How a website generates money:
Any new business can never be successful without a proper website. A website is an identity of any business. A lot of people are jumping into new businesses and they always require a proper responsive website.
So, if you have skills in web development, you surely have the opportunity of earning a lot of money by building websites.
To start earning money by building websites, you must make sure that you follow the following steps:
STEP 1 – LEARN THE SKILL OF WEB DESIGNING
To start providing a service, you must ensure that you are skilful enough before start providing the service. It is highly recommended that before start building websites, you must have strong knowledge and all possible skills. As the market is crowded with skilful web developers, so you can’t survive if you are not competent.
Nowadays, online earning is very easy. There are plenty of free and paid websites from where you can easily do a web development course. You must possess strong HTML and CSS knowledge before jumping into the field.
These online websites are:
- Free Code Academy
No need for coding:
It is very much possible that you can prosper in the field of web development without coding as well. There is no need to master HTML and CSS and there are many unique platforms where you can build sites without any coding. These platforms include:
STEP 2 – CREATE YOUR STRONG PORTFOLIO TO START YOUR BUSINESS
Creating a portfolio is very important before you start to provide a service. You must have a strong portfolio in which there must be all the details of the work you did in the recent past. You may include your assignments which you did while you were enrolled in a course. You may use this software to build your portfolios:
Once you have particular skills in hand and you have a strong portfolio, only then you can be successful at building websites and can generate a handsome amount of income.
STEP 3- LEARN TO FIND CLIENTS TO EARN
After you have successfully learned how to build a website. The next step should be to find a platform where you can provide service to your clients and earn money. Clients are very crucial for you as they will determine your successful career in web development. You may start a job but I will recommend you doing your work and be independent as it is the best way to earn a lot of money. You may find many online platforms for finding clients suitable for you.
1. FINDING CLIENTS ON FREELANCING SITES LIKE UPWORK AND FIVERR
If you want to prosper in the field of web building and you want to be your boss, then I would recommend you to use freelancing sites like Upwork and Fiverr.
These platforms would help you in connecting you to clients who want your services as a web builder. Always be fair with your clients and follow the instructions of clients strictly.
Be aware of the order deadlines and strictly provide services within a specified time. Work with passion and if you can maintain your good rating, then surely you will prosper.
How to get started?
If you are skilled and you can provide excellent services in the domain of web development, then you’re just one step away.
Opening an account on either Upwork or Fiverr is very simple. You have to open an account, put in your bank account details to get paid and start offering your services.
Remember, the rating is crucial.
You must request your clients for reviews after finishing their work. It will surely help you to build a strong reputation. And a good reputation will open doors for new orders. Asking for a review is very important as many clients don’t leave reviews unless you request them.
Another way you can find clients to render services in your area in through LinkedIn. It is a platform where you can connect with people from all over the world. You must spend your free time connecting with people as it will help you getting orders from people regarding your domain areas.
LinkedIn has a remarkable feature of sending a note along with your connection request. I would highly recommend you to always send a note which should include your introduction and area of expertise while sending a connection request. The note must mention about the services you are rendering. Be brief while sending the note. It must be persuasive regarding your services.
3. FACEBOOK GROUPS AND PAGES
If you are a social person who loves to use social media, then Facebook groups and pages might help you in finding clients for you. There are several Facebook groups like freelancing groups where people are looking for skilful persons who can provide them with quality services. I recommend you to never provide service if you are not sure about the payment method. If they want your service, it would be a great idea to provide them with the link of your freelancing account so that they could place an order there. As freelancing websites are responsible for your payments.
STEP 4-DRAFT YOUR PRICE SHEET TO CHARGE A CLIENT
As a beginner, never send clients any quote regarding your project. Instead, you must inquire about their budget and you must agree to work at their budgeted price. You will struggle initially but when you will earn a good reputation, then you will get orders according to your quote price.
On freelancing sites, you can see how many freelancers of your level are charging for web services and you can draft a price sheet and work accordingly. At the start, it is highly recommended that you must charge a minimum.
Most web developers charge per hour like 50$ per hour and many like to charge lump sum amount. It’s totally up to you how you would like to start.
STEP 5-BE READY FOR THE WORST CASE SCENARIO
While working in a big industry with many competitors, you must make your mind about worst-case scenarios and rejections. You will face rejection while working online. Rejection is a part of the game and many freelancers believe that rejection is a real motivation force that brings more accuracy in their work and enhancement of their skills. You must handle rejection positively and you must:
- Not take it personally. If you get a negative response, you must be thankful to that person for his time. Just ignore it and move ahead.
- Take the client’s rejection as a positive learning experience.
Learn from every negative response.
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