Web Design and Hosting
This is my bread and butter business since back in 1995. Thankfully, despite the dot com bust, the crash of the real estate markets and banks, several years ago and Google’s algorithm shenanigans, I continue to make a sustainable income from my web design business. Although, income has declined due to inexpensive do it yourself websites, etc. there are new methods such as managing Facebook ad services, etc. that help fill in the gaps.
However, that has also created a frenzy for people selling courses on “how to create your own ad agency, web agency, etc.” that show you how to get started BUT the tough part is actually getting clients.
When asking these course promoters about that, the advice is often the typical response of “give out free web audits” or in the case of Facebooks ads “do some for free (or a small charge to get started) and show potential new clients case studies”. How’s that working for you…or is it? Post in our Facebook group and share your experiences.
Although I have been doing SEO since 1995, these days, there is a LOT more to it. I enrolled in a Udemy SEO course by James Burchill, which seemed to have a pretty good method for attracting new clients. Unfortunately, it has yet to yield but one new client. I don’t think the concept is bad, but rather people are reluctant to pay for SEO, which is intangible. It’s a tough sell even with long, established clients.
Udemy, Skillsuccess and Skillshare Courses
My wife’s Thai Cooking class continues to perform modestly well and she will probably be adding a new course soon. Though it hasn’t cracked the $10,000 level yet, it’s getting there! Not huge money but not bad for a few months.
Several months ago, I created my own course on Udemy – How to Start and Run a Web Design Business. The course as of December 2015 now has 2015 students and is going strong. I have included a coupon here for you to get the course at 50% off.
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