The membership for creative businesses that banishes marketing overwhelm.

Let me help you plan and innovate, so when life throws you setbacks you thrive, instead of getting stuck.⁣

NEWSFLASH, MY FELLOW CREATIVES

Now really IS the perfect time to make sure you’re building a future-proof business that will thrive no matter what’s going on around you.

If you are fed up with NOT nailing your marketing, you’re in the right place.

DOES THIS SOUND FAMILIAR?

You’ve got a website (which you might not even like that much) but it’s just sitting there looking pretty and not doing anything for you.

Your ‘marketing plan’ is posting on social media but you’re not very consistent and you don’t have any real strategy.

There are so many marketing activities you know you should be doing that you feel completely overwhelmed, so you end up doing nothing.

Also….newsflash! Now really IS the perfect time to make sure you’re building a future-proof business that will thrive no matter what’s going on around you.

Been there. Got the t-shirt *

Actual t-shirt not pictured.

I’m Melissa. Nice to meet you, by the way.

These days I run The Design Space, a successful online design business for creatives. But I definitely got here the hard way.

To be fair, there isn’t an easy way, but you don’t have to make the same mistakes I did. 

I’ve bought courses I’ve never used, hired ‘experts’ who didn’t go into enough detail and I’ve got stuck again and again with either the tech or finding the right strategy for my business, because believe me…one course does not fit all. 

WHICH IS WHY I’M EXCITED TO INTRODUCE

THE MARKETING FIX

The monthly membership for creative businesses who are ready to get serious about their marketing and who need expert help, strategy, accountability and feedback. 

Imagine your business one year from now…

Remember that long list of marketing activities you had to tackle?

✔️ All ticked off. You made a plan, chose the marketing fixes that worked best for your audience and implemented them all. Now you’re getting ready to scale…

That feeling of marketing overwhelm?

✔️ Completely gone. You have an on-going marketing plan and you’re not getting tempted by every shiny new app. You know what works and how squeeze every last bit of value out of the things you do choose to do.

Trying to do everything on your own, without wasting your hard-earned cash?

✔️ Never again. You belong to a community of creative business owners who help and support you. Even better, you have access to some of the best marketing experts around.

Photographers,  designers, artists, makers and digital businesses of all kinds…this is for you.

GOODBYE OVERWHELM
HELLO SWEET, SWEET SIMPLICITY

THE MARKETING FIX WILL GIVE YOU THE EXACT STEPS YOU NEED TO TAKE, EVERY MONTH, TO ACE YOUR MARKETING.

DO ONLY THOSE MARKETING TASKS THAT GET RESULTS

 Forget trying to everything at once, badly. I’ll help you focus on one task at a time and help you do it brilliantly so that you can see real results. No more #fomo because you’ll be following a plan. More importantly, no more overwhelm.

GET EXPERT ADVICE FROM THE BEST IN THE BUSINESS

Although I’ll be teaching you some awesome marketing techniques myself, I’m not an expert at everything. Instead, I’ve got a team of guest experts, who are THE go-to person in their field. In fact, they are so good, you wouldn’t normally be able to afford them 😉

CORE COURSES AVAILABLE WHENEVER YOU NEED THEM

At the heart of the membership are our courses, covering everything from branding and building your website to SEO and social media. Self-paced bite sized video learning.
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MONTHLY LIVE TEACHING EVENTS

Together we’ll be tackling a different marketing activity every month and you’ll have every design resource you’ll need to get started straight away – from Canva templates to swipe files. Watch live with your buddies in the community or watch when it suits and jump on a Q&A call.

A LIVELY, INTERACTIVE COMMUNITY

The Marketing Fix community is a private Facebook group which will form of the hub of the membership. You’ll be working on the same issues at the same time as other business owners who are just like you.

With live sessions streamed into the group, monthly surprises (don’t want to give away too much) and a place to get answers and support, you’ll make real friends at the same stage of their business and who ‘get’ you.

FACE-TO-FACE SUPPORT & ACCOUNTABILITY

I love building communities. Indeed if you’re reading this, you may already be in one of my Facebook groups so you’ll know I love helping people. 

I’ve set up the membership so that you can get regular live support from our weekly live co-working sessions (we even have break out rooms), our monthly Mastermind calls and for annual members, we have exclusive Quarterly Planning Workshops and an accountability group. We’re serious about supporting you.

