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Launchers - Build a successful web design business

61 EpisodesProduced by Patrick AntinozziWebsite

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 o… read more

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1-on-1 Web Design Coaching Session | #10 Aravind Kaliamoorthy

September 27th, 2020

42:47

In this episode we have Aravind Kaliamoorthy from Pudacherry, India! We discuss:

  • Where Aravind is at in his web design journey
  • How Aravind …

1-on-1 Web Design Coaching Session | #9 Matthew Latimer

September 15th, 2020

41:22

In this episode we have Matthew Latimer from Inverness, Scotland! We discuss:

  • Where Matthew is at in his web design journey
  • How Matthew got his …

Web Design Case Study: Turning a $6,000 Disaster Into a $1,000 Success

September 3rd, 2020

20:38

The following is a true (horror) story of a website design gone wrong. And what it took to fix it...


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1-on-1 Web Design Coaching Session | #8 Rohan George

August 22nd, 2020

16:30
1-on-1 with Patrick is a series of web design coaching sessions for wannabe web designers.

In this episode we have Rohan George from Kerala, India! …

1-on-1 Web Design Coaching Session | #7 Trisha Manabat

August 4th, 2020

17:56
1-on-1 with Patrick is a series of web design coaching sessions for wannabe web designers.

In this episode we have Trisha Manabat from Baguio, …

Everything You Need to Know About Website Maintenance

July 23rd, 2020

40:21

Managing a website is more work than it seems. Straight up. 

In this complete website management guide, I am going to detail exactly how to maintain a website.

I’ve also provided real world examples for every step that …

1-on-1 Web Design Coaching Session | #6 Philip Marks

July 1st, 2020

44:52
1-on-1 with Patrick is a series of web design coaching sessions for wannabe web designers.

In this episode we have Philip Marks from Kent, England! …

1-on-1 Web Design Coaching Session | #5 Ryan Sciolla

June 19th, 2020

42:19
1-on-1 with Patrick is a series of web design coaching sessions for wannabe web designers.

In this episode we have Ryan Sciolla from Philadelphia, USA

1-on-1 Web Design Coaching Session | #4 Upasana Paul

June 11th, 2020

42:10
1-on-1 with Patrick is a series of web design coaching sessions for wannabe web designers.

In this episode we have Upasana Paul from Siliguri, India! …

BONUS: 6 Healthy Streaming Alternatives to Netflix

June 4th, 2020

15:12

Over 3 years ago, I wrote a blog post detailing why I decided to cancel my Netflix account forever. It got some decent traffic initially, and continued to perform well in Google for a surprising amount of keywords.

Then …

1-on-1 Web Design Coaching Session | #3 John Philippe Zapido

May 27th, 2020

39:08
1-on-1 with Patrick is a series of web design coaching sessions for wannabe web designers.

In this episode we have John Philippe Zapido from Manila, …

1-on-1 Web Design Coaching Session | #2 Fernando Alvarez Jr

May 15th, 2020

40:52
1-on-1 with Patrick is a series of web design coaching sessions for wannabe web designers.

In this episode we have Fernando Alvarez Jr from Anaheim, …

1-on-1 Web Design Coaching Session | #1 Seyide Hundeyin

May 2nd, 2020

36:04

1-ON-1 with Patrick is a series of web design coaching sessions for wannabe web designers. 

In this episode, we have Seyide Hundeyin from Nigeria! We …

A Complete Guide to Improving Your Focus and Concentration

April 4th, 2020

34:27

Fun Fact: This is my longest podcast EVER! And there's a reason why.

Maintaining your focus and concentration in an increasingly distracting world …

A Quarantine Routine for Web Designers: Making the Most of a Pandemic

March 25th, 2020

14:28

*Highly recommend you check out the blog post below for this one. Lots of valuable links to help you make progress.*

Stay safe and clean peeps!


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Are Web Design Courses Actually Worth Buying?

February 6th, 2020

19:24

The online courses industry is exploding right now.

In 2015, the global e-learning market was already worth $107 billion. Estimates suggest it will balloon to $312 billion by 2025.

However, this comes with a major …

Why 2020 is the Perfect Year to Redesign Your Website

January 20th, 2020

10:20

You might be thinking that you’re set for life with that website of yours.

But,  while I’ll certainly give you credit for recognizing the importance of  having an online presence for your small business, and actually …

My Favorite Books of 2019

January 12th, 2020

9:32

While we may be a full two weeks into 2020, I’m still looking back on 2019. What went well, what went wrong, and what I learned.

And that includes my …

Looking Back on 2019: Consistent and Persistent vs Perfection and Rejection

December 23rd, 2019

15:25

In what seemed like a mere blink of an eye, 2019 is just about to end. And it's time to reflect on what the swan song of the 2010's meant to me.

And …

Why Email Marketing As We Know It Needs to Die

December 18th, 2019

8:30

The email, as many online marketers will tell you, is the Holy Grail of online marketing. They make it sound as if all you need to gain a new …

Cheap Web Design vs Affordable Web Design: What's the Difference?

November 15th, 2019

12:52

Look, we all like to get a good deal. In fact, when we do, the first thing we do is excitedly humble-brag to the person next to us about how we got said deal.

But searching for a good deal on website design is risky.

