Bad website design can hurt your ability to attract quality leads. Whether you’re visually developing your first agency website or updating an existing one, we’ve got you covered.
Each template in our marketplace has been put through quality assurance, so you can be sure you're getting a quality product. Check out the 9 best agency website templates below:
Sonoma is a template that was built with visual and marketing agencies in mind. It’s perfect for agencies that need to showcase their work in a clear and elegant way, generate leads, and form long-lasting relationships with clients.
This template is really well conceptualized — a huge amount of thought went into each and every interaction. Engaging animations and scroll interactions keep the user wanting more as they travel through the site. A fantastic feature of Sonoma is its unique social media integrations — providing hover states and scroll effects that will delight website visitors.
One of the reasons I love Sonoma is because it’s ready to go with contact pages, functional forms, detailed pricing blocks, newsletter signups, intuitive navigation options, and everything else you could possibly need to attract and capture leads online.
Sonoma is also highly optimized for SEO — no clunky or bloated code here. This means, coupled with Webflow hosting, you can experience super fast page loading times — a strong ranking factor for search engines like Google.
Agencieos is one of the most powerful multipurpose templates in our entire marketplace. It’s the ideal template to showcase your creative agency’s work and personality, while delivering an awesome user experience. I recommend checking this one out in fullscreen — you won't be disappointed.
With 5 completely unique multi-page layouts jam-packed with smooth interactions, you’ll be spoiled for choice choosing what you want to include. Every layout option is stylish and follows modern design trends — while remaining strictly focused on providing the best user journey possible.
Each unique theme that Agencieos provides is some of the best UX we’ve seen on any Webflow site. Advanced animations include parallax scroll, micro interactions, and action animations, which will add polish and an air of expertise to an agency site. Using an experimental and advanced template like this will show potential clients that you’re not afraid to think outside the box and take a chance.
Agencieos is a prime example of our design community going above and beyond to create beautiful resources. The design team behind Agencieos — fourroom — even suggests which demo layout would be best for your business.
As if all that wasn’t enough to convince you, Agencieos is also ecommerce enabled. You can sell products and merchandise in a way that is consistent with the design of the rest of your site. The user experience will be just as impressive at checkout as it is when you land on a page.
A Webflow CMS template designed with the creative agency in mind, Veritas delivers plenty of bang for its buck. It’s nothing too fancy or overwhelming, but the fantastic use of negative space allows you to solely focus on presenting your skills and featured projects with no distractions.
Built with a strong focus on lead generation, it contains every element you could need to draw in clients — from newsletter sign-ups, strong and engaging calls to action (CTAs), beautiful typography, and a great blog page. You can also easily use these elements to create landing pages to capture clients’ interest.
We’ve spoken about building landing page design systems before — read up if you’re not sure where to start!
Veritas’ dazzling scroll effects and hover states also do a great job at keeping a user engaged with your site content. It’s an incredible example of a template that outlines components and elements in a way that's super easy for any agency to visualize their own content and projects in. Open up Veritas in the designer and check it out for yourself. See just how simple it is to make this template your own, and watch the leads roll in.
Akin is a responsive multipurpose template built with a strong focus on visual presentation. A truly minimalist template, Akin employs subtle interactions and combines movement and color to elevate the user experience.
Open it up in the designer, drag and drop, and let the template take you away! With Akin, you'll be able to create something that feels like a unique user experience for the visitor but adheres to common web design trends to ease the users into their journey.
Akin contains some amazing features that are impressive for a template of this price. Parallax scroll is one of the most popular trends in web design at the moment, and Akin does it beautifully. It also includes a scrolling progress bar for case studies and blogs, which is almost always expected by users now. My favorite part of this template is the elegant typographic styles that is offers.
Creatix is a colorful yet simple creative agency template that you can use to get your new agency site up and running very quickly. It contains various elements and components focused on highlighting the value you can provide to potential clients.
One of the most useful features of this multipage template for digital agencies is the ability to create card-based layouts to promote your services and expertise to potential clients. It’s easy for clients to be overwhelmed by the amount of work on some agency sites, so laying it out in a way that is easily digestible is super important.
I particularly love the feature quotes and testimonial element that Creatix offers. Potential clients will always be searching for social proof when choosing their new agency, so showcasing it directly through your website is a great way to enforce trust and capture leads.
Next is a high quality website template that comes packed with a multitude of carefully designed page layouts and purpose-built content blocks. When pieced together, you can easily create stunning, professional layouts.
This CMS template includes 6 amazing homepage layouts, each with amazing features, including scroll animations, interactive hover states, micro interactions, and many more enjoyable surprises. Next really is a user-focused template. Every step of the user journey has been carefully mapped out to ensure a seamless user experience.
Make this the Next template you open up in the designer. You won’t be disappointed (unlike I am in myself for that pun).
I’m a huge fan of negative space, and Portella delivers it so well. This, coupled with energetic animations in each layout design, makes Portella the perfect multipurpose template for any digital agency that wants to showcase their best work in an elegant and stylish way — with the end product being an impressive, professional website.
It’s easy to forget that the main aim of any agency site should be to attract clients. Portella is a strong multipurpose template that contains everything an agency could need to accomplish this — contact forms, FAQs, responsive design, and perfectly placed CTAs.
At a glance, Creativity seems like your usual agency type website template. But once you open the template in the designer (I recommend doing this in fullscreen to get the full experience) and put your own spin on it, you’ll be pleasantly surprised — I promise.
Each of the 10 homepage layouts has been designed with the user in mind. Packed with micro interactions and animations, every layout provides a polished user experience and keeps the visitor scrolling. Whether you’re a web design agency, design studio, freelancer, web designer, or startup, one of the 10 different homepage layout options will work for you. Some layouts are one page, minimalist, and strongly focused on presenting portfolio work to clients. While other layouts contain video backgrounds — useful for showcasing your agency's personality.
