do i need a degree to be a web designer

Do you need to have a degree in Web Design to build a Website?

The thing is, so many people don’t end up doing what they went to school for. But they become really good at what they ARE doing. Gaining real-world experience is the most valuable learning opportunity there is. Honestly, since I’ve been a web designer haven’t had any potential clients ask to see my degree. A portfolio and personality speak way higher of the results they’ll get over classes, you took years ago.

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5 things every Business Owner needs before they set up a Website

I’m going to share the five things I always make sure I get from a client (or have ready for myself if I’m building something personal or a template). Having a process that ensures I have these “big rocks” in place before I start building makes things go so much smoother and gives all the “little rocks” a place to fall into easily.

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How to know what Pages you need on any Website

It’s tempting to just design pages you think they need, but this is one place where you need to act as the expert that you are and help them work through some key questions that will identify exactly what they actually need.

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The Importance of learning basic HTML and CSS for Website Designers

Even if you’re a beginner web designer learning a little bit of HTML and CSS code can be very helpful. Here are my top resources for learning HTML and CSS at a beginner level.

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How to become a website designer in 2020

5 Things to do Before Becoming a Web Designer

Are you looking to get into web design? Perhaps you’re a virtual assistant or freelancer looking to add a lucrative skill to your list of services, or maybe you’re interested in becoming a full-fledged web designer. Whatever the case, these are the top five most important things you should do before you begin offering web design services.

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How to Craft a Compelling Call To Action

What is a Call to Action or CTA? A call to action is simply getting …

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Using Your Ideal Client’s Language On Your Services and Work with Me Pages

Using Your Ideal Client’s Language On Your Services and Work with Me Pages

Let’s put your new found language skills to use on your services and work with me pages. Studies show that having a sales/landing page for every product and freebie makes it more likely that someone will make a purchase.

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7 Reasons You Should Be Signing Up For Other People’s E-Mail Lists

Is it sneaky to sign up for other people’s email lists? No! You should totally sign up for other people’s lists, even your competitors’ email lists because you can learn so much!

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How To Speak The Right Language and Convert More Leads into Clients

We’ve recently talked about why it’s important to speak your ideal client’s language and how to even find out who that person is. But what does speaking their language benefit in your business if it’s not converting them into a client at some point?

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How Do You Know Who Your Target Audience and Ideal Clients Are?

Of course, the first step in learning your audience’s language is to know exactly who your target audience is. Thankfully, there are multiple steps to help you configure and decide who your target client is going to be.

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Why It’s Important To Speak The Right Language to Your Ideal Client

When you can speak their language and connect with them on their dreams and fears, you show that you’re an expert in your niche.

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Design Influencers Conference Review and Key Takeaways

Are you thinking about going to the next Design Influencers Conference? I went this year and I want to tell you all about it so you’ll be able to plan for next year.

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What impression are potential clients getting when they evaluate your business?

The very first interactions a person has with your business are so vitally important. But, these first interactions often hold numerous missed opportunities for improvement as well. This evaluation phase of a customer journey gives you the opportunity to set your potential client’s expectations so they align with the way you do business.

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Fix these 3 things on your Website in the next 10 minutes

Are you unsure about the things you should fix on your website? No website is perfect. Even our own could use some tweaks from time to time. They should be living breathing things, open to small changes, and ready to be flexible as your business grows.

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How and Why to Duplicate Pages in Squarespace to Save Time and get a Cohesive Look for your Website

Are you tired of recreating the same pages and layouts for your Squarespace site over and over? Have you tried duplicating the page or section to make a copy of your work? It’s a really quick easy fix to recreate or borrow elements that you’ve worked hard to place on your page.

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