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 18 months into my VIP Day journey and know with 100% certainty there is no turning back.  While VIP Days are gaining popularity, they are still a novelty.  While several of the guests I have interviewed on the podcast have VIP Days, I haven’t yet discussed the nitty gritty details of VIP Days.  […]

Episode 013: The Dish on VIP Days


If “Living My Best Life” was a person, I think it would be Ashley. She’s currently off getting MARRIED to her person 😍 I was first introduced to Ashley of Do the Damn Thing through her Airtable bonus inside the Done in a Day program.  I downloaded it, watched like one video, but didn’t have […]

Episode 012: Pick Your Path with Ashley Pendergraft


I met Ashley while we were both in the Done in a Day program, working on our VIP Day offers.  Since leaving, we spend every Thursday morning at 10am MT together on a business besties call, intentionally working on our business with a few of our other favorite people. I am going to admit, in […]

Episode 011: CEO Talk with Ashley Kang


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


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


  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

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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