DoubleStack WordPress Business Development https://doublestack.net Tech Tools and Business Development For High-Value WordPress Consulting Fri, 22 Mar 2019 02:43:33 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.1.1 https://doublestack.net/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/cropped-doublestack-sq_1024-32x32.png DoubleStack WordPress Business Development https://doublestack.net 32 32 Rise Above The Crowd - How do you go from building $500 WordPress sites to $5,000+ projects while fortifying and stabilizing your business with recurring monthly revenue - and not just for WordPress maintenance? When your clients stop seeing you as a service provider and start seeing you as their path to financial growth you dramatically increase your value. This podcast is all about how you can build an awesome, sustainable, and highly profitable business as a WordPress consultant while serving your clients more deeply and effectively than ever before. Join host Lee Blue as he shares his insights into High-Value WordPress consulting based on over 16 years of experience running his online agency. Lee Blue clean episodic Lee Blue leeblue@doublestack.net leeblue@doublestack.net (Lee Blue) How WordPress Freelancers Become High-Value WordPress Consultants DoubleStack WordPress Business Development https://doublestack.net/wp-content/uploads/lee-blue.jpg https://doublestack.net 3 Different Ways To Build A WordPress Business https://doublestack.net/3-different-ways-to-build-a-wordpress-business/ Wed, 20 Mar 2019 01:35:14 +0000 https://doublestack.net/?p=2704 https://doublestack.net/3-different-ways-to-build-a-wordpress-business/#respond https://doublestack.net/3-different-ways-to-build-a-wordpress-business/feed/ 0 There are three approaches to WordPress development. All three are legitimate, but they all result in different paths for your business. We're going to explore each path so you will discover the best approach that will enable you to hit the goals you have for your career and your business. The surprising thing is that …

There are three approaches to WordPress development. All three are legitimate, but they all result in different paths for your business.

We're going to explore each path so you will discover the best approach that will enable you to hit the goals you have for your career and your business.

The surprising thing is that these three approaches are not linear, or sequential. For example, a lot of people think they can start out just implementing WordPress sites – putting themes and plugins together. Then they'll learn to write some code… maybe build a custom plugin. Then they'll start winning high-value jobs once they have more advanced skills. The truth is, it doesn't work like that.

Stop doing what everyone else does and get clarity on how to develop your skills, your mindset, and your business to make your dream job your reality.

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There are three approaches to WordPress development. All three are legitimate, but they all result in different paths for your business. We're going to explore each path so you will discover the best approach that will enable you to hit the goals you h... There are three approaches to WordPress development. All three are legitimate, but they all result in different paths for your business.
We're going to explore each path so you will discover the best approach that will enable you to hit the goals you have for your career and your business.
The surprising thing is that these three approaches are not linear, or sequential. For example, a lot of people think they can start out just implementing WordPress sites – putting themes and plugins together. Then they'll learn to write some code… maybe build a custom plugin. Then they'll start winning high-value jobs once they have more advanced skills. The truth is, it doesn't work like that.
Stop doing what everyone else does and get clarity on how to develop your skills, your mindset, and your business to make your dream job your reality.
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This Is Why Doubling Your Prices Makes It Easier To Win Clients https://doublestack.net/doubling-your-prices-makes-it-easier-to-win-clients/ Tue, 12 Mar 2019 19:05:52 +0000 https://doublestack.net/?p=2692 https://doublestack.net/doubling-your-prices-makes-it-easier-to-win-clients/#respond https://doublestack.net/doubling-your-prices-makes-it-easier-to-win-clients/feed/ 0 Why aren't you charging more? Is it because you're not worth more or is it because you'll lose your clients and price yourself out of the market if you double your rates? I'll tell you right now, I'm working with WordPress developers who have gone from selling $500 projects to $5,000 projects and – not …

Why aren't you charging more? Is it because you're not worth more or is it because you'll lose your clients and price yourself out of the market if you double your rates?

I'll tell you right now, I'm working with WordPress developers who have gone from selling $500 projects to $5,000 projects and – not only did they not lose clients – their clients are actually thanking them. But there's a catch – and that's what we're going to be talking about in this session.

During this session you're going to discover the secret to raising your rates dramatically without pricing yourself out of the market. I'll also tell you why I paid someone $1,000 just to check a checkbox in the WordPress admin dashboard for me… and I was thrilled to do it!

