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WEB DESIGNER ACADEMY

Are you ready to create a profitable, sustainable and scalable web design business and finally make a full-time living as a web designer?

Overworking, undercharging and on the edge of burnout? Wondering why it seems so hard to find clients? Doubting if it's actually possible to make a full-time living as a web designer?

I see you and I hear you... because I was you. Any of this sound familiar?

BUT YOU'RE NOT READY TO GIVE UP.
IT'S NOT YOUR STYLE.

You’re ready to apply the same determination you use to solve tech problems to solve your web design business problems. You know that with the right strategies + support, success is right around the corner. 

Here's what life can be like when your web design business is profitable, sustainable and scalable...

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You value your skillset - and your pricing reflects it.

You stop undercharging (or never start in the first place) and you confidently make offers that reflect the value you bring to the table… and your clients are happy to pay you!

you know how to find and book clients you love to work with.

You know what to say to get their attention, and you confidently put yourself out there with simple marketing strategies that don’t require blogging, being on social media 24/7 or running ads.

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You have more ways of making money than just web design projects.

You are able to scale your web design business beyond how many clients you can take on at any given time because you know how to untie your time from money (and still give your clients exactly what they need).

your web design business has built-in boundaries that are simple to uphold.

You stop being an overworking people pleaser, and you know exactly how to handle formerly “awkward” situations with confidence.

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you have a clear path to creating a full-time income as a web designer.

You don’t just know how to get clients, how much to charge, how to make offers, get yesses and scale – you’re actually doing it (and loving it).

You're the boss of your business, but you're never going it alone.

You’re part of a community of super smart, talented web designers with unique experiences and skills – who love to support each other and want to help everyone win.

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You're ready to go all in on your web design business... but it feels like there are pieces missing.

“How do I market myself without feeling like a sleazeball?”

“How can I possibly charge more when everyone else is charging less?

“I don’t know enough to charge that much…”

“How do I get clients when it seems like everyone’s a web designer?”

“I’m already maxed out on time – how can I possibly add more clients?”

“How do I stop these projects from dragging on forever?”

“How do I tell my client NO?”

I get it! When you’re going it alone and you don’t know what you don’t know, without a clear plan and solid strategy to follow, then your only option is to look at what everyone else is doing, copy them, cross your fingers and hope that it works.

When you don’t have someone who’s been there to guide you and you’re doing it all by trial and error… progress can be painfully slow.

Get the entire strategy, system and support inside the...

WEB DESIGNER ACADEMY

The Web Designer Academy is the exact system you need to create a full-time, consistent sustainable, scalable income as web designer.

BOTTOM LINE? WE HELP OUR CLIENTS:

THE WEB DESIGNER ACADEMY IS FOR YOU NO MATTER WHAT PLATFORM YOU USE.

Whether you’re  a WordPress wizard, a Squarespace guru, Showit savvy and more – however YOU want to serve clients – the Web Designer Academy will work for you – and is for you.

Before the Web Designer Academy

After the Web Designer Academy

Here's what's included in the Web designer Academy Program

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Access to the 12-month Web Designer Academy Program + Curriculum

This program is very intentionally designed to be a 12 month program. During that time you’ll create or optimize your positioning, packages + pricing, book your first client + build out your systems while getting paid. This gives us time to get your systems dialed in so that in the last few months of the program, you’re ready to go all in on your marketing, get booked out + scale.

Weekly Coaching Calls

Each week, we have high level coaching calls together. This is where we will discuss strategy, overcome challenges, go deep into developing your money mindset and fix any issues in your packages, pricing, marketing, offers, systems + boundaries.

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Weekly Review of Your Work

Each week, you’ll submit your work for review + feedback. This is where we actually look at what you’re creating and give you feedback on everything from your niche, packages, pricing, offers, sales pages, etc. This is how you get our eyes on your web design business directly. We give you actionable, expert feedback on your copy, structure, strategy, and more.

