Business doesn't have to be complicated.
I'm Erin, and I help creative entrepreneurs simplify their businesses, become more profitable, and make time for the things that matter.
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I've been where you are.
I'm Erin, and once upon a time I was an overwhelmed creative entrepreneur like you. My computer went with me everywhere. I checked emails a million times a day. I was doing ALL THE THINGS.
And it wasn't very profitable.
Until I started doing less.
Now, I help other creatives (like you!) build profitable and sustainable businesses by streamlining their processes, communicating clearly, and delivering incredible value. I believe that your business should work for you, creating more freedom in your life.
As a web designer I've been able to create hundreds of websites and help clients multiply their conversions and profits. As an instructor I’ve had the honor of teaching over 10,000 students to work more efficiently, crush their income goals, and spend less time in front of their screens.
I want to help you too.
Life comes first.
If you're not enjoying your life, you have the power to change it. Don't let the business you build suck your time and your soul.
You define your version of success.
Stop listening to "gurus" who throw arbitrary monetary goals at you. Define what success means for you.
Hustle culture is unhealthy.
Constantly hustling leads to burnout and will make you hate your business. Don't fall into the hustle trap.
You don't have to be overwhelmed.
Follow my lead and climb the mountain a few steps at the time, you'll reach the top before you know it.
You can be Unstoppable.
And I'm here to help you reach your goals.
THEY'RE MAKING ME BLUSH!
Working with Erin has made my life easier and has changed the way I work!
– CHRYS, CALLIFRAME
I honestly can’t thank you enough for all of your help, SERIOUSLY.
I feel like I can actually breathe!
– NICK, EVOKE
You're the BEST!
You've truly helped me to accomplish so so so much.
– AMANDA, AMANDA CREEK CREATIVE
Here's what I've got for you!
My products and programs designed for creative entrepreneurs.
Never wonder what to say in an email again. These simple, copy and paste email templates can be tweaked to fit any client situation, even the tough ones! This Google Doc is easy to use and will save you hours of stress agonizing over how to compose the proper response.
Get the original intro packet template and a whole lot more! Inside my template shop you can get pre-designed templates for your business that will not only make you LOOK professional, but help you streamline your business so that you ARE professional.
Streamline. Design. Profit!
Build a profitable web design business. If you're tired of the monthly struggle, this course is for you. Learn exactly what goes into a profitable web design business where you can charge $5,000+ for each website. This step-by-step course teaches you everything you need to know.
You're doing too much. You need to cut down to what matters in your business; what makes you money AND makes you happy. Join us in the Shortcut, the exclusive community designed to help you work less and live more.
NICE PEOPLE SAYING NICE THINGS...
Everything that I've purchased from Erin has been outstanding; from her courses to the one-on-one coaching. I've really appreciated how Erin has gone above and beyond to serve her clients.
She's made me feel like a VIP all the way! I know my business is better from working with her.
– AMANDA, AMANDA CREEK CREATIVE
Erin is very easy to talk to and understood my unique business troubles.
She was able to give me actionable advice and I feel very positive about setting new goals and moving forward with my business!
– Shaylee, shayeleesmith.com
Whenever I feel stuck, I know the right person to call to find great valuable advice. Erin always helps me clarify my ideas and gives me the energy to move forward. Her tips and advice are always spot on.
Erin is the kind of person I wouldn't hesitate to recommend if you need business advice.
– CHRYS, CALLIFRAME
Speaking & Teaching
I love to teach creative entrepreneurs how to simplify their businesses!
I love to teach!
If you've got a podcast, summit, or conference you think I'd be a great fit for, I'd love to learn more.
I teach and speak on a variety of topics including simplifying your creative business and implementing systems.
If you're looking for someone to talk about simplifying running a creative business, I'm your woman.
I love to teach online, as well as in-person and make my presentations and talks interactive and actionable.
Live Speaking Events
I've been honored to speak on stage at several live events. Here are a few!
- WordCamp Denver 2020: How to map your client onboarding
- Simply Profitable Designer Summit, 2020: How to work less and live more
- WordCamp Denver, 2019: It's the End of Web Design as We Know It
- Simply Profitable Designer Summit, 2019: The Secret to Charging Premium Prices
- Accelerate Your Biz Summit, 2019: Intro Packet Workshop
- OpenWest, 2019: Intro Packet Workshop
- WordCamp Denver, 2018: Client Offboarding Workshop, The Business of Web Design Panel
- Implementation Week, 2018: Pricing for Profit
- The Simply Profitable Designer Summit, 2018: Intro Packet Workshop
- Unlock the Secrets Summit, 2018: Expert Interview
- Find your Force, 2018: Expert Interview
- WordCamp DFW, 2017: How to Raise Your Rates
- WordCamp Denver, 2017: How to Raise Your Rates, The Business of Web Design Panel, Intro Packet Workshop
Features, Presentations, & Podcasts
I've also been honored to be interviewed and featured on many blogs and podcasts. Here are a few!
- Streamlining your business and trusting the journey - Live in the Feast
- How to work only 20 hours a week, and still make an amazing income - Self-Made Web Designer
- Optimizing your time while running a business - How I Built It
- How Freelancers can Earn More While Working Less - The Design Business Show
- Building a balanced agency life - Agency Trailblazer
- Creating a more profitable web design business - The Design Business Show
- How to really connect with your clients - WP Builds
- Onboarding clients for success - OfficeHours.fm
- Client onboarding and communication - Agency Highway
- Mastering client communications – Rethink.fm
- Simplifying Business - Amy Riordan Podcast
- Nightmare Clients and Growing Your Business - Kim Doyal
- Teaching freelance - How I Built It
- Why client management systems are so important - Get Back to Design
- Running your business more efficiently - IgniteRock
- Erin E Flynn: Unstoppable – Outlier Magazine
- How to fire bad clients - DevChat
- Create a webdesign business you love – Creative Calling
I love to teach, online and in-person. Here are a few online trainings I've done.
"Erin is poised, articulate, and full of information freelancers need.
I personally implemented her idea of creating an Intro Packet and was sending it to clients within mere weeks after her presentation. Only the best presenters can inspire, challenge, and motivate you to actually follow through, Erin is one of those presenters."
- Gordon Seirup, Copper Leaf Creative / WordCamp Denver Lead Organizer
"I had the pleasure of attending a WordCamp presentation by Erin Flynn in 2017, and was impressed by her ability to concisely and clearly relay practical steps for growing and working with a client base.
In addition to being lively and engaging, Erin also created a comfortable environment for the audience to ask questions and participate, as well as drawing back to other presentations covering complementary material, effortlessly."
- Ani King, Liquid Web
"Erin’s down-to-earth approach to teaching the business side of freelancing is refreshing and straightforward.
Not only do I send my own students to Erin for freelancing business advice, I often see results from utilizing Erin’s freelancing advice in my own business! Both online and in-person, Erin is fun and engaging, and her passion for her craft and her students is quite clear."
- Brad Hussey, Code College