Creativity has lots of features that many agencies consider “nice to have” but might not have the time to actually design and develop them.
A super useful logo banner that lets you place a gray overlay over your clients’ website so as not to show preference (but we all know you have your favorites). An eye-catching statistic or featured numbers banner. A newsletter subscription box that pops up in a non-disruptive way. The list goes on. All of these features will help you build super effective landing pages to capture leads for potential clients.
Cadence is a user-friendly multipurpose Webflow template that boasts an aesthetic and modern design perfect for agencies that need a platform to showcase their best projects on. There are so many ways that you can present your work with this template — each providing an elegant user experience.
A unique feature of Cadence that I am a huge fan of is the video CTAs — clicking a video CTA opens up a light box for your user to view a video. If you're a video or visual-first agency, this feature will be a great way to showcase your work to potential clients.
The blog page template is the highlight of Cadence, and it’s one of the best on this list. Keep your visitors updated and engaged with your content. Utilize the author bios, categories, and tags to give users a memorable content experience.
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6. Networking and word of mouth
The number-one way to find quality clients is to get out and meet people (figuratively and literally) at non-design events.
Once up a time, I’d spend all day at home, applying for mechanical engineering jobs in isolation. I was unsuccessful for months.
I did, however, make serious headway on my Netflix backlog. Serious progress, people.
Eventually, I gave up and focussed on pursuing a career in web design and development (which I was much more passionate about), and started getting out and socializing.
Within weeks, I had job offers coming in from my loose-knit network of new acquaintances. It’s not rocket science: People prefer to hire people they already know and like — not the faceless folks clogging their inbox with links.
Notice how I didn't specifically describe who the people I met were? That’s because you need to meet all kinds of people. You have no idea who your next client will be.
But they probably won’t be at a web design meetup — those are filled with jobless designers.
All of this is worth repeating: Go to any and every meetup that matches your interests, and simply tell people you’re a web designer. Watch what happens. Everyone needs a website, or knows someone who does. That's what’s so great about freelancing in this industry.
Some places to start meeting people:
- Sports events and classes
- Abroad (for some reason, people are a lot more open to talking to strangers while traveling)
- Slack groups
- Conferences and conventions
Just keep in mind that, no matter the event type or place, you have to actually talk to people you don’t already know.
Tip: Don’t be the typical “business networker.” Don’t bounce from person to person shaking hands, fake-smiling, repeating first names every sentence, and handing out business cards. Be legitimate. Make real connections.
The other side of the networking coin — word of mouth — comes from building up a client base, having lots of contacts, and building your personal brand (with your blog, portfolios, and templates). This takes time. Do great work, treat your clients with respect, keep in touch with past clients, and follow the rest of the advice in this article, and you'll absolutely be fine.
With networking and word of mouth, you can easily reach a state of having more work offers than you can sustain—without ever actually working for it. When this happens, you can increase your rates. Ka-ching.
Personally, I turn down contract offers on a weekly basis. And they’re all the result of word of mouth and networking I did months ago.
It honestly doesn't take long to get to this point if you produce quality work and put yourself out there.
Hustling is the art of working extremely hard and extremely smart. In the context of freelancing, hustling involves going out and finding work directly. For example: finding websites or businesses that desperately need your services.
Does your favourite pub have a terrible site? Why not talk to the owners and convince them they need you to fix it?
If you have the right personality, and the drive, this can be an extremely effective way to whip up some initial work. It just isn’t particularly glamorous. It also requires your repeated, hands-on time and energy. (In contrast, writing blog posts or setting up a portfolio one time can attract customers for years to come.) The success rate of in-person contact, however, is much higher. The trade-off is lower volume.
Fresh out of the studio (or maybe his cool van) Dann Petty released Freelance.tv. It’s a series of 10-minute interviews with freelancers that explores how they find, work with, and keep clients (and much more).
As you may have noticed from reading this post (or maybe not), hearing from other freelancers about their experiences can be extremely helpful. Check out his new episodes and also his upcoming documentary, Freelanced.
Now get out there and find your next gig
If you’re sitting at home, desperately hoping clients will come to you, I have news for you: They won’t.
You have to put yourself out there to start, and show prospective clients that you have tangible, valuable skills to offer.
Luckily, this is an industry where skill and contacts trump all — education is irrelevant. So take advantage of that.
So to summarize, here are your next steps for getting clients and building your freelancing business:
- Build your portfolio. Make it gorgeous. Share it everywhere. You can use Webflow to do it yourself without coding.
- Create profiles on Behance, Dribbble, and Webflow to connect with other designers and potential clients. Use their SEO advantage to drive more traffic to your website.
- Create a profile on Upwork and Design Inc, and bid on contracts. Be confident, and don’t be scared by inexpensive competitors. Also use AngelList to find contracts with promising or established startups.
- Start meeting people. Get out, meet, and befriend as many non-designers / developers as possible. Be legitimate.
- Start a blog to complement your portfolio. Write thoughtful, useful content to establish yourself as an expert in your discipline. Let your personality shine through.
- Convert your websites designs to templates, and release them on sites like Webflow, CreativeMarket, and ThemeForest to earn passive income and awareness.
- If it’s your style, start hustling. Find people who legitimately need your services and tell them why.
But most of all:
"Do something! Even if it's wrong."
– My friend's dad
When you’re starting out, it can be better to do the wrong thing than nothing at all. In the process, you’ll learn, and you might just stumble into something that works beautifully.
Just try to not to be so wrong nobody will ever work with you again. Ever.
Now, stop reading, and get out there and land some clients!
Oh — and If you’re a freelancer, how do you find clients? Is there anything I missed?