Big Book of Painty Business Review
Hi Everyone! This week, I’ve written a little review of my Painty Business Book which I ordered just after Christmas! After I got my accounts sorted and out of the way, I decided to make a start on my Painty Business Book, which I am also using to organize my hair and makeup work too!
So, before I start talking about the book, here are some key facts:
400 Pages of organizational Glory
Packed with inspiration and affirmations
Filled with Tips on how to grow your business
Helpful pages to keep track of your social media
Pages for: Password and login information
Business and client contact information
Purchase and client invoice logs
Business and Travel expense logs
Business Document templates for
Client Booking Form
Website Legal Notice
Recommendations for terms and conditions
Practice Face Templates: One Boy and One Girl Child template
One Man and One Woman Adult template
Bling Making Templates
Henna Hand Templates
School holiday date log
Weekly planner with full days for Saturday and Sunday
End of Year Review
As you can see, there is a HUGE amount going on in this book! It pretty much is your entire business in a book, how awesome is that?! I don’t know about you, but I am a notebook hoarder. I literally have one for everything, it’s kind of ridiculous, and about 3 different diaries. I do all of my booking forms and invoicing on my laptop, but everything else goes in a dedicated notebook, which means NOTHING is in the same place. I’m just one of those people that like to physically write things down, I don’t really like having lots of documents and files on my laptop, because I can’t be bothered to go looking for them, and it doesn’t ‘sink in’ in quite the same way as when something is written down. So for me, having this book helps me keep everything written down, and all in one place.
The first section of this book is where all the business information, logs and templates live. Once you get to the calendar section, Monday to Friday each have their own little boxes, all on the left hand page, with Saturday and Sunday each having their own a4 page with hourly slots so you can mark in timings of your bookings. At the end of each week are 2 a4 pages with various boxes to reflect on your week. It can be hard sometimes to think about your achievements, so it’s great to have a section to reflect, and go back to remind yourself of everything you have achieved! It’s also a great place to look at challenges you have faced and look at ways to overcome them.
One of the great things about this book is that it isn’t date specific, you can start the first page at any time. I filled out all of the business information when I got mine in January, but I waited until last week to start filling in the weekly calendar because I knew that that was the point where I was starting to get busier with bookings. It’s also really useful for planning your social media content. Planning when you’re going to create your content, and when you are going to post/schedule your content for.
I’ve also really enjoyed using the Face Templates to practice designs. It can be a shame to have to wash your practice boards clean when you need to practice another design, so I’ve really enjoyed photocopying the templates, and then having them on hand afterwards to reference, and to look back on mistakes so I can avoid making them again. It also means you can save up a ‘bank’ of designs rather than having to change up your board every time you go to events, especially if you’ve got a themed event!
I hope that this has been useful, especially if you have been considering getting one of the painty business books for yourself! I have really enjoyed using it and would love to know how you are all getting on with yours!