Start your own web design business so you can travel around the world
That's exactly what we are doing right now and we'll teach you everything we know. Seriously.
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Stuck in a job you hate? Overworked and under appreciated? Wondering when things will get better? Doubt that you have the skill to become a self-employed web designer?
We haven't met yet but we know who you are. Because twenty years ago... we were you.
- You want to quit the crappy job you currently have so you can make more money and become your own boss. Fun Fact: Before we were world-traveling web designers, Ian used to work at a grocery store as a security guard and almost got stabbed.
- You know that you're capable of so much more, but have no idea what you should do or where to begin.
- You're afraid to let go. Despite desperately wanting to make a change, you cling to a job that is making you miserable because the thought of giving up job "security" and a steady paycheck terrifies you.
- The thought of having the ability to work from anywhere in the world while making money through your laptop EXCITES you!
You're determined to make a change, but need some guidance.
You're ready to push forward and try something new to make your life better.
You know that if you had the right program, the right advisors and the right tools you could be successful at anything. You just need something training to get your inner rockstar ready for the stage!
Here's what life can be like when you have a profitable, location-independent web design business
You are able to travel the world
At your current pace of travel, how long will it take for you to experience all the amazing places you want to visit? If you're only able to travel 1 or 2 times a year, it could take you decades to cross everything off of your travel wishlist. And even then, how much of those places will you be able to experience if you're only there for a week or two?
But with your own location-idependent web design business, that can all change. You'll have the freedom to live and work from ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD. That freedom is how we're able to enjoy long-term international travel. Every three months we change countries, so we get to eat new food, meet new people and experience new cultures all the time.
You get to work with your lover 🔥❤️
Some people don't really like their partner but for those of you who do, I can tell you that being able to work on the same projects with the same clients doing the exact same work as your partner is a far more enjoyable way to live and work.
NOTE: Couples pay the same price as one person to join the Web Designers Academy.
You can make money anywhere
Sure, selling your life in exchange for a paycheck at some boring (and overly demanding) company will give you a "normal life" but is that really what you want? If you want an exciting life that's full of freedom and adventure, we'll teach you the skills you need to do it. Plus we'll show you many different ways you can create recurring revenue streams to help bullet-proof your business.
You wake up when you want
When your alarm clock goes off on a workday, how do you feel? Excited? Energized? Or instead are you filled with some combination of dread, anxiety and maybe even a hint of anger?
Do you know how we feel when our alarm clock goes off on a workday? Couldn't tell ya, because we don't have to set an alarm clock. We get up when we want.
You have control over your life.
Instead of boring meetings, endless phone calls and a life-wasting commute, you'll gain the freedom to work remotely from any timezone in the world! As long as you get your clients' work completed by their project deadline, it doesn't matter when you do it. This is the winning formula that will let you take back control of how you spend your days.
You're ready to make this happen, but have some questions. When you think about being a "web designer" you're wondering...
"I have ZERO experience in WordPress web design, how can I possibly run my own web design company?"
"What if web design isn't my passion, should I still join Web Designer's Academy?"
"Even if I create a successful web design company, is it really possible to successfully run it while traveling the world?"
"If I do this with my significant other, will we be able to work naked in bed?"
"I know nothing about Photoshop, image dimensions or image file size."
"How do I get a client to pay me for my web design services?"
"What is 'Responsive Web Design' and how do I make that happen?"
"How do I make sure my clients pay me on time?"
"How much should I charge for my services?"
"How can I fix a problem a business has?"
It's a lot to take in, we know. There's actually a whole lot more too.
But the short answers to some of your questions are: Yes, it is possible to have no experience and learn everything you need to know to run a profitable, independent-location web design company. Yes, you should do it, even if web design is not your passion. And yes, you can do it from anywhere in the world or even naked in bed in bed from your own home.
But, if you try to figure out how to do it all on your own, you're going to get overwhelmed and give up.
Doing it alone is not a good approach. A better idea is to let someone who's "been there and done that" guide you along and make sure you do not make common mistakes.
Get all the training, tools and support with the...
Web Designers Academy
This is the system you need to start your own location-independent web design business that can provide you with a full-time living as a web designer.
