If you’re here, it’s because you’re a designer or developer (or the elusive unicorn hybrid 🦄), running a Shopify studio that, let’s be honest, is actually running you.
Maybe you think you have the hang of scoping projects, but when the design/dev handoff happens, 💩sh!t hits the proverbial fan, the scope creeps, the project goes sideways, and you lose money. Or maybe you’re still DEYing (doing everything yourself) and working more hours than a 24-hour laundromat.
Whatever the case, you’re probably a *fun*🥴 combination of burnt out, confused, frustrated and time-poor (and maybe poor-poor).
"Thank you so much for this webinar, it was very inspiring and brought me a lot of insights already."
- Elena Tsangaris
Here’s the thing: Designers are taught how to design and developers are taught how to develop. They’re not taught how to run a business. And the fugly truth is: You can’t be successful (read: profitable) as an independent designer or developer without knowing how to run a business.
Picture it: You’re no longer doing everything yourself. In fact, you’ve outsourced the side of your business you don’t like and—wait for it—you don’t have to micromanage that side of the business. Because you found yourself a strategic partner who gets you and shares your vision.
You’re on the same page with what you’re offering (and what you’re charging) because you designed a profitable, scalable offer together, along with the processes for managing dev requirements, client expectations, scope creep, and delivery. You finally feel free in your business✨
I know how to operate a team at scale and a 1-man show and everything in between.
I've been all all sides of the design, build, and management experience of ecommerce since 2009.
This is it: The business strategy that took me from burnt out freelancer working 24/7 to multiple-six-figure studio owner working four-hour workdays, all packed into 12 weeks of hands-on coaching, networking, and implementation. You’ll step behind-the-scenes of my agency to see how it works IRL and learn everything you need to know to make it work for your studio. Scout’s honour.
In Module 1, you’ll reflect on past projects and learn from them—what worked and what didn’t—making a vision for the future of your business. We’ll talk about transitioning from DEYing (doing everything yourself) to specializing and what that entails, from mindset to pricing.
In Module 2, we’ll talk all things niching—what your niche is and why it’s important to have one. Knowing that niche, you’ll learn how to find and vet potential design/dev partners and how to build and nurture a network of trusted contractors you can rely on in your business.
In Module 3, I’ll show you all the possibilities for selling Shopify services beyond one-off design-and-build projects. We’ll talk specialized services, like retention, email, social, CRO, SEO and speed optimization, plus partner apps and maintenance services you can offer on retainer.
In Module 4, you’ll learn how to pitch the design/dev partnership to your clients, minimizing confusion and push-back. We’ll talk managing client expectations and communication, and ensure you understand the sales process and how to customize it to your business.
In Module 5, we’ll get into profitability. You’ll learn my best practices for managing projects as a designer or developer, plus how to monitor (and improve) profitability throughout the project lifecycle. And you can steal my tool stack for more efficient project management.
In Module 6, you’ll learn how I scope projects accurately (and profitably) the first time, streamlining the design/dev handoff and minimizing scope creep. We’ll talk pitching projects with a partner, best practices for handoff, and how to assess mid-project progress.
In Module 7, you’ll learn the ins and outs of successful collaboration, including what to do when there’s a conflict in the collaboration (it happens). We’ll plan for the future of your business and strategies for continuing to scale your services, business, and profits.
In Module 8, you’ll put everything you learned into practice with a test project, deliver a faux project within the parameters of your new offering and delivery process before we officially wrap up and talk next steps—including first dibs on our membership pricing.
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The first four students to enroll by September 28, 2023 get a free 1:1 coaching session with me to book anytime during your 12-week enrollment in Scale Your Shopify Studio.
Get my eyes on your newly created offer and delivery process to ensure you’ve thought of everything to make it as profitable as possible.
Get access to The Shopify Code(x): My intermediate-friendly courses for designers developers to uplevel their Shopify theme customization skills, from JSON and SCHEMA to Shopify Liquid.
The actual step-by-step process I use to onboard clients, from scoping projects and delivering onboarding documents to setting clear boundaries on scope creep from the get-go.
The framework I use to host my strategy workshops with clients, communicating the inclusions of a $60k project—and how we can scale the scope of the project to their budget.
The design templates your studio needs to streamline the design/dev handoff, and minimize confusion, scope creep, and revisions. (You can thank me later.)
The actual email templates I use in my business to share deliverables and versions with clients, including clear guidelines for feedback to prevent scope creep and delayed timelines.
Every month you mismanage your business (by no fault of your own) is a month your stress levels go up, and your profits go down. The truth is: You can’t afford not to change something in your business. And in 12 weeks, we can change everything. I’ll show you how to run your business strategically, minimizing stress and maximizing profits. So, when you’re making five-figure months or six-figure years, Scale Your Shopify Studio will be the best return on investment imaginable.
If you’re an experienced designer or developer who’s making multiple six figures and working four-day workweeks with a team of trusted contractors, you’re right, you won’t get the value out of it because you’re already running a successful Shopify studio. But if you’re still doing everything yourself in your business or trying—and failing—to hand off work to contractors, you’ll get the value out of it. You’ll learn everything you need to design and deliver a profitable offer with a network of trusted contractors by your side—all while working less.
Good news: This isn’t another course to up-level your design or development skills. Because what you need isn’t more skills, it’s more profits at scale. I happen to believe that the majority of us are skilled enough at design or development to deliver a knock-out product. But we’re not skilled enough at business to deliver said product on time and on budget. So, Scale Your Shopify Studio isn’t about getting another badge for your Girl Scout sash. It’s about teaching you my step-by-step process for designing and delivering profitable offers.
We make time for what matters. And if you’re here, it’s because your business matters to you. I could have made Scale Your Shopify Studio a six-week intensive, but I get that we’re all busy and the program has to work around your schedule—not the other way around. So, I made Scale Your Shopify Studio a 12-week program—eight weeks of coaching, four weeks of integration—with 10-minute videos (or less) so you have the time and space to do it. For reference, students typically invest four hours per week—max—on the mastermind.
The good news is Scale Your Shopify Studio was designed to show you how to find trusted contractors you can partner with—inside or outside the mastermind. If you partner up with a designer or developer inside the mastermind, it’s a bonus not a must for getting maximum value out of the program. In fact, I recommend you not limit yourself to the 30 designers and developers within the program. Work your network. And if you want to extend your stay in the mastermind to meet new prospective partners, you’ll get first dibs on our membership pricing.