Create a profitable web design business using the systems, processes and strategies developed by host Shannon Mattern, founder of the Web Designer Academy.
The Profitable Web Designer podcast is your go-to resource for marketing, mindset, money, management and mentorship.
Shannon has helped hundreds of women web designers just like you to create profitable, sustainable web design businesses. She's no-fluff, all heart, BFF-style mentor you’ve been looking for! You’ll love Shannon's honest approach and appreciate her passion for helping other women in web design create businesses that provide freedom, flexibility and financial independence.
🔮 Take our Web Designer Archetype Quiz and get access to our Six Sneaky Places Web Design Business Leak Time + Money training. We’ll walk you through the 6 most common places web design businesses leak time and money, and tell you how you can leverage the strengths of your unique Web Designer Archetype to pick up the money you’ve been leaving on the table!
The 4-Letter Word That Will Make or Break Your Web Design Business
What if I told you that there’s a 4-letter word that’s so powerful that if you stopped saying it...
...or believing it when people say it to you…
Your entire web design business would change.
If you stopped saying it, thinking it and believing it…
You’d automatically charge more, without hesitation.
It’s a word that seems so insignificant that you probably don’t even notice it.
And if you’re someone who’s taken allllll the web design and business and marketing courses…
But there’s still something holding you back from making a consistent, generous income as a web designer
It might be this sneaky little 4-letter word that’s draining you and your bank account.
I'm breaking it down for you in this week's episode!
This week on the show I'm teaching you the exact strategy we teach our Web Designer Academy students to make over their mindtrash so that they can create the results they want in their business!
October 2023 Income Report
Each month I'll be publishing an income report to take you behind the scenes of my business and reveal how much money the business makes each month, how we make it, how much we spend, and all the lessons I learn along the way.
This month I'm picking up income reports again after setting them down back in December of 2022... and hold onto your hats because a LOT has changed.
Get the full show notes at https://webdesigneracademy.com/065
PS - Grab my free training that breaks down the pricing strategy that the high-earning web designers inside our Web Designer Academy used to confidently charge five times more without having to work more or offer more services at https://webdesigneracademy.com/pricing.
Web Designer Academy Strategy Call Replay - Staying Out of Your Clients' Wallets
In this episode, I'm taking you behind the scenes of what our Web Designer Academy Live Strategy Calls are like... and you get to hear me coach a WDA member on staying out of her client's wallet, and how to turn a casual conversation about a potential web design project into a consultation.
Making Lots of Money as a Web Designer with Nikki Hamilton of Women Wealth WordPress
I’m super excited for you to listen to my recent interview with the amazing Nikki Hamilton, the founder of Women Wealth WordPress all about how to make lots of money as a web designer! Nikki’s story is seriously inspiring and shows just how bold and determined she is.
Nikki and I talk about:
Her journey from starting a skincare business to leaving her corporate job and starting her web design business – making $150k in her first year!
The value of making mistakes and the lessons learned from them in the process of starting a business.
Why Nikki’s on a mission to help women achieve financial independence and success through web design and WordPress.
Mindset shifts needed to charge premium prices for your work.
The advice Nikki’s give herself if she were just starting out.
Nikki’s course, Women Wealth WordPress, is more than just your typical web design course. It covers everything from web design and hosting to WordPress installation, plugins, templates, and even launching and optimizing websites for search engines. Her goal is to help women succeed in the web development industry and gain the confidence to charge premium prices for their services. She’s all about giving her students a shortcut to success so they can achieve their goals faster.
If you’re curious and want to learn more about Nikki’s course, podcast, and other awesome work, you can find her on Instagram at @SeedlingDigital and @womenwealthwordpress.
I’m so grateful for Nikki’s openness and authenticity, and I know you’ll find her insights just as valuable as I did!
Nikki’s Instagram – @SeedlingDigital
Nikki’s Website – Seedling Digital
Women Wealth WordPress Podcast
Accessible Design for Web Designers with Andrea Shirey of OneNine Design
Today we've got Andrea Shirey, the brains behind One Nine Design in the house to share her insights on accessibility. You'll learn about her journey into web design, her passion for accessible design, and her new course on accessibility for web designers: Access for All - Website Accessibility Essentials Course for Web Designers.
Andrea is the CEO and founder of One Nine Design (launched in 2017) and a veteran in the marketing world with over 20 years of experience in higher education fundraising, nonprofit leadership, and digital marketing.
Her expertise encompasses creating inclusive and compelling websites for nonprofits and small businesses and developing sustainable marketing systems to move organizations forward. Andrea’s previous professional experience includes a long career in higher education fundraising, executive leadership in three nonprofit organizations, and freelance marketing work with small businesses.
In 2020, Andrea launched the very first Nonprofit Template Shop - a DIY solution to help organizations use their time more efficiently, spend fewer resources on tech, and spend more time on the message. The Shop has now evolved into a Nonprofit Template Library, serving hundreds of nonprofits every month globally.
Marketing Strategy: Andrea shares how she built a customer base for her web design business from scratch back when she started her web design business.
The Power of Accessibility: Andrea shares why designing with accessibility in mind is not just about doing good; it's good for business too. We also talk about how accessible websites can be a deal-maker for nonprofits seeking grants and funding, why inaccessible websites can be a costly mistake for businesses, and the incredible ripple effects accessibility has on SEO and user experience.
The Inspiration Behind Andrea's Accessibility Course, Access for All - Website Accessibility Essentials Course for Web Designers: Andrea reflects on her journey of providing web design services to nonprofits, and the gaps she saw that inspired her to create a course to simplify accessible design for web designers. She breaks down what’s inside her accessibility course, tailor-made for web designers eager to understand and implement accessibility. Use code WDA to save 20% since you're a Profitable Web Designer Podcast Listener!
Advice for Web Designers: Andrea shares the secret behind her web design business success that anyone can apply to their business journey!
Connect with Andrea Shirey:
One Nine Design: https://www.oneninedesign.net/
Access for All - Website Accessibility Essentials Course for Web Designers: https://www.oneninedesign.net/wda
Andrea Shirey on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/andreashirey/
Really grateful I had the opportunity to be a part of the WDA family. Fantastic insight Erica and I will listen again. Thank you!!!!
You gotta subscribe to this one!
Shannon breaks things down, helps you recognize and conquer that mind trash we all have, and give you actionable, solid, and helpful advice! This is a must-listen for web designers (newbies and pros)!
My new favorite podcast!
Shannon has an incredible talent for helping you discover and understand the layers that are holding you back. The best part is that she does it in a way that is empowering and uplifting. I am a member of Shannon’s Web Designer Academy and it has truly changed my life. I’m SO excited that this podcast has launched so that I can continue to grow within this incredible community!