Private Client-Only Community

You’ll connect with the other super-smart, successful web designers who are members of this exclusive program. You’ll be surrounded with people who are where you want to be and get to ask them questions and get support from our team in our private group. Here you’ll meet your biz besties, the people that have your back with tech questions, client issues and how to handle any kind of situation you encounter on your journey.

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Our Full Template, Script + Swipe File Library

Access all of our templates, swipe copy, resources and high-impact training videos inside our private portal. Includes access to more than 70+ templates, scripts and swipe copy for every piece of client communication, 10+ “done for you” web design packages, processes and timelines, 20+ tools to help you with branding, pricing, packages, and so much more!

Your personalized roadmap

Whether you want to get your first client in the first 30 days, or you want to get some systems in place to take your time back so you have space to implement our strategies, or you want to start by building a strong foundation, we tell you exactly where to start based on your unique goals. Even though it’s a group program, we recognize everyone has unique needs and our program is structured to give you personalized guidance in a group setting.

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Here's what we'll do together

PHASE 1

Powerful positioning, irresistible packages + sustainable pricing.

Whether you’ve worked with clients or not, we’ll walk you through a process to internalize your value as a web designer, get crystal clear on who YOU will work and who you won’t, set sustainable prices (or raise your current prices) and create packages that transform you from pixel-pushing order taker to expert status (without the impostor syndrome).

Empowering offers, easy onboarding + client management.

We’ll completely re-imagine and re-frame how you present offers, and you’ll learn how to incentivize your clients to not put off the decision to work with you. You’ll get your first client and build out all of your time-saving systems (while getting paid). 

PHASE 2

PHASE 3

Marketing mastery.

You’ll learn how to find your best-fit clients and implement a simple, 3-step strategy for getting their attention. You’ll use one of our templates to make an irresistible freebie, set up your web designer sales funnel and start building an email list and work on getting booked out. 

Systematize + scale.

You’ll start to streamline, systematize + templatize so that your packages way take less time, and you’ll test + validate scalable offers to your email list that require little to none of your time to deliver. 

PHASE 4

HERE's what's POSSIBLE when you implement our framework

"I just booked a $9000 project."

“I joined the Web Designer Academy originally to learn the business processes…but the biggest transformation I’ve had is going from feeling like a total impostor who “can’t charge that much for a website” to knowing that what I can bring to the table provides value to my client.

In the beginning I was charging $500 for a website. I just booked a $9000 project. My husband was dancing in the kitchen when I told him!”

Laura | FEMALE ENTREPRENEURS WHO ARE DONE WITH DIY

"I booked a new client at 5x the rate I was charging before I joined the Web Designer Academy".

“I have so much more confidence in knowing the value that I bring is worth the price that I’m asking – that has been really big for me.

When I think about what’s included in the Web Designer Academy, it’s like, ‘This is the holy grail. This is all the language that I need, this is the guidance that I need.’ And the community is such an asset to the program, it helps so much with my confidence.”

ELYSE | ENTREPRENEURS WHO ARE CHANGING, STARTING OR GROWING

"I raised my rates by 4x - and got a yes."

“Signing up for the Web Designer Academy was the greatest decision I ever made! It has all the pieces of the puzzle that I felt I’d been missing, and I was able to stop my part-time consulting and focus on full-time designing!

Before joining I didn’t fully understand the value that I bring to my clients! That was a big piece of the puzzle for me: not undervaluing my services and learning to value what I can bring to the table.

Before joining I really struggled with marketing, and the Web Designer Academy laid it out for me, and I’m just followed along and things just fell into place! I love it!”

JENNY | NONPROFIT WEB DESIGN

THE WEB DESIGNER ACADEMY CURRICULUM INCLUDES ALL THE STRATEGIES, TEMPLATES, & TOOLS TO CREATE A FULL-TIME, SCALABLE INCOME AS A WEB DESIGNER.

