11 Choices That Sabotage Your Design Business & Wellbeing

by Bianca Board on 5 December 2014

I’m experiencing a really big ‘shift’ right now. Can you feel it too? It's a good shift but in everything I do and the way I live my entire life.

If you follow my blogs, you’ll have read about how this year has been tough. That’s an understatement actually -- it’s been completely fucked. Gruelling. Heart-breaking. Trying. Nasty. And at times absolutely terrifying.

But I’m now coming out the other end and let me tell you…. I’m a whole lot richer for the experience.

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Anatomy of the Perfect Website Pitch That Sells 30+ Websites P/Mth

by Bianca Board on 28 November 2014

Last week we talked about Time Wasters, Tight-Asses and $500 Websites. It was great to see such an interesting and passionate conversation bubble up from it. (And one shirty email about the profanity in the title! Oops, sorry about that.)

We talked about the guilt of giving up too early, the AMEN’s to selling on value and the sheer frustration with stingy clients who think you should work for peanuts. 

It was brilliant. If you haven’t read it it, go check it out now and come back.

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Time Wasters, Tight-Asses And $500 Websites

by Bianca Board on 21 November 2014

Okay, let’s just get one thing straight… You are worth more than $500 per website. Full stop. Now say it with me:

“I am worth more than $500 a website.”
“I am worth way more than $500 for a website.”

You studied hard, you work your butt off and you’ve taken the biggest risk of all going out on your own. You don’t need some halfwit who has no idea about design telling you that you’re only worth $500 for 50+ hours work, right? Right? Right. [read more...]

Seriously, what are you waiting for?

by on 14 November 2014

You may have noticed I didn’t publish a blog last Friday. Why? Because I decided to give myself a break. It’s been a really tough few weeks (nothing compared to this week but anyway, still hard) and I knew I just needed to get away from it all.

I knew I had a million things to do, including writing a post just for you, and I even considered taking my laptop so I could work from our boat. But I quickly bitch-slapped myself and said “Don’t be stupid, they’ll understand, you work bloody hard, you deserve to take a day off. Tell ‘em all about it next week”.

Which is what today’s post is about…

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*READ THIS* When You Feel Like Quitting Your Design Business

by on 31 October 2014

This week I had two of my top-gun employees hand me their resignation letters... and I cried. I just couldn’t hold it back. I couldn’t stop the tears. I had the puffiest eyes trying to put on a brave face for everyone in the office but I felt sick. I felt panicked. I felt beaten.

I just wanted to crawl into a thousands holes and die. Have you ever felt like that?

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The #1 Biggest Mistake Web Designers Make Selling Websites.

by Bianca Board on 23 October 2014

People often ask me how we manage to sell and launch 40 or so websites every month.

I don’t have a team of 100. I don’t spend more than $2,000 per month on advertising. And I don’t churn and burn clients.

The answer is simple....

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A Cheap & Easy Way To Get More Ideal Design Leads… Today!

by Bianca Board on 13 October 2014

If you had of told me a year ago to add Live Chat to our website to increase inbound leads I would have scoffed and probably said something like:

“Are you kidding? I don’t have time for that?!”

“Yeah right, who would manage it? Not me!”

“Good in theory but I don’t want to be bound to it day and night… I’m busy enough!” 

“Live Chat won’t work for us, we don’t get enough traffic.”

But earlier this year I decided to give it a go... just for a month I told myself. ONE month and then I’ll decide whether to keep it or throw it in the mounting pile of other 267 other marketing tactics I’ve tried and failed...

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What do you want to know about getting more web design clients?

by on 1 October 2014

Okay, so here’s the deal: I know I’ve been quiet lately and I want to make it up to you... I am getting a TON of questions every week (about 145,044 actually -- give or take a few) about how we sell so many websites and generate so many leads.

Currently we get about 150 inbound leads per month, or about 5 per day, AND we sell about 40-50 websites every month. It's insane.

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