INSIDE THE MARKETING FIX

The Monthly Live ‘Fixes’ and Mastermind Calls

Once a month, we’ll grab a cup of tea (or something stronger – not going to judge) and we’ll get together for a live online teaching event, designed to tackle one marketing activity each month.

I’ll be joined by a range of experts – from email marketing to Insta-gurus. I’ve invited the best people I’ve worked with and others who are on my dream list, to bring their actionable tips to share with us.

Even better, we’ll provide you with any resources you need to get the job done, whether that’s a template to use or copy to swipe. Because who’s got time to waste?

Every Fix will be recorded and added to the membership library and if you can’t make it, I’ll be hosting regular watch parties so you can ask questions live. 

Two weeks later, we get together for a Mastermind Q&A call where we check our progress, ask questions and tackle any roadblocks which might be holding you back.

We love Co-Working!

Need to talk to a real person? We got you! Sometimes you just need that bit of hands-on help or the chance to focus.

Every single week, we host a 3 hour Co-Working Session to keep you moving forward. Our members LOVE how much they get done in these sessions.

You can drop in, state your goal, turn your sound off and work or jump into breakout room with Melissa and team to get unstuck.

Core Courses on Tap…

At The Design Space, we’ve been selling and teaching online courses for years and we’re really excited to be able to include our courses in the monthly membership, especially our flagship, Build Your Own WordPress Website course. The course has already helped hundreds of small creative businesses to launch their own beautiful website with confidence.

Even if you already have a website, the course includes plenty of general knowledge including invaluable sections on maintenance, adding e-commerce, security and updating.

The format is easy-to-use format bite-sized video training, which you can follow from start to finish or dip into as and when you need them. 

Our flagship course, Build Your Own WordPress Website, has helped over a thousand small business owners.

The Business Blueprint

If you’re ready to really take control of your business, here you’ll be guided through creating a business and marketing plan for the year ahead in easy steps.

Build Your Own Website

From buying a domain to launching your site and getting it found online, our Build Your Own Website Course will teach you everything you need to know to build a professional website the right way.

The VIP Enquiry Experience

Do you cherish every single lead that comes your way, making them feel like the VIPs they are, without having to do everything manually? This course will show you how to keep things personal without the boring admin.

Branding Mini Course

Kickstart your business by getting to grips with branding basics. This short but practical course will teach you how to find visual inspiration & create a brand guide to guide all of your design decisions.

First Steps To Facebook Ads

A mini version of our popular Smarter Facebook Ads course. Learn about the Facebook Pixel, choosing ad objectives, setting up Ads Manager and get to grips with copywriting for conversion.

SEO Basics

If you’re planning a new website or redesigning an existing one, this mini course will show you how to set up your SEO plugin, preserve your existing SEO and understand how to connect to Google tools.

A Marketing-ready Website

Learn how to set up an email list with Mailchimp and other providers, integrate email capture into your website and build the pages you need to run successful paid ads on platforms like Facebook & Instagram.

Launch Your Lead Magnet

Understand the strategy behind creating a lead magnet or free resource to grow your email list. Use our InDesign template to create your own beautiful lead magnet and build the pages you need to host it.

Bring Your Business Online

If you’re ready to start selling online, this course will walk you through adding a shop or online course to your website. With layouts to download and bite-sized videos, you can be up and running in a couple of hours. 

Content Creators

Creating engaging content is the secret to audience growth. This course will teach you to do emotion-based research that will give you the key content pillars you need to attract your ideal clients.

Essential ClickUp

Organising your workflow is crucial and we love task management and workflow tool, ClickUp, so much that we commissioned a course for ClickUp beginners from industry expert, Anne Schick.

Pivot Your Business

Thinking of adding a new service or launching a completely new business idea. Knowing when to pivot is the key to surviving a tough business climate. This course will give you the tools you need to launch successfully.
WE HAVE NEW & RETURNING

EXPERTS

Here’s just a selection of the new and returning experts you’ll meet over the coming months. Check out their superpowers… 

Jade Jemma

Jade Jemma

SALES & CONVERSION

Jade Jemma is the secret sauce behind many high profile launches. Her down-to-earth take on selling without feeling sleazy is going to be a don’t miss session.
Corey Potter

Corey Potter

SEO

Corey Potter is the founder of Fuel Your Photos, where he provides the most effective and unbiased information available about current good practice when it comes to SEO for image-driven, creative businesses. The world of SEO changes all of the time and Corey makes sure his clients have the most up-to-date strategies in their toolkit.

