Kickstart Your Web Design Business

Kickstart Your Web Design Business

Turn Your Web Design Skills into a Profitable Business | taught by Richard Pearce

Course description

How to make $4000 a month as a part-time web designer

It's simple really. Let's say you've got 20 hours a week available, which means over 80 hours a month. Just take 60 hours and build one $3000 site every month. With your remaining 20 hours, do 4 x 5 hour maintenance jobs at $50 an hour and there's your 4K. Of course if you have full-time hours available, you can double those figures. Sounds good in theory, but is this really possible each and every month? It is, but for most beginners it can take years to consistently achieve these results.

Kickstart Your Web Design Business is a self-paced, online training course that teaches you how to start and grow a profitable business. Unlike most newbie web designers, you're about to get a massive head start to your business by following a proven system and avoiding common mistakes that can turn your dream career into a nightmare. The course was developed by Richard Pearce, a web veteran whose development career spans over 20 years.

Just some of what you're going to learn:

  • how to build a profitable web design business that has value so you can sell it in the future
  • avoiding the most common rookie mistake
  • not what to charge, but how to charge - this fundamental concept is what will make you more money for less work
  • choosing the right clients - no cold calling here!
  • how to sell - it's not nearly as hard as you might think

Comments from past students

Today I am busy building web sites and am even training an assistant to help out. I just want people to know Richard's courses will give you the potential for a lifestyle change to make a good living as a web designer if you are serious about it and you will succeed just by following his courses. If you are reading this and wonder if this course is worth the money: well my first site brought in 1500 Euros and that is just one site. In this world of get-rich-quick-schemes on the net, few can boast such a real return on investment.
Michael Sharp

I especially liked the way you didn't assume much technical knowledge, but still provided a way of skipping some "basic parts" of the tutorials if they should not be relevant for whoever is learning.
Jørgen Bang Hovde

Your presentations were of the highest caliber. Sure wish that I had found it six months ago. Thanks again mate!
Charles Garner


How do I know if I have the skills to get started?
This course teaches the business aspects of starting and running a web design business. So you need to know how to build websites or find someone who can. Apart from that, you need some interpersonal skills and resilience.

There are already thousands of web designers, so can how can I break in?
The vast majority do not have a system to run their business. They undercharge, chase the wrong clients and have little to no planning. This course teaches how to follow a system and work with clients who will grow your business.

When will I get my first client?
How about tomorrow? Yes, in theory you could watch all the lessons and get started immediately. However it is better to go through the steps in Section 2 - Planning & Preparation, before approaching prospects.

I can't sell!
Yes, you can! Why does sales scare so many people? All you're doing is talking to people and explaining how you can help them. This is explained further in Section 3 - Your First Client.

Apart from the investment this course, what does it cost to get started?
Compared to other businesses, it costs almost nothing to start a web design business. An Internet connection, a basic computer plus some software and you're in business. Traditional business can cost tens of hundreds of thousands of dollars.

How do I know I will make money when other web designers struggle?
Most designers start at the bottom and never graduate to better clients. Chasing small job via most freelance boards is absolutely the wrong strategy. This course teaches how to start simply, but then grow your business in line with experience.

Why should I invest in a training course when so much is available on the web for free?
The problem with most online advice is that it only focusses on one aspect of a web design business. You need a complete picture and a system which is what this course delivers. Also, the approach we take to our training courses is two-fold. The lessons are only half the story. We're here to answer any questions you have throughout your journey.

What options are available if I get stuck?
The course includes a discussion area where you can discuss challenges with experts. We also have a private forum on our main site.

Can I download or do I have to watch online?
You can watch the lessons online or download each lesson for offline viewing.

What's Included

  • 24 Online Video Tutorials - learn at your own pace, replay whenever you want and download if you wish
  • 2 Web Designer Interviews - discover how others got started and learn about their journey
  • 5 Case Studies - insightful examples of the good, the bad and the ugly of real-world web design projects


To us, the greatest value in this course is the support. If you're ever stuck, you can ask questions and receive replies from experienced web designers. Past students have told us that the support alone makes the course worth many more times the investment. Imagine always having an expert on hand to ensure you're never stuck again and instead move forward to success!

Bonus Resources

Don't waste time trying to find the essential resources you need to get started. The course includes these resources to help you get up and running fast:

  1. Contract Examples
  2. Project Checklist
  3. Hosting Recommendations
  4. Accounting & Bookkeeping Software
  5. One Page Business Plan
  6. Recommended Books
  7. Volunteer Websites
  8. Website Maintenance Agreement

Free Trial

Some lessons are available to view before purchase (see curriculum below). Register using the Free Trial button at the top or bottom of this page.

Money Back Guarantee

If you are unhappy with your purchase, for any reason, we are happy to provide a refund within 30 days of purchase. No questions asked.

Payment Options

  1. Pay in full - get immediate access to all lessons including downloads
  2. Pay over 2 months - you still get immediate access to all lessons and downloads, but this option costs a little more

12 Months in the Making

As incredible as it might seem, this course took 12 months to produce and was thrown out twice before we settled on this final version! We have painstakingly ensured that everything you need to know to get started - quickly - has been included. This is the course I desperately needed when I started my freelance web design business.

Richard Pearce
Richard Pearce
Site Skills Lead Instructor

I have been working with computers since way back in 1983. During these 30+ years, I have witnessed, and been part of, many exciting developments. By far the greatest opportunity has been the ability to teach to a global online audience.

  • Was first taught how to teach by Royal Australian Air Force (AIRTC Cadet) at age 15
  • Web Developer since 1995
  • Built over 100 websites for clients ranging from national organisations to small businesses
  • Over 50,000 students have enrolled in a course
  • Almost 3,000,000 video views at YouTube, plus over 16,000 subscribers

You'll usually find me staring at some sort of screen, but when I escape, I'm either juggling four kids, or taking a hike through the beautiful bushland that surrounds my home town of Sydney, Australia.

Course Curriculum

Starting Strong
About This Course FREE
About You
Recommended Reading FREE
Understanding Web Design
Before You Start
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Planning & Preparation
The Most Common Rookie Mistake FREE
What to Charge
Choosing the Right Clients
Goal Setting
Business Plan Resources
Accounting & Bookkeeping Resources
Legal Issues
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Your First Client
You Can Sell! FREE
Gaining Experience
Pro Bono Websites
Contract Resources
Build Site
Project Checklist
Recommended Web Hosts FREE
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Next Steps
What to Do After Launching Site FREE
Growing Your Business
Maintenance Agreement Resources
Personal Development
When to Go Full Time
Ensuring Success
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Case Studies
The Employer
The Influencer
The Mistake
The Middleman
The Inventor
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Peter Bui
Hardy Azeez
Tony Slavin
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