We help ambitious creatives break into web and build their own freelance web design business.

We have both built freelance web design businesses working from our homes. We want to help you do the same.

Being your own boss means having the freedom to do more things you love … whether it’s touring with your band like John, or being able to attend your kids’ field trips like Kelly. What will you do with your new freedom?

Do you have what it takes to be a freelance web designer?

This course IS for you if:

You are creative - you can recognize good (and bad) design

You already freelance, but want to hit a higher pricepoint and generate recurring revenue

You are a stay-at-home parent (or wannabe) looking for work-from-home income

You are a self-starter with grit and determination

You want freedom to do more of the things you love

You need ideas on how to create a business plan, reach potential customers, set pricing structures, and differentiate yourself from the competition

You need help to understand all the technical side of websites, like hosting and DNS

You want to work smarter instead of harder

This course is NOT for you if:

You already have a full-time, well-established web design business you are happy with

You need to make a lot of money quickly

You are not self-motivated and committed to getting the 20+ hour course completed

You think Comic Sans and Papyrus are awesome fonts

You don’t know what a browser is

You are a lazy bum living in your mom’s basement, yelling at her for meatloaf ... and satisfied with that scenario

First course of its kind

There are plenty of resources for already-established web designers wanting to take their business to the next level. Break Into Web is the first course designed to help you start and establish your business from the ground floor.

"I Broke into web." - Jake

It's time to Break Into Web

We'll help you. We believe in you. It all starts with believing in yourself.
Let's do this.

What the course provides

20+ hours of instructional videos and tutorials. Our content is organized into easy-to-follow modules that you can watch at your own pace.

ALL our processes and checklists to help you blaze your own path.

Downloadable resources and worksheets. You’ll be working as you go, not just watching videos. Our templates allow you to bring your business and skills to life.

Access to a priceless Members Only community of like-minded creatives with the same goals.

Monthly live Q&A with instructors Kelly & John.

Advanced Bonus Courses covering everything from CSS, eCommerce, SEO, Photoshop and more!

+ Hours of instructional videos

Technical & Business Modules

Fill-in worksheets and done-for-you templates

Advanced bonus courses (and counting)

"I was the least tech-savvy person around."
- Leah

Private Facebook Group

You will have access to a private Facebook Group with Kelly, John, and other students.

The Facebook Group is a great place to ask any questions you may have over the course material, get advice on your business questions, as well as get encouragement & motivation for you to keep pushing through the course and grow your business.

Plus you'll have access to other students for questions, brainstorming, outsourcing, and community!

Being able to directly access the instructors personally sets this course aside from most online courses. We want you to get the most value possible from this course.

Course Modules

Business Course

Module 1 - Business Plan

Discover your why, set effective goals for your new business, make your business legit entity, and more!

Module 2 - Portfolio Building

Start building an effective portfolio starting with your own business website!

Module 3 - Prospecting

Learn 20+ methods to find clients that don't suck, and learn how to clone your favorite clients.  Get our secrets on follow-ups and closing!

Module 4 - Pricing

Take our magical pricing formula students have used to charge $2,000 ... $5,000 ... even $10,000 for a website.

Module 5 - Project Management

Access our checklists and templates we use every day to save time and money when building sites.

Module 6 - Differentiate Yourself

Learn the #1 Secret to building a successful freelance web design business in a sea of mediocre designers.

Technical Course

Module 1 - Overview

Learn how the internet works and how we use modern page builders to make building websites a breeze.

Module 2 - Tools of the Trade

Use the same tools we use to create stunning websites. Discover our go-to web builder and business tools.

Module 3 - Web Basics

Learn the basics of the web and create your first web page!

Module 4 - Website Building

Build your first complete website step-by-step with John.  Learn why and how to create wireframes. Also learn how to edit images with Photoshop.

Module 5 - Must-Have Plugins

Utilize our go-to plugins we recommend to add additional features to websites.

Module 6 - Launch

Launch your website!  Access our pre and post launch checklists for launching websites.

Advanced Courses

Advanced Courses

Further your knowledge with our advanced mini-courses covering Home Page Case Studies, Ecommerce, Responsive Design, Photoshop, CSS and more!

With knowledge comes power ... and higher price points! 😉

Instructor Live Q&A

You'll also have access to a monthly video Zoom call with Kelly & John as well as other students.

We'll answer any questions you may have over the course material, give our advice on your business questions, as well as give encouragement & motivation for you to keep pushing through the course and grow your business.

Being able to directly access the instructors personally sets this course aside from most online courses. We want you to get the most value possible from this course.

If you're gonna buy any online course, do yourself a favor and buy this one.

"Not only will you learn everything you need to know about building WordPress websites with Divi, you can even learn about HOW to start your web design business, too (with email scripts, templates, the whole shebang).

The videos are broken down into easy steps and packed with actionable advice. John and Kelly are super knowledgeable and are always striving to help their students succeed through the private Facebook group and video calls.

