Starting a Web Site Design Business

By: Duke Sison


In order to provide a good service with some of the most creative web layouts, you need to know the basics of website designing. You can either learn it yourself or hire web designers and content developers to create stunning layouts with text matter that has the right punch. HTML skills, with knowledge of software such as Dreamweaver, Flash, Adobe Photoshop etc. will be required to understand the nitty-gritties you may face in the business. Pick people who have strong graphic designing skills with knowledge of scripting to create unique page designs. Apart from hiring people who are well-versed in web designing and website content writing, you will need to brush up your marketing skills and gain thorough knowledge of the importance of search engines and how it will help for your business.

Design your own business website. This will give clients a fresh perspective about your web design business. Upload samples of your portfolio. It can include sample site designs and graphic and logo designs. This will help to give clients an idea about the kind of work you can handle. Plan the kind of look you need for your own website. Make sure your own company profile is designed in such a manner that it generates enquiries from clients. Think whether you need a corporate profile or something creative.

Decide whether you want to work from home or set up an office. Web designing can be done in the comfort of your own home. If you are yet to build contacts to develop a strong client base, you can opt to work from home. Once you have a steady clientele and team of professionals, you can shift to a bigger office space.

Chalk out a business plan. Make a list of your target group and competitors for website design services. You can even begin with local businesses and target them. Plan your finances. What is the cost involved for setting up a web design business? What is the kind of salary you can offer? How many hours can you dedicate for this business? Once you decide the total expenditure involved, it can give you a clear idea about how to start a web design business. Planning the strategy helps to focus on particular areas. A focused strategy helps to get better results!


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