Get Booked by the Day!

The Complete Blueprint for Scaling your Business WITH One-Day Intensives

For Designers and Creative Service Providers who are ready to say NO to 60+ hour work weeks and freelancer burnout, and YES to more freedom, and higher and more consistent revenue!

Does this sound like you?

 

You started your own business because in addition to your passion for the work you do, you craved freedom. More time to spend with your family, more time to travel and do the things you love… You wanted to be able to set your own hours, and have more control over your earning potential…

…and the idea of working in yoga pants & not having to commute to the office every day?

Oh hell yes!

So you said goodbye to the 9-5, and set out on your own.

You started your business and soon thereafter, you started getting clients!
“Yes!” you thought, “The elusive dream life is in sight!”

Over the years, you’ve met and served wonderful clients, and made lasting friendships with some of them, while others are constantly sending you referrals and tagging you on social media.

Getting clients is NOT your problem.

After all, why should it be? You’re amazing at what you do, and people see that in your results! You’ve taken all the courses, read countless books, listened to the podcasts, and maybe even worked 1:1 with some of the best coaches in your industry.

So why are you still spinning your wheels, feeling like you’re not making enough money for the amount of hours you’re working?

Maybe it’s because….

  • You’re spending too long on non-billable work like trying to get leads through social media, sales calls, answering emails, and writing proposals, that don’t always turn into a client…
  • Clients are late providing you with the files that you need, so you can’t start on time, and then they’re inconsistent with feedback so your project just keeps getting longer…
  • Scope Creep is out of control. Need I say more?
  • You’ve taken on more clients to fill the gaps that the delayed clients have created – and when the delayed client suddenly is ready, you have no choice but to work double-time so as not to get busted.
  • When you finally DO finish a project, it takes weeks or months longer to actually get paid.

 

You keep getting stuck in your own head, thinking, “this working for yourself-thing is hard!”.

You’ve found yourself often daydreaming about going back to a real J.O.B. because then at least you could clock out at 5:00 every day and get paid consistently.

You dream of the day that you actually DO have freedom again, and can take a vacation without your laptop.

Can I let you in on a little secret? That was my exact story.

Isn’t it ironic that we call ourselves freelancers, yet the lifestyle we’re often building is anything but freedom-based??

Let me ask you – what would change for you if….

  • You only had to work 2 or 3 days per week and you knew exactly what days they would be.
  • You knew exactly how much money you were going to make each month & you could control whether or not to make more or less, depending on your life’s circumstances for the month.
  • You didn’t have to waste hours on discovery calls, writing proposals and calculating how long an entire project will take only to be let down when the client comes back and says it’s too expensive.
  • You no longer had to deal with clients who started out ok but then turned into the never-ending scope-creep client.
  • You had DREAM clients raving about the work that you’ve done for them – so much so, that you no longer need to spend hours inside of Facebook Groups promoting your services.
  • You no longer worry about whether or not you were going to be able to pay the bills next month because you’re never waiting on client payments…

My guess is that it would be life-changing for you!

The reason I know this is because I was once in your shoes, and I’ve worked my way out of it!

I created a one-day intensive service that offers me the freedom to do what I want, when I want, and still make over $10,000 per month.

It’s TOTALLY possible for you too, and it can happen sooner than you think!

In this course, you will discover exactly how I consistently earn over $10K per month (doing ‘done for you’ design work), while working just 2-3 days per week – and how YOU CAN DO IT TOO!

When you book clients by the day, rather than the traditional method of proposal-based long term projects and pricing – you can cut your work hours in half, but double your revenue!

Say WHAT?!?!

Your clients’ desire a quick and efficient process that is as stress-free and drama-free as possible. Through this course, you’ll be equipped with every single thing you need to create high-end, professional and effective results that your clients will be drooling over —quickly and efficiently.

Hey there, I’m Sarah!

With over 14 years of online business, branding and web design experience, a bachelor’s degree in marketing, and an extensive entrepreneurial history, I’ve learned much of what it takes to run a profitable, freelance design business.

But it wasn’t all sunshine and rainbows…

Plain and simple, I was sick of the feast or famine cycle.

I found myself working insane hours, but only making decent money most of the time. The numbers just weren’t adding up….

Then one cold February day, 18 months ago, while I’d been in non-stop hustle mode to meet all of my client’s needs, I had my a-ha moment…

I’d been designing for nearly a decade, and although I was never at a loss for booking clients, I WAS finding myself overworked and underpaid.

I knew I was a good designer, and I also knew that I could knock out designs and client requests fast!

So I thought, why not test out the possibility of offering one-day design intensives?

I shared this idea with my audience, and they went crazy for it! 

 

I booked 3 one-day intensives from that very first offer, and then went on to continue booking several more each month!

