Why You're Not Seeing Results From Your Design Website

daily videos Feb 26, 2020


Many designers go to the strenuous effort of building a beautiful and detailed website only to never see anything fruitful come from it.

Today’s episode Patrick will talk about the biggest mistakes that designers make when it comes to their website and why they aren’t getting desired results from it.

Some highlights from this episode: 

  • Your website should be a living thing.
  • Your website is not a design tool, it’s a marketing tool.
  • Most design websites are selfish.
  • The don’t talk about the problem (dinner party example).
  • Too many distractions.
  • The sell design services instead of the call.
  • No traffic.

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#030 - Why Your Not Getting Clients From Your Design Pitches

Uncategorized Nov 11, 2019

There is nothing worse than going to all of the effort to pitch to a potential design client only to have them say no thanks or never get back to you

In today's episode, Patrick discusses 5 reasons that you’re not getting clients from your design pitches

Some highlights from this episode

  1. Your not solving a clear problem
  2. Your not the cheapest option
  3. People aren’t clear on what they are actually getting for their money
  4. You haven’t connected the dots
  5. Your client isn’t incentivised to act 

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#029 - How To Build $80k/Month Design Offer With 8 Metrics

Uncategorized Oct 30, 2019

There is no doubt that the success of my design business and the people I help in my program Design Authority™ comes down to our ability to create and get a powerful offer in front of our markets. Not respecting the 8 metrics shown today is like ignoring the laws of physics and trying to get a rocket to the moon. 

In today's episode, Patrick discusses the eight metrics that you need to abide by in order to build a powerful design offer for your market.

Some highlights from this episode: 

  1. Return on investment 
  2. One type of problem
  3. Painful problem/powerful transition
  4. The language of the person with the problem
  5. The ratio between labor and expertise
  6. Least amount of steps
  7. Blue ocean
  8. Responsibility

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#028 - Build More Design Business Momentum With Outbound Referrals

Uncategorized Oct 25, 2019

Some of the lowest hanging fruit in our design business is our immediate network. The opportunities that come through this channel are always easier and quicker to close because we come recommended so having systems in place that can encourage more of these situations to occur is highly beneficial as a long term play

In today's episode, Patrick discusses how to build both inbound and outbound referral systems to maximise organic opportunity.

Some highlights from this episode: 

  • Referrals are very low hanging fruit 
  • Incentivise your current network (the difference between incentivised and not)
  • The moonshot service delivery method
  • The ballsy condition of doing business
  • Discount in exchange for a referral 
  • Strategic partnerships
  • You cannot rely on this kind of projects, they need to be the “cherry on top”

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#027 - The Question All Struggling Designers Can’t Seem To Answer

Uncategorized Oct 22, 2019

First off I will admit, I LOVE CREATING HIGH-QUALITY WORK. As designers, we all love our craft. Our knowledge, our skillset, our theories, our inspirations. More practice and learning help us produce higher quality work but here's the thing... Selling design to business owners is not all about design quality. It's about the results your work will produce for your clients.

In today's episode, Patrick discusses the most important question you will ever have to answer if you are to build a profitable and successful design business.

Some highlights from this episode:

  • It’s easy to obsess over all of the pretty things
  • “WHY SHOULD I INVEST MY MONEY IN YOUR DESIGN SERVICES OVER EVERY OTHER OPTION IN THE MARKET INCLUDING DOING ABSOLUTELY NOTHING?”
  • Important things to consider about your prospects and the way they think
  • Why the best answer is solving one valuable problem

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#026 - How To Prepare Like A 7-Figure Closer On Your Sales Calls

Uncategorized Oct 21, 2019

Abraham Lincoln was quoted as saying “ Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.” An axe is a strength multiplier. You can be the strongest lumberjack in the world, but with a dull axe, you are in trouble! This has to apply to your sales calls more than anywhere in your design business as it is the final and most important aspect of your long term success.

In today's episode, Patrick discusses how to prepare like a 7-figure closer for your design prospect calls.

Some highlights from this episode: 

  • Make sure that you are in a quiet room with no interruptions 
  • Use your phone with headphones so that your hands are free for taking notes and expressing
  • Make sure that you are recording the phone call 
  • Print out questions and have them in front of you
  • Have a pen and notepad in front of you
  • Don’t have a screen in front of you, dim your screen or close your laptop 
  • Release all attachment to the...
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#025 - Your Energy Is Your Greatest Asset In Your Design Business

Uncategorized Oct 17, 2019

Many designers I speak to think that the key to success is the high-level ninja tactics and strategies when most of it is really being smart and thoughtful with the application of your biggest and most valuable asset. Your energy.

In today's episode, Patrick discusses why energy is our biggest asset and how to channel towards the things that are going to get to our goals.

Some highlights from this episode: 

  • Why the idea of being “productive” is flawed
  • Not knowing what power activities to focus on
  • Not having a routine & daily plan
  • Suffering death by 1,000 small distractions
  • Why it is so important to start now

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#024 - The Design Business Metaphor Of The Spaceship

Uncategorized Oct 17, 2019

Building a design business is a lot like launching a rocket ship. With a rocket, there are many laws of physics that need to be respected, and our design business is no different. Understanding these laws and the phases in the journey and what the most important things to be focusing on at each phase is vital.

In today's episode, Patrick explains the metaphor of your design business journey is similar to launching a rocket into space.

Some highlights from this episode: 

  • The launch is the hardest part
  • Serving impressions is the most important thing initially
  • Once we have launched we can start to steer the rocket ship
  • Why steering is so important to the evolution of the business
  • Things become much easier when you break through the earths gravity field
  • Only once we have proof of concept do we build assets (websites etc.)
  • Paid traffic then becomes our hyperdrive

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#023 - How To Operate With Donald Trump Levels Of Confidence In Your Design Business

Uncategorized Oct 16, 2019

A designers lack of confidence in their ability is the biggest killer of their business. Without the right mindset, attitude, and environment it is hard to effectively perform each of the tasks required to get your face in the market and closing sales

In today's episode, Patrick discusses the biggest areas of impact when it comes to building bulletproof confidence.

Some highlights from this episode: 

  • Your business is a 4 segment pipe
  • Building a powerful 6-figure offer
  • Knowing that you have the marketing assets in place to sell your expertise
  • Knowing that you know how to sell yourself
  • Measure what matters
  • Beliefs > Actions > Results > Feedback

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#022 - How To Build A 6-Figure Offer For Your Design Business

Uncategorized Oct 10, 2019

Most designers haven’t even heard of the idea of an “offer”, they just go out to the market and sell their design services at an hourly or market rate. Understanding what an offer is then how to build one will allow you to move beyond charging based on time and move towards charging based on the value you provide. This is where the real money is to be made.

In today's episode, Patrick walks through the most important aspects of building a 6-figure offer for your design business.

Some highlights from this episode: 

  • What is an offer and how is it different to charging for services? 
  • Why you only want one of them
  • Why they are so powerful 
  • How to think to build a 6-figure offer 
  • Where to start with building your own 6-figure offer 
  • You don’t have to carry people up the hill, they just need to get up there easier than if they tried without your help
  • You should never stop building out your offer 

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