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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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Are you giving yourself enough time to do projects in your web design and development business? That’s why episode 26 of MAKING WEBSITE MAGIC is about project timelines as a web designer and developer! Join the waitlist for the Making Website Magic School of Business. 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 pay you well. In this episode of Making Website Magic, Sam & Karyn discuss the importance of having a clear timeline for projects and actionable steps you can take right now to not feel rushed in your projects. Here are just a few of the things we discuss during this episode:Some reasons you might feel the need to rush a project and how to reframe that mindsetWhat actually happens when you don’t give yourself enough time for a projectHow to set client expectations and clearly communicate what all is involved to get a project doneRed flags to look for during the sales call that will also help you work with clients that understand the value of what you deliverShort timelines can easily stress you out. Give yourself and your clients some grace (and time) to give the best to the project.  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:Ep 20: Burnout as a Web Designer & DeveloperEp 14: Stop Offering EVERYTHING as a Web DesignerTogglInstagram Post - Time & Energy Breakdown
Women and other marginalized groups have always had a difficult time being included and welcomed in the tech industry, but now more than ever, we are creating these spaces for ourselves and for others. That’s why episode 25 of MAKING WEBSITE MAGIC is about being a WOMAN web designer! Join the waitlist for the Making Website Magic School of Business. 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 pay you well. In this episode of Making Website Magic, Sam & Karyn share the importance of diversifying the tech industry by giving women a seat at the decision-making table and actionable steps you can take right now to feel empowered to create your own space or stand up and take charge in the space you’re already in. Here are just a few of the things we discuss during this episode:Our perspective as women entering into the male-dominated culture of the tech industry. The gender pay gap is no coincidence; it is set in place to keep these industries dominated by men and marginalize women out of their roles. Feeling empowered to create an inclusive space of your own or to stand up where you are and demand equality.Rejecting the patriarchy helps men and women alike by allowing women to step into their power and relieving men of the pressure to stick to restrictive gender norms. Bringing innovation back into tech with new ideas from underrepresented identities. It is truly a beautiful thing when women are able to bring their unique value and talent forward. 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 Business
There is something we try to run from when we talk about referral-based businesses but in reality, there is more good in it that we should be running towards. That’s why episode 24 of MAKING WEBSITE MAGIC is about why referral-based businesses are magical! Join the waitlist for the Making Website Magic School of Business. 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 pay you well. In this episode of Making Website Magic, Sam & Karyn are sharing the importance of reframing your mindset to become open and excited about referrals in your business and actionable steps and tips you can use right now to get referrals from clients you are in alignment with. Here are just a few of the things we discuss during this episode:Removing the shame we feel around having a referral-based business.  The value and benefits that come from running a business centered around one-to-one connections with people. Highlighting the trust that is naturally and automatically instilled in these referral/ recommended business connections.Fostering these relationships and building trust will oftentimes render faster results and deeper client connections than the clients that come through your funnel.The beauty in being part of a community of professionals that support one another through referrals and aligning you with your ideal clients. If you’re not sold on this idea of the referral-based business, reflect on your own business and think about where your last client came from. If that client came from a referral, ask yourself why you might be discounting that client and that experience. 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 Beauty of Collaborations for Web DesignersMaking Website Magic- Intentional Networking- MLM’s Have Poisoned the Well
