Listen now ↓
So you’re dreaming of starting a web design biz…
but there’s just one thing holding you back!
How the heck will you get clients as a new designer without a portfolio!? And how are you supposed to build a portfolio without any clients?
(Major “Which came first? The chicken or the egg?” moment.)
In an effort to build your portfolio, you may be tempted to design your first few sites free of charge, but is it really wise to work for free when you’re first starting out?
Ps. The advice I give in today’s episode can honestly apply to pretty much any service-based business, but because I teach people how to become Squarespace website designers, my examples will relate to that!
Should you work for free when you’re first getting started in your business? My short and sweet answer (1:45)
What life looked like when I first starting my web design business. Plus, my first client and exactly how much I charged (2:23)
Why this one simple piece of advice applies to you no matter what type of service you offer (3:35)
Setting up your client process (and finding the confidence to charge for your work) (4:37)
Client psychology 101: How to appear booked-out so your dream clients want to work with you (6:45)
Not sure this advice applies to you? Listen to this photographer’s story (and the #1 thing she did to blow-up her business) (7:15)
Social Media: The top 3 dead-giveaways that you’re a total newb (and what to post instead.) Plus, creating scarcity as a new website designer (9:22)
How to hand-pick your first few projects when so that your portfolio attracts your only your dream clients (11:20)
The 1 thing every designer must do before taking on a new client! Plus, setting boundaries as a new designer.(2:18)
Ready to get this show on the road?
Skip the years of trial and error and start your businesses the right way, right away!
Join the ranks of over 350+ students who have successfully completed my online course Square Secrets Business.
A complete Squarespace web design business blueprint.
Business strategy ✓ Marketing plan ✓ Processes ✓ Systems ✓ Confidence ✓
You bring the web design skills.
I’ll bring you a complete business strategy that will have you ready to begin working with clients and bringing in
Ps. Need help in the web design skills department too? Don’t fret! My Square Secrets has you covered!
It’s my goal to help as many go-getter girls just like yourself to ditch their 9-5 and get on with living their best life, and as it turns out, the iTunes Gods love reviews just as much as I love frozen margs.
Your review directly helps me to win over the iTunes Gods and get this show in front of more girls just like you!
So thanks in advance for leaving a review, I’m so grateful to you! (Oh and the girl sitting bored to tears at her desk right now currently planning her escape, she’s grateful to you too.)