Rob & Kennedy

Rob & Kennedy

EMAIL MARKETING

Rob & Kennedy are the Email Marketing Heroes. They will be sharing some of their key strategies when it comes to amplifying your message with email marketing.

Entertaining and fun, their session will help you fall in love with writing dazzling content that speaks to your ideal clients.

Jaz Ampaw-Farr

Jaz Ampaw-Farr

MINDSET COACH

Jaz Ampaw-Farr is the original Resilience Ninja. Jaz will be helping us to overcome our roadblocks around confidence, imposter syndrome and becoming just 10% braver.
Kay Peacey

Kay Peacey

MARKETING AUTOMATION

Kay Peacey is a digital marketing specialist who works with small creative businesses on their digital marketing systems.

She is obsessed with making the most of great marketing tech, and loves introducing small creative businesses to the modern digital tools that will make their working lives easier.

Sacha Liddiard

Sacha Liddiard

MESSENGER BOTS

Sacha is digital strategist behind Think Outside The Bot. She builds fun, engaging bots that your ideal clients will love to interact with.

She’ll be showing how simple bot sequences can massively improve conversion rates.

Laura Robinson

Laura Robinson

COPYWRITING

Laura helps business owners write the words for their website, blog posts, marketing emails and social media.

“Before you hide under the table muttering “no writing, I can’t do the writing, the writing is too hard”, please trust me – if you want to write your own online content, you can.”

Allison Chrisite

Allison Chrisite

FACEBOOK ADS

Allison is our in-house Facebook Ads expert and the host of our Facebook Ads course.

Allison will be showing us how to get started with Facebook ads and take the date you already have to build successful campaigns.

ANNUAL OR MONTHLY?

SAVE MORE & GET MORE

PSST! The correct answer is Annual.

Not only do you save 20%, you get a free WordPress Theme from The Design Space.

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12 months for the price of 10

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A free theme from The Design Space

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Weekly Live Co-working

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Monthly Live Guest Experts

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Monthly Live Mastermind Sessions

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More courses & resources

Get a FREE Design Space Theme worth £150 when you take out an annual subscription.

I’M READY TO JOIN

If you’re ready to nail your marketing over the next year, we’ve got your back. Choose annual and we’ll take care of the rest.

If you want to go monthly, that’s totally fine too. You can choose to opt into some extra annual workshops for a one-time payment.

GO MONTHLY

£35 per month

 

Lock in this lifetime annual rate

Recurring payment – cancel anytime

30 day money-back guarantee

BUY ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP

£350 per year

 

Get 2 months free

Lifetime annual rate

Recurring payment – cancel anytime

30 day money-back guarantee

Members are saying…

We always get lost when it comes to marketing. Sales funnels, Google Pixel, Pinterest, Google Ads, Facebook Ads, and the rest!.. What are we to do and where are we to start?

As soon as we saw The Marketing Fix, Simon (my husband and business partner) told me to sign up without any question. It was exactly what we need and what we are looking for. Guidance on where to start and what to do. And not just for one short course, assistance with little bits of everything and ongoing support!

The price is so reasonable for how much you get and you aren’t tied in. The community support in the Facebook group is fantastic as well. We love the fact that we can pick things up as and when we can. 

Melissa, we cannot thank you enough for setting this up. You have the right knowledge and tools to help small businesses, and the right contacts for guest speakers as well! It’s ideal and we are grateful for you doing this.

SONIA & SIMON

I’ve been running my little writing, translation and webdesign business for years without any marketing concept. Fortunately Melissa came on the scene with her brilliant Marketing Fix! 💪💪 Everything seems to be just falling into place now, thanks to her excellent and no-nonsense guidance. I’m delighted to be getting everything at last sorted out and can’t thank Melissa enough for her help! 🙏

“This is such great training. Melissa is always there to help. There is a great new word that sums up what we are all going through: we are on the Coronacoaster. Some weeks are up, some weeks are down, but we will get to the end of it and being in this community is exactly what I need right now.”

