Get web design clients as a freelance web designer.

Four Keys to Incredible Succes as a Web Designer

Ok, to start out, you need to bring in money to eat, sleep, and poo. To pay the bills. Fair enough. Focus on that as much as you need to. Try stuff out. Go market, network, and learn. In my list of four below, I used to think the first three were the greatest things to strive for in my web design business. But now, I’m thoroughly convinced there are four things. They are: 1. More income You need to earn more income to pay for life’s needs and add a smile to your face. It’s hell to be afraid you can’t pay…

One way to get easy web design work graphic

One way to get easy web design work graphic

I just got off the phone with web designer in the trenches, John Waiveris After an hour of fun chatting and sharing stories, I figured out how he gets plenty of work. It’s via referrals and partnering (similar to referrals in that you’re the go-to person). Referrals are the best because you don’t have to do any hard, clumsy, cheesy selling. Just be helpful and quote your rate. Over the years, he’s done great work for his clients and his web designer friends (the people who refer him). They do the selling. He just joins in the work. It’s because of…

Getting Web Design Clients at the WordPress Web Designer Meetup Group in Auckland

Getting Web Design Clients at the WordPress Web Designer Meetup Group in Auckland

It’s a week before I head back to the states and I figured I’d host a meetup.com group to see who is doing what and if I/we can’t help each other improve our efforts to secure more clients. (For any of you from the meeting, I posted a 25% code to the meetup group description. It’s 25kevin25 if you want to use it to save about $25 on the guide. I’ll let it go for two days. Enjoy!) It was held in the central library, a cool spot, for the WordPress Web Designer Meetup Group in Auckland. Here are the key frustrations from…

How Clay secured 2k in web design income in under an hour

How Clay secured 2k in web design income in under an hour

One of the challenges freelancers face is closing the deal. Many proposals sit on the table and don’t get signed. And often it just takes a gentle reminder of how important your help is to the client’s business. After reading my guide, Clay saw things a little differently and simply asked a client two questions to get this stuck proposal signed. Here’s what he wrote me a few days ago when he sealed a deal an hour after having a major Aha! moment from reading the guide … If you’re not earning enough and want to find more web design…

How Trent Gets Web Design Clients

How Trent Gets Web Design Clients

I just got off the phone with a web designer I’ve known for about a year from LinkedIn, Trent Smith. He runs Jango Studios, website design for attorneys. I had the privilege to peek deep into his web design business and see what’s working for him when it comes to finding clients. Here are my notes from the call … A year ago, he mentally made the switch, the change in behavior which made his business less stressful and more profitable. When he started in 2007 he designed websites for any company. He always felt he should specialize  but had the bit of…

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