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Making Website Magic, hosted by Sam Muñoz & Karyn Paige, empowers women to step boldly into their web design businesses, follow their intuition, and claim the success they are worthy of. Sam and Karyn focus on the mindset, challenges, triumphs, and intentional strategies of running an aligned web design & development business. Each week, you'll hear about everything from refining your business vision, crafting relevant packages & services, intentional networking & marketing, and creating a magical client experience. Learn more about Sam, Karyn, and Making Website Magic at https://makingwebsitemagic.com
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Season 2 in Review!

Season 2 in Review!

2022-05-3146:52

If you’ve been following us for some time, you know how important it is for us to take the time to reflect on how far we’ve come and look ahead to where we plan to go. As we celebrate both one year of the podcast and closing out another season, we are excited to reflect on season 2 of the show. This week, episode 52 of MAKING WEBSITE MAGIC is our season 2 in review!Join our FREE Making Website Magic Community! Do you want to dig deeper into your business with other like-minded people? We created this community for you to do just that! Inside the Making Website Magic Community, you’ll get access to exclusive content like secret podcast episodes, invitations to live virtual events, and opportunities to ask questions and network with potential project collaborators. See you there!In this episode of Making Website Magic, Sam & Karyn are reflecting back on season 2 of the podcast, celebrating our client’s successes in the mentorship, the launch of our free community, and the future of the podcast and Making Website Magic at large. As Sam and Karyn prepare for their annual summer break, here is your summer listening list to re-listen to or catch up on until they return on July 19, 2022.  Episode 38: Permission-Based Marketing & Networking for Web Designers - A key episode for anyone who feels hesitant when they are talking to potential clients or selling their services in fear of being salesy or sleazy. Episode 41: The POWER of the Coming Soon Page for Web Designers- The episode for anyone feeling stuck in this trap of making their website “perfect” before they go out and begin money-generating activities. Episode 34: Who Do You Need to Become to Charge Four Figures for a Website?- An important listen for those needing to make the mindset switch to take the leap into charging more for their services. Hint: you probably already have the skills and qualities to do so. Episode 42: How Are You Spending Your Work Day as a Web Designer?- A heart-to-heart episode that encourages you to reflect on how you’re really spending time in your business. Episode 50: Boundaries & Expectations for Web Designers & Developers- Truly a cornerstone episode as this topic comes up so often with the women in our mentorship. This episode will completely change the way you do business. Episode 14: Stop Offering EVERYTHING as a Web Designer - A season 1 favorite that releases you from feeling like you have to learn new things to be successful and gives you the permission to offer the things you enjoy. Bonus: Listen back to the interviews of some of our Making Website Magic mentorship success stories!As always, we appreciate you and our hearts are full of gratitude for you making this podcast possible. Be sure to tune in to all the episodes to receive empowerment to step boldly into your web design business and to hear even more about the points outlined above.CONNECT WITH SAM & KARYN:Instagram- @makingwebsitemagicJoin the Free CommunityMaking Website Magic School of Business
Being empathetic, agreeable and helpful in your web design business can quickly become harmful when you start sacrificing your own needs to please others. This week, episode 51 of MAKING WEBSITE MAGIC is about people-pleasing as a web designer and developer!The Making Website Magic School of Business is NOW-enrolling. Are you consistently booking dream projects & making the money you desire in your web design business? OR are you undercharging, questioning your skills, spinning your wheels & saying yes to anyone who will pay you? You CAN have a thriving web design & dev business where you consistently work with aligned clients who actually respect you and pay you well. In this episode of Making Website Magic, Sam & Karyn are sharing the importance of understanding that both you and your business can have needs and actionable steps you can take right now to provide a magical client experience without sacrificing your needs.   Here are just a few of the things we discuss during this episode:The definition of people-pleasing and how to recognize when you are doing it. Basing your pricing on your needs as well as the needs of the business and NOT what you think your clients are going to like. The areas in which people-pleasing may show up in your business. How people-pleasing can stand in the way of your business’ success. Not only are you allowed to have your own needs, but you also deserve to honor and respect them. Be sure to tune in to all the episodes to receive empowerment to step boldly into your web design business and to hear even more about the points outlined above.Thank you for listening! If you enjoyed this episode, take a screenshot of the episode to post in your stories and tag us!  And don’t forget to follow, rate and review the podcast and tell us your key takeaways!Learn more about Making Website Magic at https://makingwebsitemagic.com/CONNECT WITH SAM & KARYN:Instagram- @makingwebsitemagicJoin the Free CommunityMaking Website Magic School of BusinessLINKS MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:How to Stop Being a People-Pleaser Article by Very Well MindEp 50: Boundaries and Expectations Ep 49: Your Client’s Urgency is NOT Your EmergencyEp 46: If You Want to Make More Money You Have to be Willing to Ask For It
