One month I had tons of clients. One month, I lost them all. The next month I got more clients then I could have imagined. People just kept referring me to others and I kept getting more requests. Now I have built up my business with a combination of new business, outsourced business, and steady contracts. I have two primary contracts that result in over half my annual income and the best part, it's work I can count on every month. I've been working on these contracts for over 3 years now. I'm a freelancer and I never have to worry about my business.
I am so lucky and thank the stars everyday I have been able to build this business. And now, I'm going to show you exactly what to do to get freedom from freelancing.
If you have ever thought about start a web design business, this is the course for you! Ten years ago I had those very same thoughts. I wanted to quit my job in restaurants and travel the world. There was just of course the very small issue of how I would make a living. I had always been the Techy Girl and done some jobs in IT, but for me it was a hobby. Until one day I decided to just go ahead and make it my life! I started designing websites taking on any projects I could get. Before I knew it I had a job that I could do from anywhere and could support my family and expensive travel habits. If this sounds even like remotely similar to something you are looking for, this is the course for you!
I will show you how to get clients, maintain them, get referrals, and have 98% job success like I do. And I'll show you how to grow your little freelance business into an agency for when you are ready!
Module 1 – Introduction
A Day in the Life
The Techy Stuff
The Tools You Need
Module 2 – Running your business
working as a freelancer
working from home
your client testimonials
Module 3 – getting clients
online places to get clients
Module 4 - working with clients
proper decorum when working with clients
how to create a smooth process with clients
handling customer complaints or set backs
final delivery of products
customer follow ups
Module 5 Becoming An Agency
Hiring A VA
Creating Your Processes
Hiring Other Web Developers
Growing Your Agency
This course includes videos, guides, email templates, and scripts you can use in your business. PLUS you will get access to our private Facebook Group where I will be posting weekly jobs available once you complete the course.
I’m the teacher. I’m Stephanie. Ten years ago you could have found me working as a dining room manager for Donald Trump at his property in Bedminster, New Jersey. At 23 I loved it! I got to meet celebrities and learn from some of the top business people in the world including Donald Trump himself. I worked from morning till night. I ran events. I had a great staff. It was wonderful. As I got older tho, working in restaurants and country clubs started to wear on me a bit. Working until 2 am is great when you’re in your 20’s. Not so much fun when you’re in your 30’s however.
I had always loved computers and technology. I always had the newest gadgets and phones. When the internet started becoming a thing, I was on it. I was shopping on it. I joined Facebook. It was awesome. Loads of fun. That’s when I started to realize there had to be a way to meld my two worlds. All the business knowledge I had plus getting information out there on the internet. Business knowledge + internet = EGM for me.
EGM is my Digital Marketing business. It started out as a management consulting firm but through the years has developed into a marketing consulting firm. This happened because of my sheer love of marketing. Ten years ago I didn’t know I loved marketing. But I also didn’t know I loved spinach.
I started out helping businesses define their strategies. I would help business owners stream line their processes and procedures to make them more efficient. Maybe they were doing their accounting by hand. I would set them up on excel. Maybe they didn’t have an opening and closing procedure for their store. I would create one. Maybe they didn’t have weekly meetings. I would help them set up meeting agendas. You get the idea here.
The problem with this was that I had a third thing I loved to do. I loved to travel. I went to Mexico and Italy and fell in love with the idea of travelling the world. So I wanted something that would allow me to earn a living while also getting to stay on the beach all afternoon. That’s when I really became serious about web design.
I took any job anyone was willing to pay me. One of my very first jobs was to install 100 wordpress sites via ftp transfer (not the simple one click process it is now mind you), for a grand total of $50. I loved it. It was one of the best jobs I ever did. And so my career continued in this fashion. It was always a part time gig. I was constantly teaching myself new things about WordPress, blogging, social media, SEO. If there was a webinar or free course out there, I took it! I started reading lots of books and teaching myself everything I could.
Finally, as I had started to settle down in life, I told my husband (we were still engaged at the time) I didn’t want to work in restaurants and hotels anymore. I wanted to do websites. Full time. Like a real job. I wanted my own business. This is what I loved doing and so that was all I wanted to do. And I did. I got lots of clients. So many that I had to start hiring help. It was wonderful.
Now, I want to pass this knowledge on to you. I want you to learn all the things it me years to learn. How to deal with clients. How to create a system that gets you happy clients every time and gets you referrals. How to market yourself so that people want to hire you. And of course how to actually design websites!