Starting a web design business is a great way to make money with your WordPress skills.
With the right web design clients, you can expand your service into all types of offline and online marketing.
There are 5 steps to your web design business plan:
1) Identify Your Target Market
I always recommend starting locally. If you can meet in-person, you will close more sales.
2) Competitor Analysis
Find local examples and model other successful companies. Don't sell on lowest price.
3) Provide a Solution
Start with WordPress websites, but expand into marketing and/or advertising.
4) Set Your Goals
Be specific and calculate how many clients you'll need to reach your financial goals.
5) Create Sales & Marketing Strategy
You can go with networking groups, cold calls, cold e-mails, plus many other methods. Create scripts, be personable, and don't forget to follow-up.
Whether you are simply interested in websites, a freelance web designer, or an entrepreneur, knowing how to get web design clients will supplement your income.
The business of web design is more "art" than simply following a tutorial. You are dealing with humans and they are the biggest variable.
Focus on providing value to your clients, always seek opportunities to learn new skills and grow your web design business!