MODULE ONE

Unique Web Designer Identity

We’ll uncover your Unique Web Designer Identity and the superpower that you bring to your web design projects that makes you the obvious choice for your clients.

MODULE two

Profitable Niche

We’ll walk through a process for choosing a PROFITABLE niche full of ideal clients who can’t wait to find you, and craft a unique marketing message that gets their attention.

MODULE three

Dream Client Design

We’ll walk through a process to design your ideal web design business and best-fit clients so that you stop undercharging + overdelivering.

MODULE four

Irresistible Packages + Pricing

Create and sustainably priced irresistible, profitable and time-saving web design packages that you can confidently offer.

MODULE five

Making Empowering Offers + Onboarding New Clients

Learn how to do a web design consultation with confidence and make authentic offers that empower your clients and incentive them to make a decision.

MODULE six

Managing Clients + Projects

Get a tried + true client management process designed to help you easily get what you need from clients so that you can complete and close projects on time.

MODULE seven

Marketing Your Web Design Business

Implement a simple but powerful marketing strategy to fill your marketing pipeline with a steady stream of dream clients (without relying on ads or social media).

MODULE eight

Scaling Your Web Design Business

Get strategies to untie your time from money and scale your web design business beyond time spent on 1:1 web design projects.

IMAGINE YOU HAD SO MUCH CONFIDENCE THAT YOU...

WE HELP OUR CLIENTS DO THIS EVERY DAY, AND YOU CAN DO IT TOO.

On top of all of that, you're also going to get access to tons of support to help you reach your goals faster...

let's dive into your support

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Weekly Live Strategy Calls

This is where answer your unique questions, discuss strategy, overcome obstacles, upgrade your mindset and strategize on your niche, packages, pricing, offers, marketing, projects + client issues.

Expert feedback + reviews of your packages, pricing, offers + marketing

We want to review your work – your packages, offers, marketing and more – to make sure you’ve captured every nuance of our strategy so that you’re set up for success. No more guessing or reverse-engineering what everyone else is doing with lackluster results.

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Curated community of web designers who help each other thrive.

This is your wolf-pack, your ride-or-die, your biz besties. This is an exclusive community of super-smart web designers who have been where you are and are going where you want to go – any want nothing more than to see you win. You don’t need to “have all the answers” when you have them as your backup! From tech questions to advice to needing a pep talk before making your biggest offer ever, this group has your back.

HERE ARE THE RESULTS OUR STUDENTS ARE GETTING

"I'm amazed at the progress I've made in just a few short months!"

After joining the program, I gained so much more confidence.

When I do consultations now I actually have a script, I know how to talk about what I’m offering, why I’m offering it and why it’s worth my price. And I know how to stand my ground on my pricing, that’s been a big shift I’ve been able to make! It’s been amazing.

My pricing is like night and day now! I’m charging 5x-7x more than I was before!

PARISA | E-Commerce for Artists

"I have the confidence to know I can run a business."

“I had experience with building websites, but I didn’t know how to run a business doing it. My struggle was knowing how to take a person from when you first engaged with them to onboarding to off-boarding and everything in between.

Just knowing the community is there, that if I have a question about business or a project or a client that I WILL get an answer – just knowing I have ‘backup’ helps me a lot with the confidence of knowing that I can ‘go out into the wild’ and be okay!” 

helen | SIDE HUSTLERS TRANSITIONING TO FULL-TIME HUSTLERS

"The past year has been amazing."

“A lot of the training that I was looking at showed me how to design websites, but I really wanted to know how to run my business. And I struggled with my pricing – like “Am I pricing too high? Do I know enough to charge that much?

Since joining I’ve been working with agencies and providing proposals for $15,000 websites. I’ve never done that before! And only because I now know how to price! I keep going back to those modules every time I send a proposal to make sure that I’ve covered everything – it makes me feel so confident in delivering them!”

