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Learn how to run a web design business from the Marketing Director of a 13-year-old web design and marketing firm. The course begins with a discussion of how to position yourself to sell $15,000 websites. Then the course goes into details of the various mistakes web designers can avoid. The teacher recommends simple steps you can take to make sure your web design business is a success, including an overview of the computer programs you can use to run your web design business.
Among many things, you will learn how to:
The easiest way to beat your web design competition.
In this course, Lecture 8 just cuts off. In "Boosting Web Design Profits", Lecture 11, the audio drops out part of the way through. This is two courses from Dekker Fraser that have defective videos. I would agree that it’s very unprofessional to market educational products that are incomplete. Clearly, nobody at Udemy checks these videos.
This course was very lengthy without having a lot of valuable content for me. I did come across the occasional nugget of information that I will definitely be applying to my business, but I ultimately I felt like this was a course aimed at beginners. There is so much in here that I would consider amateur. Starting with the quality of the videos which end abruptly, often mid sentence or the way the lecturer seemingly ignores requests for downloads of documents featured in the lectures. The quality of the advice in many of the lectures is also questionable. Such as issue tracking via a word document and password management in a spreadsheet. This had me scratching my head in confusion, as the lecturer advocates being a professional and having business processes but recommends tools not fit for the purpose. The notion that you should be building systems and positioning yourself as a specialist is good solid advice but something that I have personally known for some time now. It is repeated throughout the course but is never elaborated on, the software recommended is either common knowledge (like Google Drive) or poorly advised (or no longer valid such as do.com). In the end the student is left with nothing more than advice to build processes, without much in the way of specifics on "how" (though the course certainly does emphasise the importance well enough). Despite the odd piece of good and actionable advice, I unfortunately found this course to be pretty underwhelming.
I have to say that this course is good, but in incomplete. Some videos finishes right in the middle of the explanation. This is very bad! Also, the material is not provided, and that's a shame. Thanks anyway
I haven't had much experience with marketing and took this course in the hopes of learning a few things about marketing my (growing) skills in web design, as well as other skills that I've been honing for many years. It was hard to part with $199, but I have to say that the wealth of information in this course made the cost worthwhile. It doesn't matter whether your interests lie in web design, graphic design, IT, or something totally different, because the material in this course could be applied to just about any field. I will definitely have to revisit parts of the course to refresh my memory, as the sheer volume of material was quite a bit to digest! It's broken down into small topic chunks, though, which make it much easier to find specific information later on. Great course!
This course talks about pretty much everything that modern web design business owners should be thinking about as well as a hefty dose of common sense that applies to all company owners. The first section was invaluable and I took notes constantly. The only reason I didn't rate 5 stars is because of some technical difficulties. A few of the videos cut out early which was really frustrating as I was hanging on every word. It'd be great if someone fixed those videos.