Setting and more importantly, honoring boundaries and expectations within your business is foundational to both your success and wellbeing. This week, episode 50 of MAKING WEBSITE MAGIC is about boundaries and expectations for web designers and developers! The Making Website Magic School of Business is NOW enrolling. Are you consistently booking dream projects & making the money you desire in your web design business? OR are you undercharging, questioning your skills, spinning your wheels & saying yes to anyone who will pay you? You CAN have a thriving web design & dev business where you consistently work with aligned clients who actually respect you and pay you well. In this episode of Making Website Magic, Sam & Karyn are sharing the freedom and relief you can feel once you embrace boundaries and expectations and actionable steps you can take right now to set boundaries within your business that make you feel good and center your web design and development business. Here are just a few of the things we discuss during this episode:Boundaries are an opportunity to both honor our needs s as individuals as well as our business’s needs. Reframing the idea that boundaries are about controlling others by instead clarifying that our boundaries are about setting guardrails for ourselves. Communicating your boundaries not only eliminates confusion but opens the door to building trust with your clients or prospects. How we can get started setting up these boundaries and expectations and how they might show up in your business. If you walk away with one thing from this episode it is that your boundaries are based on your own needs and not the needs of anyone else - and that’s okay. You alone get to decide your boundaries. Be sure to tune in to all the episodes to receive empowerment to step boldly into your web design business and to hear even more about the points outlined above.Thank you for listening! If you enjoyed this episode, take a screenshot of the episode to post in your stories and tag us!  And don’t forget to follow, rate and review the podcast and tell us your key takeaways!Learn more about Making Website Magic at https://makingwebsitemagic.com/CONNECT WITH SAM & KARYN:Instagram- @makingwebsitemagicJoin the Free CommunityMaking Website Magic School of BusinessLINKS MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:Episode 49: Your Client’s Urgency is NOT Your Emergency
There is a huge difference between what your client thinks is urgent or an emergency and what is truly urgent for you. It is important for you to know the difference so you can uphold your work-life balance and get paid well for providing rushed solutions. This week, episode 49 of MAKING WEBSITE MAGIC is about identifying that your client’s urgency is NOT your emergency!The Making Website Magic School of Business is pre-enrolling. Are you consistently booking dream projects & making the money you desire in your web design business? OR are you undercharging, questioning your skills, spinning your wheels & saying yes to anyone who will pay you? You CAN have a thriving web design & dev business where you consistently work with aligned clients who actually respect you and pay you well. In this episode of Making Website Magic, Sam & Karyn are sharing the importance of understanding that you do not have to be available to your clients whenever they want you to be and actionable steps you can take right now to set boundaries, implement policies, and give yourself the permission to say no in these types of situations. Here are just a few of the things we discuss during this episode:Discerning what is and what is not an emergency for your clients. Setting clear lines of communication with your clients to relay to them when you are and are not available. Implementing policies as a buffer and shield to protect your time and energy. Two strategies you can use if you find yourself in an urgent or emergency situation with a client. Dependability and reliability do not mean your clients get access to you 24/7, full stop. Instead, you can be dependable and reliable on your terms.  Be sure to tune in to all the episodes to receive empowerment to step boldly into your web design business and to hear even more about the points outlined above.Thank you for listening! If you enjoyed this episode, take a screenshot of the episode to post in your stories and tag us!  And don’t forget to follow, rate and review the podcast and tell us your key takeaways!Learn more about Making Website Magic at https://makingwebsitemagic.com/CONNECT WITH SAM & KARYN:Instagram- @makingwebsitemagicJoin the Free CommunityMaking Website Magic School of BusinessLINKS MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:Urgent- Foreigner 
When we try to sell our services to prospective clients, we may worry that we’re not good enough or skilled enough. Instead, we can remind ourselves that our clients are hiring us not to be complicated and complex as possible, but to provide results. This week, episode 48 of MAKING WEBSITE MAGIC is reminding you that your clients hire you for RESULTS! The Making Website Magic School of Business is NOW enrolling. Are you consistently booking dream projects & making the money you desire in your web design business? OR are you undercharging, questioning your skills, spinning your wheels & saying yes to anyone who will pay you? You CAN have a thriving web design & dev business where you consistently work with aligned clients who actually respect you and pay you well. In this episode of Making Website Magic, Sam & Karyn are sharing the peace of mind you will get when you stop overcomplicating your business and actionable steps you can take right now to center the skill set you do have rather than stressing about the skillset you don’t. Here are just a few of the things we discuss during this episode:You might think it is a lack of knowledge and skills that are holding you back from getting clients when in reality, it is your mindset. Releasing the idea that something has to be complicated, time-consuming, or “made from scratch” in order to be valuable. Giving you permission to use existing plugins without lowering your prices. Regardless of how or where you gained your skills, you are still considered a professional. Putting the focus back onto your client's goals and needs instead of getting stuck in a worried, self-centered mindset that is limiting your opportunities. You may be pleasantly surprised at what you discover when you listen to what your clients really need and drop the worry about being the most experienced and knowledgeable web designer or developer ever. Be sure to tune in to all the episodes to receive empowerment to step boldly into your web design business and to hear even more about the points outlined above.Thank you for listening! If you enjoyed this episode, take a screenshot of the episode to post in your stories and tag us!  