You might be wondering how possible it is to create income streams from websites. Well today I’m writing to let you know it’s happening all day every day for millions of people. Rather than focussing on your own ideas & websites you can use your experience to give someone else a helping hand.
Here are 5 income streams for web designers:
1. Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
2. Social Media Marketing
Again, websites like SEMrush have social media tools that can allow you to gain deep insights into websites across the world. You can offer this insight to your clients for a fee.
3. Content Development
If you are more creative than technical… you might be into this idea. Come up with ideas for website owners. It’s a great way to get clients. Create something for free & give it to them. They will be flattered, impressed & once they start using your graphics, articles or videos you can start charging. Be upfront about that from the start. This goes back to our first point, FIND A BUSINESS THAT NEEDS CONTENT & GIVE IT TO THEM. CHARGE LATER. HELPING OTHER PEOPLE IS THE FASTEST WAY TO GET CLIENTS.
4. Website Care Plan
Monthly or quarterly fees can help to create solid income. Keep your clients website upto scratch, update images, posts and visuals. This plan is be for traditionally NOT techincal businesses. They are usually the types of entrepreneurs who need help online. Think local business owners who don’t really know their way around wordpress. Go give them a hand & land your first care plan client.
Make use of themes & customisation platforms to make this job quick, easy & effective. Similar type of customer to idea 4. Find a site in your city that needs an upgrade, design a few demos & take it to them. Thank me later.
Sometimes listing yourself on freelance platforms isn’t enough. Get out in the real world & shock yourself with how easy it can be to develop a healthy client roster.
Pro Tip: Aim to help local people and their businesses before charging a fee. It’s the best practice for landing clients. Show them what you can do & charge when they become reliant on you. Most restaurants, bars, florists or mechanic shops won’t have a social media, website or content manager. Communicate your value & go get it!