Over time, I went from working 7 days a week, often 10+ hours per day to being able to choose exactly what days I wanted to work – FAR in advance, and far fewer than 7 days per week.

My income rose… From averaging $4-6K months, to steadily over $10K every single month.

I finally stopped packing my iMac into a giant suitcase every time my family wanted to go on vacation… I could actually GO on vacation, and not work.

I stopped feeling the need to constantly be scouring Facebook Groups, replying to posts about branding and design, in search of my next client or project. Clients were coming to me, and I became consistently booked out, 4-6 weeks in advance.

Doing done for you design work does not need to be draining, soul-sucking or a recipe for burnout.

You CAN do what you love, and do it on YOUR terms!

But, you need a plan.

The #1 thing you need to have in place, to get results and scale to a 6-figure business, is a repeatable process that includes an EPIC client experience, a marketing strategy that nearly runs itself (no ads required), and a highly automated set of tools and systems that handle the non-billable admin work.

Knowing this, I’ve entirely shifted my business model, and the only way you can hire me for my design services, is through my popular one-day design intensives called Book Me For a Day!

I’m consistently booked out 6-8 weeks in advance, so I know there’s a need for more people doing this sort of work!

And now I want to help you do the exact same thing, and have the exact same successful results!

I can honestly say that offering Book Me For A Day services is your one-way ticket to becoming a HAPPIER & more fulfilled (and financially free) designer!

I get that it feels overwhelming, and dare I say ‘daunting’ to figure out how to properly plan and prepare for such a pivot in your business!

  • How do you know what services to offer?
  • How do you estimate how much you can get done in a day?
  • How do you find the clients who will believe in you and trust your process?
  • How does this fit in with your other services? Do you even still offer the other services?
  • What tools do you use to make the process more effective and efficient?
  • How do you ensure your client is satisfied and doesn’t waste the entire day with wishy-washy indecisiveness?
  • How do you deal with difficult clients who fail to prepare or show up or give feedback when you need it?
  • What proactive measures do you take to ensure the client is properly prepared for the day of the intensive?
  • How do you handle clients who have questions or want more support once their intensive is over?
  • What sort of contract do you need to have in place?

The questions are never-ending… 

I know because I’ve experienced (or) been asked ALL of these questions (and plenty more) by fellow designers who want to know my secrets!

About 6 months ago, after continuously being asked about my process. I put together a brief overview recorded video for some of those fellow designers.

Their response was fantastic!

Then, my most recent A-HA moment came not too long ago when a fellow designer asked if she could pay me to teach her everything I’ve learned since embarking on my own Book Me For A Day journey.

I thought to myself –  “This is brilliant! I’ll just make a quick mini course or masterclass!!”

And then I sat down to outline everything that I would need to include…

Admittedly, it’s taken me a lot longer than I expected to organize my thoughts and put everything in one place because in reality, there is SO MUCH more to it than I initially gave myself credit for – and truth be told, I’m STILL adding to, and perfecting my process!!

But I am excited to finally announce that the course outline is complete, and no stone has been left unturned. I’m spilling it ALL! 

Get Booked by the Day!
The Complete Blueprint to Scaling Your Business with One-Day Intensives is officially open for enrollment!

You could start out like I did 18 months ago, and piece it all together over time…

Test out pricing, test out offers, test out timing, test out schedules, test out systems and tools…

Keep what works. Throw away what doesn’t.

Or… instead of having to figure out how to do it all on your own (and wasting more time and losing MORE freedom)… you COULD follow my step-by-step framework that outlines every detail that you need to take into consideration before embarking upon this model for your own business.

Now, don’t get me wrong. This is NOT rocket science – but efficiency & logistics ARE most definitely a science.

 

  • Imagine being taught what, when and why to do #allthethings so that nothing falls through the cracks, and you’re not left scrambling to pick up the pieces of a disaster one-day intensive.

  • Imagine being shown exactly how to create an unforgettable client experience and on-boarding process, including all the emails and swipe files you’ll need.

  • Imagine having someone who’s BEEN in your shoes, and is now where you want to be, right by your side the whole time, helping you make the right decisions and offering guidance when things get confusing.

  • Imagine having clients RAVE about you after the intensive is over because you not only provided them with designs they were drooling over, but the BEST experience they’ve ever had with a designer.

You are incredibly talented and I especially loved that at the end of it all I had a LIVE website.  It was the biggest relief ever and hands down THE BEST web design experience I have ever had… and sadly I’ve had several.

Renee Schreibman

I loved knowing the cost upfront and I love knowing that I would have your full attention and when my projects would be done. The site is stunning and I am grateful I will have help over the next month with questions that come up!  Thank you for everything! You made this so easy and fun!

Amy Egizii

Sounds pretty sweet, right?

If you’re sitting there thinking “Yes!! That’s exactly what I need” – you’re going to LOVE this course!