And don’t forget to follow, rate and review the podcast and tell us your key takeaways!Learn more about Making Website Magic at https://makingwebsitemagic.com/CONNECT WITH SAM & KARYN:Instagram- @makingwebsitemagicJoin the Free CommunityMaking Website Magic School of BusinessLINKS MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:Making Website Magic: You are NOT Your Ideal ClientMaking Website Magic: The Beauty of Collaborations for Web DesignersMaking Website Magic: Stop Offering EVERYTHING as a Web Designer
Until you get to a place where you truly believe that your work is valuable and your ideal client will hire you, you could be in a room filled with your ideal client and not be able to book any of them. This week, episode 47 of MAKING WEBSITE MAGIC is about what’s possible when you start taking your business seriously!The Making Website Magic School of Business is NOW enrolling. Are you consistently booking dream projects & making the money you desire in your web design business? OR are you undercharging, questioning your skills, spinning your wheels & saying yes to anyone who will pay you? You CAN have a thriving web design & dev business where you consistently work with aligned clients who actually respect you and pay you well. In this episode of Making Website Magic, Sam & Karyn, joined by their guest Ayodele Odefunsho, are sharing how the Making Website Magic School of Business has allowed Ayodele to see the value in her services so she can take her work and create a business out of it. Here are just a few of the things we discuss during this episode:How Ayodele’s web development business aligns with her dreams of becoming a digital nomad. How Ayodele is a part of the burgeoning online business movement in Nigeria, where entrepreneurship is the norm but is still expanding to the online space. Having confidence in knowing who your dream clients are and what your dream projects look like. Ayodele’s process of taking her business from chaotic, lacking systems and processes to structured, intentional, and successful. The mindset shifts that will take you from thinking ‘how dare I charge more,’ to ‘how dare I NOT charge more.’When you do the foundational and mindset work, clients will flow to you like bees to honey. Be sure to tune in to all the episodes to receive empowerment to step boldly into your web design business and to hear even more about the points outlined above.Thank you for listening! If you enjoyed this episode, take a screenshot of the episode to post in your stories and tag us!  And don’t forget to follow, rate and review the podcast and tell us your key takeaways!Learn more about Making Website Magic at https://makingwebsitemagic.com/CONNECT WITH SAM & KARYN:Instagram- @makingwebsitemagicJoin the Free CommunityMaking Website Magic School of BusinessCONNECT WITH AYODELE ODEFUNSHO:WebsiteInstagramLinkedin
If you’re an avid listener of the podcast, you know we talk all the time about the personal development and alignment it takes to feel confident about charging more. To continue this conversation, we want to talk about another shift that it takes for us to get to a place where charging more feels good to us. This week, episode 46 of MAKING WEBSITE MAGIC is about being willing to ask for more money if you want to make more money.The Making Website Magic School of Business is now enrolling. Are you consistently booking dream projects & making the money you desire in your web design business? OR are you undercharging, questioning your skills, spinning your wheels & saying yes to anyone who will pay you? You CAN have a thriving web design & dev business where you consistently work with aligned clients who actually respect you and pay you well. In this episode of Making Website Magic, Sam & Karyn are sharing the importance of taking control of the conversation around money and actionable steps you can take right now to give yourself the agency to set your price and be confident sharing that price. Here are just a few of the things we discuss during this episode:Honoring the emotions that surround your money stories but also remembering the vision you have for your business. Giving yourself permission to center your business’s needs. Putting a number on your project and sticking to it. A practice to use when considering what to charge for your projects and be confident in asking for it.  Gentle reminder listeners, by choosing to not settle for less than you desire, you are giving yourself the opportunity to honor who you are and who you want to be. Be sure to tune in to all the episodes to receive empowerment to step boldly into your web design business and to hear even more about the points outlined above.Thank you for listening! If you enjoyed this episode, take a screenshot of the episode to post in your stories and tag us!  And don’t forget to follow, rate and review the podcast and tell us your key takeaways!Learn more about Making Website Magic at https://makingwebsitemagic.com/CONNECT WITH SAM & KARYN:Instagram- @makingwebsitemagicJoin the Free CommunityMaking Website Magic School of BusinessLINKS MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:Making Website Magic: Why You Keep Undercharging as a Web Designer and How to StopMaking Website Magic: You Are NOT Your Ideal ClientMaking Website Magic: What is YOUR Dream Business?
