Can you really turn your passion for web design into money? Absolutely! If you love what you do.
Money and happiness are most definitely related. It’s true that there’s an abundance of unhappy wealthy people out there, but I’m optimistic that you don’t plan on being one of them. Creative fulfillment only works if you want both inner and outer wealth.
Here are three simple ways to take your passion straight to your bank account.
1. Make Doing Business With You Fun!
Working with you should feel like fun with a capital F.
Web design is an ultra competitive industry and it’s easy to get lost in a sea of equally competent service providers. Here’s the formula: Happiness = a fun business = paid invoices.
Fun is such an underrated business success strategy.
2. Be In It For The Long Haul.
Practice the habit of not going into a panic during a business dry spell. Easier said than done, I know. The trick is to focus on staying grounded during the natural peaks and valleys, equipping yourself with clarity to make wiser and well executed decisions.
From my own personal experience, I had multiple side hustles until I was sure that my business would be able to support me.
Life hack: when it comes to your personal finances, try paying off your debts. This empowers you to explore different passions and opportunities without risking everything.
Working smarter and not harder is the key focusing on the long haul. Many are under the impression that nonstop work is the way to get ahead.
It’s not true — don’t believe the hype!
Hustling 24/7/365 is not the answer. Not only is it absolutely toxic to work like a maniac, you’ll burnout and not want to see another computer screen for weeks. Working smart will give you the grace to weather the natural seasons of life without getting swept up during in transitions.
3. Let Your Big Heart Be A Competitive Advantage.
I once trolled competitors and my creativity went to the pits. By focusing on what others were doing I didn’t focus on my customers. With that being said, it’s best to focus on positioning yourself to attract the right type of customers.
This is very important when you are trying to figure out how to price your services. It’s a race to the bottom when you try to beat your competitors' pricing. Instead, overdeliver on value and customer experience. Not only will you be able to charge at a healthy margin, you’ll have people forking up their debit cards to pay for what you offer.
Competition is so irrelevant. The only thing that matters is who you are serving and whether your service is excellent. Remember, you have what someone is looking for. Customers appreciate your unique selling points, use this to your advantage.
The Wix Partner Community Facebook group has been a trusted sounding board when I felt unsure about how to move ahead. Hundreds of Wix Partners look to this site every week, so remember to be specific with your contributions as your insights may be just what someone needs to ignite a creative breakthrough. In our world, it gets easy to feel overwhelmed which can grind our creativity to a halt. Reading posts about how other Partners navigate choppy waters sometimes sparked my own breakthroughs.
In the comments below, let me know:
What insight resonated with you the most?
How can you apply this to your creative business?
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