Making a dream a reality. How to become an interior designer with Carolyn Hayter|E236 ⋆ TechPixies

Making a dream a reality. How to become an interior designer with Carolyn Hayter|E236

‘What do you want to be when you grow up?’ 🌈

It’s the question every kid gets asked at some point. It’s an invitation to dream about the life you could live – and sometimes, it’s the start of something special. 

Aged 10, Carolyn Hayter was told fashion design could be a route for her creative talents. However, after marrying young and starting a family, buying a house and making it home ignited a passion for interior design. 🏠

And it’s a passion that’s burned brightly for Carolyn for the past 30 years. But making her dream of becoming an interior designer a reality hasn’t been without a few twists and turns along the way.

Here’s why you need to tune in

Carolyn’s story proves that if you want something badly enough, you will find a way to pull on a pair of brave pants and make it work. You’ll hear the steps she took to follow her dream career and how she’s used social media to grow her interior design business. Plus, you’ll also get an insight into how Carolyn charges for her time and the brilliant tool she uses to create everything from moodboards to invoices. 

Here’s what to listen out for

[00:44] Carolyn’s dream goes back years. 

[02:41] Carolyn puts on her brave pants to follow her dream. 

[07:44] How social media has helped Carolyn in her interior design business. 

[10:31] The power of networking.

[13:52] How do you grow your mailing list?  

[17:15] Why you have to decide to go for your dream. 

[18:26] The biggest benefit of doing TechPixies.

[24:20] How do you charge and invoice for your services? 

Whether you want to become an interior designer or just want to be inspired by someone who has made owning their dream business a reality, press play now. ▶️▶️▶️

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Useful links and resources mentioned in this episode:

Social Media Superhero Bootcamp

DreamBuilder® Program

Connect with Carolyn


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