Building an empire.

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Welcome to the brand spankin’ new brookmade! I have been waiting for this day for a long, long while. I’ve had dreams of a more polished website for ages.

My old set up was a little hard to navigate. I hated that my portfolio wasn’t hosted under the same url as my blog, and that it wasn’t custom. I know a lot of my business is generated from people looking at my website (plus all the nice things my mom says about me – thanks mom!), so presentation is everything. Now it is much easier for potential clients to sort through my work, plus I made it a breeze for them to contact me. Speaking of, you should hit me up. <3

I’ve been putting a lot of thought and effort in this business over the past few weeks (or realistically, months and years). It seems like a lot of work to put into this tiny business, but I know I have to work hard and be strategic for every single client I get. I have to fight to be seen over all the other voices in the industry, and a lot of times I watch as jobs I would have loved go to other people. The only choice then, is to tighten my game. Take better photos, serve my clients well, and keep working. Slowly, building an empire. I’m always rethinking how things are done, learning from each experience, and watching others to see how they’re making things happen. But let's be real, it's been really rewarding. I love the strategy talks I have with my mom when we're shopping. I like thinking about it on my drive to work. I think this year is going to be a big year. I want to make it happen.

I want to give major kudos to Squarespace for making this redesign possible. I know I'm not walking away with the most custom website, but it looks good. And I did it myself with a minimal budget.

Of course, I have to celebrate all of this with a little gift to you. The giveaway will take place tomorrow on my Facebook page. Check back for details.