For most women, the first introduction we had to business, entrepreneurship, and networking came through multilevel marketing companies (MLM’s) which may have created a tainted perception that networking is about being pushy and sleazy.Join the waitlist for the Making Website Magic School of Business. 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 pay you well. In this episode of Making Website Magic, Sam & Karyn deep dive into understanding why you might be feeling uncomfortable when networking and making sales based on your past experiences, plus actionable steps you can take right now to reframe the way you do business into a more intentional, permission-based way. Here are just a few of the things we discuss during this episode:Why multi-level marketing companies are predatory in nature and how they make themselves appear appealing to join. Drawing the line between cold calls and natural, permission-based conversations.Who should be included in your network and how your messaging becomes more authentic when the right people are in your circle.Being transparent and giving your network the information needed to make an educated decision on their own rather than persuading them to purchase a product or service they don’t want or need. Untwisting the core functions of marketing and networking that have been skewed over the years by MLM companies. Leading with transparency, intentionality, and consent in your marketing will not only empower you as a business owner but will empower your clients as well. 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 Business
For women, in particular, we have been conditioned to compete against other women for clients in order to succeed, but once we realize the power of collaboration, that is when the real success comes. That’s why episode 22 of MAKING WEBSITE MAGIC is about the beauty of collaborations for web designers! Join the waitlist for the Making Website Magic School of Business. 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 pay you well. In this episode of Making Website Magic, Sam & Karyn are sharing the benefits of collaborations for web designers and actionable steps you can take right now to work WITH other women to build your network and thrive as a whole. Here are just a few of the things we discuss during this episode:Reframing relationships with other web designers and industry professionals as opportunities for collaborations instead of competition. Collaborating to expand your creativity beyond your own inner bubble to offer more value and higher quality work to your clients.Why you might send clients to other professionals in the first place and the value in building that roster of trustworthy professionals who would do the same for you. Living in an abundance mindset to lift other women up while finding success in the industry as a whole. There is and always will be room for everyone at the table and when we collaborate with one another, the outcome is not failure for one, it is success for all. 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:Episode 14- Stop Offering EVERYTHING as a Web DesignerEpisode 20- Burnout as a Web Designer and Developer
The goal is for your business to fit into your life, and not the other way around. You are supposed to have time to live your life outside of the walls of your business. That’s why episode 21 of MAKING WEBSITE MAGIC is about self-care for web designers! Join the waitlist for the Making Website Magic School of Business. 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 pay you well. In this episode of Making Website Magic, Sam & Karyn are sharing the importance of creating space for self-care in your life and actionable steps you can take right now to put together a self-care toolbox that is a reflection of what you need and not anyone else. Here are just a few of the things we discuss during this episode:Practicing self-care to not only improve how you show up for yourself but how you show up for your clients in your business.Reframing your mindset around things like exercise and healthy eating being a form of self-care rather than a punishment.Self-care can be easy, everyday tasks that are guilt-free and most importantly, unique to what you need.Setting up boundaries in your business to allow the space needed for self-care. Putting together a toolbox of self-care resources to pull out what you need, when you need it. You are more than what you do for a living and practicing self-care as a daily routine is one way to emphasize that. 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: What is YOUR Dream BusinessMaking Website Magic 19: Do You Even WANT to be Hired 
We live in a society that rewards hyper-productivity that inevitably leads to overwhelm and burnout. That’s why episode 20 of MAKING WEBSITE MAGIC is an open conversation about burnout as a web designer and developer - plus what we’ve been doing to mitigate it at Team SMC.Join the waitlist for the Making Website Magic School of Business. 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 pay you well. Here are just a few of the things we discuss during this episode:Questions to ask yourself to self-identify if you are experiencing burnout. The internal and external factors that lead to burnout and how we can recognize them as such. Ways in which you as a web designer and developer might be experiencing burnout and the toxic business habits that lead to it. Sustainable business practices we use to mitigate burnout at Team SMC.Remember: You are the OWNER of the business - it is important to take care of yourself because you are irreplaceable. You don’t have to subject yourself to hustle-culture and working 24/7, you can choose to let your flame burn sustainably instead of burning out. 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 Instagram 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:Mayo Clinic: Job BurnoutRest: Why You Get More Done When You Work Less by Alex Soojung-Kim PangInstagram- @thenapministry Making Website Magic - Stop Offering EVERYTHING as a Web Designer