  • If you want to differentiate yourself from all the low-budget developers out there…
  • If you want to go beyond just hacking out quick, cheap projects…
  • If you want to build a business that makes a difference for you AND your clients…

This is the next step you need to take to build your business the right way – right now!

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Why aren't you charging more? Is it because you're not worth more or is it because you'll lose your clients and price yourself out of the market if you double your rates? I'll tell you right now, I'm working with WordPress developers who have gone from... Why aren't you charging more? Is it because you're not worth more or is it because you'll lose your clients and price yourself out of the market if you double your rates?
I'll tell you right now, I'm working with WordPress developers who have gone from selling $500 projects to $5,000 projects and – not only did they not lose clients – their clients are actually thanking them. But there's a catch – and that's what we're going to be talking about in this session.
During this session you're going to discover the secret to raising your rates dramatically without pricing yourself out of the market. I'll also tell you why I paid someone $1,000 just to check a checkbox in the WordPress admin dashboard for me… and I was thrilled to do it!

* If you want to differentiate yourself from all the low-budget developers out there…
* If you want to go beyond just hacking out quick, cheap projects…
* If you want to build a business that makes a difference for you AND your clients…

This is the next step you need to take to build your business the right way – right now!
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How To Build A 6-Figure WordPress Business Without Selling Anything https://doublestack.net/how-to-build-a-6-figure-wordpress-business-without-selling-anything/ Tue, 05 Mar 2019 20:23:09 +0000 https://doublestack.net/?p=2684 https://doublestack.net/how-to-build-a-6-figure-wordpress-business-without-selling-anything/#respond https://doublestack.net/how-to-build-a-6-figure-wordpress-business-without-selling-anything/feed/ 0 It used to be easy to sell websites for respectable rates. Today, if you want to onboard high-value web design clients you do it without selling websites – or anything else. In our last DoubleStack meeting, we talked about the difference between selling to your clients and serving your clients. I wanted to open up …

It used to be easy to sell websites for respectable rates. Today, if you want to onboard high-value web design clients you do it without selling websites – or anything else.

In our last DoubleStack meeting, we talked about the difference between selling to your clients and serving your clients. I wanted to open up this conversation in this group too because this is the single biggest transformational change you can make to your business.

In today's session we're covering:

  • 5 reasons why this is the most important, transformational shift you need to make
  • 3 ways to identify selling vs. serving
  • 5 reasons why serving will allow you to build a 6-figure business while selling will burn you out.

Let's do it!

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It used to be easy to sell websites for respectable rates. Today, if you want to onboard high-value web design clients you do it without selling websites – or anything else. In our last DoubleStack meeting, It used to be easy to sell websites for respectable rates. Today, if you want to onboard high-value web design clients you do it without selling websites – or anything else.
In our last DoubleStack meeting, we talked about the difference between selling to your clients and serving your clients. I wanted to open up this conversation in this group too because this is the single biggest transformational change you can make to your business.
In today's session we're covering:

* 5 reasons why this is the most important, transformational shift you need to make
* 3 ways to identify selling vs. serving
* 5 reasons why serving will allow you to build a 6-figure business while selling will burn you out.

Let's do it!
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How Do You Handle These 5 Common Client Objections? https://doublestack.net/client-objections/ Tue, 19 Feb 2019 20:12:01 +0000 https://doublestack.net/?p=2675 https://doublestack.net/client-objections/#respond https://doublestack.net/client-objections/feed/ 0 If you've been working with WordPress for any length of time, you have probably heard at least one – if not all – of these client objections. Let's take a look at a few of the most common objections standing between you and winning new clients. The difference between losing the project and landing high-paying, …

If you've been working with WordPress for any length of time, you have probably heard at least one – if not all – of these client objections. Let's take a look at a few of the most common objections standing between you and winning new clients. The difference between losing the project and landing high-paying, long-term clients comes down to how you communicate the value of what you deliver. If you do it right, you can avoid almost all objections. Do it wrong, and you won't get anything but an endless stream of delays, procrastination, and rejections.

Here are five of the common objections clients give all the time. Have you heard any of these before?

  • I don't need any more customers.
  • My customers don't search for me online.
  • I don't need a new website.
  • I don't need a website at all. Our Facebook page is all we need.
  • I'll just update my own website. I don't need a monthly retainer.