Social media is an incredible way to create a community and build relationships with potential clients before they’ve even had a chance to meet you. That’s why episode 45 of MAKING WEBSITE MAGIC is about running a web design & development business with curiosity! The Making Website Magic School of Business is NOW enrolling. Are you consistently booking dream projects & making the money you desire in your web design business? OR are you undercharging, questioning your skills, spinning your wheels & saying yes to anyone who will pay you? You CAN have a thriving web design & dev business where you consistently work with aligned clients who actually respect you and pay you well. In this episode of Making Website Magic, Sam & Karyn, joined by their guest Sarah Kornblum, are sharing the importance of showing up intentionally on social media to build those relationships that turn into loyal clients. We also touch on how the Making Website Magic School of Business has allowed her to grow her business while being backed by a community of like-minded women web designers and developers. Here are just a few of the things we discuss during this episode:Sarah’s experience transitioning from a teacher with a strict schedule to owning her own web design business that gives her time and location flexibility. Giving yourself the time and space to problem solve to provide more value to your clients. Playing to your strengths and setting boundaries around what you want to spend your time doing in your business.Intentionally using social media to create a community and guarantee a ROI through the relationships you build. The power of mindset and manifestation. How the mentorship helped Sarah operate her business with systems and processes. When you join together with other like-minded women, you’ll be surprised by the value and knowledge you can gain through community and collaboration. Be sure to tune in to all the episodes to receive empowerment to step boldly into your web design business and to hear even more about the points outlined above.Thank you for listening! If you enjoyed this episode, take a screenshot of the episode to post in your stories and tag us!  And don’t forget to subscribe, rate and review the podcast and tell us your key takeaways!Learn more about Making Website Magic at https://makingwebsitemagic.com/CONNECT WITH SAM & KARYN:Instagram- @makingwebsitemagicJoin the Free CommunityMaking Website Magic School of BusinessCONNECT WITH SARAH KORNBLUM:Website Instagram FacebookTikTokLINKS MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:Making Website Magic: How to Have a “Successful” Discovery Call 
No matter the income amount you are trying to achieve or have achieved in the past and are trying to get back to, every business has peaks and valleys that bring uncertainty to the table. That’s why episode 44 of MAKING WEBSITE MAGIC is about asking the question, “Am I going to make enough money this month?”The Making Website Magic School of Business is pre-enrolling. Are you consistently booking dream projects & making the money you desire in your web design business? OR are you undercharging, questioning your skills, spinning your wheels & saying yes to anyone who will pay you? You CAN have a thriving web design & dev business where you consistently work with aligned clients who actually respect you and pay you well. In this episode of Making Website Magic, Sam & Karyn are sharing the importance of understanding where your money stories come from and how they affect the decisions you make and actionable steps you can take right now to hit your money goals this month and create financial consistency in the long term. Here are just a few of the things we discuss during this episode:How our money stories affect the emotions we feel around money and the decisions we make with our money.“Quick” options for cash injections into your business and revisiting the “book now work later” model. Options for ongoing work you can offer clients that can help you consistently reach your goals month after month. Spending time in your marketing to create more opportunities for yourself in a consistent way. Tracking your data to better understand where your money is already coming from and analyzing what is already working for you. If you’ve exhausted all of your efforts, it may be time to reevaluate your prices. If you want change to happen, you might have to do something different than you've already been doing. It’s time to take your business back into your own hands. Be sure to tune in to all the episodes to receive empowerment to step boldly into your web design business and to hear even more about the points outlined above.Learn more about Making Website Magic at https://makingwebsitemagic.com/CONNECT WITH SAM & KARYN:Instagram- @makingwebsitemagicJoin the Free CommunityMaking Website Magic School of BusinessLINKS MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODEMaking Website Magic: Booking Projects for the Upcoming YearMaking Website Magic: How Are You Spending Your Work Day as a Web Designer?You Are a Bada** at Making Money by Jen SinceroGet Rich Lucky B**ch by Denise Duffield- Thomas
When doing a time audit in your business, you just might find that you’re working more hours than you need to and you could get away with working less by working more efficiently and doing the tasks that actually matter. That’s why episode 43 of MAKING WEBSITE MAGIC is about setting intentional work hours for web designers!The Making Website Magic School of Business is pre-enrolling. Are you consistently booking dream projects & making the money you desire in your web design business? OR are you undercharging, questioning your skills, spinning your wheels & saying yes to anyone who will pay you? You CAN have a thriving web design & dev business where you consistently work with aligned clients who actually respect you and pay you well. In this episode of Making Website Magic, Sam & Karyn are sharing the possibility of cutting your work hours in half and still meeting the financial goals in your business and actionable steps you can take right now to work less and be okay with working less. Here are just a few of the things we discuss during this episode:Breaking out of the corporate mindset that you have to work 40+ hours a week to be successful.  Using time tracking data to understand how much of your time is spent on what tasks. Finding satisfaction when your work is done instead of always finding more to do.Rethinking your prices, structure, or priorities in order to hit your goals in less time spent. More time does not always equal more money. Be sure to tune in to all the episodes to receive empowerment to step boldly into your web design business and to hear even more about the points outlined above.Thank you for listening!If you enjoyed this episode, take a screenshot of the episode to post in your stories and tag us!  And don’t forget to subscribe, rate and review the podcast and tell us your key takeaways!Learn more about Making Website Magic at https://makingwebsitemagic.com/CONNECT WITH SAM & KARYN:Instagram- @makingwebsitemagicJoin the Free CommunityMaking Website Magic School of BusinessLINKS MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:Making Website Magic: How Are You Spending Your Work Day as a Web Designer?Making Website Magic: Burnout as a Web Designer & DeveloperMaking Website Magic: Self-Care for Web DesignersMaking Website Magic: The Seasons of a Web Design Business
