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Making Your Web Design Business Shine In The Current Market

In the current market, web design is a healthy trade. There’s a lot you can do as a web designer, whether you build websites from the ground up or you’re an expert in a popular builder. However, there’s also a lot of competition to deal with, and that’s what makes this niche so difficult to navigate.

How are you supposed to stand out when coding is such an accessible skill? Why should a client choose you above anyone else? Unfortunately, whilst you know what you’re capable of, you’ll have to prove your worth and talent with methods like these.

Be Personable

When a client feels like they can trust you, it’s because you’ve proved to them you’re a real person who knows what they’re doing. Simple, right? Only if you’re willing to be personable.

This may take some practice to get to grips with, with a few pep talks in the bathroom mirror, but it’s the most important tip of all! Remember, your competition may have only communicated by email, and that could be a win in your book.

Get on their level. Talk to them face to face, even if you need to schedule a video call. The more they know about you, the more they’re going to trust you to work on their project.

Understand Your Customer Better Than Anyone Else

Market research can be sorely underutilised. However, if you don’t know what your market wants and/or expects to see from a web designer or developer like yourself, how are you going to compete?

Any marketing you do is going to be less effective, and anything you spend on new client attainment is going to go to waste. Don’t let this happen; do your research and pay attention to the results!

Don’t Make Your Audience Pay for Everything

In attempting to get your name out, you’re likely going to lower your prices and post as often as possible to social media. This is typical of web developers just getting set up; in fact, it plagues the self employed sector as a whole!

However, you don’t have to lower your prices, and you don’t have to waste time creating irrelevant posts. Instead, you can prove your value by offering some of it for free.

Create some easily accessible web development articles, with information in layman’s terms, to ensure anyone who needs a bit of advice with the new WordPress update can find what they’re looking for immediately.

This is also a great way to attract inbound marketing. If you want people to click on you before anyone else, you need to give them a good reason! At least 50% of the time, they’re not going to be at the right part of the sales funnel – a blog is going to slip them further down and land them right where you want them to be.

A web design business can shine when you’re doing things right. Showcase your value with a few tips and tricks.