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Create a Successful Website Design & SEO Business in 2021

How to Build a Profitable Web Design Business & Web Development Agency with WordPress, Divi, SEO and Maintenance Plans
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How to Build a Website — Building Websites Visually, eCommerce Sites, Mobile-Friendly Responsive Web Design, One-Page Sites, Multi-Page Websites, Where to Find Design Inspiration, Image Assets, Adobe Software — This is one of the most important sets of lessons. We will learn all about the design and development process using WordPress and the Divi theme. Knowing how to build a website is crucial to running a design agency, so here you'll learn this valuable skill!
How to Create a Web Design Brand — What is a Brand, Building Your Brand, Your Brand's Website, Promoting Your Brand — Now that we understand the fundamentals of web design and how to build websites, let's pivot to the business side, where I'll teach you how to build your website design brand!
Search Engine Optimization — On-Site SEO, Off-Site SEO, Selling SEO Services — Join me as we demystify one of the most coveted skills in digital marketing, search engine optimization, by learning the ranking algorithms and how to market SEO services.
Website Maintenance Plans — Hosting, Management, Updates, Security, Selling Your Plan — Learn how to build recurring revenue and passive income by marketing and selling high-value website maintenance plans to your clients!
How to Serve Clients — Earning, Interviewing, Quotes, Proposals, Contracts, On-Boarding, Designing & Developing Websites, Polishing & Launching Websites, Maintaining Clients — This is the most important set of lessons on the business side of this course. I'll walk you through the entire client process, so you'll feel comfortable earning $2000, $5000, $10,000 web design & development jobs!


Welcome to this exciting learning opportunity! I’m Leighton, your webmaster. I’ve devoted over 15 years to designing and developing hundreds of websites for reputable businesses across the globe. Commitment to quality has earned me over 100 5-star reviews.

Now, I’m offering you my secrets. Let me share the tips, tricks and skills I’ve learned while owning a successful web design business.

But why web design? What’s the appeal of this type of business? Are you interested in:

  • Financial freedom?
  • Freedom to work from anywhere in the world?
  • Freedom to set your own schedule?
  • Freedom to choose whom you work with?

Yes, there are tons of benefits to embracing this industry, and my master class will teach you:

  • The Fundamentals of Web Design — Coding, Domains, Hosting, Emails, SSLs, WordPress, Divi.
  • How to Build a Website — Visually Designing & Developing One-Page, Multi-Page, eCommerce and Mobile-Friendly Sites, and where to go for Design Inspiration, Image Assets and the best Design Tools.
  • How to Create Your Brand — Which includes your professional website, logo, email address, business cards, digital portfolio and how to promote your web design brand.
  • Search Engine Optimization — Using both on-site and off-site techniques, and how to sell SEO services.
  • Website Maintenance Plans — How to build value and create passive income by offering to your clients a Maintenance Plan that includes Hosting, Management, Updates and Security Services.
  • How to Serve Clients — Where I'll walk you through the entire process: Earning & Interviewing Clients, Quoting Their Website, Sending Proposals & Contracts, Invoicing & Taxes, On-Boarding Clients, Designing, Developing, Polishing & Launching Websites and Maintaining Your Clients.
  • Conclusions and Takeaways — 10 Key takeaways for success, 10 things I wish I knew starting out and 10 things to avoid running a web design business.

Basically, you’ll learn the solid foundation you need to start running a successful web design business. I don’t believe in guarantees. I don’t believe in get-rich-quick schemes. But I do believe in honesty and hard work; with the knowledge from this course, in tandem with a solid work ethic, you can reap the benefits of this wonderful business. I’ve seen the potential first-hand. Let me help you.

I promise to teach you these practical, actionable concepts in a fun and engaging way. Each lesson will have opportunities to “pause and do something,” including applicative homework assignments, where you can put these lessons into action!

Let’s get started!


Featured Reviews:

"This course is Amazing! Everything I learned so far for Web Design is because of Leighton and his ability to teach and explain in a simple yet elegant style. The illustrations allow for a smooth learning experience which makes it fun. If you truly want to learn how to start your own Web Design business, this course is the one!"

- D. Barrett, Freelancer in East Tennessee, USA

"This is one of those rare tutorials that actually lays out a solid business plan for a pretty low risk opportunity. The step-by-step guide laid out in these videos is very valuable."

- M. Schoenbeck


Software and Services for Success:

Web Hosting and Divi are required in this course, since we will be using these when teaching you how to build a website. We recommend building your website while watching this course. You can utilize any hosting services you want, but IONOS is the one we recommend if you aren't already invested in another provider. We also require WordPress, which is free, but it must be installed on your own paid hosting server.

Adobe Software: https://www.pioneer.media/adobe
IONOS Hosting: https://www.pioneer.media/ionos
Moo Business Cards: https://www.pioneer.media/moo
Divi WordPress Theme: https://www.pioneer.media/divi

(The links above take you to the services referenced in various lessons. These are the services we have been using since 2006 and highly recommend in this course. Clicking through our affiliate link is optional. We will receive a small commission, but this is a nice way to be kind to your webmaster! These are the best services we could possibly recommend in their respected fields. Please enjoy!)

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