Every now and then, it is important to do a time audit of your business to better understand where you’re spending your time and if the tasks you’re spending your time on are ones that are helping you reach your goals. That’s why episode 42  of MAKING WEBSITE MAGIC is about how you’re spending your day as a web designer!The Making Website Magic School of Business is pre-enrolling. Are you consistently booking dream projects & making the money you desire in your web design business? OR are you undercharging, questioning your skills, spinning your wheels & saying yes to anyone who will pay you? You CAN have a thriving web design & dev business where you consistently work with aligned clients who actually respect you and pay you well. In this episode of Making Website Magic, Sam & Karyn are sharing the importance of doing a business audit of your tasks and time spent on them and actionable steps you can take right now to begin centering your time on revenue-generating tasks and focusing on the numbers that matter. Here are just a few of the things we discuss during this episode:Breaking down the difference between revenue-generating tasks, indirect revenue-generating tasks, and busywork.Why it can be difficult to distinguish between indirect revenue-generating tasks and busywork. The safety we find in busy work tasks and how they can keep us from reaching our financial goals. The value of being part of communities where you can ask questions and learn from one another. The truth is, you can try something and it might not work, you could try something and it could work, but if you never try anything then it's definitely not going to work. Be sure to tune in to all the episodes to receive empowerment to step boldly into your web design business and to hear even more about the points outlined above.Thank you for listening!If you enjoyed this episode, take a screenshot of the episode to post in your stories and tag us!  And don’t forget to subscribe, rate and review the podcast and tell us your key takeaways!Learn more about Making Website Magic at https://makingwebsitemagic.com/CONNECT WITH SAM & KARYN:Instagram- @makingwebsitemagicJoin the Free CommunityMaking Website Magic School of BusinessLINKS MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:Making Website Magic: The POWER of the Coming Soon Page for Web Designers Making Website Magic: The Seasons of a Web Design BusinessMaking Website Magic: The Value of Vulnerability as a Web Designer Atomic Habits by James Clear 
We have seen first hand so many women web designers and developers get stuck trying to make their own website perfect and standing in their own way of moving forward and landing clients. That’s why episode 41 of MAKING WEBSITE MAGIC is about the POWER of the coming soon page for web designers!The Making Website Magic School of Business is pre-enrolling. Are you consistently booking dream projects & making the money you desire in your web design business? OR are you undercharging, questioning your skills, spinning your wheels & saying yes to anyone who will pay you? You CAN have a thriving web design & dev business where you consistently work with aligned clients who actually respect you and pay you well. In this episode of Making Website Magic, Sam & Karyn are sharing the importance of taking that step back to shift your mindset to what you actually need to promote your business and actionable steps you can use right now to create the minimum viable, simple, and effective coming soon page that is going to keep making you money.Here are just a few of the things we discuss during this episode:Why a coming soon page is a solution for both the web designer AND developer. How overthinking your website is actually holding you back from making money by delaying potential money-making opportunities. What we can learn from brick and mortar businesses in times of restructuring. Questions to ask yourself if you already have a website. From a strategic standpoint, what you need to include on your coming soon page.Keep it simple so you can move your focus back to those money generating activities that really matter. Be sure to tune in to all the episodes to receive empowerment to step boldly into your web design business and to hear even more about the points outlined above.Thank you for listening!If you enjoyed this episode, take a screenshot of the episode to post in your stories and tag us!  And don’t forget to subscribe, rate and review the podcast and tell us your key takeaways!Learn more about Making Website Magic at https://makingwebsitemagic.com/CONNECT WITH SAM & KARYN:Instagram- @makingwebsitemagicJoin the Free CommunityMaking Website Magic School of BusinessLINKS MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:Episode 9: Being Embarrassed of Your Own Website as a Web DesignerEpisode 16: Your Copywriting is NOT the Problem
It is so easy to look at other people’s businesses, especially more seasoned businesses, and compare their success and progress to your own, tempting you to make decisions that aren’t aligned with the season of business you are currently in.  That’s why episode 40 of MAKING WEBSITE MAGIC is about the seasons of a web design business! The Making Website Magic School of Business is pre-enrolling. Are you consistently booking dream projects & making the money you desire in your web design business? OR are you undercharging, questioning your skills, spinning your wheels & saying yes to anyone who will pay you? You CAN have a thriving web design & dev business where you consistently work with aligned clients who actually respect you and pay you well. In this episode of Making Website Magic, Sam & Karyn are sharing the importance of knowing the seasons of a web design business and actionable steps you can take right now to understand and honor the season of business and life you’re currently in.Here are just a few of the things we discuss during this episode:When you compare yourself to others, you’re placing yourself on an uneven playing field that can make you feel like you’re not as good as others. Highlighting a few of the different seasons of a web design business you may encounter. Creating the distinction between different seasons of your business to better understand what you could be focusing on at any given time.Understanding how your life seasons can impact your seasons of business. Strategies to not only recognize what season we are in but to honor it and to get support when you get stuck.  