You get to decide what your goals are but if you’re not willing to do the things that are required to get you to those goals, you must consider if you are actually committed to the goals you have decided for yourself. That’s why episode 19 of MAKING WEBSITE MAGIC is about asking, do you even WANT to be hired?! Apply today to join the waitlist for the Making Website Magic School of Business. Are you consistently booking dream clients, or are you saying “yes” to anyone because so few opportunities are coming your way? Believe it or not, you CAN have a thriving web design & dev business where you consistently work with aligned clients who actually pay you well. In this episode of Making Website Magic, Sam & Karyn are sharing the importance of getting over the mindset blocks holding you back from committing to your dreams and actionable steps you can take right now to take inspired action towards the goals you have set for yourself. Here are just a few of the things we discuss during this episode:The difference between treating your business like a business and treating your business like a hobby. Overcoming the underlying fear of owning a business and no longer letting it prevent you from seeking opportunities. The areas in which our motivation stems from and how we can fuel it to get us headed in the right direction.  Avoiding getting stuck in prayerful inaction by using the resources in front of you to make it happen rather than waiting for a divine force to make it happen for you. Taking inspired action and opening doors for opportunities and success. We can create our own story and at any point we can make the choice to continue being afraid of taking action or we can change the narrative of the story and go after 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 SAM & KARYN:Instagram - Sam MuñozInstagram - Karyn PaigeJoin the Free CommunityMaking Website Magic School of Business
Longevity for your business directly ties into the foundation you have set based on your company's mission, vision, values, and ultimately, purpose. That’s why episode 18 of MAKING WEBSITE MAGIC is about why company values matter (even for a company of one)! Apply today to join the waitlist for the Making Website Magic School of Business. Are you consistently booking dream clients, or are you saying “yes” to anyone because so few opportunities are coming your way? Believe it or not, you CAN have a thriving web design & dev business where you consistently work with aligned clients who actually pay you well. In this episode of Making Website Magic, Sam & Karyn are sharing the importance of establishing a set of values for your web design business and actionable steps you can take right now to use your values to guide your decisions. Here are just a few of the things we discuss during this episode:Company values are a reflection of you and are often pulled from personal experiences. Why it matters to have a set of company values in the first place and how we can use them as guiding principles when making business decisions.Using company values to avoid mission drift and keep directionally aligned with where you want your business to go. Ways in which you can weave boundaries into your company values and set upfront expectations with your clients. How having company values go on to further build your company culture for when you grow your team. Even if you already have a set of company values, go back and reflect on them to see if they are still in alignment with who you are, what you want your company culture to be, and where you want your business to go. 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 EPISODE:Making Website Magic: What is YOUR Dream BusinessTweet about Boundaries
There will always be a tradeoff when it comes to investing in your business and if you’re not investing money, you’re going to be investing your time. That’s why episode 17 of MAKING WEBSITE MAGIC is about investing in your web design business! Apply today to join the waitlist for the Making Website Magic School of Business. Are you consistently booking dream clients, or are you saying “yes” to anyone because so few opportunities are coming your way? Believe it or not, you CAN have a thriving web design & dev business where you consistently work with aligned clients who actually pay you well. In this episode of Making Website Magic, Sam & Karyn are sharing the importance of investing within alignment and actionable steps you can take right now to make an informed decision towards spending money to make money. Here are just a few of the things we discuss during this episode:Why investing in your business is important for longevity and growth. Making investment decisions based on the season your business is in and the alignment towards your business goals.How “Frankensteining” your business and avoiding investments cause more stress on both you and your customers setting you back in the long run.Questions to ask yourself to make informed investment choices resulting in a return on investment. If you are not willing to invest in yourself and your own business, you cannot expect your customers to be excited to invest in you. 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 EPISODEEpisode 7Episode 15Episode 16Lauren Cash Cultivate Margins Course
