Feel like your industry is borrrr-ing? It probably is. Don’t come at me… or do, I’ve got the intel to back it up. I’ve talked to realtors and teachers, doctors and therapists, even home professionals and artists (like this one) who are bursting to do things differently. If you feel the same, keep reading…
How to Know If You’re in a Boring Industry
- Every website in your field is twinning it. Where’s the creativity at?
- Boring industry norms make your work feel like Groundhog Day…over and over again.
- You feel like you’re just waiting for someone to do something differently or take a new approach.
- YOU want to disrupt the industry – but you can’t find the tools to do it.
Still not sure? Here are some situations IRL:
Health & Medical Fields:
Most websites feel sterile and uninspiring. The client-patient relationship feels cold and distant. A more personal, life-filled approach to healthcare? Rare! But soooo needed. This industry is desperate for a change. Why not you?
Teaching & Education:
The ‘90s called. They want their websites back. This industry is known for dated websites filled with important (and snooze-worthy) documents. But what if you took a whole new approach to getting students involved and excited about school? The ideas are endless…
While interior designers are basking in beautiful websites, their fellow professionals are not. Real estate agents, landscapers, and construction firms are drowning in a sea of bland, copycat websites. We are all literally waiting for someone to save us from this skipping-CD-track of a situation and do something different. For real.
Artists & Authors:
You would think these creatives-at-heart would have stunning websites, but guess again. Artists’ websites are usually just galleries of their work, and don’t even get me started on writers — there is a legit world of opportunity for authors to bring their stories to life through their websites. Unless you’re J.K. Rowling, I haven’t seen it yet.
Don’t see your industry on this list? No sweat. If any of the above sound familiar, your industry is probably in need of some magic. And if you’re even asking, hell yeah, it should be YOU. The world needs you to shake things up.
How to Break Barriers…& Get Paid For It
Breaking the norm takes a special kind of person. (Duh, you’re here. You ARE that special person.) You’re a dream-chaser who lets your fire lead you. Now, you just need the path and the tools to get where you’re going:
1. Think about what you would want to do differently.
What drives you insaaaane in the industry? What do you love about it? How do you really want to show up and serve your audience? Dig deep + answer those Q’s first. They are your superpower.
2. Stand out online.
Stand in your power. Dare to be different. And make sure you have a digital presence to match. It may feel scary at first, but owning your differences will attract clients who appreciate them. Use any of our dare-to-be-different templates to break the mold…and look BA doing it.
3. Watch your work + life transform.
When you attract clients who want your unique approach to the industry, it changes the way you get to work and the way you feel about your business! Not only will your daily grind turn into a daily party (mostly), your life will improve as a result. Your favorite people come knocking. The dolla’ dolla’ bills start rolling in! (Need proof? Check out this success story from our sassy sister biz.)
If you’ve made it this far, it’s official — you’re ready to push boundaries, be different, and stand out for what makes you legit AF.
And in case you need support, I am rooting for you! Those dare-to-be-different website templates I mentioned? They were literally designed to put the power in your hands. So go get one and let’s do the damn thang.