The common thread tying all of these objections together is that they all suggest that your clients think you are selling them something they don't need. People know the difference between when they are being “sold to” and when they are being served. Are your offers really designed to help your clients? Or, are you simply telling them what you can do and asking them to buy it? Most people think that because they have strong skills that they are helping their clients. The truth is, most offers are selfishly motivated and clients can smell that from a mile away.

If you are hearing the objections listed above when you talk to prospects, there is most likely a fundamental problem with the way you are trying to communicate who you are and what you are offering. When potential clients respond to your offer like this, the very first thing that should come to mind is that you are making the wrong offer. We are going to look closely at each of these objections and unpack some very interesting insights into your client's mindset for each one. Then we'll look at what each objection suggests about your marketing, mindset, business structure.

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If you've been working with WordPress for any length of time, you have probably heard at least one – if not all – of these client objections. Let's take a look at a few of the most common objections standing between you and winning new clients. If you've been working with WordPress for any length of time, you have probably heard at least one – if not all – of these client objections. Let's take a look at a few of the most common objections standing between you and winning new clients. The difference between losing the project and landing high-paying, long-term clients comes down to how you communicate the value of what you deliver. If you do it right, you can avoid almost all objections. Do it wrong, and you won't get anything but an endless stream of delays, procrastination, and rejections.
Here are five of the common objections clients give all the time. Have you heard any of these before?



* I don't need any more customers.
* My customers don't search for me online.
* I don't need a new website.
* I don't need a website at all. Our Facebook page is all we need.
* I'll just update my own website. I don't need a monthly retainer.

The common thread tying all of these objections together is that they all suggest that your clients think you are selling them something they don't need. People know the difference between when they are being “sold to” and when they are being served. Are your offers really designed to help your clients? Or, are you simply telling them what you can do and asking them to buy it? Most people think that because they have strong skills that they are helping their clients. The truth is, most offers are selfishly motivated and clients can smell that from a mile away.
If you are hearing the objections listed above when you talk to prospects, there is most likely a fundamental problem with the way you are trying to communicate who you are and what you are offering. When potential clients respond to your offer like this, the very first thing that should come to mind is that you are making the wrong offer. We are going to look closely at each of these objections and unpack some very interesting insights into your client's mindset for each one. Then we'll look at what each objection suggests about your marketing, mindset, business structure.
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How Long Does It Take To Build A 6-Figure WordPress Business? https://doublestack.net/how-long-does-it-take-to-build-a-6-figure-wordpress-business/ Tue, 12 Feb 2019 20:33:28 +0000 https://doublestack.net/?p=2647 https://doublestack.net/how-long-does-it-take-to-build-a-6-figure-wordpress-business/#respond https://doublestack.net/how-long-does-it-take-to-build-a-6-figure-wordpress-business/feed/ 0 How long does it take to build a 6-figure WordPress business and how can you get there as fast as possible? We're going to answer those questions by exposing the REAL problem holding people back so that we can get at the truth of the honest answer on how to win clients at the prices …

How long does it take to build a 6-figure WordPress business and how can you get there as fast as possible?

We're going to answer those questions by exposing the REAL problem holding people back so that we can get at the truth of the honest answer on how to win clients at the prices you'd like to charge. Here's the outline for today:

  • 3 major problems WP consultants have winning clients
  • 5 reasons why these are the biggest problems
  • 5 reasons most people stay stuck
  • How to get results as fast as possible

Hold on! Here we go…

The single biggest factor that divides the 6-figure WordPress consultants from the ones who are struggling to get by all comes down to one thing. Most people think that “one thing” is knowledge and experience. But I talk to people all the time who have plenty of knowledge and years of experience yet they still are not growing the business they want. The real thing holding most WordPress consultants back is this… Who controls the client relationship?

In today's session, we take a deep dive into why controlling the client relationship is the #1 factor that determines the long-term success of your business. To do that, we'll address the three major problems that come from NOT being in control of the client relationship and the five reasons why this is a foundational roadblock when it comes to building a 6-figure WordPress business.

We're also going to be diving into five reasons most people stay stuck by applying solutions that do not address the core problem. Instead, they waste time, money, and energy fixing the wrong issues. So they burn out and never get the results and success they need.

Keep watching and you'll save yourself a lot of time and money by avoiding online courses that won't solve your problem and how to identify the right people who can legitimately help you build a business that will provide the finances and the lifestyle you want.

