Have you ever “brought the thunder”, hussled or “crushed it”? If you have, you’ll know Gary Vaynerchuk, the wine business guru who has exploded into the internet and social media world over the last couple of years. If you are an awesome designer but struggling to find new clients or build your business, he’s an excellent source of advice and motivation.
Gary’s personal style is hugely excitable and passionate, he’s like what Australia’s Crocodile Hunter would have been if he was hunting $10 bottles of Merlot instead of crocs. At Campaign Monitor we’ve watched Gary’s videos and talks and been impressed with the way he approaches marketing and branding. Although his delivery is a bit different to ours, his advice and direction really match the way we like to work.
So it was awesome to get the chance recently to ask Gary a question. We wanted to know what he would say to web designers about building up their business. Watch the short video below to hear his advice. You may already know the theory, but hearing it from someone who has actually done it, and who is a consumer of design services is really valuable.
That’s quite a challenge, to dedicate a good chunk of your day to doing things which are not the actual design work. If you’ve got your passive income happening, you might be able to spend a bit more time listening to what people are looking for, and working out how you can provide it.
Gary also dropped in an extra special plea on behalf of Fix Outlook:
All the design chops in the world won’t help you if you can’t get the attention of client’s who need them. If you need to get pumped up about building your brand and your business, definitely check out Gary’s new book, Crush It! which focuses on turning your passion into real money.