We Help You:
- Become a WordPress web designer
- Be your own boss
- Get a steady stream of clients
- Create recurring revenue streams
- Work from anywhere
The Web Designers Academy program is for people that have LITTLE to NO WordPress web design skills.
We hope that you have no idea what #ffffff means, never FTP'd files to a server, never seen a website "backend", never setup a recurring monthly subscription for a client... because that is the type of person that Web Designers Academy was built for.
Here is just some of what is included in the Web Designers Academy
- Access to the entire Web Designer Academy program (Unlimited)
The WDA program has been designed to take you from a person (or couple!) that know nothing about web design to owning your own location-independent web design business. We want to keep things simple, so you get everything in the program. There are no add-ons, no bonuses, no upsells, no better accounts to buy.
- Live Office Hours (Unlimited)
Multiple times a month we start a Zoom call for all members to ask questions and get answers. During this call you can share your screen and get live help working through any web design issues you've been getting stuck on, you can get feedback on how something looks and all of this is live (and you can also watch previous recordings). This is your opportunity to instantly get answers.
- Work Reviews (Unlimited)
At anytime, you can submit your work for review and get feedback from professional web designers with decades of experience. Maybe your heading line height doesn't look right on mobile or that button should be a different color, etc... This is how we make sure you are becoming more skilled web designer. You'll receive actionable feedback on your design, copy, overall presentation and more.
- Design Templates, Client Scripts, Online Tools (Unlimited)
You'll have unlimited access to all current and new design templates (this means you never have to "start from scratch" if you don't want to), unlimited access to all the client scripts so you always know what to say to your clients and unlimited access to online tools like the Headline Generator and the Pricing Calculator.
- Private Members-Only Community (Unlimited)
You'll be able to connect with other WDA members who are smart, driven and talented. You'll be able to ask a question at anytime and any member of the WDA (student or pro) will be able to engage with you. These people will make sure you are going in the right direction on your web designer journey.
Couples Get Priority
We encourage you to join the WDA with your significant other (there is no price difference) because we understand the increased benefits of being able to work with your smokin' hot lover on a daily basis. It is an amazing relationship builder and it will set you two up for a life of adventure and travel. You'll learn together, motivate each other and have a shared experience that will bring you closer together. For more than a decade this is how we've run our business and we want others to have the same connection.
Here's what we'll do together
- Understand how things connect
You have to start somewhere right, so let’s start by identifying all the things that need to work together in order to create a website. We’re going to go all the way from the buying a domain name to putting the final touches on a newly launched WordPress website that looks great on all devices.
- Learn how to make a gorgeous website
Okay, so once you understand how all the pieces work, now let’s get into designing something that looks amazing. This is the largest phase and covers an incredible amount of professional techniques.
- Bring it to life and solve business problems
A pretty website is great but a website that solves a problem (example: makes the business more money!) if far more valuable. You’ll be able to make a lot more money if you are solving business problems and not just creating pretty websites. Use the “Problem Solver” online tool to identify problems that a client probably has (so you can charge more money) and we’ll provide you with the solutions (and a detailed plan) so you can solve their problem. They'll love you for it.
- Build a solid foundation
Learn how to set everything up the right way. You are going to start from literally nothing (no domain, no hosting, etc…) and end with a finished website. You are going to get SO GOOD at doing this... that you’ll do it all in just one hour. Seriously.
- Let's get down to business
You’ll learn all about creating a website for your own web business. This included figuring out who you are as a web designer, create an irresistible freebie, build an email list, create a client portal and more.
- Get new customers automatically
Now that you know all about the "web design" part of this now comes the "find clients that pay you" part. Let's find you a bunch of sales partners, create irresistible packages and help you gain the confidence to do a web design consultation (we'll practice this many times). What comes after the sale is even more important: learn how to keep clients happy and engaged, get referrals, get testimonials and more.
Instead of measuring success by our sales, we measure the success of the people after they complete the Web Designers Academy.
We’ve aligned our business incentives with your success… this is where the magic happens.
Imagine if you could...
- Become a digital nomad and work from anywhere in the world.
- Finally start earning what you are worth and start living a life that excites you.
- Confidently talk with potential clients and get them to understand how working with you can help their business.
- Operate your web business like a professional from the very first day.
