DENVER, Jan. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Design Success University's 2013 Interior Design Fee & Salary Survey reveals a shocking statistic: 23.2% of all interior designers left the industry between May 2008 and May 2011 according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The free eBook is available for immediate download.
For most designers, 2012 financial results and satisfaction with the profession have been mixed and even dismal:
- 98.5% of interior designers feel underpaid for the amount of work they do
- 94% of designers want or need to make more money
- 72.6% of designers feel overwhelmed
- 80% want to feel more satisfied with their level of success
- 67.2% struggle to stay organized
New data revealed in the 2013 Interior Design Fee & Salary Survey eBook shows 10 key strategies that celebrity and high-earning designers use to earn high incomes and achieve success. That's why the new survey eBook filled with analysis of the results and recommendations is so unique.
Gail Doby, Co-founder of Design Success University said, "Almost 60% of interior designers earn less than $45,000. Discovering new strategies that financially successful designers use to earn six-figure+ incomes can transform how other designers approach their businesses to achieve higher incomes and more satisfaction with their careers. Interior designers can 'peek behind the curtain' for the first time to discover the reasons why celebrity and high-earning designers accomplish seemingly impossible results in challenging economic times. Our goal is to stop the attrition in the interior design industry by helping designers learn vital business and marketing skills to survive and thrive. This book is the first step a designer should take to change their results – and it is free."
Approximately 1,006 interior designers participated in the November 2012 survey. Download a copy of the 2013 Interior Design Fee & Salary Survey eBook here: http://www.InteriorDesignFees.com.
"Design Success University's Interior Design Fee and Salary Survey eBook is the most current and comprehensive industry information available. Anyone interested in how today's designers are running their businesses will want to have a copy to refer to often," said Michael Berens, Director of Research for ASID.
"Interior design is a numbers game: the most financially-successful designers have a laser beam focus on their sales numbers, goals, etc. That's why the 2013 fee eBook is such an invaluable resource for the interior design industry. It spells out all the vital stats, providing vivid snapshots and vital benchmarks for design professionals. This is a must-read for any interior designer serious about taking his/her business to the next level and beyond in 2013. I enthusiastically recommend it to all designers, whatever their experience and whatever their specialty," said Fred Berns, Business by Design, Inc.
"As a principal interior designer, it is imperative to navigate your business successfully. This becomes especially challenging when the business environment is changing. Understanding emerging client needs and expectations as well as what is working and not working for other design firms is pivotal to making advantageous decisions for your firm. Design Success University continues year after year to provide Interior Designers with one of the most valuable eBooks in our industry, the Interior Design Fee and Salary Survey. It is absolutely something every designer in this industry should read. Every business owner feels the weight of information overload; I promise this information is worth every minute of your time," said Debbie Green, President, Minutes Matter Solutions, Inc.
"I am just thrilled that DSU has surveyed our fellow designers to get the real scoop! How much money are they making? Who is buying? Yes, the cat is out of the bag. Designers are sharing. Read this tell-all survey to see where you fit in with your peers," said Natasha Lima-Younts, DSA, President and Founder of Designer Society of America.
About Design Success University
DSU mentors over 10,000 designers in 43 countries to grow their profits and visibility. This virtual continuing education resource for interior designers founded by Gail Doby, ASID, DSA, IDS and Erin Weir coaches and teaches by teleseminar and webinar.
Doby's experience includes sales and marketing for a Fortune 500 company after graduating with a Finance & Banking degree, commercial floor covering sales management, facilities management and design for a subsidiary of American Airlines, an Interior Design degree and over 20 years running a mid-sized interior design business. Doby shows interior designers how to apply practical, cutting-edge marketing and business strategies and skills to succeed in business.
Weir, Co-founder & Strategic Vision Manager, brings her interior design degree, client service and strong technical skills to DSU's clients.
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