September 21, 2021
Finding time to design promotional graphics, create assets for coaching clients, or even design assets for your 1:1 clients can take time. If you’re not a designer by trade, that’s probably time you want back. When it comes to designing things in less time without sacrificing quality, design templates can come in handy.
Our Complete DIY Course Design Kits especially. But don’t take our word for it. See how one of our kit purchasers managed to save time and create assets for her membership that helped her community stand out.
Megan Dowd is a storyteller & strategist to small businesses and entrepreneurs who yearn to create real connection with their audience. She’s the founder of Human First, Biz Second™ and the original Spicy Soapbox™ rants on Instagram.
Megan also has a great membership called The Connection Collective™. Her collective is for intentional entrepreneurs seeking camaraderie, community, and connection — and she knew she needed to promote it more online.
She also needed to create workbooks and resources for her monthly members, but designing them from scratch was taking more time than she had.
Of course, once she had time to sit down and design her promotional graphics or workbooks, but she’d find herself getting bogged down trying to find the “best” way to present the information. The result? She took forever creating designs that she knew could have more impact (but didn’t know how to make that happen).
What did Megan do to get more time back — and create an entire aesthetic for her membership? She purchased our Complete DIY Course Design Kit.
In her own words, Megan says she makes a “baller workbook.” But when it came time to finally design the workbook for her membership, she’d freeze up and get bogged down by the best way to present the information. If left to her own devices, Megan says she would spend all her time branding the content needed her the collective.
That wasn’t a great use of her time and would lead to delays in promotions as well as workbook creation for current members. Not the look Megan was going for.
After purchasing our Complete DIY Course Design Kit in Bold Riot, Megan has cut down on design time and gets content out faster. Plus, she can tweak to her heart’s content, without worrying she’ll ruin the basic structure of the design. It’s also allowed her to just get started on her workbooks, rather than be paralyzed with design fatigue from the start.
Aside from her promotional graphics and workbooks, Megan also is able to use our templates to create a consistent brand aesthetic around her membership in general. Her designs have even earned her a reputation for having a gorgeous, consistent brand — something that helps the Connection Collective stand out even more for her ideal members.
In her own words, Megan feels “fantastic about the state of my branding for my membership. The Complete DIY Course Design Kit made it so easy for me to tailor every bit of collateral needed for the membership.”
And, as you can see, she was able to do so much more with her templates. These are not just for course creators out there!
If you want to see how Megan’s branding for The Connection Collective has come to life, you have to follow her on Instagram @withmegandowd. This is where she hosts her Spicy Soapbox chats, which are a must-watch!
You can also learn more about The Connection Collective, a community for folks who live by the phrase, “Human first, biz second.” Inside the collective, Megan hosts coworking, workshops, and a Slack channel for business (and life) support.
And if you want to create graphics for your course, membership, digital product, or other offer, check out our Complete DIY Course Design Kits.
We’ve recently added even more to our kits, which means you get SO many easy-to-use templates for an uber-low price. Buy your kit now and get:
🍊 32 social graphic templates (+ a training video to help you customize them), including…
🍊 Your Course Design checklist
🍊 An 18-page workbook template (+3 training videos on how to navigate Canva and make these worksheets your own)
🍊 3 pages of additional prompt/design options for the workbook (i.e. scale ratings, multiple choice questions, flow charts, and more!)
Plus, get more mileage out of your kits with these add-ons:
🍊 12 Presentation Slide designs to match your core kits
🍊 Graphics Library with dozens of icons and illustrations to dress up your designs
Then, choose to add on additional templates and tools:
🍊 NEW! 24 pages of new PDF page designs (12 text-only and 12 with images).
🍊 NEW! 10 PDF title pages (6 with images, 4 without)
🍊 NEW! 6 Roadmap Designs
🍊 NEW! Font packs with 15 Canva-compatible selections and 6 Canva Pro selections (available as Traditional, Modern, Charming, and Bold packs)
🍊 NEW! Color packs that define your main colors, accent colors, call-to-action colors, and dark colors (available as Sophisticated, Soft, Fresh, and Bold packs)