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Making Website Magic, hosted by Sam Muñoz & Karyn Paige, empowers women to step boldly into their web design businesses, follow their intuition, and claim the success they are worthy of. Sam and Karyn focus on the mindset, challenges, triumphs, and intentional strategies of running an aligned web design & development business. Each week, you'll hear about everything from refining your business vision, crafting relevant packages & services, intentional networking & marketing, and creating a magical client experience. Learn more about Sam, Karyn, and Making Website Magic at https://makingwebsitemagic.com

Making Website Magic Sam Muñoz & Karyn Paige

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    • 5.0 • 26 Ratings

Making Website Magic, hosted by Sam Muñoz & Karyn Paige, empowers women to step boldly into their web design businesses, follow their intuition, and claim the success they are worthy of. Sam and Karyn focus on the mindset, challenges, triumphs, and intentional strategies of running an aligned web design & development business. Each week, you'll hear about everything from refining your business vision, crafting relevant packages & services, intentional networking & marketing, and creating a magical client experience. Learn more about Sam, Karyn, and Making Website Magic at https://makingwebsitemagic.com

    Season 01 in Review

    Season 01 in Review

    As a business, we make space to reflect on what we have accomplished thus far so that we can reset and create new goals for the upcoming months. It only felt right to continue this practice with the podcast to reflect back on season 1 and highlight some of the amazing things we have done and our favorite episodes for you to re-listen to. That’s why episode 31 of MAKING WEBSITE MAGIC is our season 1 in review!
    Join the waitlist for the Making Website Magic School of Business. 
    In this episode of Making Website Magic, Sam & Karyn are reflecting back on season 1 of Making Website Magic, emphasizing how SMC has evolved by adding the Making Website Magic education and mentoring branch to their business.
    As Sam and Karyn prepare for their annual holiday break, here are six episodes for you to re-listen to until they return on January 11th, 2022. 
     Episode 3: What is YOUR Dream Business? This episode truly sets the tone for everything we have talked about thus far. It outlines the true inner work, reflection, and self-awareness needed to decide for yourself what you want your business to look like and how it is going to fit into YOUR life. Episode 5: The Fear Surrounding Discovery Calls. This episode is a reminder that one-to-one communications is at the center of your web design and development business so it is important to not let fear keep you from making these connections with potential clients. Once you address your fear head on, you are able to learn and grow from it. Episode 6: Why You Keep Undercharging as a Web Designer and How To Stop. This episode is fundamental to uncovering what has caused you to undervalue and undercharge for your services and how to reframe this mindset. It is also where we introduced the beloved concept of value-based pricing.Episode 14: Stop Offering EVERYTHING as a Web Designer. Our top episode is where we discuss why we feel the need to offer everything to every client and how we can stop. In this episode, we also address the benefits of being specific with your offerings. Episode 15: Owning Your Space = Confidence. In this episode, we discuss the abundance that comes into your life and your business when you confidently commit to and embody what you’re doing.Episode 20: Burnout as a Web Designer and Developer. This episode is where we finally address what can happen if you ignore all of the other tips and end up burning out and the negative implications it has not only on yourself but your business. We encourage you to take a step back to relax and reflect, much like we’re doing now! (Take our advice!)As always, thank you all for all of the love, kindness, and wonderful messages that have come our way. We cannot thank our listeners enough for allowing us to show up in this space and for getting us to the place we are today. Be sure to tune in to all the episodes to receive empowerment to step boldly into your web design business and to hear even more about the points outlined above.
    CONNECT WITH SAM & KARYN:
    Instagram - Sam Muñoz
    Instagram - Karyn Paige
    Join the Free Community
    Making Website Magic School of Business

    • 27 min
    The POWER of the Proposal Follow-up

    The POWER of the Proposal Follow-up

    So often we avoid following up on proposals because we associate the follow-up with sleazy and pushy sales tactics, but once we disassociate the tactic from the intention, we can recognize that following up is a best business practice. That’s why episode 30 of MAKING WEBSITE MAGIC is about the POWER of the proposal follow-up! 
    Join the waitlist for the Making Website Magic School of Business. Are you consistently booking dream projects & making the money you desire in your web design business? OR are you undercharging, questioning your skills, spinning your wheels & saying yes to anyone who will pay you? You CAN have a thriving web design & dev business where you consistently work with aligned clients who actually pay you well. 
    In this episode of Making Website Magic, Sam & Karyn are sharing the importance of following up on unanswered proposals and actionable steps you can take right now to land the sale through follow-up or use the insight you receive to better your business. 
    Here are just a few of the things we discuss during this episode:
    Reasons why we may try to avoid following up on unanswered proposals. Disassociating following up from sleazy sales tactics to understand how with the right intentions, this follow-up is a vital step in closing the loop on a sale Things to include in your follow-up email.Why a “no” is actually a good thing and how you can use this feedback to improve. Failing to follow up is actually a disservice to your clients. Reframe following up from being pushy and coercive to being available and helpful to your clients. Be sure to tune in to all the episodes to receive empowerment to step boldly into your web design business and to hear even more about the points outlined above.
    Thank you for listening!
    If you enjoyed this episode, take a screenshot of the episode to post in your stories and tag us!  And don’t forget to subscribe, rate and review the podcast and tell us your key takeaways!
    Learn more about Making Website Magic at https://makingwebsitemagic.com/
    CONNECT WITH SAM & KARYN:
    Instagram - Sam Muñoz
    Instagram - Karyn Paige
    Join the Free Community
    Making Website Magic School of Business
    LINKS MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:
    Making Website Magic: The Pre-Client Journey
    Making Website Magic: Intentional Networking- MLM’s Have Poisoned the Well
    Making Website Magic: The Value of Vulnerability as a Web Designer

