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Sandra here! You may know my YouTube channel. In 2019, I started creating content to share insights into what it's like to be an interior designer. Topics include software, space planning, furniture budgets, and more. What insights are you looking for? LMK

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A very brief day in the life 🤎
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Lessons I have learned since starting my interior design business | Tips
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Lessons I have learned since starting my interior design business | Tips

▶Let's Connect on IG! https://www.instagram.com/sandrajessicachavez/ https://www.instagram.com/sandrajessicainteriors/ My Website https://www.sandrajessicainteriors.com/ Designers sign up for Material Bank link using my referral link below! https://materialbank.referralrock.com/l/1SANDRACHAV85/ Timestamps 00:00 - Intro 00:44 - Join FB groups 00:17 - Track your hours 2:02 - Network 2:55 - Show up the hard days 4:12 - Clients negotiating your pricing 5:18 - Be prepared and okay with mistakes 6:12 - Take days for yourself 7:31 - Imposter Syndrome 8:23 - Slow and busy days 9:24 - Construction visits 10:19 - Reviews 11:19 - Hire the right people 11:59 - Upset client vs Contractor 13:02 - Podcasts/ Books FB Groups https://www.facebook.com/groups/tldccommunity/ https://www.facebook.com/groups/interiordesignbusinessstrategies/ https://www.facebook.com/groups/interiordesignbusinessforum/ ▶Equipment I use ✔Computer https://amzn.to/433Y2Ca ✔Laser Measure https://amzn.to/3Srqudl ✔Camera https://amzn.to/39qmaW6 ✔Camera Microphone https://amzn.to/39cZSqo ✔Tripod https://amzn.to/3sdbkv2 ✔Monitor https://amzn.to/3owOMDm ✔Scale Ruler https://amzn.to/3JBN9Rd ✔Mouse https://amzn.to/3ouaXta ✔Desk https://amzn.to/39jknC7 ✔Desk Pad https://amzn.to/2MJdgem ✔Backpack https://amzn.to/3r3i1Uo ▶Interior Design Books Human Diimension & Interior Space https://amzn.to/3NpzXjG Interior Graphic Standards https://amzn.to/3CNLNip //Disclaimer:// This video contains affiliate links. If you click on the link and purchase the item, I may receive a small commission. It does not alter the price or change your buyer experience at all but it does help me continue making these videos :) Music by Naomi - Osaka - https://thmatc.co/?l=11B0CF3B
Interior Design FAQ | Creative Drought | How do I get my leads | Starting a business
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Interior Design FAQ | Creative Drought | How do I get my leads | Starting a business

FAQ's ▶Let's Connect on IG! https://www.instagram.com/sandrajessicachavez/ https://www.instagram.com/sandrajessicainteriors/ My Website https://www.sandrajessicainteriors.com/ Flexispot Adjustable Bed Base https://bit.ly/3M0CgKK Timestamps 00:00 - Intro 00:20 - Do you ever find yourself in a creative drought and if so, how do you deal with that? Especially being on your own now? 3:24 - How did you make your website? Share the process 4:57 - How do you get your leads? specifically your first client 10:24 - How do you make your financial plan for your business? 10:58 - How do you find trustworthy contractors/builders for your projects? 12:41 - How much do you think starting an interior design business can cost? Programs and everything 16:11 - What is your process as far as project management for your business and all your projects? 17:59 - Do you recommend one to go to interior design conferences? Have they been helpful? 19:01 - How do you get clients when you work for yourself? 19:30 - Can you start your own business straight out of college or should one work in a firm first? 20:16 - Would you accept interns? 21:01 - Can we become an interior designer- without a degree? 22:06 - Did you start your own business after school or work for someone first? ▶Equipment I use ✔Computer https://amzn.to/39qmaW6 ✔Laser Measure https://amzn.to/3Srqudl ✔Camera https://amzn.to/39qmaW6 ✔Vlogging Camera https://amzn.to/3nSnWIg ✔Tripod https://amzn.to/3sdbkv2 ✔Microphone https://amzn.to/39cZSqo ✔Monitor https://amzn.to/3owOMDm ✔Mouse https://amzn.to/3ouaXta ✔Wireless Keyboard https://amzn.to/39lrs4R ✔Desk https://amzn.to/39jknC7 ✔Desk Pad https://amzn.to/2MJdgem ✔Desk Chair https://amzn.to/35tHAQP //Disclaimer:// This video contains affiliate links. If you click on the link and purchase the item, I may receive a small commission. It does not alter the price or change your buyer experience at all but it does help me continue making these videos :)
Week in the life | presentation, measuring, meetings |
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Week in the life | presentation, measuring, meetings |

Welcome to another week in the life! Take a look at what I have been up to! 00:00 - Monday 00:22 - Measuring for a new project 1:53 - Intro 3:23 - Monday's to-do list 5:09 - Photoshopping 5:43 - Tuesday's to-do list 7:19 - Putting the presentation together 8:29 - Recap of the night 9:25 - Wednesday Meetings 12:57 - Zoom Call 14:29 - Little stress moment 16:08 - Thursday late night 17:26 - 4 am chit chat 19:10 - Friday / Presentation Day 22:50 - Saturday https://www.haciaworks.org/ ▶Let's Connect on IG! https://www.instagram.com/sandrajessicachavez/ https://www.instagram.com/sandrajessicainteriors/ My Website https://www.sandrajessicainteriors.com/ Designers sign up for Material Bank link using my referral link below! https://materialbank.referralrock.com/l/1SANDRACHAV85/ ▶Equipment I use ✔Computer https://amzn.to/39qmaW6 ✔Laser Measure https://amzn.to/3Srqudl ✔Camera https://amzn.to/39qmaW6 ✔Vlogging Camera https://amzn.to/3nSnWIg ✔Tripod https://amzn.to/3sdbkv2 ✔Microphone https://amzn.to/39cZSqo ✔Monitor https://amzn.to/3owOMDm ✔Mouse https://amzn.to/3ouaXta ✔Wireless Keyboard https://amzn.to/39lrs4R ✔Desk https://amzn.to/39jknC7 ✔Desk Pad https://amzn.to/2MJdgem ✔Desk Chair https://amzn.to/35tHAQP //Disclaimer:// This video contains affiliate links. If you click on the link and purchase the item, I may receive a small commission. It does not alter the price or change your buyer experience at all but it does help me continue making these videos :) Music by Ryan Little - Sticks and Stones - https://thmatc.co/?l=F0D8B8AB Music by Emi Choi - On Your Mind - https://thmatc.co/?l=F6721EBF Music by Public Library Commute - Mile High - https://thmatc.co/?l=CE770FE5 Music by Olive B - In This Room - https://thmatc.co/?l=052B3E17 Music by Gil Wanders - R.O.A.S.N (Ramen On A Summer Night) - https://thmatc.co/?l=988E1229