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How long does it take to build a 6-figure WordPress business and how can you get there as fast as possible? We're going to answer those questions by exposing the REAL problem holding people back so that we can get at the truth of the honest answer on h... How long does it take to build a 6-figure WordPress business and how can you get there as fast as possible?
We're going to answer those questions by exposing the REAL problem holding people back so that we can get at the truth of the honest answer on how to win clients at the prices you'd like to charge. Here's the outline for today:

* 3 major problems WP consultants have winning clients
* 5 reasons why these are the biggest problems
* 5 reasons most people stay stuck
* How to get results as fast as possible

Hold on! Here we go…

The single biggest factor that divides the 6-figure WordPress consultants from the ones who are struggling to get by all comes down to one thing. Most people think that “one thing” is knowledge and experience. But I talk to people all the time who have plenty of knowledge and years of experience yet they still are not growing the business they want. The real thing holding most WordPress consultants back is this… Who controls the client relationship?
In today's session, we take a deep dive into why controlling the client relationship is the #1 factor that determines the long-term success of your business. To do that, we'll address the three major problems that come from NOT being in control of the client relationship and the five reasons why this is a foundational roadblock when it comes to building a 6-figure WordPress business.
We're also going to be diving into five reasons most people stay stuck by applying solutions that do not address the core problem. Instead, they waste time, money, and energy fixing the wrong issues. So they burn out and never get the results and success they need.
Keep watching and you'll save yourself a lot of time and money by avoiding online courses that won't solve your problem and how to identify the right people who can legitimately help you build a business that will provide the finances and the lifestyle you want.
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How To Successfully 10X Your Prices – With Real-World Examples https://doublestack.net/10x-your-income/ Wed, 06 Feb 2019 15:44:05 +0000 https://doublestack.net/?p=2632 https://doublestack.net/10x-your-income/#respond https://doublestack.net/10x-your-income/feed/ 0 If you want to charge more than everybody else you have to do something different from everybody else. You can't simply 10X your prices if you continue offering the same things as everyone else who is charging way less than half what you're charging. So, how can you adapt to fill the new roles that are …

If you want to charge more than everybody else you have to do something different from everybody else. You can't simply 10X your prices if you continue offering the same things as everyone else who is charging way less than half what you're charging. So, how can you adapt to fill the new roles that are being called for in today's new WordPress and web design marketplace?

Rather than just telling you an abstract answer to this question, I'm going to answer the question of how to 10X your pricing by giving you specific examples of people who have done this exact thing. So, I'm going to talk about three different examples from people I am working with in the DoubleStack program who have successfully raised their prices and their income by at least 10 times what they were doing before we started working together.

So, this is not a hypothetical, abstract concept sort of thing. This is real-world, real people, real results stuff we're talking about.

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If you want to charge more than everybody else you have to do something different from everybody else. You can't simply 10X your prices if you continue offering the same things as everyone else who is charging way less than half what you're charging. If you want to charge more than everybody else you have to do something different from everybody else. You can't simply 10X your prices if you continue offering the same things as everyone else who is charging way less than half what you're charging. So, how can you adapt to fill the new roles that are being called for in today's new WordPress and web design marketplace?
Rather than just telling you an abstract answer to this question, I'm going to answer the question of how to 10X your pricing by giving you specific examples of people who have done this exact thing. So, I'm going to talk about three different examples from people I am working with in the DoubleStack program who have successfully raised their prices and their income by at least 10 times what they were doing before we started working together.
So, this is not a hypothetical, abstract concept sort of thing. This is real-world, real people, real results stuff we're talking about.
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How To Identify High-Paying Clients Even If They Don’t Seem Interested https://doublestack.net/how-to-identify-high-paying-clients-even-if-they-dont-seem-interested/ Tue, 29 Jan 2019 20:22:29 +0000 https://doublestack.net/?p=2614 https://doublestack.net/how-to-identify-high-paying-clients-even-if-they-dont-seem-interested/#respond https://doublestack.net/how-to-identify-high-paying-clients-even-if-they-dont-seem-interested/feed/ 0 All potential clients fall into one of these two categories. Are they curious or are they committed? The problem is that it's not always obvious which category you are dealing with because the characteristics can be misleading. For example, you might be talking to a high-energy prospect and you could easily confuse their energy for …

All potential clients fall into one of these two categories. Are they curious or are they committed? The problem is that it's not always obvious which category you are dealing with because the characteristics can be misleading. For example, you might be talking to a high-energy prospect and you could easily confuse their energy for commitment. In the same way, you could approach prospects that may initially seem disengaged or uninterested, but they are actually the ones that need your help the most.

