Strategic Design: Make Your Website Tell a Story

Did you know that your website should tell a story? Ever land on a website and feel like there’s no clear route you should be taking? That’s because the website is not telling a story. When that happens, do you get frustrated and leave the website? What if that’s happening to people when they visit…

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How to Use Quizzes as a Web Designer

Wondering how to use quizzes in your web design business? Who doesn’t love a good quiz? Well, I’m sure someone out there doesn’t, but millions of people looking for ways to waste time on the internet take quizzes. Why? They’re fun! And useful. How else would you know which Spice Girl you are or what…

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How to Position Your Web Design Business Like a Pro

Where you position your business in your market says a lot about you and your business. Do you want to be the Walmart of web design and churn out lots of cheap websites? Or would you rather be a Louboutin, with a signature style and high prices? Or maybe you want to fall somewhere in…

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How I Set Up and Organize My Web Design Projects

Ever wonder how to organize a web design project so that it runs smoothly? Whether your web design projects are a disorganized mess or you feel like you could improve your client experience (and then charge more for the websites you’re already making), getting your files and processes organized will save you a ton of…

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Stop Selling Websites RIGHT NOW!

Stop selling websites! Please. Look, we’ve all been there. A client is haggling your price down because So-and-So over at that other design business says she can make a website for half the cost. You start to question yourself. And you start to worry that the client will hire So-and-So instead. And you are juuuuust…

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How to Raise Prices in Your Web Design Business (And Why You Should!)

Raising prices can be scary. What if no one is willing to hire you at your new rates? Will you lose clients? But don’t worry, like most things in business, prices are temporary. If it REALLY doesn’t work out, you can always lower them again. But you shouldn’t have to. Why? Because… There’s an audience…

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Add Recurring Revenue to Your Web Design Business!

Wanna create recurring revenue in your web design business? If your web design business feels like a roller coaster of income, you need to add recurring revenue to your offer lineup. So many web designers struggle to book clients from month to month and feel like they’re spending all their time marketing to a brick…

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Antsy Clients? How to Prevent Them From Becoming Nightmares!

Are you creating antsy clients without even knowing it? Having been a web designer and a client, I’ve seen this scenario from both sides. As a designer, you’re plugging away at a client’s project, oblivious to the fact that your client is starting to freak out and believe you’ve run off with their money. As…

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How to Help Clients With Tiny Budgets

“My clients have TINY budgets! They can’t afford a $10,000 website. They can’t even afford a $3,000 one!” Does that sound like you? It sounds like a lot of web designers I know. While I could (and often do) tell them to target clients with more money, sometimes the people you want as your clients…

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How to Price Your Web Design Services and Make Money!

Struggling to price your web design services? You’re not alone! Pricing is hard. Figuring out what people will pay and what you need to make and closing any gaps in between can be tricky. A lot of designers get hung up on how to price web design services. But you can do it! I like…

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