NAOMI | HEALTH COACHES + AGENCIES

The Web Designer Academy is for you if you've worked with clients and want to raise your prices + make your life easier...

AND it’s for you if you know how to build websites, but you’ve NEVER had a client before and want to look and feel like a total pro from day one.

"I already have a steady stream of clients..."

Great! Many people come to us for advice on getting better systems in place, adding scalable offers to their web design business… but once we dive into your business we often find so many ways to increase your revenue by streamlining systems, tweaking your packages, adjusting how you make offers and optimizing your marketing.

"I haven't had a client yet..."

Awesome! This is the perfect place for you to start off on the right foot. We’ll figure out a profitable niche that’s waiting for someone with your skills to come along and work with them, and we’ll design irresistible, PROFITABLE offers (yes, even if you’re “new” – don’t worry, we’ll work on your mindset) and give you all the systems to wow your clients from day one.

We are redefining the standards for running successful web design businesses, and we invite you to join us.

Your future clients are searching for the right person to serve them at the level they need to reach their goals. Having a system, process and client experience that differentiates you gives you a HUGE advantage over everyone else that’s just offering “web design”.

The deadline to apply for your invitation to our free live private training + Q&A Call is December 10 at 5PM ET. Please fill out your application as soon as possible so we can send you your private invitation to this valuable, one-time call with Shannon!

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Check out more incredible results from our students!

A couple of things to remember as you read our testimonials… Results are NOT typical! These web designers have gone all in on themselves, show up, push through challenges, ask for help instead of retreating, don’t give up the first time something doesn’t go as expected and NEVER say they don’t have the time to reach their goals. While we know them personally, we have not independently verified their statements for accuracy.

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Apply now for your exclusive invitation to watch a recording of our private training "How to Make a Full-Time Income as a Web Designer"

Your transformation is right around the corner...

"Now I actually see being able to release myself from corporate life..."

“…and finally step into entrepreneurship full-time, and being able to be an inspiration to my daughter to show her that she can choose whatever path that she chooses! I’m so proud of myself for taking that first step and believing in myself!”

Helen | SIDE HUSTLERS TRANSITIONING TO FULL TIME HUSTLERS

"You're gonna gain so much more by joining that what you put in."

Whatever is holding you back from joining the Web Designer Academy – you’re gonna overcome that and gain so much more by just joining.

Not only did my business change, but my mindset on how I feel about my business changed once I went through the training and saw all the resources available to me in the program – they’re amazing – but actually getting the training is worth so much more than you ever invest!”

Naomi | HEALTH COACHES + AGENCIES

HOW MUCH IS IT COSTING YOU NOT TO HAVE THIS SYSTEM IN PLACE?

ANY ONE OF THESE OUTCOMES IS WORTH THE ENTIRE PROGRAM.

Hi, I'm Shannon!

I’m obsessed with helping web designers create profitable, scalable web design businesses.

I'D LOVE TO WORK WITH YOU IF YOU VALUE:

Questions people ask before joining

Have a question you don’t see answered here? Email us at shannon@shannonmattern.com

A: Absolutely! We don’t teach design or development, and we are platform-agnostic. We have WordPress, Squarespace, Showit, Webflow, Kajabi, straigh-up web developers, and more. Some of our strategies are based on how WordPress functions – but we’re confident you’re smart enough to figure out how replicate our systems + strategies on whatever platform you use (and that’s another great benefit of the community – people to ask how they do it!)

A: This is a 12 month program, you will have 12 months access to the calls, content portal and support related to this program.

Yes! Everyone pre-submits questions and work for critique, so whether you can be on the calls live or not, we’ll answer your questions and you’ll get the replays in the group and on the private student podcast. Being there to have a conversation about your questions is encouraged, but not required – and you can always ask followup questions in the comments of the replay in the group!

