One of the fastest ways to make money online is by offering some type of service. In this post, we’ll talk about how to make money building websites.
This doesn’t mean you need to spend years studying HTML or graphic design.
Though those skills are valuable, their not entirely necessary.
Sure, custom-built websites are still popular, and I’m sure you can find clients who be willing to pay top-dollar for those sites.
But there’s a much cheaper alternative called WordPress.
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If you learn how to build websites with WordPress, that’s all you need to start making fast cash online.
Then it’s only a matter of finding clients.
WordPress is probably the easiest website building platform to use.
You might think, “If WordPress is so easy, why would someone hire me to do set it up? Why not do it themselves?”.
Believe it or not, most people don’t have time to figure out how these platforms work, even if they are simple to use.
They would much rather pay someone to set it up!
So in this article we’ll talk about how to make money building websites, a service anyone can offer.
Creating Custom Websites with No Traffic
This is one of the easiest services to offer new clients.
Basically, we create a simple website for their needs with a few core pages (About, Contact, etc) and install a theme and some plugins.
We’re talking pressing buttons, adding a bit of content, and some photos.
Obviously we can’t charge that much for these sites, but we can still make some decent income.
The idea is to provide your client with the platform they need and show them how to publish articles.
Getting traffic to their site is their job now.
In other words, we create the foundation for them.
Contrary to what you might think, this service is in high-demand, especially for freelancers who are new to WordPress.
One client you can aim for is the new freelancer; offer to create a site they can use to advertise their services, display testimonials, and show samples of previous work.
You’ll be surprised the amount of freelancers who need these websites!
That is one client example, there are many small niches of people who need simple websites; it’s only a matter of finding them.
Build Websites Up, Then Sell Them:
This method takes more time but you can make a lot more cash.
The idea is to build a website up in a particular niche, until its bringing on consistent cash, then sell it for a premium.
This is a business model a lot of online marketers use to fund their other projects.
But to be successful, a more advanced level of marketing is required.
You’ll need to understand…
- how to target keywords,
- write content,
- optimize the website for search engine results, and much more.
It’s more of a long-term business plan that I personally like to use.
Regardless of the model you choose, finding clients is going to be your main challenge.
With every service, finding clients is the most difficult part.
Its easy to come up with a list of services, but finding someone to hire you is another story all together.
Thankfully, I have some experience in this area, and I would be more than happy to share some client-finding tips.
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How to Make Money Building Websites? Find Clients!
There are so many books and resources dedicated to this topic, so it’s hard to summarize in a short article.
Nevertheless, one of the best ways to find clients is through good old cold pitches.
Blast out emails and messages, dedicate an hour or two out of each day to send pitches to anyone who might be interested.
I recommend creating a website for your services, and include a link in the pitch.
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One place you can start sending messages is on Twitter.
Twitter has an abundance of clients waiting for you.
Just type in the niche you want to target in the search bar, and visit all the accounts that contain the keyword.
Then, direct message them or visit their website and contact them through their website.
Send your pitch, and move to the next account.
Do this enough times and the replies will start to come in.
Taking the freelance website example from earlier, we could join Facebook groups and message members asking if they have a website already, and if not, would they like one?
As you can see, there are a lot of ways to market our services and find clients for our website building service.
Think outside the box.
But – most importantly – don’t forget to keep sending those pitches!
Improving Your Service:
To keep your customers satisfied, there are several ways you can improve your website building services.
For example, instead of only offering website design, consider adding other services like content writing or search engine optimization.
Here’s a service that does this and you can do the same thing.
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You could even go as far as creating a membership-based subscription plan for content or other services.
Here are some additional service ideas you can consider:
- Content Writing
- Search Engine Optimization
- Keyword Research
- Custom Images
- Social Media Management
- Website Support
- Virtual Assistance
Its also a good idea to buy multiple licenses on popular WordPress themes so you can impress your clients. Even offer services to improve outdated websites you find online.
There’s really no limit to what you can accomplish if you set your mind to it.
Marketing agencies are popping up every single day and there’s no reason you can’t create your own.
Of course, it will take awhile before you have enough clients to reach your goals.
But even if you only find one client, during the time it took to find that client you learned a lot and tried new things.
In short, more experience under your belt.
Do it enough times, and soon you’ll know all the inside secrets to finding high-paying clients.
Boiling it Down:
How to make money building websites is one of the easier services to offer online, but the hard part is finding clients.
I personally believe you need to have some sales skills and the ability to initiate sales calls to be successful with this type of business.
Nevertheless, if you dedicate some time out of every day to look for clients, it won’t be long until you have a system in place.
Currently, I like to drive targeted traffic via Google and social sites to bring warm leads to my sites.
It’s another great method and I break down the process here in our Free Targeted Traffic eBook.
Whether you choose to create fast foundation websites or complete websites, as long as you work on it and stick to your goals, it won’t be long until you see success.
But if you don’t know how to build a website or send traffic to a website, its best to join an online training course to learn everything that you need.
I’ve created an excellent training series to teach people the right mindset and access to the tools and resources need to optimize your success.
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Got ideas on how to make money building websites of your own? We’d love to hear them in the comments section below.