The key to your business is finding the right clients at the right prices. Your success in landing the right clients depends on your ability to perceive who is just kicking the tires and who is seriously committed.

We are going to talk about three surprising traits you often find in great clients and three temptations to avoid so you steer clear of dead-end, low-paying projects.

After this session, you will know how to win the high-paying clients that everyone else is passing on and you will be avoiding the toxic clients everyone is fighting for.

 

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All potential clients fall into one of these two categories. Are they curious or are they committed? The problem is that it's not always obvious which category you are dealing with because the characteristics can be misleading. For example, All potential clients fall into one of these two categories. Are they curious or are they committed? The problem is that it's not always obvious which category you are dealing with because the characteristics can be misleading. For example, you might be talking to a high-energy prospect and you could easily confuse their energy for commitment. In the same way, you could approach prospects that may initially seem disengaged or uninterested, but they are actually the ones that need your help the most.
The key to your business is finding the right clients at the right prices. Your success in landing the right clients depends on your ability to perceive who is just kicking the tires and who is seriously committed.
We are going to talk about three surprising traits you often find in great clients and three temptations to avoid so you steer clear of dead-end, low-paying projects.
After this session, you will know how to win the high-paying clients that everyone else is passing on and you will be avoiding the toxic clients everyone is fighting for.
 
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Lee Blue clean 35:40
Step ZERO If You Want A 6-Figure WordPress Business https://doublestack.net/step-zero-for-your-wordpress-business/ Tue, 22 Jan 2019 20:18:14 +0000 https://doublestack.net/?p=2607 https://doublestack.net/step-zero-for-your-wordpress-business/#respond https://doublestack.net/step-zero-for-your-wordpress-business/feed/ 0 Your business will never outgrow your mindset. Your beliefs are the lens through which you see the world. If you don't believe you can overcome serious challenges then you won't be able to have the impact you want for yourself or for your clients. Your ability to succeed is directly related to your ability to overcome …

Your business will never outgrow your mindset. Your beliefs are the lens through which you see the world. If you don't believe you can overcome serious challenges then you won't be able to have the impact you want for yourself or for your clients. Your ability to succeed is directly related to your ability to overcome massive challenges without freaking out and paralyzing yourself.

After this session you're going to come away with clarity on the following points:

  • How to take ownership of problems that initially seem out of your control. For example…
    • It's not your client's fault for rejecting your proposals.
    • Not all clients are “bad/cheap” clients. It is within your power to attract different clients.
  • How to touch a problem without becoming overwhelmed and paralyzed by it
  • How to achieve success even if you feel burnt out and exhausted
  • The reason you can charge 5x to 10x more than everyone else without pricing yourself out of the market.

If you want to attract and win high-value clients they are going to come to you because you have the skills and the attitude to overcome massive challenges and deliver profound results.

The same skillset and mindset you develop for yourself to grow your business and overcome your challenges is the skillset and mindset your clients need to get the results they are looking for. Learn and apply these concepts and you'll be a high-value asset to your own business and to your clients.

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Your business will never outgrow your mindset. Your beliefs are the lens through which you see the world. If you don't believe you can overcome serious challenges then you won't be able to have the impact you want for yourself or for your clients. Your business will never outgrow your mindset. Your beliefs are the lens through which you see the world. If you don't believe you can overcome serious challenges then you won't be able to have the impact you want for yourself or for your clients. Your ability to succeed is directly related to your ability to overcome massive challenges without freaking out and paralyzing yourself.
After this session you're going to come away with clarity on the following points:

* How to take ownership of problems that initially seem out of your control. For example…

* It's not your client's fault for rejecting your proposals.
* Not all clients are “bad/cheap” clients. It is within your power to attract different clients.


* How to touch a problem without becoming overwhelmed and paralyzed by it
* How to achieve success even if you feel burnt out and exhausted
* The reason you can charge 5x to 10x more than everyone else without pricing yourself out of the market.