    • 30 min
    The Pre-Client Journey

    The Pre-Client Journey

    Your pre-client journey is a reflection of what it will be like to work with you and will lay the foundation for the trust and relationship your clients will have with you. That’s why episode 29 of Making Website Magic is about the pre-client journey! 
    Join the waitlist for the Making Website Magic School of Business. Are you consistently booking dream projects & making the money you desire in your web design business? OR are you undercharging, questioning your skills, spinning your wheels & saying yes to anyone who will pay you? You CAN have a thriving web design & dev business where you consistently work with aligned clients who actually pay you well. 
    In this episode of Making Website Magic, Sam & Karyn are sharing the importance of establishing your pre-client journey and actionable steps you can take right now to simplify this process for both yourself and your clients. 
    Here are just a few of the things we discuss during this episode:
    The pre-client journey supports both the client and the web designer or developer. Reducing the effort it takes to work with you in order to prevent potential clients from abandoning the sale before ever hopping on a discovery call. Ways in which you might be overcomplicating your pre-client journey and creating barriers to booking clients. What a simplified pre-client journey could look like for you. Ultimately, you get to decide what is part of your process to turn prospects into clients, but by following a streamlined framework, you can save both yourself and your clients time and stress. Be sure to tune in to all the episodes to receive empowerment to step boldly into your web design business and to hear even more about the points outlined above.
    Thank you for listening!
    If you enjoyed this episode, take a screenshot of the episode to post in your stories and tag us!  And don’t forget to subscribe, rate and review the podcast and tell us your key takeaways!
    Learn more about Making Website Magic at https://makingwebsitemagic.com/
    CONNECT WITH SAM & KARYN:
    Instagram - Sam Muñoz
    Instagram - Karyn Paige
    Join the Free Community
    Making Website Magic School of Business
    LINKS MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:
    Making Website Magic: All About Discovery Calls 
    Making Website Magic: The Fear Surrounding Discovery Calls 
    Making Website Magic: Investing in Your Web Design Business
    Making Website Magic: Make More Money by Improving Your Process

    • 28 min
    Booking Projects for the Upcoming Year

    Booking Projects for the Upcoming Year

    Entrepreneurship itself is full of uncertainty but once you get into the practice of booking now and working later, not only do you establish certainty, but you and your clients can both look forward into the future. That’s why episode 28 of MAKING WEBSITE MAGIC is about booking projects for the upcoming year! 
    Join the waitlist for the Making Website Magic School of Business. Are you consistently booking dream projects & making the money you desire in your web design business? OR are you undercharging, questioning your skills, spinning your wheels & saying yes to anyone who will pay you? You CAN have a thriving web design & dev business where you consistently work with aligned clients who actually pay you well. 
    In this episode of Making Website Magic, Sam & Karyn are sharing the importance of slowing down while looking forward and actionable steps you can take right now to leverage this time of the year and create exclusivity in your calendar. 
    Here are just a few of the things we discuss during this episode:
    Planning ahead to avoid the dramatic peaks and valleys in your business. The benefits that come from using the “book now, work later” method. Booking ahead allows you to strategically block out time to rest and rejuvenate so you can come back to your work feeling refreshed. Knowing your goals and availability are among the first steps needed to start booking future clients.  Who to start reaching out to and how to leverage the new year to bring in bookings. Booking ahead is not as much effort as you might think it is;  it's just a matter of showing up and giving it a shot. Be sure to tune in to all the episodes to receive empowerment to step boldly into your web design business and to hear even more about the points outlined above.
    Thank you for listening!
    If you enjoyed this episode, take a screenshot of the episode to post in your stories and tag us!  And don’t forget to subscribe, rate and review the podcast and tell us your key takeaways!
    Learn more about Making Website Magic at https://makingwebsitemagic.com/
    CONNECT WITH SAM & KARYN:
    Instagram - Sam Muñoz
    Instagram - Karyn Paige
    Join the Free Community
    Making Website Magic School of Business


