Author: Rob O'Rourke

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When Should You Do FREE Web Design Work?

If you think like a typical beginner web designer, you’re probably considering working for free. You’re full of energy, motivation and determination. You can’t wait to get into action. You’re so eager to start that you’re willing to buy your way into a project by working for free. “I’ll do a couple of projects for

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A Simple 6-Step Process to Landing Portfolio Clients

So far, you’ve learned how a website can help business, you’ve learned what kind of skills a web designer needs to have to be successful, and that trust is the key factor in sales. You’ve brainstormed dozens of businesses that might already trust you, and you have email templates that will help you reach out

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How to Find the Perfect Web Design Client

In this article, you will learn about the type of clients that will help you grow your web business as fast as possible. I’ll explain why it’s worth putting in extra time and effort when picking first clients to work with. Especially when you’re first getting started it works against you jumping at the first

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How to Improve Your Web Design Sales by 1000%

We see freelancers asking the same questions again and again. “I’ve reached out to dozens of companies and nothing. Nobody wants my service.” “I’ve done 200 cold-calls, nobody wants to talk to me. How do you get past the gatekeeper?” “I’ve sent 1000s of cold emails and got no response. What subject lines do you

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Why Most Web Designers Struggle to Make Sales

And it’s not about the money. Most web designers struggle to sell their services consistently. It might be hard for those of you who are starting out, but it’s a problem of seasoned web designers as well (if they don’t get it right from the very beginning). They reach out to business owners hoping to

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Core Skills a Web Designer Needs to Know

If you’re just starting off, or you’ve been working on your business for a couple of months, you’re short on time. You feel like you need to know everything, right now, this minute, otherwise, you’ll fail before you even start. You don’t know what is going to make the biggest difference, the all-too-familiar confusion creeps

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How a Website Can Help a Business

If you want to make money with web design, a great place to start is to really understand how a website can help a business. You need to know this so you fully understand why a business owner would buy a website. They will only buy when there is a clear reason to buy. Without