If you want to attract and win high-value clients they are going to come to you because you have the skills and the attitude to overcome massive challenges and deliver profound results.
The same skillset and mindset you develop for yourself to grow your business and overcome your challenges is the skillset and mindset your clients need to get the results they are looking for. Learn and apply these concepts and you'll be a high-value asset to your own business and to your clients.
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Exposing The Truth About Building A 6-Figure Web Design Business https://doublestack.net/exposing-the-truth/ Thu, 17 Jan 2019 20:17:59 +0000 https://doublestack.net/?p=2583 https://doublestack.net/exposing-the-truth/#respond https://doublestack.net/exposing-the-truth/feed/ 0 If you have seen The Matrix, then you will understand what I mean when I say that this is a red pill / blue pill session. You're about to learn the truth about why the prices of WordPress sites are quickly falling, why clients are rejecting your proposals, and why things are going to keep …

If you have seen The Matrix, then you will understand what I mean when I say that this is a red pill / blue pill session. You're about to learn the truth about why the prices of WordPress sites are quickly falling, why clients are rejecting your proposals, and why things are going to keep getting worse unless you break out of the 3D Web Design Illusion and start seeing the reality of today's web design market. What is 3D web design? It is the world that has been pulled over your eyes to blind you from the truth… Remember, all I'm offering is the truth, and nothing more…

What Is 3D Web Design?

It is the false reality we have all been trained to accept. If you're like most web designers and WordPress developers you have probably been trained – or perhaps trained yourself – to accept 3D Web Design as the only way to operate your agency. Here is how it works.

Discovery

First, you meet with your client and embark upon a journey together where you Discover their needs. You ask questions. You search and try to see just how deep the rabbit hole goes.

  • Tell me about your business?
  • Who is your target market?
  • What are you trying to achieve with your website?

This is called the discovery phase because it seems too intense to refer to this as a client interrogation. But truthfully, that's what it really is. The client sits there trying their best to answer your questions. They dig deep into their minds groping for clues and direction to satisfy your probing. Meanwhile, you jot down notes as you extract information from your client. And that's all it really is… information. It's not a plan. It's not a strategy. They are just doing their best to get through the meeting.

The good WordPress developers can interject some lighthearted banter to make the situation more relaxing, even enjoyable at times. Occasional compliments and encouraging smiles motivate the client until the last question has been asked and the “discovery” phase is complete.

Design

Now that you have the client's answers to your questions, it is time to begin designing and building out their website. A color palette is selected. Logos and branding concepts are created. The website takes shape. The project is underway.

During this phase, there are a few more meetings as you pass various checkpoints in the project's lifecycle. Eventually, all the pieces come together and a final review takes place. After a client walk-through, you begin working on client revisions to make your work more closely match your client's vision for their online presence.

Now that there is something to look at, your client starts having new ideas and you hear the haunting creak of scope creep opening the door. This begins the balancing act where you try to keep the client happy while also trying to keep changes to a minimum so that the project stays – at least somewhat – profitable. Eventually, the client is satisfied and you move to the next phase.

Deployment

You get the domain name and DNS all pointing at the live site and the new creation is ALIVE! Balloons are released, high-fives are given, and (hopefully) the check for the final payment lands in your hands. You take one last look around and admire your creation. It really is stellar work. Who else has a site that looks that good? Your client's web presence is head-and-shoulders above their competition. Success has got to be just around the corner for them.

Now… off to land another client so you can do it all over again.

That's the myth of 3D Web Design. Now let's talk about why that doesn't work anymore and what you can do about it.

 

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If you have seen The Matrix, then you will understand what I mean when I say that this is a red pill / blue pill session. You're about to learn the truth about why the prices of WordPress sites are quickly falling, If you have seen The Matrix, then you will understand what I mean when I say that this is a red pill / blue pill session. You're about to learn the truth about why the prices of WordPress sites are quickly falling, why clients are rejecting your proposals, and why things are going to keep getting worse unless you break out of the 3D Web Design Illusion and start seeing the reality of today's web design market. What is 3D web design? It is the world that has been pulled over your eyes to blind you from the truth… Remember, all I'm offering is the truth, and nothing more…

What Is 3D Web Design?
It is the false reality we have all been trained to accept. If you're like most web designers and WordPress developers you have probably been trained – or perhaps trained yourself – to accept 3D Web Design as the only way to operate your agency. Here is how it works.
Discovery
First, you meet with your client and embark upon a journey together where you Discover their needs. You ask questions. You search and try to see just how deep the rabbit hole goes.

