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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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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

    A Season of New Beginnings

    A Season of New Beginnings

    Much like everything else in Making Website Magic, the incredibly tough decision to sunset the podcast was made in alignment. We encourage our audience to consistently take time to pause, reflect, and pivot in every aspect of their lives and businesses, and it was time we did the same. This week’s episode is the FINAL episode of Making Website Magic! 
    You can still join our FREE Making Website Magic Community! Do you want to dig deeper into your business with other like-minded people? We created this community for you to do just that! Inside the Making Website Magic Community, you’ll get access to exclusive content like secret podcast episodes, invitations to live virtual events, and opportunities to ask questions and network with potential project collaborators. See you there!
    In this episode of Making Website Magic, Sam & Karyn are sharing their bittersweet announcement to end the podcast as they step into a new season of their life and business. With this announcement, they share what is to come for them, how you can stay connected to the Making Website Community and encourage you to always be open to new opportunities as you grow and change throughout your life. 


    As we say goodbye to the Making Website Magic podcast, this is your formal invitation to reflect on any tough decisions you may be faced with and to always welcome change and flexibility into your life. 
    Be sure to tune in to all of our past 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 follow, rate and review the podcast and tell us your key takeaways!
    STAY CONNECTED TO MAKING WEBSITE MAGIC:
    Join the Free Community
    CONTINUE TO SUPPORT KARYN:
    Mindset Coaching Discovery Call
    Website- karynpaige.com
    Instagram @karynpaige
    CONTINUE TO SUPPORT SAM:
    Email: sam@samanthamunoz.com

    • 26 min
    Season 2 in Review!

    Season 2 in Review!

    If you’ve been following us for some time, you know how important it is for us to take the time to reflect on how far we’ve come and look ahead to where we plan to go. As we celebrate both one year of the podcast and closing out another season, we are excited to reflect on season 2 of the show. This week, episode 52 of MAKING WEBSITE MAGIC is our season 2 in review!
    Join our FREE Making Website Magic Community! Do you want to dig deeper into your business with other like-minded people? We created this community for you to do just that! Inside the Making Website Magic Community, you’ll get access to exclusive content like secret podcast episodes, invitations to live virtual events, and opportunities to ask questions and network with potential project collaborators. See you there!
    In this episode of Making Website Magic, Sam & Karyn are reflecting back on season 2 of the podcast, celebrating our client’s successes in the mentorship, the launch of our free community, and the future of the podcast and Making Website Magic at large. 
    As Sam and Karyn prepare for their annual summer break, here is your summer listening list to re-listen to or catch up on until they return on July 19, 2022.  
    Episode 38: Permission-Based Marketing & Networking for Web Designers - A key episode for anyone who feels hesitant when they are talking to potential clients or selling their services in fear of being salesy or sleazy. Episode 41: The POWER of the Coming Soon Page for Web Designers- The episode for anyone feeling stuck in this trap of making their website “perfect” before they go out and begin money-generating activities. Episode 34: Who Do You Need to Become to Charge Four Figures for a Website?- An important listen for those needing to make the mindset switch to take the leap into charging more for their services. Hint: you probably already have the skills and qualities to do so. Episode 42: How Are You Spending Your Work Day as a Web Designer?- A heart-to-heart episode that encourages you to reflect on how you’re really spending time in your business. Episode 50: Boundaries & Expectations for Web Designers & Developers- Truly a cornerstone episode as this topic comes up so often with the women in our mentorship. This episode will completely change the way you do business. Episode 14: Stop Offering EVERYTHING as a Web Designer - A season 1 favorite that releases you from feeling like you have to learn new things to be successful and gives you the permission to offer the things you enjoy. Bonus: Listen back to the interviews of some of our Making Website Magic mentorship success stories!As always, we appreciate you and our hearts are full of gratitude for you making this podcast possible. 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- @makingwebsitemagic
    Join the Free Community
    Making Website Magic School of Business

    • 46 min
    People-Pleasing as a Web Designer & Developer

    People-Pleasing as a Web Designer & Developer

    Being empathetic, agreeable and helpful in your web design business can quickly become harmful when you start sacrificing your own needs to please others. This week, episode 51 of MAKING WEBSITE MAGIC is about people-pleasing as a web designer and developer!
    The Making Website Magic School of Business is NOW-enrolling. 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 respect you and pay you well. 
    In this episode of Making Website Magic, Sam & Karyn are sharing the importance of understanding that both you and your business can have needs and actionable steps you can take right now to provide a magical client experience without sacrificing your needs. 
      Here are just a few of the things we discuss during this episode:
    The definition of people-pleasing and how to recognize when you are doing it. Basing your pricing on your needs as well as the needs of the business and NOT what you think your clients are going to like. The areas in which people-pleasing may show up in your business. How people-pleasing can stand in the way of your business’ success. Not only are you allowed to have your own needs, but you also deserve to honor and respect them. 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 follow, 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- @makingwebsitemagic
    Join the Free Community
    Making Website Magic School of Business
    LINKS MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:
    How to Stop Being a People-Pleaser Article by Very Well Mind
    Ep 50: Boundaries and Expectations 
    Ep 49: Your Client’s Urgency is NOT Your Emergency
    Ep 46: If You Want to Make More Money You Have to be Willing to Ask For It

