Web designing is an ideal occupation for those who seek self-employment in general and for those who seek home-based jobs in particular. Though many people take up web designing as a side job to make additional income it has the potential to provide full-time job and full-time income. Self-employed web designers whose service charges are reasonable can earn not less than $23000 in a year by working as a part-time freelance web designer. Web designing ensures substantial income from each client and hence it is wrong to say that one can be a successful web designer only if he gets a lot of clients. Moreover, the web designer can earn more from each client by providing the client on-going services. As a web designer one can offer the clients different types of services all of which come under a single umbrella. Those who want to start their web designing career must be clear about the various services they want to offer. When they talk to a client they must make it clear as to what all services they offer. In due course they can change them or add more new services to the list.
How to start?
Prior to giving the assignments, the potential clients may want to know about the experience and expertise of the web designer. They may ask for a few samples of the creations done by the web designer. Those who have practically nothing to showcase their skills are likely to find it difficult to convince the potential customers. Hence, for the novice web designers it is advisable to start serving their friends, well-wishers and family members. Friends and family members may not mind giving them an opportunity without seeing their past works. Those who run small businesses or startups may prefer the service provided by upcoming web designers. Hence those who want to start their web designing career may try to develop such people as their clients. At that stage their aim must be to attract more number of clients and get work from them and create a track record. Hence they must offer their services for the most competitive prices. Using the opportunities provided by the few initial clients the web designer must be able to build his portfolio and gain experience in the entire process of web designing.
Showcase your works through your own website
After successfully completing a few projects, the web designer must create his portfolio website. Apart from mentioning about the services offered by him, a few samples of his completed works also should be provided on the website. While providing information through the website one has to give priority to quality over quantity. The web designer has to select the very best works by him and showcase only those works even if they are only a few in number. More examples of completed projects can be shown if asked by the potential clients.
Promote your services vigorously
Those who want to get regular and substantial income from their web designing services should make all efforts to drive maximum number of potential clients to their portfolio website. The web designer should create social media profiles and also through his personal profiles on social media he must share his portfolio website and bring to the notice of others the services offered by him. In addition to that, one can promote his services through his personal blog, contact people who are in his net work either in person or over phone and talk to them about his web designing services, post his services to Craigslist, establish contacts with local business groups, visit various freelance job sites in search of web designing assignments and approach potential clients proactively.