You have 12 months access to the program – how much time you choose to spend working on your business is up to you. The speed of your results will directly reflect how much time you put in. We value time-independence, and you can move at your own pace. Everyone comes into the program at different times and focusing on different areas of their business. While we have done our best to give you the highest level of support without requiring you to be on our schedule, we recommend you take full advantage of all the resources available to you during your time in the program.

The Web Designer Academy is a 12 month commitment to you and your business growth and we don’t offer refunds or early cancellations.

When you join, our team goes all in on your success, and we ask that you do the same. If you apply and are accepted + invited to join the program, we would not have invited you to join if we didn’t think you were a good fit.

If you’ve applied, been accepted, are considering joining and are on the fence and want a refund policy to ease your mind (rather than relying on your own commitment to your success combined with our amazing resources, community and full support of our team behind you to ease your mind)… don’t enroll.

We’re confident that as soon as you join and see the resources, community and start implementing the work, you’re not going to want a refund 🙂 you’re going to be too excited about your future + all the opportunities you’ll create from your new program!

YOUR SUCCESS DEPENDS ENTIRELY ON YOUR OWN EFFORT, MOTIVATION, COMMITMENT AND FOLLOW-THROUGH. WE CANNOT PREDICT AND WE DO NOT GUARANTEE THAT YOU WILL ATTAIN A PARTICULAR RESULT, AND YOU ACCEPT AND UNDERSTAND THAT RESULTS DIFFER FOR EACH INDIVIDUAL. EACH INDIVIDUAL’S RESULTS DEPEND ON HIS OR HER UNIQUE BACKGROUND, DEDICATION, DESIRE, MOTIVATION, ACTIONS, AND NUMEROUS OTHER FACTORS. YOU FULLY AGREE THAT THERE ARE NO GUARANTEES AS TO THE SPECIFIC OUTCOME OR RESULTS YOU CAN EXPECT FROM USING THE INFORMATION YOU RECEIVE ON OR THROUGH THIS WEBSITE OR PRODUCT.

When you purchase our product, you understand that there is no guarantee that you will achieve any particular result or outcome using any of the ideas, tools, strategies or recommendations presented. We make no promises or warranties concerning your likelihood of success, performance, future earnings, business profits, marketing performance, customer growth or results of any kind. You understand that with any business endeavor there is an inherent risk, including a loss of capital and loss of customers and therefore you assume all responsibility for any such risk. 

EARNINGS DISCLAIMER. ANY EARNINGS OR INCOME STATEMENTS OR EXAMPLES SHOWN THROUGH OUR WEBSITE ARE ONLY ESTIMATES OF WHAT MIGHT BE POSSIBLE NOW OR IN THE FUTURE. THERE CAN BE NO ASSURANCE AS TO ANY PARTICULAR FINANCIAL OUTCOME BASED ON THE USE OF OUR WEBSITE. YOU AGREE THAT I AM NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR EARNINGS, THE SUCCESS OR FAILURE OF YOUR PERSONAL OR BUSINESS DECISIONS, THE INCREASE OR DECREASE OF YOUR FINANCES OR INCOME LEVEL, OR ANY OTHER RESULT OF ANY KIND THAT YOU MAY HAVE AS A RESULT OF INFORMATION PRESENTED TO YOU THROUGH OUR WEBSITE. YOU ARE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR RESULTS. 

TESTIMONIALS. I PRESENT TESTIMONIALS AND INSIGHTS ABOUT OTHER PEOPLE’S EXPERIENCES WITH MY WEBSITE FOR PURPOSES OF ILLUSTRATION ONLY. THE TESTIMONIALS, EXAMPLES, AND PHOTOS USED ARE OF ACTUAL CLIENTS. THEY ARE NOT INTENDED TO REPRESENT OR GUARANTEE THAT CURRENT OR FUTURE CLIENTS WILL ACHIEVE THE SAME OR SIMILAR RESULTS; RATHER, THESE TESTIMONIALS REPRESENT WHAT IS POSSIBLE FOR ILLUSTRATIVE PURPOSES ONLY.