The copy of our website only holds power because we allow it to and we allow the thought of this imagined power to hold us back from getting clients and being successful. That’s why episode 16 of MAKING WEBSITE MAGIC is about why copywriting is not the problem! Apply today for the Making Website Magic School of Business. Are you consistently booking dream clients, or are you saying “yes” to anyone because so few opportunities are coming your way? Believe it or not, you CAN have a thriving web design & dev business where you consistently work with aligned clients who actually pay you well. In this episode of Making Website Magic, Sam & Karyn are sharing the importance of having copy on your site where it is helpful and cutting it out where it is overkill and actionable steps you can take right now to reclaim the power and let your work speak volumes for itself. Here are just a few of the things we discuss during this episode:Rethinking the value that copy holds on your website and shifting your mindset to no longer let it block you from working your business. Letting your portfolio and your prices confidently speak for themselves. The areas where you can cut out and simplify the copy on your site to provide a clear direction for potential clients to get in touch with you. Why one to one businesses naturally need less up front sales language than one to many business models. Real experts let their work speak for themselves, they know why people are visiting their site, and they don’t feel the need to convince or prove anything to anyone. 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 Business
Confidence is the magic word because when you own your space, you are confidently aware of who you are and who you serve. This allows you to attract the clients you’re aligned to work with and brings abundance into your space. That’s why episode 15 of MAKING WEBSITE MAGIC is about the confidence that comes from owning your space! Apply today to join the waitlist for the Making Website Magic School of Business. Are you consistently booking dream clients, or are you saying “yes” to anyone because so few opportunities are coming your way? Believe it or not, you CAN have a thriving web design & dev business where you consistently work with aligned clients who actually pay you well. In this episode of Making Website Magic, Sam & Karyn are sharing the importance of gaining the freedom and confidence in who you are and actionable steps you can take right now to declare yourself in what you do in order to establish yourself as an expert in your space and serve your clients accordingly. Here are just a few of the things we discuss during this episode:What it means to own the space and how you can bring yourself into the deeper mindset perspective that allows you to do so.Why we hesitate when it comes to owning the space and where that underlying fear of success comes from within us.The safety and abundance that comes from taking ownership,and the clear path it can open up in your business. What to do if you are “wrong” about the declarative statement you make about yourself. Just like you own your own name and your own identity, you can also own that level of confidence with what you do and who you serve. 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 EPISODEEpisode 3 of Making Website MagicEpisode 10 of Making Website Magic Episode 14 of Making Website MagicUnlimited Podcast with Valerie Friedlander Chillpreneur: The New Rules for Creating Success, Freedom, and Abundance on Your TermsErin Lindstrom Mindset CoachGieselle Allen Coach
Sometimes there’s this desire as web designers to do something additional for a client that may not fall under the normal web designer offers. That’s why episode 14 of Making Website Magic is about why you should stop offering everything as a web designer! Apply today to join the waitlist for the Making Website Magic School of Business. Are you consistently booking dream clients, or are you saying “yes” to anyone because so few opportunities are coming your way? Believe it or not, you CAN have a thriving web design & dev business where you consistently work with aligned clients who actually pay you well. In this episode of Making Website Magic, Sam & Karyn are sharing the importance of getting clear on your offer suite and actionable steps you can take right now to face your fear of losing the sale if you don’t offer more. Here are just a few of the things we discuss during this episode: You always have the choice to decide what you want to offer, but you are not obligated to offer things that are not aligned with the work you want to do.It’s important to understand the motivation behind wanting to offer more services than you truly need to. Your clients can sometimes be better served when you refer them to an expert instead of doing a subpar job yourself just to secure the client.There is value in exploring different types of skill sets that are related to what we do, but we don’t have to do them just because someone asked for the service.Take a moment to consider, if you stop offering all of the things, what are you making space for to come into your business. 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:Episode 13: The Myth of the “Overnight Success”
Overnight success is not the rule, but an unrealistic exception to the rule. That’s why episode 13 of MAKING WEBSITE MAGIC is about why your business is not and should not be an overnight success! Apply today to join the waitlist for the Making Website Magic School of Business. Are you consistently booking dream clients, or are you saying “yes” to anyone because so few opportunities are coming your way? Believe it or not, you CAN have a thriving web design & dev business where you consistently work with aligned clients who actually pay you well. In this episode of Making Website Magic, Sam & Karyn are sharing the importance of cultivating valuable relationships in your business and actionable steps you can take right now to scale your business in a sustainable way. Here are just a few of the things we discuss during this episode:Overnight success links back to instant gratification influencer culture that is overtaking our society. How focusing on quick overnight success can come with growing pains and end up hurting your business in the long run.Where this idea of hustling to make a quick buck originated in our society and how it can easily lead to burnout. Putting systems and processes in place to grow in a meaningful and sustainable way. Focusing your attention on rapid growth will drift you farther from your values and business goals than it will bring you closer. 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 Business
