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Business of Web Design – Page 2 – Killersites Web Design Magazine

Category: Business of Web Design

  • Web Design in a Recession

    I wrote a quick article today on what to expect in the web design business because of the recession we are now in. I’ve seen this before (in the last recession) and I also see what’s going on now … so I got some answers! I also give you some clues as to how to position yourself so you can actually profit in this environment.

  • How to Manage your Money

    A key part about having a successful web designed business is properly managing your money. This may seem like a boring topic, but it still crucial. In the following podcast, I walk you through some of my basic rules of money management.

  • Judging a Person’s Character

    In this session of the Business of Web Design, I teach you a few tricks that you can use to get an glimpse into the character of people you deal with. This may seem like a strange thing to talk about in a business course, but it is actually very important because who you deal with, will have a huge impact on the success or failure of your web design business.

  • Getting Paid for your Web Design Work

    Getting paid is a huge part of a web design business … actually any business! In this podcast, I go over a bunch of details about how to collect from and bill clients. … And a bunch of other stuff too.

  • Managing Lazy Clients

    In this session I introduce you to the ‘lazy client’ and then I get into how to manage them. … Just in case your wondering why you should care, lazy clients can turn into a big pain in the butt and can cost you time and money. Not cool.

  • The Web Design Contract

    Hi, In this session of the Business of Web Design, I go over what you need to have in a typical web design contract. There are important elements that you must include to avoid problems down the road, things like: Payment terms. Delivery dates. Project specifics: how many pages, functionality etc… … and a whole […]

  • The Initial Web Design Proposal

    The initial proposal is a document that provides a basic outline of the web site project. It contains enough detail to give the prospective client a general idea of what you would be delivering, but it leaves out the specifics that you would later detail in the actual web design contract.

  • Getting your first web design client and your web design portfolio.

    In the following session, I outline what you need to have on your web design business web site. So we are talking about contact phone numbers, examples of your previous work etc… For many though, since they are just starting out, they may have no commercial work to show – no worries, I provide you with a couple of strategies to make up for that. Finally, I also get into how you can land your very first web design client.

  • Branding your Web Design Business

    In this session I go over what you need to do in terms of creating a brand for your web design business. If you don’t what I mean by ‘branding’, I’m just talking about the corporate identity.So we are talking about your business website, business cards etc… Besides, pointing out what you need to do, I also get into some details as to how you might go about doing it. As usual, I take a simple practical approach based on my 17-18 years experience in small business.

  • How much money do you need to start a web design business?

    In this session of the Business of Web Design, I look at how much money you need to start a web design business. The great news is, that you don’t need hardly any money at all, so just about everyone can get in!

  • Business of Web Design – Business Types

    In this session I teach you about the business types you can use to form your web design business:

    • Sole proprietorship
    • Partnership
    • Incorporation
    Besides learning about the basic differences between these business types, I get into why you might want to use one type over an another … we look at the advantages and disadvantages of each.