Hi! My name is Ben Burns.
I’m the author of The Perfect Proposal and The Complete Case Study, I am the Digital Director of Blind, and I’m the guy who went from selling logos for $50 to $30,000 (we sell logos for a lot more now, btw).
This is (another part of) my story.
I typically start these pages out with a personal story. And believe me, I truly wish I didn't have a hard lesson about getting paid... but I do.
I've been through it all: from clients disappearing with my work (and their checkbook) to a client claiming a fraudulent charge on their credit card... eight months after I finished the job.
And you know what? I wasn't alone. All of my designer, developer, and copywriter friends seemed to have a similar story! I didn't understand why some clients seemed to disregard creatives.
If you've been burned like I have, you know exactly how this feels: a mixture of embarrassment and shame followed and fueled by self-righteous rage.
I got sick of having that feeling... and wound up not trusting my clients before we even began.
Something had to change.
I began to investigate how 'real' businesses billed their clients, and stumbled into the deep well of invoicing. What I discovered was a tried-and-true process for creating invoices, sending them, and following up with your clients that I've used successfully for years. I just wish I knew this stuff sooner.
You've probably heard this from me before, but I learn by getting punched in the face... and that's a pain I want to help each and every one of you prevent. That's why I'm here. That's why I do this.
The toolkits (and books) I write are easy to use, immediately practical, and full of examples and worksheets. Paid In Full (my third toolkit) is no different. Over 7,000 creatives have invested in these toolkits. Here is what a few people have said about my first product, The Perfect Proposal:
Invoicing the right way makes everyone’s life easier.
Unless you're working exclusively on platforms like Upwork, Fiverr, or Freelancer, you've sent an invoice before. But the question we need to answer is: "Am I doing this the right way?"
I’m sure you’ve been through one of these scenarios:
Any one of these cases can totally take a hit on your business and your creative spirit. I know because it happened to me more than a few times when I was growing my own business.
This is where Paid In Full shines: it’s literally a masterclass where you'll learn how to create a great invoice template and develop a sending and follow-up process that works for you and your business. You’ll be able to:
Money can be an intimidating subject for some, but when you have an invoicing process that’s completely your own, understanding your business's cash flow and keeping track of payments becomes a total breeze.
Getting paid shouldn't be complicated.
If you did the work and you and the client agreed on a price, you need to get paid. Plain and simple.
With the guidance packed into this kit, you’ll have the confidence and preparation to make sure clients don’t fall short on their end of the deal.
Ready to get started?
When you are finished with Paid In Full, you’ll learn how to make sure you get paid on time, structure your business for great cash flow, and even improve your client relationships. This guide shows you everything you need to know from creating your invoices to streamlining your billing process. Plus, you’ll get:
If you’re ready to improve your cash flow, organize your income, and spend less time wondering when your next check will come in, Paid In Full is for you.
Order Paid In Full Today:
Paid In Full just released! Get in early and take part as this toolkit evolves. I'll be doing live webinars exclusively for the Paid In Full customers from time to time, so don't miss out! Here's how to order:
Get investment and commitment from clients from the get-go, and hold them accountable when they don’t follow through. This all-in-one toolkit will have you generating positive cash flow effortlessly.Buy Now
|Minimize Errors||Craft custom invoice templates and communication processes that work for you.|
|Feel Confident||Build great client relationships and get financial commitment from the start.|
|Worry Less||Stop worrying when your clients will pay. Automate your invoicing and follow-ups.|
|Be Prepared||Have your invoicing policy and process in place before the client asks.|
Ben Burns | COO, The Futur
Ben Burns is a brand strategist, an award-winning designer, and a successful entrepreneur. As the Digital Director of Blind, he leads at the intersection of design and technology for our clients.
Ben oversees most of the business development at Blind, and is responsible for closing millions of dollars in new business, with an average engagement size of over $150,000.
Prior to joining the team at Blind, Ben founded Burnt Creative, a brand experience agency in Richmond, Virginia. He also served on the executive board of the Richmond AIGA chapter as Vice President.Visit Ben on Instagram
You’ve got plenty to juggle, and you definitely don’t want your payments to be disorganized. The right invoice can:
Whether you’re hiring contractors or running the ship completely solo, the right invoice can make a difference in your business’s growth:
It may be time to look into your team's invoicing process—especially if you notice clients paying well after the due date. With Paid in Full, you can:
Just as it says “The best $59 you spent” It has a lot of information which really helps understand proposals little deeper. After you read this you will write proposals differently in a more meaningful way. Thanks Guys!
Really impressed with the Perfect Proposal kit Ben Burns has created with The Futur - very concise + so much gold content that'll raise the bar for any designer or agency! Have so many ideas now...
Shoutout to The Futur and Ben Burns for putting together this great guide for putting together a proposal. Glad I invested in it!
Hi Ben, I've just read your Perfect Proposal guide. Thanks for creating something so insightful and useful. Seriously, it's awesome!
I just got a meeting with a client for over 6x my previous rate, using only the knowledge I got out of The Perfect Proposal. Thank you!