Today, we took a break from dropping knowledge to reflect on why we became web designers in the first place and why we continue to love what we do so much. That’s why episode 12 of MAKING WEBSITE MAGIC is about why being a web designer is AWESOME! Apply today to join the waitlist for the Making Website Magic School of Business. Are you consistently booking dream clients, or are you saying “yes” to anyone because so few opportunities are coming your way? Believe it or not, you CAN have a thriving web design & dev business where you consistently work with aligned clients who actually pay you well. In this episode of Making Website Magic, Sam & Karyn are sharing the importance of finding gratitude in your web design business and breaking down why being a web designer is awesome. Here are just a few of the things we discuss during this episode:Being a web designer offers so much time, location, and project flexibility that your typical 9-5 job does not. Letting go of the perceptions we hold onto from our past corporate jobs in order to appreciate the web designer role even more.Web design is the melding of form and function and a perfect balance of left and right brain work.How web design relates to fashion, legos, and gaming while providing the ultimate reward the more knowledge you unlock throughout your career. Business isn’t always meant to be fun and easy, but if you hold gratitude for the reason you do what you do, it is going to carry you through those harder days. 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 Business
Bartering originated to trade items of value before currency even existed. In the present day, there is no reason to forfeit money and give up time and energy in exchange for something you don’t even need. That’s why episode 11 of MAKING WEBSITE MAGIC is about why bartering isn’t the answer for web designers! Apply today to join the waitlist for the Making Website Magic School of Business. Are you consistently booking dream clients, or are you saying “yes” to anyone because so few opportunities are coming your way? Believe it or not, you CAN have a thriving web design & dev business where you consistently work with aligned clients who actually pay you well.  In this episode of Making Website Magic, Sam & Karyn are sharing the importance of understanding the value your work holds and actionable steps you can take right now to confidently charge for your services. Here are just a few of the things we discuss during this episode:Where bartering originated and how it found its way back into the modern-day online space.     Why bartering is so problematic and why women are more inclined to offer this option.Dropping the uncomfortability around accepting money and acknowledging that it is more than okay to get paid for the services you provide. The inequality and uncertainty in exchanging services. The answer to bartering is simple; get paid for the work you do and support others by allowing them to do the same. 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!CONNECT WITH SAM & KARYN:Instagram - Sam MuñozInstagram - Karyn PaigeJoin the Free CommunityMaking Website Magic School of Business
Putting yourself out there and being vulnerable can be scary, but it is ultimately the gateway to finding amazing opportunities and clients. That’s why episode 10 of MAKING WEBSITE MAGIC is about the value of vulnerability as a web designer! Apply today to join the waitlist for the Making Website Magic School of Business. Are you consistently booking dream clients, or are you saying “yes” to anyone because so few opportunities are coming your way? Believe it or not, you CAN have a thriving web design & dev business where you consistently work with aligned clients who actually pay you well. In this episode of Making Website Magic, Sam & Karyn are sharing the importance of recognizing vulnerability and actionable steps you can take right now to go forward boldly in your business and own what you do. Here are just a few of the things we discuss during this episode:Getting over the fear of taking your business public by taking ownership of what you do and allowing it to become real. The places that vulnerability shows up in your business and how to tackle it head-on.Moving past the fear of someone saying no in order to be open for when someone says yes. Feedback is part of the design process and should be welcomed and appreciated. Vulnerability is surely a risk worth taking! 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!CONNECT WITH SAM & KARYN:Instagram - Sam MuñozInstagram - Karyn PaigeJoin the Free CommunityMaking Website Magic School of Business