Over the course of 4 weeks, this COMPLETE BLUEPRINT will help you scale to leaner & happier 5-figure months!

This is a beta program and content will be delivered in 4 weekly increments. There will be plenty of opportunity for questions, and I will adjust the lessons and content to address the students’ questions.

Module 1: The Irresistible Offer Your Clients will be Drooling Over!

Follow my step-by-step process to figuring out exactly what your “Book Me For A Day” sweet spot offer will be! Assess what you currently do in your business, what you’re already known for, and where your passion lies.

Once you know what you want to deliver, break it all down to find your perfect price, and then crunch those numbers even more to determine how you’re going to scale to reach your income goals.

Finally, learn the exact method I used for booking my first 3 Book Me For A Day clients. You’ll get to see the exact emails I used, so that you can put together your own inspired pitch! Test the offer with your audience, validate that it’s irresistible, and you’re ready to do this thing!

Module 2: Tools and Tech

As I’ve already said, you need a repeatable process and plan in place in order to work more efficiently, and that means using a variety of tools to automate and execute much of the non-billable work.

In this module, I’ll share with you every single tool that I use, how I use it, and how the tools are all connected to create a seamless workflow for automating the onboarding process, scheduling clients, accepting payments, getting agreements signed, collecting feedback, and more!

Module 3: The Client Experience

The number one more important element of your successful Book Me For A Day offer should revolve around how the client perceives the experience! If the client feels stressed, frazzled or overwhelmed, you need to have a plan in place to alleviate those feelings ASAP.

In this module, I will literally go over every single thing I SAY and DO for the client beginning with their onboarding email sequence, their reminder emails, their kick-off call, the day-of the intensive, and the follow-up.

If you follow these suggestions, I guarantee your clients will be singing your praises and sharing your name with everyone they know! How do I know this? Because that’s exactly what happens for me.

Module 4: Marketing & Sales

As you already know by now, you can be amongst the best in your industry, but if you don’t know how to sell your service, then you don’t have a business.

I’m going to be sharing every tip and trick that I’ve used over the 18 months to continuously scale this program so that I’m increasing my revenue month over month, and still not feeling stressed or overwhelmed one bit.

We’re going to dive into your messaging, creating a sales page, offline sales techniques that feel authentic and natural, how to get and share social proof, how to stack the value, and raise your rates!

Module 5: Troubleshooting

Not all clients are created equal and therefore you’ll undoubtedly get a few who will book you, and then ghost on you, don’t show up or provide timely feedback, or are just plain difficult to please.

In this module, I’ll explain exactly how to prepare for and handle cancellations, no-shows, unprepared clients, unresponsive clients, unhappy clients, and clients who don’t pay on time.

Module 6: Scaling and Becoming Known

Once you’ve gotten a handle on everything you’ll learn up until this point, it’s time to scale this baby so that you can finally say goodbye to the feast or famine cycle — forever!!

We’re going to dive into some very common mindset barriers in this module, and I’ll share what I had to do, and who I had to become in order for this to work so well for my business.

Learning how to say “no” and overcoming imposter syndrome were two big steps, and I’ll share how that all went down for me, so that you can start applying it for yourself!

Weekly Q&A Calls

I’ll be live on Zoom each week in August, going over the weekly content and giving you a chance to ask questions as they come up!

Because this could potentially be an international group of students, the calls are all going to be scheduled at different days/times each week to ensure that everyone has at least one opportunity to get on a call.

That’s not all! You will also get these AMAZING bonuses when you enroll!

Bonus 1: Swipe Files and Templates

To make this as simple as possible for you to go ahead and implement for your own business, I’ve included a TON of swipe files and templates that you can totally just PLUG & PLAY with for your own Book Me For A Day program!

These include:

  • Sample Timeline from Start-Finish (60 days of what to do, when)
  • Contract
  • Social Media Copy – tons of sample posts that I’ve used to fill my roster with dream clients!
  • Emails – you’ll get my welcome email sequence, pre-intensive reminder emails, post-intensive follow-up and even the 30-day support check-in email.

Bonus 2: Exclusive “Get Booked By The Day!” Community

I know it can be unnerving to embark on something new and crazy, and you’ll want some support along the way!

So whether you have questions throughout the process of implementing this model or just want to get to know others who are going through the same thing – this group is for you!

Have a client request that doesn’t align with what you offer? Looking to quickly fill a last minute opening?

Share referrals, ask questions, get support inside this private Community over Competition group!

Bonus 3: Get-It-Done Day!

Live Zoom group co-working day with Sarah, for personalized assistance to help you get everything set up and running, and ask all your burning last-minute questions (live).

(Coming Soon!) Book Me For A Day Directory Listing

This is still in the planning stages, but as a 1st launch student, you’ll be the first to know about it, and will have a FREE spot in the directory!

