Launchers - Build a successful web design business

Launchers - Build a successful web design business

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Launchers is the world’s first social network specifically built for web designers. (and people who want to become one) More specifically, people who want to build their own web design business and design their ideal lifestyle. This accompanying podcast will teach you how to start and grow your very own successful, location-independent web design business. Because being a digital nomad is SO HOT RIGHT NOW. Launchers is hosted by Patrick Antinozzi, founder and owner of RapidWebLaunch.


BONUS: Are Money and Fame the Keys to Happiness? (A Personal Story)
Jun 13 • 7 min
New York City, winter 2015. New York had just had their warmest Christmas in history, with temperatures rising all the way up to 72F. There I was, chilling in a swanky blues bar in Manhattan, sipping on a delicious bourbon. I was about to get a Famous…
BONUS: The Hidden Dangers of Believing Everything You Read and Watch
Jun 6 • 9 min
I recently found myself in the waiting room of a physiotherapist, hoping to find a solution to some troublesome neck woes. In the center of this waiting room, hanging on the wall directly in front of me, they had a large TV playing a set of 10 or so…
Why I Moved My Web Design Business From Weebly to WordPress
May 30 • 12 min
For those of you who have been following along with me over the past few years, you’ll know that I’ve been singing Weebly’s praises for quite some time. Weebly empowered me to get my goal of building my own web design business out of my dreams and onto…
5 OTHER Fantastic Web Design Podcasts You Should Listen To
May 23 • 9 min
While most web designers have the luxury of living a commute-free lifestyle, and working from home in their PJ’s and Captain America slippers, many still enjoy listening to podcasts while doing other mundane activities like working out, cleaning or doing…
User Experience for Web Design: The What, Why and How
May 16 • 15 min
User experience (or UX), in the broader sense of the term, is pretty self-explanatory. It is the experience a visitor/user/customer has when using your product/service/tool. When it comes to web design, we will be discussing the experience a user has when…
8 Psychological Sales Tricks That Will Get You More Web Design Clients
May 9 • 19 min
I hate doing sales. Always have too. It was my least favorite part about working on the family business with my dad and, if I’m being honest, it’s the least favorite aspect of running my own web design business today. But sales is essential. So if you…
Work-Life Balance is Destroying the Barriers Between Work, and Actually Living
May 3 • 7 min
Work/life balance is a common term used by startups and big corporations alike. Employers use it to show potential hires that they are the progressive, modern, forward-thinking type of business you’d want to be a part of. You know, the ones that are…
How I Landed One of the Biggest Executives in Canada as a Client
Apr 25 • 7 min
Web design is an incredibly crowded industry. If you have a small business, you likely receive dozens of emails and phone calls every month from someone trying to sell you web design. Mostly from India or Bangladesh… How would I get myself noticed as a…
How to Build Passive Income Into Your Web Design Business
Apr 18 • 18 min
Building a website is merely the first step to building a killer online presence. The real work takes place afterwords. And for some reason, many web designers are choosing not to get involved in this valuable work. Why they make that choice is beyond me.…
BONUS: Are These 6 Apps Fueling Your Phone Addiction?
Apr 15 • 9 min
I recently simplified and detoxed my smartphone. I deleted apps, turned off notifications, and created a search-powered interface. (this also happens to be my most popular video ever, by far) Deleting these six phone apps has made the largest impact on my…
BONUS: 5 Ways to Simplify Your Phone and Detox Your Mind
Apr 11 • 7 min
Along with all of the good things smartphones accomplish comes a whole list of nasty byproducts. Addiction, depression, laziness, low self-worth, bullying, abuse… the list goes on. I recently tried an experiment with my phone. I wanted to see if reducing…
How to Learn Web Design FAST in 2019
Apr 8 • 18 min
Learning web design in 2019 is simpler and faster than ever. That doesn’t mean it won’t take a lot of work. It just means that it’s a lot easier than it used to be. Every other web design blog will tell you to do things like learn coding, programming and…
10 Amateur Blogging Mistakes That Make Your Readers Sad Inside
Apr 4 • 16 min
The blog reading experience sucks. The majority of blogs are terrible. They ignore the needs and desires of their readers, force antiquated “marketing” strategies and obsess over nothing more than making a cheap buck. These so-called bloggers have tainted…
BONUS: How I Paid Off $14,000 of Credit Card Debt in Just 7 Months
Apr 1 • 7 min
There are lots of things I’m terrible at, but I’ve always been good with my money. I manage my budget closely, and make sure to have financial goals to strive for. So when I found myself with a large amount of credit card debt, I was beyond frustrated. My…
Are You a Victim of Starbucks’ Free Advertising Strategy?
Mar 28 • 5 min
