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Tips for Starting a Web Design Business

Building a web design business is a great way to build an income and scale easily if you are passionate about websites.

This is even more interesting when you have a great web host like us to support the growth of your business.

Here are some tips from us that will ensure the long term growth of your web design business

Get a Great Web Host

Make sure you can find a great web hosting company that is interested in helping your business grow and is also ready to reward you for bringing others on board.

At Spectrohost, we are not only interested in ensuring that your website has an outstanding performance, but we also have a good affiliate system that means you can make a recurring passive income on everyone you bring on board our system.

So, this means while you get to offer great web hosting to your clients, you also get to make some extra.

Be Realistic with Your Offerings

Once you already know you have the backbone of your web design business in good hands, the next best thing is to make sure that you are realistic with your offerings.

Don’t advertise for services you know you can’t handle. It’s absolutely ok to let people know that you make a great one-page business website than to advertise that you can handle complex web app solutions when you know that you and everyone on your team have never built an e-commerce solution in the past.

When your offering matches the expectations of your clients. They are happy and happy customers always refer more people to your business. Remember, you can always add more services to your list with the more experience that you gain.

Build Your Network

Building Your Network
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It’s very important for you to build your network and foster a great relationship with them. You want to have a team of people who love what you do and are excited to have you designing and managing their website.

It is a really great practice to start with clients that share a similar belief system or have similar hobbies to yours. That will help to ensure that you understand each other a bit better and are more likely to settle differences when they arise.

Choose Your Tools Wisely

Just as you have decided to choose your hosting wisely, you also need to choose your web design tools wisely.

Look for at least one web design platform that you are fascinated or passionate about and grow it. You can go with various web design platforms like Wix, WordPress, Joomla, or even hand-code them if that’s your preference.

Also, make sure that if you are using CMS tools that you find the best add-ons/plugins in the market that will make your work stand out and easier.

This is a really important step because your clients will ask you to defend your choices and decisions and you will need to give the best explanation for this.

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