    • 28 min
    Boundaries & Expectations for Web Designers & Developers

    Boundaries & Expectations for Web Designers & Developers

    Setting and more importantly, honoring boundaries and expectations within your business is foundational to both your success and wellbeing. This week, episode 50 of MAKING WEBSITE MAGIC is about boundaries and expectations for web designers and developers! 
    The Making Website Magic School of Business is NOW enrolling. 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 respect you and pay you well. 
    In this episode of Making Website Magic, Sam & Karyn are sharing the freedom and relief you can feel once you embrace boundaries and expectations and actionable steps you can take right now to set boundaries within your business that make you feel good and center your web design and development business. 
    Here are just a few of the things we discuss during this episode:
    Boundaries are an opportunity to both honor our needs s as individuals as well as our business’s needs. Reframing the idea that boundaries are about controlling others by instead clarifying that our boundaries are about setting guardrails for ourselves. Communicating your boundaries not only eliminates confusion but opens the door to building trust with your clients or prospects. How we can get started setting up these boundaries and expectations and how they might show up in your business. If you walk away with one thing from this episode it is that your boundaries are based on your own needs and not the needs of anyone else - and that’s okay. You alone get to decide your boundaries. 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 follow, 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- @makingwebsitemagic
    Join the Free Community
    Making Website Magic School of Business
    LINKS MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:
    Episode 49: Your Client’s Urgency is NOT Your Emergency

    • 24 min
    Your Client’s Urgency is NOT Your Emergency

    Your Client’s Urgency is NOT Your Emergency

    There is a huge difference between what your client thinks is urgent or an emergency and what is truly urgent for you. It is important for you to know the difference so you can uphold your work-life balance and get paid well for providing rushed solutions. This week, episode 49 of MAKING WEBSITE MAGIC is about identifying that your client’s urgency is NOT your emergency!
    The Making Website Magic School of Business is pre-enrolling. 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 respect you and pay you well. 
    In this episode of Making Website Magic, Sam & Karyn are sharing the importance of understanding that you do not have to be available to your clients whenever they want you to be and actionable steps you can take right now to set boundaries, implement policies, and give yourself the permission to say no in these types of situations. 
    Here are just a few of the things we discuss during this episode:
    Discerning what is and what is not an emergency for your clients. Setting clear lines of communication with your clients to relay to them when you are and are not available. Implementing policies as a buffer and shield to protect your time and energy. Two strategies you can use if you find yourself in an urgent or emergency situation with a client. Dependability and reliability do not mean your clients get access to you 24/7, full stop. Instead, you can be dependable and reliable on your terms.  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 follow, 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- @makingwebsitemagic
    Join the Free Community
    Making Website Magic School of Business
    LINKS MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:
    Urgent- Foreigner 

    • 20 min
    Your Clients Hire You for RESULTS

    Your Clients Hire You for RESULTS

    When we try to sell our services to prospective clients, we may worry that we’re not good enough or skilled enough. Instead, we can remind ourselves that our clients are hiring us not to be complicated and complex as possible, but to provide results. This week, episode 48 of MAKING WEBSITE MAGIC is reminding you that your clients hire you for RESULTS! 
    The Making Website Magic School of Business is NOW enrolling. 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 respect you and pay you well. 
    In this episode of Making Website Magic, Sam & Karyn are sharing the peace of mind you will get when you stop overcomplicating your business and actionable steps you can take right now to center the skill set you do have rather than stressing about the skillset you don’t. 
    Here are just a few of the things we discuss during this episode:
    You might think it is a lack of knowledge and skills that are holding you back from getting clients when in reality, it is your mindset. Releasing the idea that something has to be complicated, time-consuming, or “made from scratch” in order to be valuable. Giving you permission to use existing plugins without lowering your prices. Regardless of how or where you gained your skills, you are still considered a professional. Putting the focus back onto your client's goals and needs instead of getting stuck in a worried, self-centered mindset that is limiting your opportunities. 

    You may be pleasantly surprised at what you discover when you listen to what your clients really need and drop the worry about being the most experienced and knowledgeable web designer or developer ever. 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 follow, 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- @makingwebsitemagic
    Join the Free Community
    Making Website Magic School of Business
    LINKS MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:
    Making Website Magic: You are NOT Your Ideal Client
    Making Website Magic: The Beauty of Collaborations for Web Designers
    Making Website Magic: Stop Offering EVERYTHING as a Web Designer

    • 25 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
27 Ratings

27 Ratings

Erin Ollila ,

I love the show and I’m not the target audience!!

I really enjoy listening to Sam and Karyn. I’m not a web designer, so this show is definitely not created for me, but I still find there are so many helpful topics that I listen in anyway! As a website copywriter, I like to understand where and how my counterparts - the web designers - are struggling, excelling, and what they’re paying attention to. So, this is a must listen in my opinion if you’re a web designer, and a great listen even if you’re not!

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.

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