I’M OBSESSED WITH CREATIVE BUSINESS!

 
Mon Palmer at The Level Up Sessions

I get asked a lot of questions about my designs - the plants I use, my favourite materials and where I find my inspiration - but, strangely to me, what I get asked about the most is BUSINESS! - how I got to where I am, what design program I use and how I balance life & work. It's so hard to get back to everyone and give them the time they all need... This is what has led me to creating these online courses, in hope to help those who need support and want to be a part of a creative community.

Having been in the design industry for over a decade, I've learnt so much along the way as a sole trader, business partner, senior designer at a Landscape Architect firm and a company director. I launched my design studio, Slightly Garden Obsessed, on the 1st November 2014 after 7 years in the industry. I was $25K in debt (that had followed me around for years since studying) and didn't even own a car, as I had sold it earlier that year to live in the US for 3 months (totally worth it!!).

Within the first year I turned the $25K deficit into a revenue of $495K.

So what was so different this time to the other businesses and partnerships I had set up and ran in the past? They were always successful and made a profit from the start, but nothing like this. Before I launched SGO, I gave myself time to think truly from the heart how I wanted my business, clients, projects and life to look. I used visualisation and invested in professional and self development - LOTS of it! I gave myself the time and space to create something unique and of my own, no matter how different or far off it seemed from the ‘norm’.

Each year, I have continued to turn over a multiple six-figure design consultancy business, with just a laptop and a love for what I do. I always think back to the mistakes and wrong turns, knowing they have got me to where I am today, but believe I could have avoided a lot of them if I had a mentor of my own to show me some of the way.

I want to help you find your success - whatever that may mean to you - while hopefully avoiding most of the speed bumps and road blocks along the way. It can be a scary path, following your passion, but one with so many rewards. It's totally worth it, I promise! And with a little guided help and a beautiful community to support you, I know we can achieve anything! 

Mon x


ONLINE COURSES


 

THE SKETCHUP SUCCESS FORMULA

COMMUNICATE YOUR DESIGNS EFFECTIVELY WITH THIS SIMPLE TO FOLLOW SIX STEP COURSE TO INCREASE PRODUCTIVITY, ATTRACT YOUR IDEAL CLIENT & GROW A SUSTAINABLE, PROFITABLE BUSINESS YOU LOVE!

JOIN ME & OVER 150 OTHER CREATIVES FROM AROUND THE WORLD FOR THE NEXT ROUND LAUNCHING ON 20th AUGUST 2019

WATCH THE VIDEO & CLICK HERE TO FIND OUT MORE…

 
 

Here’s what some of the new members are saying…

While you were speaking low into the microphone in the early morning in Perth so as not to wake your family up, I was listening to you on headphones at 5.30am in Sydney so as not to wake my family up. I found this course so fabulously within my grasp, generous with extremely usable information. I loved it.
— Gail
YES!!!!! Mon, you’ve just given me exactly what I’ve been looking for. I signed up immediately when I opened the email in my inbox. Thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I’m ready to build my dream. Absolutely cannot wait to start learning from you.
— Emma
Thank you, just the course I need. I spent a lot of money on a sketch up course earlier in the year that left me totally overwhelmed and lost. In just 4 modules, this little course has been so helpful with so many great explanations and tips. Looking forward to the Sketchup Success Formula course to start 2019! Thanks again.
— Georgia
Your course has been a fantastic initiative in cementing the basics of SketchUp Free and then giving me the confidence to invest in SketchUp Pro. Your explanations about SketchUp are clear and I like the way you provide so much business advice along the way. The Intro to SketchUp course has been much better than I could ever have expected. I look forward to the next course.
— Andrea
Wow!! so looking forward to this. I have been trying to teach myself through youtube tutorials over the years and the moment it gets hard and I feel overwhelmed I shut it down for another day. Mon, you have already shown me things that I didn’t even know were there or how to access them. I can’t lie I am feeling overwhelmed still but I will get there I’m sure. Thank you for sharing your story I always say people choose how to lead their lives and you have certainly by the sounds changed your road completely. xx
— Samantha
 
 

 
 
INTRO TO SKETCHUP

INTRO TO SKETCHUP VIDEO SERIES (FREE)

If you are new to SketchUp or want to hone your skills so you can attract your ideal client and design projects that align with your heart, then this video series course is for YOU!

I’ve put together a FREE introductory course to get you familiar with the program and explain why and how I use SketchUp. I’m self taught and have used this program EVERYDAY without fail for just over a decade. I know.. that’s a long time! But who has time to practice for 10 years to get good at something these days? Not me! I totally understand this. So I’m here to show you - in a very easy to follow manner - how to get you where you want to be with SketchUp, fast.

It’s my #1 design tool and I wouldn’t be where I am today in my design business and life without it. I am so excited to share what I know and unlock your SketchUp design potential.

SO, WHO’S WITH ME??!!….

SketchUp has allowed me to communicate my design ideas with my clients, contractors and Instagram community. I believe it is the reason I have projects Australia wide and just recently internationally, with a renovation of a 6 storey townhouse in central London happening right now! Once you know the fundamentals, the possibilities are endless.

I am in no way affiliated with SketchUp. I am just an avid fan wanting to share what I know to help other designers and businesses grow.

Mon x

 

Don’t just take it from me! Here’s what some of the members are saying in the comments in the course forum…

Such good advice Mon. Loving the fact its step by step. Can’t wait to sit down and complete the worksheet. Thank you!
— Nic
I’m loving it! Thanks for such an easy, honest and simple language you use in the videos! You make it so real and contagious! So much passion about it! Thanks for sharing it all with us!!!
— Louise
Wow, you are amazing. So inspiring and generous, sharing all this for free. I have just watched the two videos from the first module and you really gave me a positive push to continue the struggle with SketchUp. The visualization of my ideal client will be a great help to get my head around my future business. Today I am all over in my head and that is draining both energy and creativity.
Also, I am streaming your videos from Sweden and the snow is falling outside, so it was really nice to get the summer feeling from you. I am so excited to the upcoming videos - THANK YOU!
— Johanna
Thanks Mon! I have gained so much from this and am feeling inspired and excited. You are a fantastic mentor and I’m looking forward to the next course!
— Alison
This is very insightful Mon. Very true with everything you are saying in regards to the 3D images. I can never understand the 2D so I cannot wait to learn this program. Thank you for sharing your knowledge!
— Carla