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A-Z Guide on Going Remote with Your Staging Business

In the March 25th Virtual Happy Hour, I did something a bit different and that is I created a one-hour workshop on how to go remote with your consulting services.   Here's what you will find inside this critical guide to pivoting your business during the Covid-19 crisis:

  • One-Hour Instruction Video on Mindset and the Right Client Approach
  • 7-Step Process to Going Remote (should only take you 2 hours:)
  • Email Swipe Files on Introducing it to Prospects and their Welcome Email
  • 20 Minute Training on How to Automate Your Guidance Call Process Using a Calendar Tool
  • Canva Templates for Your Service Imagery (you can edit and add your logo)
  • Copy and Paste Service Descriptions AND Confirmation Message

All part of my NEVER REINVENT philosophy except this time, I'm opening it up to our entire industry, so simply click on the image below to get your A-Z Guide:

Click to Get the Download!

Get your VIP invite to join me on one of my Wednesday, Virtual Happy Hours where we encourage, brainstorm and chat about the industry and how to overcome and grow through this crisis...

As we navigate together through this difficult time, I want you to know that you're not alone.  We can pivot, adapt and thrive as businesses by helping one another!

I hope to see you in one of my Virtual Happy Hours and below are more resources to help guide you...

Essential Home Staging Props for Every Room of the HomeA key part of home staging is modernizing and the most effective way

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Home Staging Props for An Easy Update

This April 22nd Virtual Happy Hour video continuing our series on how to pivot your business and do remote design and staging

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Remote Design and Staging

We are in Week 5 of our Virtual Happy Hours where every Wednesday at 3pm, we drink, laugh, learn, inspire and create

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How Stagers are Staging Virtually

In our April 8th, Virtual Happy Hour I gave a detailed presentation PLUS resource links and "copy and paste" scripts on exactly how you

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Secret to Marketing Your Remote Design Services

As promised in my earlier letter providing staging business advice on how to handle Covid-19 (Coronavirus), we held our first "Virtual Happy

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Coronavirus Client Email Templates

If you don't write it down...it just won't happen.There are two learning and growth strategies that always insure better focus and recall:

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Create an AWESOME 2020 – Free Goal Planning Calendar Printable

Coronavirus Client Email Templates

As promised in my earlier letter providing staging business advice on how to handle Covid-19 (Coronavirus), we held our first "Virtual Happy Hour" where we talked about how to communicate with your clients about the Coronavirus.  

In that live Virtual Happy Hour, I also provided a downloadable, Word Doc example email you can easily customize and send to your clients (get it below).

Here is the replay of that virtual happy hour with a TON of questions answered, as well as gorgeous before and after photos...

(If you're having trouble seeing it, go to YouTube directly using this link:  https://youtu.be/5F5Js9gG6Os)

 

To get my two, free email examples on how to communicate with your clients and prospects...


Related Posts:

Essential Home Staging Props for Every Room of the HomeA key part of home staging is modernizing and the most effective way

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Home Staging Props for An Easy Update

This April 22nd Virtual Happy Hour video continuing our series on how to pivot your business and do remote design and staging

Read More
Remote Design and Staging

We are in Week 5 of our Virtual Happy Hours where every Wednesday at 3pm, we drink, laugh, learn, inspire and create

Read More
How Stagers are Staging Virtually

In our April 8th, Virtual Happy Hour I gave a detailed presentation PLUS resource links and "copy and paste" scripts on exactly how you

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Secret to Marketing Your Remote Design Services

As promised in my earlier letter providing staging business advice on how to handle Covid-19 (Coronavirus), we held our first "Virtual Happy

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Coronavirus Client Email Templates

If you don't write it down...it just won't happen.There are two learning and growth strategies that always insure better focus and recall:

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Create an AWESOME 2020 – Free Goal Planning Calendar Printable

Staging Business Advice for Dealing with Covid-19

I've thought long and hard on how to approach everything we are seeing on the news regarding Covid-19 in a positive and productive email to you my dear readers. 

No doubt, you are getting a lot of these emails but my hope is to take a different and more "actionable" approach that is tailored to the staging/design industry and filled with helpful tips, useful tech tools, free training and weekly inspiration...

First off, I want to encourage you by telling you that this is temporary.  This too shall pass (hopefully sooner than later).

We are all in this together.  We are all impacted. 

Together we can be stronger and while the news shows the negative, I believe all of us has witnessed patience, grace and kindness at our local stores/communities in the wake of this more often than not.

Homes still need selling and staging.

I'm going to try and follow this equation in my business, family and community so I hope that it is helpful to you too...

Prepared + Perspective + Productivity + Positivity = Peace and Empowerment

Prepared...

