Ebook: Calling the shots

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Ebook: Calling the shots
Ebook: Calling the shots

Need to do your tax but have no idea how to?

We've dedicated an entire chapter to teaching you how to navigate the often sticky world of business finances. And of course, we brought in the experts at Vital Addition, because #tax. In this chapter, we give you the low-down on everything you wished you knew about managing your finances and the world of making money. You are going to learn how to command it, how to charge it and how to ask for it without nearly choking on your words.

Want to know how to make your products and services sing like Pavarotti on a hot tin roof?

Yeah, you do! We'll give you the knowledge you need to show off your products and services in a way that attracts your ideal client.

Client headaches on the reg? We know you need help.

Learn the art of client management (yes, even those clients!) and get the tips that will have your clients singing your praises til the cows come home.

Keen to learn how to save time on boring tasks?

Everyone has a task or ten they keep putting off. Learn the time-saving techniques and productivity hacks that will have you ticking those mind-numbing tasks off your to-do list in no time at all.

Brief cheat sheets? You want in?

It takes great skill to write a brief like a boss. Get to know the ins and outs with our little cheat sheet.

Struggle with networking? We got the tips.

Us too, that's why we enlisted a little help from Jess from Collabosaurus. She is all-round networking queen and collaboration genius, and wrote a whole chapter on clever networking, sans the awks moments.

What are the experts saying?

The ebook

250+ pages of expert advice

• Learn how to ask for the money you’re worth, without nearly choking

• Get the backend of your business locked down so that you can focus on the fun stuff

• Learn how we manage our clients and their expectations with ease

• The all-you-need-to-know low down on tax

• The software secrets and hacks that have saved us hours each day

• Learn the expert secrets to landing your dream clients

• Get the low-down on crafting your best portfolio yet

• Learn the power of networking and collaboration

• How we handle project timelines

• What you need to know about outsourcing, working with suppliers and building a team

The workbook

All the tools of the trade in 250+ pages

• Invoice, quote and contract templates, ready to use (we spent thousands of dollars on getting these done!)

• A complete client onboarding pack to save you loads of time and heartache

• A bunch of email scripts for tricky clients ready to copy and paste

• Supplier and contractor agreement template

• Briefing cheat-sheets for your suppliers and team

• A mini directory of the experts we use day-in, day-out to create epic outcomes

• A marketing plan and content plan templates

• Plus so many more practical, ready-to-use resources to get you inspired and ready to go

Chp. one

Business mindset

Learn what it takes to be a legit business owner, with Pru Chapman of the Owners Collective.
Chp. two

Landing clients

The art of getting clients to see your value and signing on the dotted line, with Kaylene Langford.
Chp. three


Fine tune your business branding to ensure instant street cred and longevity in the game.
Chp. four


Get the knowledge you need to craft your portfolio in a way that attracts the right client.
Chp. five


The all you've ever needed toolkit to nail your social media and blogging game.
Chp. six


Photography tips and tricks to ensure your business comes across as top notch.
Chp. seven


Learn how to craft compelling copy and nail your unique tone of voice.
Chp. eight


All the knowledge you need to ensure your biz is legit, so you’re not up late at night.
Chp. nine

Making money

The most comprehensive low-down on everything you wished you knew about managing your finances and the world of tax.
Chp. ten

Getting tech

The tools of the trade and systems that our team of experts use everyday to save themselves hours of manual work.
Chp. eleven

Dealing w clients

The ultimate toolkit to managing clients and making way for the 10/10 testimonials.
Chp. twelve


Everything you need to know to save you hours of heartache and serious stitch-ups.
Chp. thirteen


Advice from the team at Evernote to get you jacked up and kicking goals, now.
Chp. fourteen


Jenna from Bicker Design talks creating the dream workspace to ensure motivation and inspiration stay ahead of the game.
Chp. fifteen


Mastering the art of networking and collaborations with Jess from Collabosaurus.
Chp. sixteen

Building a team

Tess gives you the 411 on building out a team, learning to delegate and what it takes to be a leader.
Chp. seventeen

Finding balance

The tips and tricks to save your soul when burn-out strikes.
Chp. eighteen

Staying inspired

Where our team of designers and experts turn to, to keep their creativity running hot.

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Ps. Got any more questions?

Feel free to hit us up if you’ve got any burning questions – hello@smackbangdesigns.com or, check out some frequently asked questions about this ebook and workbook dynamic duo.

Frequently asked questions

How do I know if this ebook / workbook is for me?

Ever dreamed of starting your own business? Are you freelancing on the side or thinking about taking the plunge? Are you a business owner ready to take the reins of your business and carve out the life of your dreams? If you answered yes to any (or all) of these questions then this is for you!

Will this be valuable for me even if I haven’t set up my business yet?

Yes. This is a great starting point for newbies and will give you some insight into everything you should consider before taking the plunge.

I’ve been in business for a couple of years already, will the content still be relevant to me?

Yes, absolutely. This juicy know-how and practical guide will be your secret weapon for rapid growth and allow you to take your business to next level stardom.

Do I have to buy the ebook AND the workbook?

No, you’re more than welcome to buy the Ebook and Workbook separately and you will be able to jump back on at anytime and purchase the other one when you like. But the two go hand-in-hand with providing both the advice and the practical resources to get you well on your way to greatness. And what’s more, you get a sweet little discount buying the two as a package!

What is the difference between the ebook and the workbook?

Our ebook is a guide full of insights, tips and expert advice of those who have been there, done that. The workbook has been created as a hands-on, printable activity book for you to scribble in, brainstorm and get creative with. All the activities in the workbook correspond to the chapters in the ebook, so it works as a complementary resource that really helps you to put all the knowledge you gain from the ebook into a plan of action.

Can I download it more than once?

Just the one time so save it in a place where it will be safe and sound.

What is the best way to read it?

You’ll get a snazzy PDF, which means you can easily read it on your desktop, tablet or smartphone. You can also print it out if that’s up your alley.

Can I print the workbook?

Sure you can – nothing better than putting pen to paper!

Is the ebook only available on through Smack Bang?

Our ebook is only available online through our website, you can shop it right here.

What happens when I purchase the ebook?

You’ll get an email to confirm your order with a download link and immediate access so you can get stuck into your ebook and workbook asap.

Do you offer refunds?

Because these are digital products that are delivered straight to your inbox with no ability to recall, we do not offer refunds.

I’m from a country outside of Australia, will I still be able to download the ebook?

Yes – Our ebook is available from any location around the world. That’s the sheer beauty of an ebook!

Who do I contact if I have any questions or feedback?

We love hearing from our people so any queries just flick us an email: hello@smackbangdesigns.com and we’ll get back to you in a jiffy.

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