It is so important to remember that when we are talking about releasing the should’s in your business, there is a world of could’s you can replace them with. Be sure to tune in to all the episodes to receive empowerment to step boldly into your web design business and to hear even more about the points outlined above.Thank you for listening!If you enjoyed this episode, take a screenshot of the episode to post in your stories and tag us!  And don’t forget to subscribe, rate and review the podcast and tell us your key takeaways!Learn more about Making Website Magic at https://makingwebsitemagic.com/CONNECT WITH SAM & KARYN:InstagramJoin the Free CommunityMaking Website Magic School of BusinessLINKS MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:Making Website Magic: The Myth of the “Overnight Success”Making Website Magic: What Your Intake Form Can Tell You About Your Prospective Client 
Your intake form is another layer in your pre-client journey that can lead to having a “successful” discovery call which will, in turn, lead to you booking more clients. This intake form will provide you with a little bit of information that will help you prepare and show up feeling confident on your discovery calls. That’s why episode 39 of MAKING WEBSITE MAGIC is about what your intake form can tell you about your prospective client! The Making Website Magic School of Business is pre-enrolling. Are you consistently booking dream projects & making the money you desire in your web design business? OR are you undercharging, questioning your skills, spinning your wheels & saying yes to anyone who will pay you? You CAN have a thriving web design & dev business where you consistently work with aligned clients who actually respect you and pay you well. In this episode of Making Website Magic, Sam & Karyn are sharing the importance of using your intake form as a tool to gain insight on what your prospective client may want or need in order to get a leg up on your discovery calls and actionable steps you can take right now to revise your intake form to ask the important questions and feel prepared and confident. Here are just a few of the things we discuss during this episode:The number of questions on your intake form will directly relate to the season of business you are in and how much weeding out you may need to do ahead of time.You might make assumptions about the prospective client before the call, and you can use your time on the call to confirm or debunk these assumptions.How a person’s website or lack thereof might indicate what season of business they are in and aid in determining what you could offer them. Creating an opportunity for potential clients to share their broad goals to better understand their needs and motivation behind their website. Asking about their team to get an idea of how many people will be involved in the decision-making process and day-to-day input throughout the course of the project. Learning how the client found you to align your marketing investments accordingly in the future. What your intake form can tell you about what your prospective client does not need. You’d be surprised how much valuable information you can gain by asking these simple questions on your intake form. So be sure to tune in to all the episodes to receive empowerment to step boldly into your web design business and to hear even more about the points outlined above.Thank you for listening!If you enjoyed this episode, take a screenshot of the episode to post in your stories and tag us!  And don’t forget to subscribe, rate and review the podcast and tell us your key takeaways!Learn more about Making Website Magic at https://makingwebsitemagic.com/CONNECT WITH SAM & KARYN:Instagram - Sam MuñozInstagram - Karyn PaigeJoin the Free CommunityMaking Website Magic School of BusinessLINKS MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODEMaking Website Magic- The Pre-Client JourneyMaking Website Magic- How to Have a “Successful” Discovery Call 
We are often taught sales strategies rooted in a masculine energy of getting what you want without asking permission. This tactic can be uncomfortable and even harmful for our prospective clients and ourselves. When we move into a permission-based strategy, not only is everyone more comfortable, everyone is on the same page and feels empowered. That’s why episode 38 of MAKING WEBSITE MAGIC is about consent-based marketing for web designers!The Making Website Magic School of Business is pre-enrolling. Are you consistently booking dream projects & making the money you desire in your web design business? OR are you undercharging, questioning your skills, spinning your wheels & saying yes to anyone who will pay you? You CAN have a thriving web design & dev business where you consistently work with aligned clients who actually respect you and pay you well. In this episode of Making Website Magic, Sam & Karyn are sharing the importance of empowering your clients to consent throughout every step of the client journey and actionable steps you can take right now to reformat your sales process to be more client-centered and client-led. Here are just a few of the things we discuss during this episode:The value that consent-based marketing holds in creating a positive and comfortable sales experience for everyone involved. Reversing the sales tactics we have learned that are rooted in aggressive, masculine energy. Permission-based marketing not only benefits the prospective clients by empowering them to make decisions for themselves - it benefits you as the web designer or developer as well. Ways to begin implementing a permission-based strategy into your business and set yourself up to ask for consent throughout the entirety of your working relationship. The way you approach your prospective clients from the start is going to set the stage for what it will be like to work with you long term.  Be sure to tune in to all the episodes to receive empowerment to step boldly into your web design business and to hear even more about the points outlined above.Thank you for listening!If you enjoyed this episode, take a screenshot of the episode to post in your stories and tag us!  And don’t forget to subscribe, rate and review the podcast and tell us your key takeaways!Learn more about Making Website Magic at https://makingwebsitemagic.com/CONNECT WITH SAM & KARYN:Instagram - Sam MuñozInstagram - Karyn PaigeJoin the Free CommunityMaking Website Magic School of BusinessLINKS MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:Making Website Magic: How to Have a "Successful” Discovery CallMaking Website Magic: The Pre-Client Journey