It happens nearly every week. As I scroll through my social media feeds, and swipe through an endless lineup of stories, that all-too-familiar green and white coffee cup pops into view. Starbucks has done it again… Sign up for Launchers here! Read the…
Why I Deleted Facebook
Mar 24 • 8 min
Every time I logged off of another Facebook session, and felt completely indifferent to the time I had just wasted, I justified why I did it. Facebook was still useful because: (1) My customers and leads hang out there, so I can engage with them and grow…
Are you Driving Your Web Design Leads CRAZY?
Mar 21 • 15 min
What do you do when your business is so successful, everyone starts copying you? How do you fight off all of the copycats and wannabes? You make you part of your product. As a web designer running your own agency, you can have a powerful and positive…
16 Things Web Designers Can Do When Business is Slow
Mar 18 • 16 min
The reality is, every business has slow periods. It’s not unique to web design. It’s at these low points where your true perseverance and determination has an opportunity to shine. At this point, you have two options: Quit and go home Make the most of…
How to Deal With the Haters
Mar 15 • 5 min
*Don’t worry, there are zero references to Taylor Swift within* It’s scary to create things for a living. Whether you build websites, write books, share your thoughts online, or craft handmade cup warmers, creating something original and sharing it with…
11 Ways You’re Wasting Your Most Precious Resource
Mar 12 • 12 min
Time is a finite resource, one that we treat far too casually. Do you look at spending time the way you think about spending money? Time is a currency, and each day we pull chunks of minutes out of our time wallets, handbags and purses and buy things with…
BONUS: 3 Reasons Why I Quit Netflix for Good (and You Should Too)
Mar 9 • 8 min
We live in what is considered to be the Golden Age of television. There have never been more high quality shows on TV. The storytelling and production value found in most shows today would have been Best Picture nominations decades ago. Companies like…
The True Definition of Failure (and How to Fail CORRECTLY)
Mar 6 • 8 min
I don’t want you to think I’m preaching a defeatist attitude. Far from it. I think we live in an exciting time. The internet is affording so many people the opportunity to build a successful business and design their own lifestyle. I’m simply commenting…
14 Terrible Excuses That Are Keeping You From Building a Successful Business
Mar 3 • 12 min
After three years of hard work, I’ve managed to build a successful web design business that allows me to craft my ideal lifestyle. Namely, one that involves a lot of traveling, volunteer work, and not having to sit in a 9-5 cubicle in the sky for 67% of…
5 Reasons Why I Decided to Start This Podcast
Feb 28 • 11 min
Last week, I did something I never thought I’d do. I started this podcast. “Fantastic. Another random dude who thinks he can do a podcast because he listened to an episode of Serial and bought a Blue Snowball microphone on Amazon Prime Day.” – You,…
How to Build a Brand New, Attention-Grabbing Brand From Scratch
Feb 26 • 11 min
A great brand crafts a story. A narrative that people can, want and even need to connect with. A brand with vision and purpose. One that goes beyond simply making money. In this episode, we’re going to discuss The B4: Bulletproof Brand-Building Blueprint.…
How to Get Web Design Clients Using Google Maps
Feb 18 • 5 min
So you want more web design clients, eh? I mean, who doesn’t? There are a lot of different methods to go about getting these clients, but I’m willing to bet you’ve tried most of them already. “Set up an Upwork profile!” “Ask your friends and family for…
How to Decide What to Charge for Your Web Design Services
Feb 18 • 11 min
Recently, someone who was interested in my web design services expressed her (all too common) frustration to me: “I just don’t know how to do this. One guy is quoting me $400, you’re quoting me $1,500, and this other guy is saying it’s gonna cost me…
9 Simple Tricks to Drastically Improve Your Website’s Performance
Feb 17 • 9 min
Getting your website to load blazingly fast has never been more important. With each progressive algorithm update, Google is prioritizing high quality content and stellar user experiences. Website performance is a crucial part of offering that stellar…
How to ACTUALLY Get Web Design Clients When You Don’t Have a Portfolio
Feb 17 • 9 min
You’re starting a web design business. You have the skills. You have the motivation. You have the passion and patience to see this through to the end. But you don’t have customers. And you want some. Nay, need some. Badly. Well, I have good news and bad…
10 Skills You MUST Have if You Want to Become a Web Designer
Feb 17 • 17 min
In my research for this episode, something became abundantly clear to me. There is a lot of misinformation about what skills you need to have in order to design websites. Most of this information included things like “HTML!”, “CSS!” and “Javacript!” C’mon…
How to Start Your Own Web Design Business in Just 24 Hours
Feb 17 • 20 min
Building my own web design business is the most fun I’ve ever had while working. It was also a ton of work. There is nothing easy about building a business, and the same goes for building your own web design agency. It takes skill, commitment,…