Our Latest Blog Posts

Below are our latest web design blog posts - simply click a title or image to read the entire story.

“Can you add some POP”? Here’s how to understand vague client requests

When it comes to communicating about projects, vague client requests will kill profitability. Would you ever walk into McDonalds and say “Hi!  I’d like some lunch please”.  Probably not! I mean… who knows what you would get! But using vague client requests is exactly how most people communicate during web projects. Communication about web projects…

3 Ways For Web Designers To Earn Recurring Revenue (#2 Is The Most Profitable)

Ways For Web Designers To Earn Recurring Revenue If you’re a free lance web designer or own a small web design company, you know the amount of money you bring in can be drastically different from one month to the next. It can be a feast or famine situation. One month you have so much…

How to setup a Google Optimize Redirect Test in 13 minutes

“Cool homepage, how does it convert?” that’s the question that everyone needs answers to. That’s also the question people pay “experts” to answer for them. But by using one of Google’s free tools (called Google Optimize) you can find out the answer yourself saving thousands of dollars in “consulting fees” and (hopefully) making thousands more…

How to sell WordPress hosting to your clients at a premium

When it comes to website hosting, one of the most frustrating things that we’ve dealt with over the years is clients who use price as a major deciding factor to determine where their website should be hosted. They don’t understand that hosting packages are not created equally and that there are some that out perform…

Get cash back from GoDaddy, HostGator and more!

When you’re running a web design business (or any business for that matter) there are things that you need to purchase on a regular basis.  As web designers we always are purchasing domains, setting up hosting accounts, upgrading our computers, buying office supplies, etc. The bottom line is we have to spend money on these…

Behind the scenes of “Inspired”

It’s always fascinated me to see how people create cool things.  Seeing how Tesla manufactures their electric vehicles or how the Empire State Building was built back in the 1930’s makes the product or building even more impressive when you see it. One of the features on the Web Designers Academy website is a curated…

How to know if your clients open your emails

Use this free tool to know when (and where) your emails are being opened. How many times have you heard something like this: “Oh, no, sorry… I never saw your email come in.” Another weird thing is that this missing email phenomenon seems to happen a lot when bills are sent out. Like when I…

Homepage Battle 2018: Which Homepage Do You Think Will Win?

Think you can predict the future? Let’s see how good you are… We just relaunched the Web Designers Academy with a greater focus on consistently producing more useful / interesting content, easier menu navigation and an overall more modern design. A large part of this new design effort is the design of the homepage and……