Give yourself a moment to think. If you want to hit your goals you need clarity about what you're trying to achieve.
What your life would be like if you owned your own web design business that generated $100,000 per year?
What would it feel like if you were making $8,000 to $10,000 per month working from home with clients you loved, doing inspiring work that made a powerful impact?
What impact would that have on your family relationships?
What would you be able to do that you've been putting off?
How long can you keep putting that off before it's too late?
Have you always wanted to take your family on vacation somewhere? How long do you have to make that happen before your children are too old?
What are you missing out on because you're spending too much time working for way too little?
When you're ready to take action an make these goals your reality, here is a proven pattern for building a web business that generates $100,000+ per year – and you can do it on your own. The video above explains all of this in more detail, but below you'll find the highlights.
Do you have any of these roadblocks in your way that are either slowing down your progress or preventing you from being successful altogether?
Are You Neglecting Your Value?
One of the things I see all the time is people neglecting their own value. There are things they can do, but they are just leaving those things on the shelf. For example, I talk to people who have years of business experience but they don't offer that to their clients. They've got professional degrees but they compete with amateurs. They have past experience in specific markets that they could use to guide their clients, but they aren't in a position to offer that type of advice. All this value… just sitting on the shelf.
Do You Waste Your Time On Stuff That Barely Matters?
I say barely matters because there may be some value to this stuff, but most of the time it is just a series of roadblocks that prevent you from achieving the success you want. For example, blogging, posting to social media, and taking on cheap (or maybe even free) projects to build your portfolio. This is all stuff that will burn you out before you even get off the ground. You can't win like this because the road is too long and you won't be making enough money to sustain yourself in the process.
The truth is you don't need to do any of that stuff to land 5-figure ($10,000+) web design clients. What you need is a powerful solution tailored for a specific client that generates amazing results that they wouldn't be able to get on their own or with a generic “web designer.”
Do You Believe All Clients Are Broke?
One of the core components of building a successful 6-figure business is developing recurring revenue by establishing long-term relationships with your clients. You have to shift out of the one-and-done mindset and start offering ongoing services that include BOTH technical services like hosting, backups, security, etc. but also services that drive measurable business value for your clients. You should start your ongoing monthly retainer services at around $850/month which adds up to $10,200 per year.
Yes, clients can afford this. On average, a business should be reinvesting at least 10% of their gross revenue into marketing their business. In the video above I go into more of the details on how this all breaks down by industry, but a conservative estimate is to spend 10% of your gross revenue on marketing. So, that means any business that generates over $100,000 per year in gross revenue should be spending about $10,000 per year on marketing. This, not coincidentally, means about $850 per month. This means that virtually all businesses could (and should) afford your services provided that you're able to generate results for them.
Again, in the video above we dive into this concept in a lot more detail because it is a critical concept to understand. This is a very important mindset shift that needs to happen both in your mind and in the minds of your clients. In your mind, you need to believe that you're worth it. You also have to show your clients why you're worth it because they are most likely going to start with the belief that they already have and websites don't work. This is obviously a false and limiting belief. So, you need to be prepared to help them see the truth.
What else can they spend their marketing budget on that will be more effective? A phone book listing? A radio ad? Hiring someone to dance in a stupid outfit flapping their arms as traffic drives by? Obviously working with you is far better than any of those outdated and ridiculous options. Do you believe that about yourself? You should because it's true.
You Only Need About 7 Clients
You don't have to waste your time on paid ads, organic SEO, or social media marketing because that is so ineffective compared to finding a few great clients who you work with on an ongoing basis. I go into detail in the video above about how all this adds up, and the truth is you only need about one client every other month to build a $100,000 income within one year.
What Are Things Like Right Now For You?
Take an honest moment to think about your situation right now.
- How many clients did you get this year?
- Do you even like your job right now?
- Do you have a healthy work/life balance?
- Are you making the income you want to be earning?
- Are you having the impact you should be creating?
It's Time To Make This Happen For You
If you're serious about building a business that will give you the income, lifestyle, and freedom you want, let's get on the phone and put together a specific step-by-step plan that takes into account ALL of your skills and experience so you can go out there and crush it. Make next year the year you doubled down on your own dream. I'll be right there with you giving you the community, support, and structure you need to make it happen.