For your business -  

  • Begin having conversations with your clients, employees and vendors in anticipation of the best way to handle quarantine if that happens in your area.
  • Contact your clients about how you can still help while social distancing...there's so much you can do using technology (see below) 
  • Use free technology like "Facetime" or Skype to do walk-throughs with your clients.  Jody Lovitt, emailed me saying she is already doing "virtual, occupied consultations" and her clients are embracing it...they still need your help and we can pass off our expertise remotely.  Have them send you their room photos ahead of time and then schedule the call. 
  • Time to start moving business activities like banking, team communication, etc...online.  Hint - An easy way to share your screen and communicate quickly via video is using a free technology called Loom - https://www.loom.com/
  • Use Google Calendar to stay organized and communicate, use Facetime or Discord to group chat (my son has been using the Discord app a ton to watch movies with friends remotely - https://discordapp.com/)
  • Use E-Design to move your design clients to remote design and planning.  I've reopened last week's webinar on this, so you can see how to do that using Designfiles.co. Click here for the direct link to the replay but ignore minutes 15-20 when I had technical snafoos:-)

 

Perspective

I've had to have "perspective" conversations with my sons whose friends are still out hanging out with each other while they are "stuck inside".  My girlfriend sent this quote to me and it helped my boys put their isolation in perspective AND shift into a more productive mode.

 

Productivity - I've decided to use this time to refresh my training, refocus on my goals and give back to my community of home stagers.

The first thing I'm going to do is have weekly, "Staging Q & A Virtual Happy Hours" where we are just going to do Q & A sessions, look at gorgeous photos, encourage one another and brainstorm ways to make our businesses stronger, more organized and ready for when this temporary period is over. 

 

Join me every Wednesday at 3pm (pacific time) at this link:

https://event.webinarjam.com/channel/virtual-happy-hour

 

Here's some ideas for your business:

  • Email your clients about this "temporary new norm" and let them know that most everything you do, can be done virtually or with social distancing.  Most importantly, the sell of their home is top priority.
  • Use my weekly goal and activity sheet to make a planClick here to watch the training I gave on this in January that I've reopened due to this situation.
  • Organize your inventory
  • Photograph your inventory
  • Rework your website
  • Set-up a sales funnel on your website for each service you offer
  • Create your social media calendar
  • Redo your portfolio or organize your photos
  • HSR grad Karen Hunter shared that she is creating videos with her photos (you can use the Loom tech for that or my favorite app Ripl (search your app store)
  • Clean up your contact list - Create a contact list using mailchimp.com or hubspot.com which are both free
  • Go through that training you purchased but didn't finish:-)
  • Think about adding staging, color, design or e-design training to your skill set

Here's some ideas for your family:

  • Work out, bike ride or walk outside together
  • Do a puzzle (I've got one on my dining table as we speak:-)
  • Play games
  • Have Facetime Happy Hours...yes, I've been doing this too with my family
  • Stay connected most importantly with friends and family
  • Serve people in need (I've been doing all the shopping for an elderly parent)
  • Organize those photo albums
  • Organize those closets or redecorate your rooms

 

Positivity - This one is tough...but the world needs this from us today and we need this for ourselves. 

I will try to be positive and look for solutions...will you help me?  Our industry is amazing and I think we can encourage and help one another weekly, so I hope you will join me this Wednesday as we kick off this new series of productive learning!

https://event.webinarjam.com/channel/virtual-happy-hour

 

Maybe if we do all of those things, we can have more Peace and Empowerment in our lives, businesses and relationships.

Sorry for the long read but I hope you found it helpful!

XOXO

Audra

 

Create an AWESOME 2020 – Free Goal Planning Calendar Printable

If you don't write it down...it just won't happen.

There are two learning and growth strategies that always insure better focus and recall: Repetition and Writing it Down

I use both of these when I plan my days/weeks/months AND set my goals.  By putting your plans into your Google Calendar AND hand writing them, you will have a much better success rate of retaining, expressing and completing them!

I talk about this a lot in my productivity webinar in January but the simple truth is...planning makes perfect.

I've created a FREE, 2020 Goal Planner and Calendar Printable to help you make and keep those goals and big dreams you have planned!

Simply click on the image below to INSTANTLY download the free PDF:-)

In the live webinar I'm going to show you how I use these pages in my work and life, so make sure you attend to get fired up on your 2020 year and decade!

So let's get our dreams, plans and goals down on paper and get personal this Wednesday, live at my webinar!
Home Staging Props for An Easy Update
Remote Design and Staging
How Stagers are Staging Virtually
Secret to Marketing Your Remote Design Services
How Stagers Are Pivoting Their Business in a Crisis
A-Z Guide on Going Remote with Your Staging Business

Awesome Photo Editing Hack

I always say that I learn something new in our private Stagers Connect Facebook Home Stager Group everyday but this tip I just had to share with everyone...it's that good!
Have you struggled like me to get your interior photos light and bright (like in the magazines)?
Want to learn a quick way to brighten your photos for instant Instagrammable appeal?

Nicci Nolan Wright of Staged Wright Home, one of our HSR members has a strong background in photography and shared some of her hot tips in our Stagers Connect group via video.

Watch my 3-minute video below that shows you exactly what I did on my iPhone to completely transform my room photo...

Can you believe how easy that was?!  ​

For more super cool staging hot tips, join me on my next free, live event...