Kickstart Your Web Design Business

Kickstart Your Web Design Business

Turn your web design skills into a profitable business

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

It's just math

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.


About this MasterClass

Kickstart Your Web Design Business is a MasterClass comprised of self-paced, online learning plus live online workshops. You will learn how to start and grow a profitable business by following a proven system and avoiding common mistakes that can turn your dream career into a nightmare. This MasterClass has been developed by Richard Pearce, a web veteran whose development career spans over 20 years.


Starting Strong


  • About This MasterClass
  • About You
  • Recommended Reading
  • Understanding Web Design
  • Before You Start

Planning & Preparation


  • The Most Common Rookie Mistake
  • What to Charge
  • Choosing the Right Clients
  • Goal Setting
  • Business Plan Resources
  • Expenses
  • Accounting
  • Accounting & Bookkeeping Resources
  • Insurance
  • Legal Issues

Your First Client


  • You Can Sell!
  • Gaining Experience
  • Pro Bono Websites
  • Meeting
  • Contract Resources
  • Planning
  • Content
  • Design
  • Build Site
  • Project Checklist
  • Recommended Web Hosts

Next Steps


  • What to Do After Launching Site
  • Growing Your Business
  • Maintenance Agreement Resources
  • Personal Development
  • When to Go Full Time
  • Ensuring Success

Case Studies


  • The Employer
  • The Influencer
  • The Mistake
  • The Middleman
  • The Inventor


  • Peter Bui
  • Hardy Azeez
  • Tony Slavin


When are the live sessions?

5:00pm EST (New York time)

What if I can't make a live session?
Replays will be available.

How do I know if I have the skills to get started?
This MasterClass 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 the thought of selling 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 in this MasterClass, 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.

What options are available if I get stuck?
The MasterClass includes online workshops where you can get your questions answered immediately and a forum.

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


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!

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.

About Your Instructor

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.

* Web Developer since 1995

* Built over 100 websites for clients ranging from national organisations to small businesses

* Over 50,000 students have taken my courses

* YouTube: 3,000,000+ views & 18,000+ 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.

What you'll learn

how to build a profitable web design business that has value so you can sell it in the future

not what to charge, but how to charge - this fundamental concept is what will make you more money for less work

avoiding the most common rookie mistake

choosing the right clients - no cold calling here!

how to sell - it's not nearly as hard as you might think


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