Oh. Em. Gee. It can be SO hard to get web design clients. Believe me, I know. It's something I used to struggle with too. Whether you're brand new, or have been at this a while, every month it's the same story: clients are nowhere to be found. You KNOW they're out there, but it feels like they're hiding from you. And they're REALLY good at camouflage. So you go searching; looking under the proverbial couch in all your Facebook groups, poking your head into the closet at your local … [Read more...] about Why is it SO hard to get web design clients?
By far, the most resistance I face when teaching students in my course, or in my consulting work, is with finding and narrowing down to a web design niche for their business. “If I narrow down my web design niche, I’m turning customers away!” “If I niche my web design business, I’m limiting myself!” “If I niche to a certain kind of client, it’s going to be boring!” I know, I know, I’ve heard it all. And yet, once I get my students to niche, they get MORE web design clients than they … [Read more...] about Do you REALLY have to find your web design niche?
Starting a web design business is hard. Even after choosing a focus, niching down, and establishing your pricing, you have to actually GET web design clients clients. If you're wondering how to get web design clients, this post is for you. When you’re brand new to business, being super-picky about your first clients may hurt you more than it helps. You certainly don’t want to take on any nightmare clients, but it can be beneficial to your processes (and bank account) to take on clients … [Read more...] about How to get web design clients when you’re just starting out
Have you every taken on a project that you thought was a good fit, but ended up being a bad one? It happens to all of us. Sometimes we get a gut feeling (trust it!) but not always. Sometimes bad fits blindside us and we have to dig our way out of the mess. Here are a few ways to pinpoint whether a project is a good fit or not. Are you excited to work on the project? When you think about the project, are you excited to work on it? Apathetic? Already dreading it it? When you're not … [Read more...] about How to tell if a project is a good fit for you
I've said it before, and I'll say it again, getting more clients can be rough. But without clients, you don't have a business! I've rounded up the best client-getting resources I could find. Some are free, some are paid, some have affiliate links in which case if you click them and then make a purchase I'll get a small commission, but the point is: you've got to have clients if you want to have a business. Let's help you get more clients. Psst! Affiliate links below. That means if you click a … [Read more...] about Resources to help you get more clients
Once you find your clients, and make sure you're attracting the right ones, you still have to get potential clients to hire you. If they land on your website, and don't feel a connection, they'll be leaving. Client's won't stick around if there are too many barriers to hiring you, and you'll lose them. If it feels like potential clients know who you are, but you're still not getting hired, there might be something wrong on your website. Make it obvious who you work with If you're not … [Read more...] about How to get potential clients to hire you