10 Secrets For Starting A Successful Digital Agency

Want to start your own digital agency? Here are 10 tips you should know.
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We've interviewed thousands of successful founders at Starter Story and asked what advice they would give to entrepreneurs who are just getting started.

Here's the best advice we discovered for starting a digital agency:

#1: Keith Lynch, founder of QWANTIFY:

We chatted with with Keith, founder of QWANTIFY ($600K/month). In our interview, Keith says:

Immerse yourself in whatever your niche is!

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#2: Kaila Piepkow, founder of Dox Design:

We chatted with with Kaila, founder of Dox Design ($20K/month). In our interview, Kaila says:

When you’re first starting out, try a few platforms, and spend your time and energy on the one that’s gaining the most traction and, more importantly, helping you land the most leads.

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#3: Kaila Piepkow, founder of Dox Design:

We chatted with with Kaila, founder of Dox Design ($20K/month). In our interview, Kaila says:

Identify where your sales are coming from and put your focus there. In today’s world, it’s really easy to fall into the comparison game and feel like everyone else has it figured out—when in reality, that is far from the truth. Stick to what works for you and don’t worry about what everyone else is doing!

Additionally:

My biggest advice is to focus on yourself and your business only—don’t compare yourself to your competition. Social media makes it ridiculously easy to fall into the trap of imposter syndrome and think you need to live up to what everyone else is doing

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#4: Hailey Brooke McFadden , founder of Power Move Marketing:

We chatted with with Hailey, founder of Power Move Marketing ($22K/month). In our interview, Hailey says:

Give people recognition and praise for a job well done, even if your co-founder or employee is a friend or spouse… don’t forget they need a little love too!

Additionally:

No job is beneath me and I am not too good for any job.

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#5: Billy Ash, founder of Todays Business:

We chatted with with Billy, founder of Todays Business ($500K/month). In our interview, Billy says:

Most things you want to learn or need to know you can find in a Google search. You just need to take the time to do that search and have the focus to figure it out.

Additionally:

Every time we have tried to do too much we’ve failed. There is only so much one person can manage at a time.

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#6: Ilija Brajkovic, founder of Kontra agency:

We chatted with with Ilija, founder of Kontra agency ($40K/month). In our interview, Ilija says:

Since we spent a lot of our time studying, we selected inbound marketing as our market approach. Which we still use today, with over 200 blog posts, eight ebooks, and several other pieces of content filled with first-hand knowledge and experience.

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#7: Pat Ahern, founder of Inter (formerly Junto):

We chatted with with Pat, founder of Inter (formerly Junto) ($/month). In our interview, Pat says:

Don’t put up with customers who talk down to you or your team. They’ll create a toxic work environment that harms the business far more than the revenue gain is worth. Give them one warning before firing them as a client or preventing them from purchasing a product from you in the future.

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