Chapter 01 - The Designer's Business Survival Guide


Hey there 👋 My name is Amy and I’ve been the heart and soul of Clover & Crow for almost five years now. As you’re probably well aware, running your own business from home doesn’t come without its challenges.

When I first started my business I WISH I had someone (a mentor if you will) to give me advice, share tips and tricks, and help me get a handle on process, organization, and client management. That seriously could have saved me a whole lot of time and grief!

Even though I’m so proud of where Clover & Crow is today, it took time as well as trial and error to get here. Over the past five years, we’ve grown and changed and we’ve reached the point where we’re a well-oiled machine, thanks to all the tools and systems we have in place. Because if we’re being honest here, so much of our work day consists of the actual running of our business, and not actually designing anything, amirite?

Enter The Designer's Business Survival Guide! I’ve been a teacher throughout every stage and change in my career over the past 15 years and I’m so excited to combine my love of teaching with my current passion. This online course and workshop takes a deep dive into the day-to-day tips, tricks, tools and systems essential for running an effective (and profitable!) design business from home. I’ll walk you through ALL the tools we use here at Clover & Crow on a daily basis, share our past mistakes (and how we’ve grown and learned), and give you all the advice I wish I had from the very beginning!

Here’s a breakdown of the course curriculum:

MODULE 01 - Getting Started

First steps you should take to look the part, building a service list and establishing your prices, and managing clients with a Customer Relationship Management (CRM) program.

MODULE 02 - Contracts, Proposals & Invoices

Writing your contracts, sending proposals, and invoicing dos and don'ts.

MODULE 03 - Tools & Systems

How to build a scheduling system, why you need a task management program, and booking your clients with a calendar app.

MODULE 04 - Advertising w/ Instagram

Starting a business account, creating your own unique algorithm, establishing your hashtags, writing captions, utilizing story highlights, and posting tips and tricks.

MODULE 05 - Inquiry Process

The first contact with a potential client, a rundown of the consultation process, and booking your client.


Downloadable templates to help you implement these new tools, two live Q&A sessions where you can ask me anything, and access to a private Facebook group where we can all come together as a like-minded community.

I'm so excited to embark on this journey with you to pass on my knowledge and help you succeed! Head over to our course page HERE for more info! 😉


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