Web Design Business

Bad Web Design: Stop Drowning Your Visitors In Ads

If you can design a website that makes the visitor feel something… that’s a good thing. Unless that something is pure RAGE, then that’s called bad web design. Dear Ad Supported Websites, I get it. I really do. I know that providing free information on your website needs to have some sort of revenue generating…

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“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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Behind The Code Show: Robby McCullough

About This Episode Robby McCullough (@robbymccullough) is one of the three co-founders of the best WordPress website builder named Beaver Builder (@BeaverBuilder) – which is the ONLY WordPress theme / framework / page builder that the Web Designers Academy recommends. For the last few years the entire Beaver Builder team has learned a lot about…

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The Always Up-to-Date Guide to The Best Free Stock Photos & Videos

The Always Up-to-Date Guide to The Best Free Stock Photos & Videos In the past, if you wanted to have gorgeous photos or videos for your web project you had two choices: hire a photographer/videographer OR buy crazy expensive stock photos/videos.  Both options requires you to spend some money… however there is now a third…

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Behind The Code Show: Shane Walton

“Build a team of talented people which will allow you to focus on what you do best.” ~ Shane Walton Shane is an entrepreneur, marketing genius, lover of hats and overall amazing guy.  He and his wife own Green Vine Marketing which is a Denver, Colorado based digital marketing firm that they have been operating for…

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How to Sell Products From A WordPress Site WITHOUT Creating an Online Store

Retail store owners dream to sell their goods online. Every small business retail store owner I’ve ever met, eventually, bitches about the same certain things in regards to operating a physical retail store. Customers are being rude, waking up early to open the store, have to go to the bank and get enough ones fives and tens, employees stealing from…

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