WDA Live Strategy Call 11-08-2022

This Week’s Questions


00:01:07 Caitlin Harrison: I want to hear all about it!
00:01:15 Janet Hoover: Me too! 🙂
00:01:56 Courtney Wilson: Win! Got our website updated with our Patrick matrix!
00:01:56 Brittney: Finally got a YES! Sold my mid-level package for 2X more than I’ve ever charged for a site 🙂
00:02:08 Janet Hoover: That’s awesome!
00:02:09 Courtney Wilson: Go Brittney! Awesome!
00:02:16 Brittney: Thank you 🙂
00:02:20 Lisa Doiron: That’s amazing Brittany!
00:02:23 Lauren N.: woohoo Brittney!!!
00:02:24 Kate Newnham: Finished a client website and they loved it! Been more visible on LI and FB.
00:02:30 Kate Newnham: Yay Brittney!!
00:02:30 Kaila – HeyKaila Media: Weooo!
00:02:40 Janet Hoover: So good, Kate!
00:02:42 Sharon Blalock OBM: Yay Brittney! Awesome!
00:03:17 Sharon Blalock OBM: I’ve been sticking with my outreach
00:03:18 Courtney Wilson: Awesome Kate – love when clients love websites. 🙂
00:03:25 Kate Newnham: Lol thx Courtney!!
00:03:42 Lauren N.: After a long drought of projects, an existing client wants to redo her site and signed up for my mid level package last week!
00:04:00 Lauren N.: That’s amazing kate! Of course they loved it!
00:04:11 Sharon Blalock OBM: Great Lauren, so exciting for you
00:04:16 Kate Newnham: Aww thx Lauren! Yay Lauren!
00:04:38 Caitlin Harrison: I feel like I’ve dropped into another planet when it comes to my business. I feel booked and busy and confident (a little overwhelmed haha) Waiting on that client who gave a quick yes before the consultation to book a real consult but feeling good
00:04:58 Mariela Cabezas | Web Designer – soulbusinessdesign.com: Kate, I’ve seen your posts, too, they are amazing!!
00:05:24 Kate Newnham: Aww thx! So much love here!!
00:05:32 Lauren N.: Caitlin your social media posts have been awesome! So professional!
00:05:48 Caitlin Harrison: thanks, Lauren, I feel like I’m making it up as I go
00:05:54 Kate Newnham: I knew you would Caitlin!
00:06:01 Janet Hoover: Same, Caitlin lol!
00:06:05 Lisa Doiron: Great job Caitlin!
00:07:00 Mariela Cabezas | Web Designer – soulbusinessdesign.com: I talked to someone today who is going to be my Admin Support and Project Manager at the same time. I met her in Josh Hall’s web designer club. She used to be a VA, and she is also a web designer, so it’s the perfect combination. We have also developed a friendship over the last 2 years, so I feel amazing about having her support!
00:09:43 Aisha Beauford: That’s powerful!
00:09:47 Kate Newnham: I just got chills!!
00:09:55 Kaila – HeyKaila Media: I love that Erica! Great advice Leigh!
00:10:13 Kaila – HeyKaila Media: Mariela, that sounds like such a great relationship to have!! Excited for you!!
00:10:17 Janet Hoover: I love that
00:10:33 Erica Nash: We’re all peers
00:13:18 Cory Ruedebusch: I’m not at a place I can talk but the retreat was amazing and inspiring.
00:13:54 Kate Newnham: I needed to hear that @leigh! Keep it simple.
00:14:01 Janet Hoover: Oh my gosh….wise words!
00:14:10 Aisha Beauford: Good one.
00:16:29 Erica Nash: I came home SO energized. It was incredible and everyone is HILARIOUS. Cannot wait til the next one!
00:16:51 leighscott: Same!
00:17:20 Caitlin Harrison: going anywhere fun?
00:17:39 Kaila – HeyKaila Media: Amazing!
00:17:40 Mariela Cabezas | Web Designer – soulbusinessdesign.com: Ohh amazing, Shannon!
00:17:43 Caitlin Harrison: I’m going to Mexico the first week of December
00:17:50 Caitlin Harrison: Need all the tips on how to unplug
00:18:06 Kaila – HeyKaila Media: Leave your.laptop at home :p
00:18:19 Caitlin Harrison: I can’t do that 😉
00:18:33 Kaila – HeyKaila Media: Yes you can!!
00:19:44 Sharon Blalock OBM: You are working for free
00:21:12 Courtney Wilson: What’s normal for terms for contracts? Is 15 days standard? Ours is 30 but sometimes that is soooo painful.
