Live In The Feast

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Today’s co-host is Krista Rae. Krista is a WordPress developer who helps designers stay designing by turning their designs into fully functional websites. She’s a co-host of the Get Back to Design podcast, and creator of the Simply Profitable Designer Summit.

Show Notes

Today’s co-host is Krista Rae. Krista is a WordPress developer who helps designers stay designing by turning their designs into fully functional websites. She’s a co-host of the Get Back to Design podcast, and creator of the Simply Profitable Designer Summit.

Krista’s defining moment came when she was in her 20’s. She applied for big job opportunity and got it. When she told her mom the good news, her mom said something she’ll never forget, “Anything you want to make happen, you do.” Krista’s taken that with her through everything she’s done, and it’s had a big impact on her mindset and success.

When Krista first started her business, she was targeting anyone and everyone. She quickly took a step back from design to focus on development, but was still trying to target everyone. After working with a coach, she realized that she most liked working with designers, and her niche was born. The journey wasn’t without it’s challenges but she was able to work through those bumps in the road to create a profitable business around helping designers who aren’t comfortable developing their own designs.

Figuring this out, has helped Krista nail her messaging and positioning, which has helped her stay booked months into the future, and eliminate the feast or famine cycle we’re all familiar with.

In this episode, we dive into some simple questions to ask yourself and your clients as you start figuring out who your ideal client is. We talk about the messaging and positioning exercises that Krista went through, how to get in front of your ideal client, and the bumps in the road while figuring it out.

"It was such a big step forward to being able to create a package that was based on something someone needed rather than trying to make something that would appeal to everybody, which didn’t work at all."

In this episode Krista talked about:
  • Who Krista’s ideal client is and why.
  • How she went all-in on her new web development business, and her strategies around positioning those skills.
  • The pitfalls she faced with her newfound growth and how she overcame them.

Main Takeaways
  • Curating your offerings allows you to increase your prices and narrow your client base. As soon as you start to hone your skills and get into your niche, you will see a transformation in your business and your revenue.
  • Niching down brings more opportunity. The big changes can be scary, but if you build it one at a time and keep your “why” in front you, you’ll be able to manage any problems down the road.
  • Using projects that didn’t go well, constant self-analysis, and capitalizing on the things that worked are the best ways to discover how to refine your offerings and use that positioning to grow your business.
Important Mentions in this Episode
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What is Live In The Feast?

Live In The Feast is a seasonal podcast for developers and designers looking to discover their niche to build recurring revenue. So that they can live the life that they want and ultimately reach the goals of why they started their own business in the first place. Each season will be a theme specific to your business. And each episode features a guest who's been there before and achieved success. You'll get actionable takeaways for you to implement in your business immediately after each show. No fluff, no pie in the sky dreaming, this is real-life examples and takeaways for you.