How to Start a Web Design Business

Starting a web design and development business doesn’t have to be difficult, as my handcrafted step-by-step course makes it as easy as possible to build a profitable business. Do you want to learn how to code? Then this course is NOT for you! But if you want to learn how to build a process, increase profits, close deals, stay organized, prepare proposals & contracts, and grow your brand – then I’m here to help!

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My goal is to teach you how to build a successful Website Design business

Looking to build a more profitable web design business in 2021? 

As most of you probably know, my background is in entrepreneurship. I’ve used my knowledge and work ethic to build a successful website design business that makes well over $5 million a year in sales. Building the A Nerd’s World brand took time, and all started with a tiny Ikea desk in the corner of our one-bedroom apartment and zero investment.

I’d be lying if I said it was easy because it wasn’t. It was a challenging journey with very long hours of work, a steep learning curve, lots of stress coupled with little to no profit in the beginning. Cold calls resulted in zero sales and desperately fighting to survive in this competitive industry. I felt like throwing in the towel on many occasions. I wished that I had someone to turn to, someone that would have answers to the many questions that plagued me.

If you’ve ever wanted to start a website design business, this is the course that will take you to the next level. I also share my exact thoughts and processes for building a success website that converts clients. Turn your new web design knowledge into a real business with a robust online presence that generates increased income.

Trust me, I want you to see all the success in this world, and I am confident that my exclusive web design course is the ultimate way to do it in 2021. Follow my lead – you got this!

I didn’t learn how to build a web design business by reading about it in books. To be honest, I haven’t read a book since high school. I learned by doing it, making mistakes, dealing with different clients, building a process that works, and constantly testing new methods. Over the last 15 years, I’ve been able to put together an exact recipe for web design and development success, and I am ready to share that with the world.

I know what you are thinking.

How do you start a Web Design Business in 2021, right?

I created this online training for those interested in building a web design business in one of the most competitive industries in the world. I’ve handcrafted step-by-step video tutorials to teach you everything I know about the business in a fraction of the time that it took me.

Included in your membership is a downloadable section of my website design proposals, contracts, welcome kit and statement of work. These documents can be used for your own business free of charge.

I share my exact thoughts and processes for building one of the most successful web design businesses in North America. You can listen in on real sales calls, and I will show you my steps to ranking #1 on Google and much more.

An entrepreneurial spirit is an underlying thread that runs through this course, and I’m excited to share this information with you. Let’s get started!

How to Build a Successful Web Design Business

This course is ultimately for those who are determined to:

  • 50+ step-by-step training videos
  • Not coding class, this is all about the business
  • Learn how to sell websites and what to say
  • How to price your web design projects
  • Increase profit margins and annual sales
  • 6+ downloadable forms: contract, sow, more…
  • Remain organized and build a process
  • Special collaborations with industry leaders

Included features:

  • New exclusive content and access weekly
  • Lifetime access + all future updates included
  • Downloadable documents for your use
  • Exclusive access to our Facebook Group for Q&A
  • Join our one-on-one Zoom classes for FREE
  • This course is now LIVE!!!


My Training Curriculum

Over 50+ detailed step-by-step videos, with more being added!


Introduction to course (video)
The good, bad and ugly truth about web design (video)
What I’ve learned over the last 15 years (video)

Starting from Scratch

How to get started from scratch? (video)
Building your brand and naming your business (video)
Adding personality to your brand (video)
Reverse engineering success (video)
Tools of the trade (video)
Importance of a website and portfolio (video)

How to Price your Project

What is your current worth? (video)
Hourly vs. per project fee? (video)
Hidden pricing vs. upfront pricing? (video)
Should you offer discounts? (video)
Offering free work? Stop it! (video)
How I price my web design projects (video)

How to Sell Websites

Introduction to selling websites (video)
How to be in sales as an Introvert (video)
Watch this video before your next meeting (video)
Pulling statistics & preparing sales pitch (video)
Creating a price quote (video)
Preparing your first proposal (video)
Responding to emails (video)
Importance of Vocal tonality (video)
Confidence, knowledge and excitement (video)
Meeting with a client in-person (video)
Most commonly asked client questions (video)
How to land new website deals (video)
How to get your first 3 clients (video)
Finding and closing bigger clients (video)

Pick-up your Phone

Preparing a cold call: My cheat sheet (video)
Who should I call? (video)
Listen in on my live sales call (video)

How to get Paid!

How to collect payments from customers (video)
What should you do if client won’t pay? (video)

Building a Killer Web Design Process

Importance of having a process (video)
My exact 21 step process (video)
How to communicate and document (video)

Everyday Problems with Solutions

How to easily collect website content from clients? (video)
Clients that will not provide direction (video)
How many rounds of revisions should you do? (Video)
Nightmare clients: how to deal with crazy clients? (video)

How to build your Brand and Authority

Using Social Media to build your business (video)
Do business cards and printed flyers really work? (video)
Search Engine Optimization vs. PPC? (video)
How to hire and build a team (video)

Conversations with Industry Leaders

Rob of Fox Web School (video)

Documents & Downloads

Website design contract (video + download)
Statement of Work (video + download)
Proposal (video + download)
Welcome package (video + download)
Client questionnaire (video + download)
Project process (video + download)

One-on-one Mentoring

Recorded zoom call with course member (video)


Words of encouragement (video)

Exclusive Facebook

Access to an exclusive web design Facebook group for members of this course.  I will be available to answer any questions you may have about this course and starting your web design business. 

Lifetime Access 

You’ll have lifetime access to this course – view it from all your devices and at your own pace. I’ll update the modules and downloads with new updated video content throughout the year.

Free Downloads

As a bonus, this course will give ALL of the documents you’ll need in your business including: contracts, proposals, statement of work, welcome packages, questionnaires and much more.

Lifetime membership to this course and all videos, downloads, bi-weekly group Zoom classes and access to an exclusive Facebook Group now only $444 Canadian ($356 USD).  

Remember, you’re getting lifetime access to the 50+ step-by-step exact process videos, all of my business documents to build your own successful web design business, access to my exclusive FaceBook group and much more…

If you implement all the actionable steps I walk you through in this course, you will be well on your way to financial success in a small fraction of the time that it took me.

I want to see you succeed, and I’ve created an exclusive Facebook group for members only – to answer any questions you may have.  

I will be the mentor you need, and you will have full access.  The ball is in your court, make your move. 

Chris A. Hughes
Co-Founder of A Nerd’s World