SUZANNE BLACK

“A brilliantly facilitated, responsive, community, a concrete programme that allows you to follow at your own pace (but keeps you motivated so you don’t let it go the way of EVERY ONLINE COURSE EVER), and lots of information from experts in their field. The Marketing Fix is an excellent way to kick your marketing into touch, and claw back some of those inefficient, undirected hours spent telling the wrong people what you are about. Get on it.”

ANGE WARD BROWN

😍 😍 I have only been a part of the Marketing Fix for 72 hours but my mind is blown, I am sharing this with all my photographer friends and even just business friends because of the pure gold Melissa has provided me.

I paid a huge marketing firm about $1500 a month for a year and my ranking is still 40th or 70th depending on what you are searching for, but already I have seen improvements with my knowledge on how to change that for the better myself. Thank you! 🙌

“It’s so nice to feel part of such a supportive community. I always learn so much during Melissa’s session and feel I come out with a much stronger business.”
STEPHANIE PRINCE

👋 Where have you been all my life?
Finally a membership that’s truly hands on, practical, walk through step by step. So much money I’ve wasted with other online courses. No more! The Marketing Fix has arrived!
From marketing, SEO, to step by step making your website work for you. I don’t feel stupid anymore!
Whether you are a creative or not, Melissa is your solution to everything.
GOT SOME

QUESTIONS?

Who is The Marketing Fix for?

The Marketing Fix is for any small creative business who wants to implement a solid marketing strategy, without getting overwhelmed. It’s a blend of live and recorded learning sessions, so you can choose your own learning style.

If you value community and accountability, you’ll love being a member.

Does it matter what stage my business is at?

Not at all. No matter what stage you’re at, you’ll have the right resources to plan and execute your marketing. 

If you’re new to running your business, you can complete our ‘foundation fixes’ which will quickly get you and your website marketing ready.

And if you’re more experienced, you’ll be able to tap into the latest thinking from our guest experts and ask them questions relevant to your business goals.

I already have a website or taken your courses. Why should I join?

Although you might not need all of the course resources right now, technology, algorithms and strategies change.

Our courses are always up-to-date so you can dive in as and when you need them. We’ll also be adding new lessons to existing courses and new courses over the coming year. 

But the courses are just one part of the membership. The monthly live teaching and Q&A sessions and the accountability you’ll get through being part of a supportive community will provide massive value. 

Can I get one-to-one help with problems?

Although this isn’t a 1-2-1 coaching course, there are plenty of opportunities to get help. You’ll belong to a private Facebook group where you can ask questions and get help, you can ask questions during the live teaching events and ask for help with specific problems during the monthly live Q&A calls, where we’ll all be together on screen.

You can also book additional help from any of our experts at a discounted rate. 

What happens if I miss a session or fall behind?

Every session and call will be recorded and posted in the group and in the membership website area for you to watch whenever it suits you. I’ll also be hosting a ‘watch party’ replay of the monthly fix sessions. 

Although the fixes come in a logical order, they are self-contained, so you can easily dip into them in any order. 

What if I don't like it or want to cancel?

Absolutely no problem. You can get a refund during the first 30 days, no questions asked. And if you want to cancel, you can do that in just a couple of clicks from your account page. You’ll retain access for the rest of that month until your cancellation takes effect. 

How about a look behind the scenes?

If there is absolutely anything you’re not sure about, or you’d like to have a chat about whether The Marketing Fix is right for you, then drop me a line at melissa@thedesignspace.co or click here to message me on Facebook.

I’M READY TO JOIN

If you’re ready to nail your marketing over the next year, we’ve got your back. Choose annual and we’ll take care of the rest.

If you want to go monthly, that’s totally fine too. You can choose to opt into some extra annual workshops for a one-time payment.

GO MONTHLY

£35 per month

 

Lock in this lifetime annual rate

Recurring payment – cancel anytime

30 day money-back guarantee

BUY ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP

£350 per year

 

Get 2 months free

Lifetime annual rate

Recurring payment – cancel anytime

30 day money-back guarantee

My 30 Day Guarantee

I want you to love being a member of The Marketing Fix and get amazing results.

If you don’t feel that your membership can help you transform your marketing, then let me know and I’ll refund your purchase. No questions asked. I’m sure you’ll be delighted though!

Melissa Love

FOUNDER & HOST

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