    MAKING WEBSITE MAGIC EPISODES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE
    Make More Money by Improving Your Process 
    Project Timelines: Are You Feeling Rushed?
    Burnout as a Web Designer and Developer 
    Web Designers Don’t NEED an E-mail List

    • 26 min
    Make More Money by Improving Your Process

    Make More Money by Improving Your Process

    Having an unclear process for your web design projects will not only impact your ability to sell your services, but can also impact your client’s decision to work with you and the experience they have during the project. That’s why episode 27 of MAKING WEBSITE MAGIC is about making more money by improving your process! 
    Join the waitlist for the Making Website Magic School of Business. Are you consistently booking dream projects & making the money you desire in your web design business? OR are you undercharging, questioning your skills, spinning your wheels & saying yes to anyone who will pay you? You CAN have a thriving web design & dev business where you consistently work with aligned clients who actually pay you well. 
    In this episode of Making Website Magic, Sam & Karyn share the importance of having a well-defined process in your business and the three benefits that are a direct result of creating a clear process. 
    Here are just a few of the things we discuss during this episode:
    What a process is as it relates to working within a project with your clients. Building trust and confidence to create a better experience not only for your clients but for yourself as well. Communicating and reinforcing the value of your service through your process and gaining more referrals along the way.Guiding your clients to make educated buying decisions by being clear and upfront about what the process of working with you looks like.Making more money is more than waking up and increasing your prices.  Creating a clear process is one avenue you can use to increase value and charge more for the services you provide. Be sure to tune in to all the episodes to receive empowerment to step boldly into your web design business and to hear even more about the points outlined above.
    Thank you for listening!
    If you enjoyed this episode, take a screenshot of the episode to post in your stories and tag us!  And don’t forget to subscribe, rate and review the podcast and tell us your key takeaways!
    Learn more about Making Website Magic at https://makingwebsitemagic.com/ 


    LINKS MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:
    Making Website Magic: Project Timelines: Are You Feeling Rushed?
    Making Website Magic: Why a Referral-Based Business is MAGICAL
    Making Website Magic: Why You Keep Undercharging as a Web Designer and How to Stop

    • 34 min
    Project Timelines: Are You Feeling Rushed?

    Project Timelines: Are You Feeling Rushed?

    Are you giving yourself enough time to do projects in your web design and development business? That’s why episode 26 of MAKING WEBSITE MAGIC is about project timelines as a web designer and developer! 
    Join the waitlist for the Making Website Magic School of Business. Are you consistently booking dream projects & making the money you desire in your web design business? OR are you undercharging, questioning your skills, spinning your wheels & saying yes to anyone who will pay you? You CAN have a thriving web design & dev business where you consistently work with aligned clients who actually pay you well. 
    In this episode of Making Website Magic, Sam & Karyn discuss the importance of having a clear timeline for projects and actionable steps you can take right now to not feel rushed in your projects. 
    Here are just a few of the things we discuss during this episode:
    Some reasons you might feel the need to rush a project and how to reframe that mindsetWhat actually happens when you don’t give yourself enough time for a projectHow to set client expectations and clearly communicate what all is involved to get a project doneRed flags to look for during the sales call that will also help you work with clients that understand the value of what you deliverShort timelines can easily stress you out. Give yourself and your clients some grace (and time) to give the best to the project.  Be sure to tune in to all the episodes to receive empowerment to step boldly into your web design business and to hear even more about the points outlined above.
    Thank you for listening!
    If you enjoyed this episode, take a screenshot of the episode to post in your stories and tag us!  And don’t forget to subscribe, rate and review the podcast and tell us your key takeaways!
    Learn more about Making Website Magic at https://makingwebsitemagic.com/
    CONNECT WITH SAM & KARYN:
    Instagram - Sam Muñoz
    Instagram - Karyn Paige
    Join the Free Community
    Making Website Magic School of Business
    LINKS MENTIONED:
    Ep 20: Burnout as a Web Designer & Developer
    Ep 14: Stop Offering EVERYTHING as a Web Designer
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    • 31 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
26 Ratings

26 Ratings

ErinAlexander ,

Web designers need this podcast!

I’m so glad I found this podcast! Sam and Karyn share advice for web designer who are ready to stop hustling and trust their intuition. I swear every episode is a personal reminder that I’m in control of my business and can magic magic happen.

Leedalee ,

Empowering Expert Advice

Every episode has actionable advice that helps me grow my web design business! I’m so thankful that o found this podcast.

NikkiDale ,

Great relatable insights for web designers!

Love this podcast that feels like Sam and Karen are listening in to my thoughts and hearing all the things I struggle with! They give great advice and things to think about and apply to my own business. Thanks ladies!

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