* Tell me about your business?
* Who is your target market?
* What are you trying to achieve with your website?

This is called the discovery phase because it seems too intense to refer to this as a client interrogation. But truthfully, that's what it really is. The client sits there trying their best to answer your questions. They dig deep into their minds groping for clues and direction to satisfy your probing. Meanwhile, you jot down notes as you extract information from your client. And that's all it really is… information. It's not a plan. It's not a strategy. They are just doing their best to get through the meeting.
The good WordPress developers can interject some lighthearted banter to make the situation more relaxing, even enjoyable at times. Occasional compliments and encouraging smiles motivate the client until the last question has been asked and the “discovery” phase is complete.
Design
Now that you have the client's answers to your questions, it is time to begin designing and building out their website. A color palette is selected. Logos and branding concepts are created. The website takes shape. The project is underway.
During this phase, there are a few more meetings as you pass various checkpoints in the project's lifecycle. Eventually, all the pieces come together and a final review takes place. After a client walk-through, you begin working on client revisions to make your work more closely match your client's vision for their online presence.
Now that there is something to look at, your client starts having new ideas and you hear the haunting creak of scope creep opening the door. This begins the balancing act where you try to keep the client happy while also trying to keep changes to a minimum so that the project stays – at least somewhat – profitable. Eventually, the client is satisfied and you move to the next phase.
Deployment
You get the domain name and DNS all pointing at the live site and the new creation is ALIVE! Balloons are released, high-fives are given, and (hopefully) the check for the final payment lands in your hands. You take one last look around and admire your creation. It really is stellar work. Who else has a site that looks that good? Your client's web presence is head-and-shoulders above their competition. Success has got to be just around the corner for them.
Now… off to land another client so you can do it all over again.
That's the myth of 3D Web Design. Now let's talk about why that doesn't work anymore and what you can do about it.
 
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How To Get More Clients, Money, And Time… (3 unconventional strategies) https://doublestack.net/clients-money-time/ Wed, 16 Jan 2019 03:31:23 +0000 https://doublestack.net/?p=2570 https://doublestack.net/clients-money-time/#respond https://doublestack.net/clients-money-time/feed/ 0 More clients, more money, and more time – that's what everyone is looking for but those are NOT actually what you need to build a 6-figure WordPress business. Those are just the symptoms and they will automatically resolve themselves if you have the three things that really matter. If you want to start making $5,000 to $10,000 per …

More clients, more money, and more time – that's what everyone is looking for but those are NOT actually what you need to build a 6-figure WordPress business. Those are just the symptoms and they will automatically resolve themselves if you have the three things that really matter.

If you want to start making $5,000 to $10,000 per month consistently with a workload you can handle on your own – without having to outsource or higher help – then these are the three things you need (and they all start with the letter C).

This is a hard-hitting session, so if you are not serious about your business, then this session is probably not for you. On the other hand, if you want to know the truth, bust through the myths, and you're willing to work for it then this is exactly what you need to know.

I'm helping WordPress consultants right now who are charging 5x to 10x more than they used to and their clients are literally thanking them for making the change. How are they doing it? They have mastered these three things.

When it comes to your business, are you curious or are you serious?

Let's find out!

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More clients, more money, and more time – that's what everyone is looking for but those are NOT actually what you need to build a 6-figure WordPress business. Those are just the symptoms and they will automatically resolve themselves if you have the th... More clients, more money, and more time – that's what everyone is looking for but those are NOT actually what you need to build a 6-figure WordPress business. Those are just the symptoms and they will automatically resolve themselves if you have the three things that really matter.
If you want to start making $5,000 to $10,000 per month consistently with a workload you can handle on your own – without having to outsource or higher help – then these are the three things you need (and they all start with the letter C).
This is a hard-hitting session, so if you are not serious about your business, then this session is probably not for you. On the other hand, if you want to know the truth, bust through the myths, and you're willing to work for it then this is exactly what you need to know.
I'm helping WordPress consultants right now who are charging 5x to 10x more than they used to and their clients are literally thanking them for making the change. How are they doing it? They have mastered these three things.
When it comes to your business, are you curious or are you serious?
Let's find out!
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