coaching if you prefer. All coaching calls will be uploaded to the portal 24 hours after the call.
What is the refund policy for Booked Out Designer?
I’m offering a 30-day money-back guarantee! I know that investing in your business can be a big decision. I’m also fully confident that the VALUE you’ll get from Booked Out Designer far outweighs the cost. To get the full scoop on this policy, click here.
Do you offer any college student discounts?
As someone who started their design business almost right out of college, I can attest that you don't learn "business owning" skills in design school. This course will help you catapult your career post-grad whether you're freelancing on the side of another job or starting your business. So, YES. We do offer a discount to current college students and recent college graduates. Email us (email@example.com) to get discount info!
You’ve got the design skills. I’ve got the experience, knowledge, and passion to help you turn those skills into a profitable, booked out design business. Click below to checkout with the payment option that suits you!
- Katy Boykin
“If you’re sitting on the fence about Booked Out Designer, just do it because you will make the money back and your business will be catapulted by this single investment!”
- Katie Taylor
“Booked Out Designer is seriously the very best. My business is forever changed in the most positive ways."
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- Ali Karukas
"I've gained more clients, I've become more confident in my business, and I love that I have a community of people around me that just get it."
"I have really enjoyed the course and the level of practical tips that can be directly applied to my stationery design business. The breath of topics is amazing and the detail that Elizabeth goes into is so helpful. It's not overwhelming though, everything is organised in a logical sequence, but you can also go back and cover the modules again when you need them."
- Natalie Gina
“Booked Out Designer is the most comprehensive course out there about building a successful design business! Elizabeth leaves no secret unshared, providing specific stories/examples and actionable takeaways with each lesson. You not only get full access to the in-depth course content but also a super collaborative community of other designers who act as an amazing support system as you begin to implement changes in your business. This course is worth EVERY penny!”
- Heather Fison