- Create work/life balance that gives you the free time to enjoy your life.
- Develop multiple streams of income so you are not dependant on only one way of earning money.
This is exactly what we help people do... and you can be the next one.
In addition to all of that, you're going to have access to amazing people that will help you reach your goals faster.
Stop waiting. Start doing.
Take control of your life now.
We are redefining the journey to a successful web design company and we invite you to join us.
Your future self is waiting for you to take the first step to making things better. Having a proven system, a dedicated team, unlimited access to help and reviews give you the EDGE you've been looking for. Say hello to your future.
Nope! You do not need any type of college degree to make money being a web designer. There are no laws (at least in the USA) that say you need to have a degree in web design to be a web designer. All you need is to be talented enough to get clients to pay you... and we'll teach you how to do that.
Fun fact: Amy is a college drop out!
Sometimes we do! To see a sheet-free video of us working... click here. **DO NOT CLICK IF YOU ARE AT WORK!**
- You're not going to gain the confidence from knowing you can make money anywhere.
- You'll never feel what it's like to use your skills to bring massive value to a business.
- You'll have to deal with people you don't want to deal with even longer.
- You're never going to be able to travel the world while making money.
- You'll never be able to build a steady stream of passive income.
- You are going to be stuck at your current job even longer.
- If you don't take this step... when will things get better?
Yes! As long as you have an internet connection, you can run your web design business. We'll show you exactly how we are able to work from anywhere (with an internet connection) and help you set the same thing up. Not only will this give you the freedom to be anywhere, this system will also send you a stream of clients so you never have to find new clients.
WDA has been built exactly for you. Since you've never done these things we can more easily mold you into a kickass web designer and give you the right tools to streamline your business in a way where you can travel the world while making money. We know how to do this, because this is how we live.
Yes! There is no difference in cost if it is just you OR if it is you and your significant other. We only have a limited number of seats available in each class and we prioritize couples over single individuals. Being able to work with your significant other is an amazing way to live.
No. The Web Designers Academy is NOT for people that want to get lost in the corporate world. Those corporate web design jobs will be about tweaking and maintaining the current corporate website while you sit in a cubicle and slowly die of boredom. Corporate web design jobs will have nothing to do with getting new clients, setting up servers, getting referrals, etc...
WordPress Plugins: While you are learning this new skill, you'll be using all of our plugins with our pro licenses. When you are at the point where you are selling web design services to other people you will need to purchase your own. This is a license issue with plugin developers, not us.
Web Server: When learning about web servers you'll watch as we show you our servers and how to use them. When it comes time for you to practice server management, you'll need to get your own. We'll show you the best companies to work with for servers.
Software: Certain software (like Adobe Photoshop) is a pro tool and is not free so we cannot share our license with you, however most software has a free, open source version. We'll show you where to find it.
As long as you keep your subscription activated you'll have access to everything. This is way more than just "web designer" training... once you are up and running and working on client projects think of how helpful it will be to have talented people ready to help you when you get stuck and feel lost. This mentorship comes with a community of people that have your back and will help you when issues come up (and they always do).
How fast do you want to be making money as a web designer? You can go through the lessons as fast as you want (some lessons will require your work to be approved). Go as fast or as slow as you want. A more exciting, more profitable life is waiting for you at the end of the training.
From our end, the Web Designers Academy is never-ending commitment to your success and we don’t offer refunds. If accepted into the program, we are fully committed to making this happen for you and we want you to feel the same way. Keep in mind that not all applicants get accepted. You will only be accepted if we think you are a good fit for the program and that you will complete it.
We're Ian & Amy Anderson!
We are thrilled to be able to share the knowledge that has taken us over twenty years to learn. We started our own web business and now we are able to travel around the world while we make over six figures a year. Want proof? Check Instagram for what our life is like.
We would be honored to work with you if you:
- Work hard at something and never quit
- Are sick of having a "regular job" and want to run your own business
- Can think quickly and can solve problems
- Want to see the world
We are accepting applications for the class starting on January 1, 2022. Applying does not guarantee a spot. We are looking for people (or couples!) that are happy to put in the work to learn a new skill and build a business. If you are looking for a get rich quick scheme or you think you are going to be a millionaire overnight... this is not for you.