If you are having discovery calls and something isn’t clicking or you’re not getting the conversion rates you would like, it may be time to reflect and review so that you can elevate your calls to the next level. That’s why episode 37 of MAKING WEBSITE MAGIC is about how to have a successful discovery call!The Making Website Magic School of Business is pre-enrolling. Are you consistently booking dream projects & making the money you desire in your web design business? OR are you undercharging, questioning your skills, spinning your wheels & saying yes to anyone who will pay you? You CAN have a thriving web design & dev business where you consistently work with aligned clients who actually respect you and pay you well. In this episode of Making Website Magic, Sam & Karyn are sharing the importance of reflecting on where you are now, so you can clearly see where there is room to grow and actionable steps you can take right now to show up confident and prepared for your next round of discovery calls. Here are just a few of the things we discuss during this episode:Two questions to ask yourself when reflecting on where you are now so that you know where you can improve. Paying attention to what your body’s physical reactions to getting on discovery calls are telling you. Reviewing your prospect and creating an outline of talking points and questions to keep you focused and on track during your calls. Getting yourself in the zone energetically so you can show up to your calls as authentically you.Recording your calls and watching them back so you can reflect on what went well and where you can grow. The importance of running your calls and your business from a consent and permission based standpoint. Let go of the idea that your discovery call is the end all be all to get someone to sign a contract and start to view it as what it is; an introductory discussion to get enough information in order to move onto the next phase.  Be sure to tune in to all the episodes to receive empowerment to step boldly into your web design business and to hear even more about the points outlined above.Thank you for listening!If you enjoyed this episode, take a screenshot of the episode to post in your stories and tag us!  And don’t forget to subscribe, rate and review the podcast and tell us your key takeaways!Learn more about Making Website Magic at https://makingwebsitemagic.com/CONNECT WITH SAM & KARYN:Instagram - Sam MuñozInstagram - Karyn PaigeJoin the Free CommunityMaking Website Magic School of BusinessLINKS MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:Making Website Magic: The Fear Surrounding Discovery Calls Making Website Magic: The Value of Vunerability as a Web DesignerMaking Website Magic: The Pre-Client Journey
When you work in your zone of genius and collaborate with others who are doing the same, you have the opportunity to create something truly amazing. That’s why episode 36 of MAKING WEBSITE MAGIC is about working full time while growing a web development business! The Making Website Magic School of Business is pre-enrolling. Are you consistently booking dream projects & making the money you desire in your web design business? OR are you undercharging, questioning your skills, spinning your wheels & saying yes to anyone who will pay you? You CAN have a thriving web design & dev business where you consistently work with aligned clients who actually respect you and pay you well. In this episode of Making Website Magic, Sam & Karyn, joined by their guest Kim Brock, are sharing how the Making Website Magic School of Business has taught her about knowing your strengths and what you are passionate about and actionable steps you can take right now to run your business on your own terms.Here are just a few of the things we discuss during this episode:Kim’s journey from receiving her first laptop as a kid to growing up and loving web development and bringing that passion full circle. Focusing on offering the services you are good at while you develop other skills over time OR by partnering with other creatives to balance your skills and fill in the gaps. How Kim uses her business to support women web designers by bringing their visions to life. Entrepreneurship opens the door for you to choose who YOU want to work with and create an environment where you can be celebrated and supported without feeling like you need to prove yourself.  A web developer’s steps to problem solving and improving upon their skills to offer more to their clients. Balancing working full time while building and growing a business on the side. Mindset shifts that can help you embrace discovery calls, even as an introvert.If something feels good and is working, that is no mistake. It is your sign to run with it. Be sure to tune in to all the episodes to receive empowerment to step boldly into your web design business and to hear even more about the points outlined above.Thank you for listening!If you enjoyed this episode, take a screenshot of the episode to post in your stories and tag us!  And don’t forget to subscribe, rate and review the podcast and tell us your key takeaways!Learn more about Making Website Magic at https://makingwebsitemagic.com/CONNECT WITH KIM BROCK:WebsiteInstagramCONNECT WITH SAM & KARYN:Instagram - Sam MuñozInstagram - Karyn PaigeJoin the Free CommunityMaking Website Magic School of BusinessLINKS MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:Making Website Magic: Stop Offering EVERYTHING as a Web Designer 
Your ideal client does not have the same skills, the same money stories, or the same decision-making process as you, and therefore, has a different perception than you on the value you offer. That’s why episode 35 of MAKING WEBSITE MAGIC is about you are NOT your ideal client! The Making Website Magic School of Business is pre-enrolling. Are you consistently booking dream projects & making the money you desire in your web design business? OR are you undercharging, questioning your skills, spinning your wheels & saying yes to anyone who will pay you? You CAN have a thriving web design & dev business where you consistently work with aligned clients who actually respect you and pay you well. In this episode of Making Website Magic, Sam & Karyn are sharing the importance of understanding where you may be projecting your own perceptions onto your ideal client and actionable steps you can take right now to shift your focus not on how you perceive the value of your work, but how your clients may perceive them.Here are just a few