Why Web Design is the Perfect Choice for the Digital Nomad Lifestyle

October 29th, 2019

16:59

Even if you don't have an extreme goal of taking off to a foreign country, or globetrotting for years on end, being a digital nomad can give you some great opportunities to live a more comfortable life.

What if you …

Why I Refuse to Use Web Design Contracts With My Clients

October 9th, 2019

12:04

When you’re negotiating with a web design lead, hoping to make them a web design client, you’re hunting for that Commitment Yes.

A lot of web designers think they need a web design contract to get that Commitment Yes.

Why Your Visitors Are Leaving Your Website Almost Immediately

September 20th, 2019

22:10

The good news is that people are landing on your website.

The bad news? These same people are leaving your website almost immediately.

Why? How can …

How to Build a Web Design Portfolio Out of Thin Air (Bonus Challenge!)

September 10th, 2019

10:45

Yes, we're talking about building a web design portfolio again. Because, frankly, it's super hard to do. And many of you still have questions about …

16 Common Web Design Mistakes You’re Probably Making Right Now

September 3rd, 2019

15:54

After years of running my own web design agency, I’ve seen a lot of people make some crucial web design mistakes. (and refuse to learn from them)


I want to keep you from making those same mistakes.


By removing these …

Transform Your Business, and Life, By Quitting These 6 Bad Habits

July 24th, 2019

14:03

It wasn't until I completely removed these bad habits from my life that my lofty dreams began to materialize into reality.


I'm willing to bet that you're hooked on at least 3 or 4 of these bad habits right now. Some of …

8 Questions to Ask Your Web Design Clients Before Getting Started

July 13th, 2019

9:52

My fellow web designers out there know all too well that clients love to ask every question under the sun before choosing you to build their website.


So let me ask you something...


Why aren't you doing the same thing?

A Step-By-Step Web Design Process For You to Follow

July 3rd, 2019

24:49

I’m not even joking when I say that, out of all of the questions I receive about running a web design business, about 70% center around the “web design process”.


I’m going to give you the web design process that I …

BONUS: Are Money and Fame the Keys to Happiness? (A Personal Story)

June 13th, 2019

7:37

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 …

BONUS: The Hidden Dangers of Believing Everything You Read and Watch

June 6th, 2019

9:03

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 …

Why I Moved My Web Design Business From Weebly to WordPress

May 30th, 2019

12:01

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 …

5 OTHER Fantastic Web Design Podcasts You Should Listen To

May 23rd, 2019

9:10

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 …

User Experience for Web Design: The What, Why and How

May 16th, 2019

15:55

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 …

8 Psychological Sales Tricks That Will Get You More Web Design Clients

May 9th, 2019

19:40

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.

Work-Life Balance is Destroying the Barriers Between Work, and Actually Living

May 3rd, 2019

7:21

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 …

How I Landed One of the Biggest Executives in Canada as a Client

April 25th, 2019

7:30

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 to Build Passive Income Into Your Web Design Business

April 18th, 2019

18:24

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 …

BONUS: Are These 6 Apps Fueling Your Phone Addiction?

April 15th, 2019

9:13

I recently simplified and detoxed my smartphone. I deleted apps, turned off notifications, and created a search-powered interface. (this also happens …

BONUS: 5 Ways to Simplify Your Phone and Detox Your Mind

April 11th, 2019

7:35

Along with all of the good things smartphones accomplish comes a  whole list of nasty byproducts. Addiction, depression, laziness, low  self-worth, …

How to Learn Web Design FAST

April 8th, 2019

18:50

Learning web design 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 …

10 Amateur Blogging Mistakes That Make Your Readers Sad Inside

April 4th, 2019

16:40

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. …

BONUS: How I Paid Off $14,000 of Credit Card Debt in Just 7 Months

April 1st, 2019

7:39

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 …

Are You a Victim of Starbucks' Free Advertising Strategy?

March 28th, 2019

5:06

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 …

Why I Deleted Facebook

March 24th, 2019

8:29

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. …

How NOT to Sell Web Design Services

March 21st, 2019

15:51

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

16 Things Web Designers Can Do When Business is Slow

March 18th, 2019

16:22

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 …

How to Deal With the Haters

March 15th, 2019

5:55

*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 …

11 Ways You're Wasting Your Most Precious Resource

March 13th, 2019

12:43

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 …

BONUS: 3 Reasons Why I Quit Netflix for Good (and You Should Too)

March 9th, 2019

8:16

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 …

The True Definition of Failure (and How to Fail CORRECTLY)

March 6th, 2019

8:16

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 …

14 Terrible Excuses That Are Keeping You From Building a Successful Business

March 3rd, 2019

12:29

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 …

5 Reasons Why I Decided to Start This Podcast

February 28th, 2019

11:15

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 …

How to Build a Brand New, Attention-Grabbing Brand From Scratch

February 26th, 2019

11:25

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 …

How to Get Web Design Clients Using Google Maps

February 18th, 2019

5:55

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 …

How to Decide What to Charge for Your Web Design Services

February 18th, 2019

11:51

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 …

9 Simple Tricks to Drastically Improve Your Website's Performance

February 17th, 2019

9:24

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

How to ACTUALLY Get Web Design Clients When You Don't Have a Portfolio

February 17th, 2019

9:40

 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. …

10 Skills You MUST Have if You Want to Become a Web Designer

February 17th, 2019

17:52

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 …

How to Start Your Own Web Design Business in Just 24 Hours

February 17th, 2019

20:04

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 …

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