Since taking the courses, I've built and launched my first website and currently working on some client work for my portfolio. So yeah, I've got my money's worth and more."

- Kat D.

It's time to Break Into Web

We'll help you. We believe in you. It all starts with believing in yourself.
Let's do this.

Got Questions? We've got Answers...

How long do I have access to the course?

You have lifetime access!  As long as we're around, you have access to the videos!

How long will it take to complete the course?

Typically, the course will take 6-12 weeks to complete, depending on your pace and amount of time you can devote to the course.

For those working a full-time job (or your "bridge" job as we call it), we're recommending spending 1 hour a day Monday-Friday for a total of 5 hours per week. 

Most of the Technical Course videos have you follow along and build the site as you're watching the video.  These videos will take longer as you may need to pause often.  We're also including time to watch videos multiple times to facilitate learning. We provide a recommended schedule to follow.

What will I need to start the course?

Besides a desire and hunger to learn... 

You'll need a reliable laptop or desktop computer.  The software we recommend and use work on a laptop or desktop.

Initially, this is all you'll need.

Once you enter the Technical Course, there will be some items any website business owner will need.  We'll go over all of these items in the Technical Course and when/where to purchase them.

What if I'm not a designer?

No worries!

We got you covered. We cover the basics of how to make a great looking website in the course. By the end of the course, you'll be able to build sites that look like they're professionally designed.

What if I don't know how to code?

No worries! 

You do not need to know how to code, or learn how to code, to complete our course. The tools and methods we use require very little code.

By the end of the course, you'll know what little code you need to know to build your web design business.

Will I have access to Kelly & John?

Yes! During the course, you will be able to join a monthly live Zoom call with Kelly & John. We’ll answer any questions you may have over the course material, give our advice on your business questions, as well as give encouragement & motivation for you to keep pushing through the course and grow your business. Being able to directly access the instructors personally sets this course aside from most online courses. We want you to get the most value possible from this course.

Kelly & John are also very active in the private Facebook group. They post helpful information and answer questions.

How often are videos updated?

The Technical Course Videos are updated as major changes occur with the Divi Theme. Additional videos will be added from time to time featuring recent updates and additions made to the Divi Theme. We use Divi to power our own 6-figure web design businesses. We stay up on the latest updates with Divi and will include those updates as needed to the course.

Parts of the Business Course are updated each quarter with fresh material based on industry trends and evolution.

Why does the course cost this much?

We realize the course is a sizable investment in yourself. This is on purpose. We want the price to both motivate and cause the student to take this course seriously.

This is a new career you'll be launching into. We want you to succeed! However, you'll need to put in what you want out of this course. Simply taking the course does not guarantee success.

That being said, we're confident any student who follows our course and business plan consistently, will have a successful freelance website business. You'll look back on this decision as the turning point!

The average price of websites being sold by students after taking the course is $2,000-$4,000.  A few have sold $5,000 websites.  We even have a $10,000 website that was sold.  Most students recoup the cost of the course on their first sold website.

Additionally, the course is packed with value well worth beyond the price. We've spent years building the course, the videos, worksheets and resources. Keep in mind we also have our Monthly Live Q&A sessions included in your price.

 

Do you offer refunds?

Yes, we offer a 7-day money back guarantee.  If you purchase the course and it does not meet your expectations, you have 7 days to let us know and we'll give you a 100% refund.

I have more questions ...

Questions about the course? We love talking web and how we can help you achieve your freelance dream. Drop us a line! 😁

Meet the Instructors

Kelly Diekmann

Business Instructor

Kelly is owner of KDesign. She has an MBA with a Marketing emphasis from the University of Nebraska – Lincoln, and a BS in Information Systems with minors in Math, Spanish and Art from Nebraska Wesleyan University.

What sets Kelly apart from other web designers is her ability to truly partner with her clients, providing them with a level of service that they rarely experience with typical vendors and contractors.

Kelly and her husband Casey have three daughters and three dogs – you may hear them in the background of the course videos! She loves being outdoors and chatting up anyone who will listen about business!

John Wooten

Technical Instructor

John is owner of Artillery. Frustrated with his 8-5 job, he started Artillery and began freelancing at night and on the weekends. After 6 months he was able to quit his job and make the switch to being his own boss and never looked back.

Freelancing allowed John to tour full-time in a band for several years. He would build websites while traveling in the tour bus. He still tours occasionally with a couple artists.

He and his wife Corryne love traveling the country, especially the mountains of Colorado. He loves talking entrepreneurship and everything drums.

It's time to Break Into Web

We'll help you. We believe in you. It all starts with believing in yourself.
Let's do this.

Hey! 😁 Thanks for checking out Break Into Web! Feel free to hit me up with any questions. Cheers! 🎉 -John
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Colsie bought the Business & Technical Course Combo
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