How to power your freelance web design business with Webflow – for free

How to power your freelance web design business with Webflow – for free

Whether you’re looking to break free of the 9 to 5 life and start your own freelance design business, or you’re part of a scrappy crew of creatives about to found your own design agency, you need state-of-the-art tools that aren’t going to destroy your bottom line.

Thankfully, you can use Webflow for free.

Yep, that’s right. Free. Zip, zilch, zero, nada per month. $0 a year.

How?!

Well, it’s pretty simple:

1. Sign up for a free Starter plan

Just click that “Try Webflow free” button in the upper right of your screen right now. Or go to webflow.com and sign up. It’d be cool if you used the button here though. Helps my conversion rates.

I’ll wait a beat while you do that.

Done? Okay, cool. Let’s move on.

2. Start building a site

Now, just start designing. Enjoy the freedom that comes from knowing that you’ve got a blank canvas to bring your ideas to life on, and Webflow’s super-clean code to power it all. Create a few Collections to hold your client’s content, and thrill at the ease with which you can create highly structured content — again, without even thinking about code!

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3. Set up Client Billing

Once you and your client are comfortable with your design progress and the platform, set yourself up for Client Billing, the automated billing tool we built right into Webflow.

Once you’ve done that, switch over to your project’s Settings, enter the client info, and define how much you want to charge your client every month.

Let’s pause on that for a second though: with Client Billing, you set the cost your client pays for their site, not us.

That means you can take the monthly hosting cost, add any maintenance fees you need, then toss on a little pure profit if it fits the client’s budget. This is a great way to not only make a little extra revenue for your business every month, but also establish an ongoing relationship with your client, so you can continue providing them with services, building trust, and making even more when their web needs grow!

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