Edesign U

“Setting Standards for the Future of eDesign”

The FIRST EVER marketplace for eDesigners to educate themselves on what they want, when they need it in their business! Learn and grow your eDesign business into a successful and prosperous one with this education marketplace and the eDesign Tribe Community!  You got this!!! 

eDesign business Start up Guides

Are you new to eDesign, maybe you are a student and looking to start building your business now. Or you have been doing traditional interior design or trade related services and are looking to transition or add eDesign to your services but have no clue where to start. Online design is a different animal than in person design. It can be extremely lucrative when you have everything set up to create a strong online presence from the get go. I am sharing all my start up tips that I used to build my business. If you are looking to begin your journey with eDesign U’s education, this is where you should begin!

You will learn how to:

-Identify and define your niche so you can speak directly to that client.

-Basic email set up (mailchimp)

-How to send your first email

-How and where to set up your social media presence (Instagram, Facebook & Pinterest)

Basic website set up (Squarespace is the example but you can use the info for any platform you are on).

New client welcome package template, questionnaire and contract EXAMPLE.

and so, so much more!!!

*BONUS- Monthly LIVE webinars with me!*

{PHOTOSHOP} BASICS & MOOD BOARDS

Are you brand new to Photoshop or coming back to it after learning it years ago in school? This course is the perfect place to start! learn the basic tools you need to create mood boards and translate those skills to creating graphics for marketing and 3D rendering. Learn the basic Photoshop skills you need to make professional mood boards | Never used photoshop before? This is where you should start! 

-Start a new document

-Ways to save your document

-Text

-Copy and Paste

-Distortion

-Photoshop product library

-Create a color sample

-Cutting out products (no backgrounds)

And so much more!

*Bonus* Monthly LIVE Q&A’s with me!

{PHOTOSHOP} RENDERING & VIRTUAL STAGING

Ready to stop making mediocre renders that confuse your clients and don’t convey your design vision properly? It’s time to step up your eDesign Rendering game and learn my unique techniques to create quick eDesign renders using Roomstyler & Photoshop as well as “drop in” virtual staging in Photoshop.

You have the Photoshop basics down- now you are ready to implement them in creating fast 3D room renders using the actual products you are sourcing for your clients!

Learn how to:

-Create your room in Roomstyler

-Import your 3D (FREE) render from Roomstyler to Rhotoshop

-Add ACTUAL furniture and decor from your design plan

-Add shadows and lighting

-Create renders to scale

and so, so much more!!!

*BONUS- Monthly LIVE webinars with me!*

 

{SELF-HOSTED} eDESIGN PROCESS

Tired of paying for a third party website to collaborate with your eDesign clients? I’ll show you how you can use your existing website and other free tools to work with your client from start to finish. In these tutorials I use Squarespace because it is straightforward to learn when you are new to creating a website. You can these same website page templates and examples in your WordPress or Wix websites as well.

Learn how to:

-On board eDesign clients (with templates)

-Use your website to create locked landing pages

-Create online resources for your eDesign clients

-Use Pinterest to collaborate with your clients

-Create 1 page presentations for your clients

-Live chat with your clients directly on your website

-Customize your page to fit your eDesign offerings and design process. 

and so, so much more!!!

*BONUS- Monthly LIVE webinars with me!*

 

vendors, affiliates & edesign

Using affiliates in your eDesign business is something that traditional interior designers may not be aware of but it cuts down on your project maintenance and returns so your edesign projects go quickly and efficiently. It is also great when you recommend your favorite designer pics to your audience through social media, blogging and email marketing.

Learn all about affiliate programs and eDesign:

-What is an affiliate program?

-Apply to affiliate programs

-How do you use affiliate links in edesign on your website and other social media platforms.

-Get access to my application templates to impress merchants you apply to

-How to use affiliates with your clients

-How to find the best programs for your niche

-How to find drop ship trade only vendors & when should you shop trade or retail

& so much more!!!

*BONUS- Monthly LIVE webinars with me!*

AND get access to my ever growing master list of vendors that offer trade or affiliate programs.

