What really goes into designing the kind of website clients happily pay high prices for?
Finding rich clients.
It might seem obvious to some, but freelancing successfully is much more about picking the right clients than anything else.
Another day, another designer promoting their courses/service/product. Ugh.
You know what I have had? It. I have had it with this constant self promoting of luke-warm, barely valued digital-only content.
Thomas, I'm curious to know why are you so frustrated with people linking to courses?
If someone believes a course is valuable and wants to share it, they post it. Do you have examples of courses you feel were " luke-warm, barely valued digital-only content".
You can literally pick any. I am not saying that there are not great teachers out there who also offer courses of really good value, but in general this increase in course volume is due to the fact that the design and tooling landscape is scattered and that there is a lot of anxiety around this. Most of it comes from not using the tools like everybody else - believing that this is a bad thing.
Many people aren't using figma because its it works better for them, they are because its they believe its the next thing. And all of a sudden you have an entire tool-shaming-anxiety economy. With blogposts explaining why they think that tool or the other one is superior, with ui kits and libraries all surrounding this economy - rarely free of course, and then there are the courses, which all prey on this situation.
Take this course for example - I am sure there is some value for someone in there, but in "learn how to design high value websites" has nothing to do with how much you are getting paid for it. The subject does not have anything to do with the actual craft of making a website, its purely business.
Yet the contents of the course make it believe like that is the case. They prey on an inner monologue that goes something like "I'm not good enough; how can I recreate those dribbble shots?" - Its distorted reality, because the majority of us do not practice our craft like that. Dribbble is like instagram for designers: it's fake.
And that course does the same. It claims to teach you how to sell your services at a high pricepoint, by teaching you basics of the craft. That aint how you get paid more. It just is not true.
Hey! I'm Ran, I created this course with the hope of helping designers move up from small budget websites to more high value bigger budget websites. Would love to answer questions if you have any ✌️
Thanks for sharing.
Do you have examples of $10k - $30k websites that someone using this process would be able to make?
Hey Marcel! I have examples of my own work which you can see on my YouTube case studies - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLXC_gcsKLD6lE_-xT7hI2k0XwyQOMYDyM As for student work - since the course just opened a week ago, I still don't have student work examples, but I'm hoping to share some soon!
Any updates on the student work?
Hey Thomas! I will update the website once I get permission to share student work
Looks Great! Super cool :)