December 3, 2020
The following is a guest post from Complete DIY Course Design Kit purchaser, Keleigh Lauermann of Anchor Design Co.
When I saw Nicole’s Complete DIY Course Design Kit, I KNEW it was going to be a game-changer in my business…. Even though I don’t sell a single course.
The truth is, I actually love designing for my business. The problem, though, is that it takes me 10X longer than it should because I either:
Both of which cause me to waste more time than I care to add up. Maybe you’ve had that happen to you, too? The Complete DIY Course Design Kit, to me, wasn’t really about designing courses. It was about having the work 75% complete before I even start. I see Nicole’s Kit the way a painter sees their palette. Endless opportunities just waiting to be brought to life. Each line, dot, color, pattern…. Each element was just a little design moment waiting to be part of a larger story.
I’m a marketing strategist for women in direct sales and each year I release a limited edition bundle of marketing tools to help them save time and money while marketing their business during the holidays. Normally it’s a set of products that takes at least a few weeks for me to design.
This year, though, I was able to design the entire bundle in a single day with the help of the Complete DIY Course Design Kit.
Over 18 products including printed notebooks, brochures, postcards, stickers, and more. Designed in a single day. By mixing and matching elements from Nicole’s Kit I was able to create a cohesive, consistent look quickly and easily.
I added just one element that wasn’t provided by the design kit – a row of evergreen trees – to give it a wintery feel. The dots from Nicole Bright and Bubbly kit became snow, the banners became ribbon, and the magical winter wonderland in my head was brought to life within 24 hours.
Square format posts quickly became stickers. With a few simple tweaks they were living a whole new life off the computer screen.
With their similar shapes and sizes, this was such an easy transition and a huge time saver! The elements that were already in place just needed to be made a little smaller and moved around to make room for some extra info. Within a few minutes, I had the perfect postcard insert to promote my affiliate program.
And of course, I needed the perfect lead magnet to prompt my Holiday Bundle. The course workbook template was a game-changer. I was able to easily mix and match the pages to create a detailed guide on how to plan your holiday marketing strategy. I especially loved how Nicole had grouped elements together – like a cursive headline and a bit of body text – so I could copy and paste from page to page.
Which is exactly how so many of the products in my bundle were created.
Because Nicole had so intentionally created each and every piece of each template I was able to mix and match endlessly to create completely unique designs. Those little design moments truly created entirely new stories.
I even made a dream that had been in my head for years come true for the first time this year: A custom box to deliver my Holiday Bundle:
By utilizing individual elements from the Complete DIY Course Design Kit, I was able to skip the messy part of designing. The part where you figure out how to make everything cohesive and polished…. The part that usually holds me up, causing me to waste hours, if not days.
In the end I had a polished, cohesive set of designs that I was able to whip up within the course of a day. No stressing out about how to make everything work together. No wasting precious time tweaking and fiddling. No feeling stuck trying to find inspiration from thin air.
Just clarity, confidence, and, in the end, my best Holiday Bundle ever. Do you have a new digital product, course, or training you want to build and promote with amazing, nearly done-for-you graphics? Check out the Complete DIY Course Design Kit, and choose from the design option that best suits your style and needs!