 

PINTEREST, TAILWIND, CANVA & EDESIGN

Learn my personal successful strategy that I implement to drive traffic to my website, opt in and more- all on autopilot. I will teach you my Pinterest and Tailwind strategy that automates your process and saves you time all the while growing your email list and and building your online presence. Pinterest is the most powerful tool for eDesigners and plays a huge part in my business because our potential clients are always looking for inspiration on Pinterest and are fairly computer savvy therefore are more inclined to hire an eDesigner.

Learn how to:

-Set up your Pinterest page of maximum optimization

-Learn when, what and how many times to post content to Pinterest using tailwind

-Use Canva to create templates (see Sarah’s Templates for additional pre-made templates- sold desperately)

-Learn how to read analytics and what you can do with them

-How to tag your pins and make them shopable with your affiliate links

and so, so much more!!!

*BONUS- Monthly LIVE webinars with me!*

OPT IN & EMAIL LISTS FOR EDESIGN

Using email is the best way to connect and grow your online audience. You do not own your following on social media- they could be gone tomorrow. If that happens you will want to be sure you have a substantial email list that you can still communicate your message to. People “optin” to an email list becuase they like what a company has to say or provided them with something free that had value and they wanted to hear more. I have had great success in creating a popular niche quiz that helps grow my email list by 75-150 people each week (sometimes more if it gets a lot of traffic on Pinterest). In this course I will teach you how I did it!

You will learn how to:

-Create an engaging quiz that grows your email list

-Basic email set up (mailchimp)

-Initial email funnel example

-Send content consistently that builds a relationship with your audience.

-Use Pinterest to drive traffic to your opt in consistently

and so, so much more!!!

*BONUS- Monthly LIVE webinars with me!*

Full Accesss!

Want it all? You got it! Save when you purchase all of the eDesign courses together (excluding templates and expert material). Get access to all of these courses and ALL the live monthly webinars!

{PHOTOSHOP} BASICS & MOOD BOARDS

{PHOTOSHOP} RENDERING & VIRTUAL STAGING

EDESIGN BUSINESS START UP GUIDES

{SELF-HOSTED} EDESIGN PROCESS

VENDORS, AFFILIATES & EDESIGN

PINTEREST, TAILWIND, CANVA & EDESIGN

OPT IN & EMAIL LISTS FOR EDESIGN

 

the edesign content calendar

GET ORGANIZED! Get your instant download customized eDesign content calendar. 365 days of content ideas. Get a consistent schedule down with planning ahead for your blog posts, photo shoots, Pinterest rotations and more! 

*BONUS 30 eDesign Blog Post Ideas*

1-1 mentoring now available! 

Are you overwhelmed by the number of things you have to learn for your eDesign business? Are you feeling like you have business A.D.D and get distracted by all the options out there and start something and never fully finish it? Or maybe you have so many ideas you don’t even know where to start! I got you! As a fellow edesigner that has been in the same position as many of you- I am here as your peer mentor to point you in the right direction! So if you are looking for some clarity and direction in your business- Let’s schedule your chat! 

90 Minute 1-1 Mentoring Program

90-minute video consultation (recorded and you will get a copy following the call).  You will walk away from our 90 minute call with a focus and actionable steps as well as a better idea of the path for your business. We can talk review and find a focus for the following topic suggestions as they pertain to your business and skillset.

*Schedule 1 hr follow up call (included)  

Defining Your Ideal client

Is your website and social media on brand

Pinterest

Opt in Strategy and implementation 

Brainstorm marketing ideas in your niche

Streamlined eDesign process (not using another platform- self-hosted eDesign)

Photoshop basics

Photoshop mood board

Photoshop rendering

45 Minute eDesign Clarity Call

45 Minute video consultation (recorded and you will get a copy following the call). If you are looking for clarity in your eDesign business and need advice on where to start and what to do next, then the clarity call may be just what you need! We will chat for 45 minutes about any of the topics below and I'll send you a written list of your next actionable steps. 

Defining Your Ideal client

Is your website and social media on brand

Pinterest

Opt in Strategy and implementation 

Brainstorm marketing ideas in your niche

Stremlined eDesign process (not using another platform- self-hosted eDesign)

Photoshop basics

Photoshop mood board

Photoshop rendering

See what current course members are saying!