of the things we discuss during this episode:Why we tend to associate ourselves with our ideal client in the first place. Understanding that something that is simple and easy for us is not simple for our clients so we can stop taking for granted that someone would pay us for something that is “easy.”Acknowledging your unique skills so that you can express the value of your offering.Respecting and honoring that your money story is not the same as your clients, and therefore, you may have different perceptions and feelings around your pricing.How associating ourselves with our ideal client may cause us to make business decisions that stunt our growth to accommodate for something that isn’t being asked of us in the first place. We are not in the service of building something for someone who can build it themselves, we are in the business of building websites for people who can't build it themselves or simply don’t desire to do it themselves. Be sure to tune in to all the episodes to receive empowerment to step boldly into your web design business and to hear even more about the points outlined above.Thank you for listening!If you enjoyed this episode, take a screenshot of the episode to post in your stories and tag us!  And don’t forget to subscribe, rate and review the podcast and tell us your key takeaways!Learn more about Making Website Magic at https://makingwebsitemagic.com/CONNECT WITH SAM & KARYN:Instagram - Sam MuñozInstagram - Karyn PaigeJoin the Free CommunityMaking Website Magic School of BusinessLINKS MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:Making Website Magic Episode 06: Why You Keep Undercharging as a Web Designer and How to Stop 
Becoming a web designer who charges four figures for a website involves a few key qualities.  This might require you to develop these qualities so you can confidently raise your prices, but you might find that you already embody them. That’s why episode 34 of MAKING WEBSITE MAGIC is about who you need to become to charge four figures for a website! The Making Website Magic School of Business is pre-enrolling. Are you consistently booking dream projects & making the money you desire in your web design business? OR are you undercharging, questioning your skills, spinning your wheels & saying yes to anyone who will pay you? You CAN have a thriving web design & dev business where you consistently work with aligned clients who actually respect you and pay you well. In this episode of Making Website Magic, Sam & Karyn discuss the characteristics of a high-ticket web designer and actionable steps you can take right now to do this self work to embody these qualities and confidently raise your prices. Here are the important qualities to have that we discuss during this episode:Being confident in both the value and the worth of the work you provide to your clients AND being confident and believing in yourself. Remaining consistent and committed by showing up imperfectly and doing the work again and again until you are satisfied. Taking the lead as the professional by understanding your client’s needs and initiating action inside the project to serve them better. Having trust in your own capabilities and the abundance of what is possible. Being open to receiving feedback in pursuit of continuous improvement. Whether you need to gain these qualities or you already have them and need to bring them out more, this is not a destination but a journey of growth. Be sure to tune in to all the episodes to receive empowerment to step boldly into your web design business and to hear even more about the points outlined above.Thank you for listening!If you enjoyed this episode, take a screenshot of the episode to post in your stories and tag us!  And don’t forget to subscribe, rate and review the podcast and tell us your key takeaways!Learn more about Making Website Magic at https://makingwebsitemagic.com/ CONNECT WITH SAM & KARYN:Instagram - Sam MuñozInstagram - Karyn PaigeJoin the Free CommunityMaking Website Magic School of BusinessLINKS MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:Making Website Magic: The Pre- Client Journey
There is a purpose to every website and the websites you design become more effective when you capture the specific call to action that your client needs. That’s why episode 33 of MAKING WEBSITE MAGIC is about identifying vs. UNDERSTANDING your dream client! The Making Website Magic School of Business is pre-enrolling. Are you consistently booking dream projects & making the money you desire in your web design business? OR are you undercharging, questioning your skills, spinning your wheels & saying yes to anyone who will pay you? You CAN have a thriving web design & dev business where you consistently work with aligned clients who actually respect you and pay you well.In this episode of Making Website Magic, Sam & Karyn are joined by their guest, Steph Davis to share how the Making Website Magic School of Business and her past experiences led Steph to confidently run her web design business and serve her ideal clients with the services they truly need. Here are just a few of the things we discuss during this episode:How Steph manages to be a mom to a 5-year-old, run a bed and breakfast, AND run her own web design business.Acknowledging and understanding the different seasons of your own business and running it in the way that works for you, even if it doesn’t make sense for someone else.How nonprofits' needs may differ from small businesses and things to consider when building a website for them.The importance of understanding your client so that you can inform and market your services based on their needs and what matters to them most.The balance of honoring your own availability while understanding and respecting the seasons of your clients’ business as well.Steph’s experience in the mentorship and how it helped her identify her clients, feel confident in her pricing and build systems for success. Understanding your client’s needs is the first step in setting up a successful and productive relationship that will lead to future business and referrals. Be sure to tune in to all the episodes to receive empowerment to step boldly into your web design business and to hear even more about the points outlined above.Thank you for listening!If you enjoyed this episode, take a screenshot of the episode to post in your stories and tag us!  And don’t forget to subscribe, rate and review the podcast and tell us your key takeaways!Learn more about Making Website Magic at https://makingwebsitemagic.com/CONNECT WITH STEPH DAVIS:Instagram Website CONNECT WITH SAM & KARYN:Instagram - Sam MuñozInstagram - Karyn PaigeJoin the Free CommunityMaking Website Magic School of Business
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