Imposter syndrome and comparison is more common than you think. Sometimes all it takes is to take a step back and look at your work from a different perspective to understand your work is good enough. That’s why episode 9 of MAKING WEBSITE MAGIC is about being embarrassed of your own website as a web designer! Apply today to join the waitlist for the Making Website Magic School of Business. Are you consistently booking dream clients, or are you saying “yes” to anyone because so few opportunities are coming your way? Believe it or not, you CAN have a thriving web design & dev business where you consistently work with aligned clients who actually pay you well. In this episode of Making Website Magic, Sam & Karyn are sharing the importance of getting over the embarrassment you feel around your website and actionable steps you can take right now to let your work speak for itself and land you clients. Here are just a few of the things we discuss during this episode:Why it is generally easier to design for a client than it is to design for ourselves. The reasons we feel embarrassed and how this feeling can actually hold you back from getting clients more than the website appearance can. Building confidence in yourself and your skillset.Cutting out all of the unnecessary details, distractions, and procrastinations in order to get to the root of what parts of your website are going to lead to someone booking a call with you. When you’re embarrassed of your site, you delay the launch, avoid sharing it, and in turn miss out on business opportunities. Once you believe in yourself that you and your capabilities are enough, you will be amazed at how much you flourish. 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!CONNECT WITH SAM & KARYN:Instagram - Sam MuñozInstagram - Karyn PaigeJoin the Free CommunityMaking Website Magic School of BusinessLINKS MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODEThe Laws of UX
Freebies are geared towards people who want just that, free information. They are not geared towards people who are looking to pay thousands of dollars for a web design service. That’s why episode 8 of MAKING WEBSITE MAGIC is about why freebies don’t work for web designers! Apply today to join the waitlist for the Making Website Magic School of Business. Are you consistently booking dream clients, or are you saying “yes” to anyone because so few opportunities are coming your way? Believe it or not, you CAN have a thriving web design & dev business where you consistently work with aligned clients who actually pay you well. In this episode of Making Website Magic, Sam & Karyn are sharing the importance of tailoring your business towards the clients you are trying to attract and actionable steps you can take right now to break free from the freebie. Here are just a few of the things we discuss during this episode: The different types of freebies and what types of businesses benefit from using them.  Ways you can show your expertise and highlight your credentials without teaching others to do what you are trying to get paid to do. If you must teach others, instead of teaching the how, teaching the why and the value behind it. How you can use discovery calls to still hit all of the touchpoints of funnels, in a quicker, more personable way. The ways in which you get your clients set the tone for your working relationship with that client from the very beginning.When creating content for your business, ask yourself if it is teaching people how to do what you do or is it teaching them the value of what you can do for them. The way you nurture your clients should reflect what you are going to be offering 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 subscribe, rate and review the podcast and tell us your key takeaways!CONNECT WITH SAM & KARYN:Instagram - Sam MuñozInstagram - Karyn PaigeJoin the Free CommunityMaking Website Magic School of Business
Just like buying a house, web design is such a personalized experience and service. You wouldn’t get an email ad for a house, click “buy now” without going through the vetting process and your clients won’t do that with your web design company either. That’s why episode 7 of MAKING WEBSITE MAGIC is about why web designers do NOT need an email list! Apply today to join the waitlist for the Making Website Magic School of Business. Are you consistently booking dream clients, or are you saying “yes” to anyone because so few opportunities are coming your way? Believe it or not, you CAN have a thriving web design & dev business where you consistently work with aligned clients who actually pay you well. In this episode of Making Website Magic, Sam & Karyn are sharing the importance of having a contact list instead of an email list and actionable steps you can take right now to move away from nurturing your email list and use your new time to do the big picture tasks that will move your business forward. Here are just a few of the things we discuss during this episode:The difference between an email list and a contact list and the different types of businesses that may benefit from each. The lengthy process behind email marketing and how it is actually taking away from your opportunity to secure clients. Showing up to your clients in a personalized, one-to-one way with a unique message curated for them. Nurturing your contact list directly and what to say to them when you reach out. In a service-based business, you are always going to find yourself more successful when you speak to your clients one on one rather than addressing the industry as a whole. 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!CONNECT WITH SAM & KARYN:Instagram - Sam MuñozInstagram - Karyn PaigeJoin the Free CommunityMaking Website Magic School of Business
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