I spent a lot of time researching avenues to develop my online interior design offerings after a career in a more traditional interior design practice. There are literally dozens of courses out there, but Jenna’s class caught my attention immediately. Would it actually be as valuable and informative as promised?

I can confirm that it definitely is.

As a professional interior designer for the past 35 years, I have seen the industry change but never so much as now with the opportunities in online design. It is a whole new ballgame and I wanted to master it as quickly as possible. Jenna has done a great job of breaking it all down. I especially appreciate her expertise in Photoshop and how to optimize its use specifically for online design. Her approach to creating and delivering a top quality interior design product, virtually, is enlightening and fun to learn.

The best part is the incredible access to Jenna with live Q&A’s, webinars, and her individual feedback to issues and challenges as they come up. She is incredibly responsive to questions, (goodness knows I’ve had my share!) and she always provides thorough explanation and clarification when needed. The private Facebook group for class participants is PRICELESS. I have “met” so many talented people who support each other and willingly share information to help the group.

Robin Carter Jackson

Interior Designer

Wow! I haven’t finished the course yet, but here’s what I’m seeing: 6 new leads through interact My daily web traffic is between 50-100 people per day. Before I was seen more like 10-20. My Pinterest profile is off the chart. And I just released a little opt-in today. I created 8 graphics for it and pinned it to several of my boards, basically it’ll be in daily circulation along with my quiz for the next month.  It’s started to work. The wheels are greased and by the time I graduate in spring I fully expect to have a pipeline ready! Which is all I wanted!! Julie Lampe

Interior Designer

I started with Tailwind about early-mid September because of Jenna’s course suggestion and her training on it. I started with 800 monthly views. This week, I hit 53k!

In addition to continuing to grow my tailwind marketing approach, I have spent the month of October getting my website organized and updated (originally launched in mid June). I’ve worked hard on improving analytics and content on my website, including cleaning up SEO and adding content.

My website traffic has grown a ton even in October!! In September, I had 249 views with 130 new visitors. In October, that is now 705 and 480! And we still have another day left in the month!

Plus, I made $5.12 from affiliate links in one blog post!! Which may not seem big, but in my eyes, this is huge, because it is my first passive income EVER.

And!! I was contacted earlier this month and interviewed for the militarybyowner blog and then have been contacted on fb by 2 completely new leads in the last 5 days.

Have I gotten any clients, not yet. But, this is the start. The seeds are being planted now. Growth is actually happening before my eyes.

Kayla Weiner

Interior Designer

I always had E-Design as a service I offer but hadn’t been able to streamline my process. Enter JENNA! What initially caught my eye were her renderings for virtual staging. Theyre beautiful! After meeting Jenna, she was always willing answering any questions I had about her process. She has helped me put strategies in place to saved me time on all of my projects. I have learned cost-effective ways to get my projects complete without it dipping into my profits and still being professional. Jenna also taught me the ins and outs of using Tailwind and my exposure is increasing everyday. I seriously can’t thank her enough! Cassandra DiPasquale

Interior Designer

As an interior designer new to eDesign I was looking for someone to teach me a no-nonsense approach to eDesign. I met Jenna and was blown away at her knowledge, the innovative ways she ran her business, and her willingness to help out fellow entrepreneurs. Her creative rendering process is a game changer, her low-cost way to run her business is genius, and her marketing strategy is so easy! I have already seen the positive results in my business from implementing her strategies in just a few short weeks. On top of that I have gained more confidence knowing I am on the path to success and financial freedom. Jessica Lehman

Interior Designer

Bye bye, big edesign companies! I can do this on my own now! “

“This course is AMAZING! I’ve seen the most fantastic results and it’s only the beginning. In 4 short weeks, I have my website setup for edesign clients and have gotten 5 new clients since starting the course, my Pinterest traffic has gone from 1.5K visitors per month to 15K visitors per month, and  I’ve cut down my monthly business expenses to just over $100 per month. Jenna is a relatable and kind soul that uses her personal experiences as a designer to teach her peers to make money doing what they love. Bye bye, big edesign companies! I can do this on my own now! “ Dani Alexander

Interior Designer

The wheels are greased and by the time I graduate in spring I fully expect to have a pipeline ready!

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