September 26, 2018

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For me, the early days of starting my business involved a massive learning curve.

I graduated from UW Milwaukee with a Bachelors Double Major in Graphic Design + Journalism. I started my business a few months later and things exploded. We were booked for weddings and had multiple sessions during the week, but after a few years my income leveled out. I knew it was now time to invest in myself & the business in order to grow and reach my new goals.

I needed to think differently about my marketing, client outreach, and how to make better business decisions that supported both my personal and business goals.

Before I signed up for these online courses, I had never taken a business class in my life.

I owe a large portion of my success to these amazing instructors. 

I was a perfectionist at my craft and what I had to offer, but after a few years I knew I needed to invest in myself & my business and that’s when these online business courses changed everything . . .

4 Online Courses That Helped Grow My Business

Creative Live: You can find courses on Creative Live for any type of photography and for any level! I highly recommend this site for beginners & for well seasoned photographers.

Instagram 180: Taught by the brilliant Jasmine Star. This course helped me change my instagram from just a pretty gallery of images, to helping me book the most amazing clients, get our work published worldwide, and save on marketing dollars! I use and understand Instagram completely different and I am so happy I invested in this course.

Pinfinite Growth: Taught by the crazy-wonderful Meylssa Griffin; this course completely changed how I use Pinterest. Pinterest is a search engine and is a huge part of our marketing plan for both Studio 29 and House Fur. She shares SO much information in this course it is well worth the investment. I would say about 75% of our traffic for House Fur is via Pinterest which results in more sales + more amazing clients!

Pitch it Perfect: Taught by my favorite California Blogger & Podcaster in the world; Julie Solomon. I cannot say enough positive things about this course. I binge watched it! This course took me a half a day to complete and I started implementing what I had learned immediately! I have since re-watched the modules multiple times and I am active in the facebook group that is included in the course. Julie gave me the confidence and guidance needed to reach out to specific brands & I have booked several high-paying contracted jobs. The Pitch it Perfect course has easily paid for itself, time and time again.

Have you taken any online courses? Which ones have helped you grow?

This post contains affiliate links that support the instructor of these courses and House Fur. Thank you for supporting House Fur and all of the creatives that have helped me through my business journey.

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  1. Andrew

    September 26th, 2018 at 12:05 pm

    Love Creative Live! Definitely checking out the others as I attempt to figure out Pinterest 🙂

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  4. Maria

    October 11th, 2018 at 10:33 pm

    I went to UWM too for Journalism! I majored in Advertising/PR. It’s been so long since I’ve done/talked about any kind of pitching, I was looking into the pitch it perfect course. Sounds like it’s worth the investment.

  5. Ren Lenhof

    October 14th, 2018 at 8:06 pm

    YES – def recommend! I double majored at UWM for Graphic Design & Journalism and this course was insanely helpful for me over the last quarter! Thanks for reading!
    XO – REN

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