Grow Vol. 3: Building a profitable business

Learn everything you need to know to drive sales, get paid, and ensure your business is as profitable as possible.

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Chapters at a glance

Bookkeeping Basics

Every profitable web design business needs to keep its finances in order. Explore bookkeeping basics that will help you start off on the right foot.

Knowing What to Charge

Learn the basic approach to discovering and calculating your hourly freelance rate as a web designer, developer, or digital marketer.

Service Level Agreements

This chapter walks through the basics of creating your own service level agreements, and explores their role in protecting your income.

Web Design Estimates

The way you quote a project can be the difference between landing the job, and losing it. Learn how to estimate your projects before any work begins.

Getting Paid

Client projects aren’t always sunshine, rainbows, and on-time payment. Learn how to prevent client payment problems and navigate tough situations.

Earning More

This chapter explores several alternative ways you can generate revenue, beyond the traditional service-based business model.

More resources to help you grow

Whether you’re an established business or just starting out, Shopify gives you the tools and resources you need.

Shopify Partner Blog

Content published weekly, including actionable advice and Shopify product news.

Shopify Sales Resources

A collection of practical resources to help you sell Shopify and win projects.

Shopify Partner Program

Multiple ways to earn revenue, connect with merchants, and access resources.