00:21:41 Kaila – HeyKaila Media: I have ‘due on receipt’ with a late fee after 30 days but I don’t know what is typical
00:22:14 Kaila – HeyKaila Media: And recurring stuff needs to be paid before work is done
00:23:42 Kate Newnham: Omg that happened to me Lauren and he NEVER paid me!! Ugh it made me so mad. I had to let it go after 2 years.
00:25:51 Janet Hoover: Good one! Oy!
00:25:59 leighscott: yes, exactly
00:29:33 Mariela Cabezas | Web Designer – soulbusinessdesign.com: I create content that uses a lot of storytelling. I usually give examples of my own life and business, but I always tie it up to the results they can get from working with me. I post mostly on LinkedIn and repurpose for FB/IG through a tool.
00:30:23 Janet Hoover: I’ve always assumed that too, so interesting
00:31:11 Mariela Cabezas | Web Designer – soulbusinessdesign.com: I also do some networking and cofffe dates (I used to do a lot, now it’s just minimal, but I’m still seeing results from those old connections). These connections still see my current content and engage.
00:32:29 Erica Nash: Launching a podcast
00:33:22 Mariela Cabezas | Web Designer – soulbusinessdesign.com: Yes, connections!
00:33:42 Kaila – HeyKaila Media: Back to the basics
00:33:59 Mariela Cabezas | Web Designer – soulbusinessdesign.com: I used to do so many coffee dates that I almost burnt myself out, lol. But I’m glad I did, I can now come back to those connections.
00:35:01 Mariela Cabezas | Web Designer – soulbusinessdesign.com: I haven’t done ONE video and only ONE podcast interview, which I didn’t love. All my content is written (and some images for FB/IG).
00:35:06 Mariela Cabezas | Web Designer – soulbusinessdesign.com: Hate TikTok
00:37:31 Sharon Blalock OBM: That is it…. Share a vision for your clients when they work with you… then go sell that VISION
00:38:47 Lauren N.: that’s a very good shift of mindset. selling the vision
00:40:27 Mariela Cabezas | Web Designer – soulbusinessdesign.com: But people will see you if you have short coffee dates!
00:40:49 Kaila – HeyKaila Media: Maybe an in-between would be connecting via a loom video so your dream clients can see your face
00:40:51 Kaila – HeyKaila Media: yah!
00:40:53 Mariela Cabezas | Web Designer – soulbusinessdesign.com: 15-20 minute coffee dates once in a while. Zoom is also video 😁
00:42:41 Sharon Blalock OBM: Yes it did help, thank you so much!
00:42:54 Brittney: Glad you asked, Kate!
00:43:41 Kate Newnham: Thx all!!
00:45:59 Lauren N.: woah, i never thought about the contractor as becoming a client and giving them a patrick matrix
00:46:23 Courtney Wilson: Wow. I need to remember this!!
00:46:54 Kaila – HeyKaila Media: #patrickeverything 🤯
00:50:21 Caitlin Harrison: that stupid @everyone tag
00:50:34 Kate Newnham: It seems like everyone has a FB group now
00:50:50 Kate Newnham: Like it’s the new strategy to get clients and everyone jumped on board
00:51:11 Mariela Cabezas | Web Designer – soulbusinessdesign.com: It’s easier if it’s a paid membership, mastermind or course. General groups are hard.
00:52:19 Mariela Cabezas | Web Designer – soulbusinessdesign.com: I joined 2 paid memberships for female entrepreneurs earlier this year, built relationships, and was able to get some clients from those networks.
00:53:28 Sharon Blalock OBM: I’ve had 2 other coaches say the same thing… network, outreach, followup, relationship building
00:54:02 Sharon Blalock OBM: strategic business decisions!
00:54:21 Mariela Cabezas | Web Designer – soulbusinessdesign.com: I’ve hard people wen to their local business clubs, lol
00:54:27 Mariela Cabezas | Web Designer – soulbusinessdesign.com: heard
00:55:45 Sharon Blalock OBM: You only have to know 10% more than the other person
00:55:48 Lauren N.: oh that’s a good definition of expert
00:57:13 Aisha Beauford: I am finding module 5 harder than 4.
00:57:53 Courtney Wilson: Aisha – we just finished 5. The outreach is going to be soooooo out of my comfort zone and will be so hard lol
00:59:45 Janet Hoover: -2019
00:59:49 Kate Newnham: I still do that reachout accountability session with a few WDA peeps! DM me if you want to join!!
01:00:10 Lauren N.: That reach out group is the reason i got a sale last week!