Lessons in systems and business strategy for creative entrepreneurs

Welcome to the Colie James Blog

Lessons in systems and business strategy for creative entrepreneurs

Welcome to the Colie James Blog

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I am obsessed with copywriters.  Probably because I would LOVE to be a better writer, but 100% know my strength is in numbers LOL. In today’s episode with Nadine of Can Do! Content, we are exploring the idea of conducting consistent customer research to fuel all the messaging in your business.  Basically letting your potential […]

Episode 009: Conducting Consistent Customer Research


You know those clients you want to clone… this client is definitely one of them. I’ve practically invited myself to Oakland to just hang out a few times since finishing up this project. Client: Kati Douglas of Xilo PhotographyServices: Dubsado Strategy + Implementation VIP Days, Pic-Time Setup The assignment… Kati is a phenomenal docu-lifestyle wedding […]

A look at my Dubsado VIP Experience with Xilo Photography


A little over a year ago Mary hired me to streamline her business in Dubsado. She was switching from Honeybook to Dubsado, but to be honest, she was barely using that CRM for more than sending out invoices and contracts. So we can safely say this was a brand-new systems setup 😉 We started with […]

Episode 008: Switching from Honeybook to Dubsado w/ Mary Otanez


  Organizing my calendar and inbox has been on my to-do list for all of 2022. If I’m being completely honest, probably for all of 2021 as well. Each and every time I chat with Sabrina Gebhardt I KNOW I need to figure out my calendar and add some White Space, but it just never […]

Put that shit on your calendar


  Each week I ask my guest what their biggest fuck-up was in business and what they learned from it… are you curious about mine?  In today’s solo episode I am sharing my experience with webinars, low-ticket offers, and what I learned about sales after doing one.    Transcript Hey! Today I want to talk […]

Episode 007: Webinars, Low-Ticket Offers, and What I Learned About Sales


You know why I love automating your onboarding stage? I can be riding Dumbo at Disney without a business care in the world.  I don’t have to micro-manage my leads because any new inquiries will be automatically taken care of with my workflows.  It is an AMAZING feeling to enjoy a peace-of-mind knowing there is […]

5 steps for automating your onboarding with Dubsado

I'm a Disney-loving family photographer, and filmmaker turned Workflow and Automations Guru who helps creative service providers automate their sh*t, reclaim their time and get back to living!

With 10+ years in the creative space, Colie believes every creative deserves to build a business that is sustainable and profitable, and no one should quit their 9 to 5 only to work 24/7 [in their business].

The truth—automated systems can save us all from being overworked and overwhelmed.

I believe every creative deserves to turn their craft into a business that brings them joy and profit.

Hi, I'm Colie. 

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