I think you have “nailed it” when it comes to web design. I felt involved in the process, while also confident to have an expert executing on the changes. It was so quick!  The day flew by, but I had fun watching the site come to life. You were very attentive to feedback and I didn’t feel nervous to make a suggestion or ask to fix something.

My favorite part was when my co-founder came into the office, and I clicked refresh on the site and he was excited about how awesome it looked. My other favorite part was at the very end, we made just a few final changes (which you turned around in seconds!) and it was like BAM it’s done!

Sarah Merkle

I think we got excellent results. I was really glad that we worked closely together to  pull together a new brand that really feels like me. I was a little surprised by how much back and forth there was, and how patient you were. 🙂  — I loved being so close to the process though!

Jana Osofsky

JOIN TODAY!

$797 or 2 payments of $399

OR GET THE VIP PACKAGE:

$1,497 or 2 payments of $749

VIP includes the entire Blueprint, Community, Q&A calls, Get-it-done Day plus
✓ 2 one-on-one coaching calls with Sarah
✓a personalized review/walk-through of your offer page or sales letter
✓ and 30 days of Messenger support to get all your Q’s answered directly

Class begins Tuesday, August 6th!

How do you know if this is right for you?

Who it is for?

  • You are an established & confident freelancer or business owner
  • You are able to work quickly & under pressure
  • You already have clients and feel overwhelmed by too much work
  • You are open to client feedback and able to easily roll with change requests
  • You are sick of the “old” model of custom proposals and long projects
  • You are persistent, determined and resourceful
  • You want a mentor you can trust

Who it is NOT for?

  • You haven’t worked with any clients yet
  • You are new to your business and still learning how to do your best work
  • You are scattered and struggle to stay focused
  • You aren’t able to block off a 7-8 hour window of time at least 4-6 days per month.
  • You want instant results – this is not a get rich quick magic pill – it WILL take hard work!

Still have questions?

I am brand new to designing and don’t have clients yet – is this right for me?
This course is not intended to teach you how to get clients from scratch. It is expected that you have worked with clients in the past, and you have an audience and a referral network (big or small). However, if you feel like you want to start out with this model of working right away, or you’re simply interested in learning a better, more efficient style of working, then you will definitely learn a lot from this course!

Is this a design course?

Absolutely not! Through this course, I’ll be teaching you HOW I set up my one-day design system, using a variety of software programs, workflows and strategy. This is not a design course, so the design tools you use do not matter. So whether you use Canva, Illustrator, Photoshop, or something else, you will be able to apply the lessons to your own business.

What is your refund policy?

I offer a 14-Day Satisfaction Guarantee. If you work through this course to the best of your ability, ask for help when you need it, and you can still say it honestly isn’t worth your time, I will offer you a prompt and full refund.

Will I get 1:1 time with Sarah?

Only VIP’s get 2 private coaching calls with Sarah but there will be 4 Q&A calls that you can ask questions on – plus Sarah is always in the community answering questions. So you will always feel like you are getting personalized support.

Will this really help me book one-day intensive clients?

If you’re prepared to apply everything you learn inside of this course, be brave and stay focused then there is no reason why you can’t be successful with your own Book Me For A Day offer.

How much time do I need to dedicate to this?

You will receive new content each week for 4 weeks. Plan to spend 2-3 hours per week watching and reading the lessons, attending the Q&A calls and implementing everything you’ve learned. You will have access to the content for as long as it lives inside of my course platform, so you can come back to it at a later time if the timing is better.

When are the live calls and what if I can’t attend any?

Calls will be live once per week, but dates and times are yet to be determined. Once the enrollment period ends, we will assess where everyone is located, and determine the most practical date & time. Calls will most likely be at a different day/time each week to accommodate multiple timezones. Calls will be recorded in case you cannot make it.

Do I need any software or tools to get started?

You will not need anything for the course other than your computer and an internet connection. However, to implement what you’re going to learn, you should plan to spend a little money each month (less than $50 per month), in order to have a variety of on-boarding and automation tools, to make your One-Day Designer offer as effective as possible.

JOIN TODAY!

$797 or 2 payments of $399

OR GET THE VIP PACKAGE:

$1,497 or 2 payments of $749

VIP includes the entire Blueprint, Community, Q&A calls, Get-it-done Day plus
✓ 2 one-on-one coaching calls with Sarah
✓a personalized review/walk-through of your offer page or sales letter
✓ and 30 days of Messenger support to get all your Q’s answered directly

Class begins Tuesday, August 6th!

Still have questions?

If you’re still wondering whether or not this is right for you, or just have more questions, please reach out!

You can email me at sarah@brackenhousebranding.com

Or send me a DM on
Facebook at www.facebook.com/brackenhousebranding
or Instagram at www.instagram.com/brackenhousebranding

 

 

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