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Careers in Web Design - Become a Professional Web Designer

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If you're going to make Web design or Web development your career, there are many things you'll want to think about. It's important to know what you're getting into before you decide on a job including how much it pays, what the hours are, and what will be expected of you. If you then decide to freelance as a Web developer, you'll have to learn how to manage your business and your finances. The articles found here will help you decide if you want to be a professional Web developer and take you through the steps of finding work, getting the job, managing your business, and maintaining your site and reputation.
  1. Where to Start
  2. Finding Web Design Work
  3. Setting Out on Your Own - Freelancing
  4. What to Charge for Web Design Work
  1. Contracts and Legal Issues
  2. Strategy and Web Design Businesses
  3. Promoting Web Sites
  4. Administering Web Sites

Where to Start

If you're thinking of becoming a professional Web designer, there are a number of things to consider. Firstly, there are many different avenues you can take as a professional Web developer. You can also choose to go freelance or work in a corporation. And being a Web developer isn't all fun and games - make sure you know what the job will entail. Finally, getting certification or other education is a great way to make sure you're prepared.

Finding Web Design Work

Finding a job is tough no matter what field you're in. These articles take you through some of the requirements needed for Web development and design jobs as well as tips for getting hired.

Setting Out on Your Own - Freelancing

If you don't want to live the corporate life, maybe freelance Web design is for you. The tips and advice listed here will help you get started as a freelancer.

What to Charge for Web Design Work

Deciding what to charge or what salary you deserve can be very difficult. It often depends upon the region you live in, what competition you have, and how much other design work you've done.

Contracts and Legal Issues

Contracts are a very important part of a Web design business. And if you haven't thought about the legal ramifications of your career choice, now is a good time. There are privacy laws and copyright laws, and some judges have even made linking dangerous from a legal perspective.

Strategy and Web Design Businesses

Running a Web business is no different from running any other small business. But getting strategy advice is always a good idea. These tips and articles can help you keep your business afloat and let you design more Web pages.

Promoting Web Sites

One of the keys to keeping your Web business running is getting people to come to your site and the sites you run. And there is more to this than just SEO. Learn the tricks and tips to get people to come to your Web sites and then stay there.

Administering Web Sites

Many Web designers would like to forget about the administration piece of working on the Web. After all, in many ways it's the boring part. Administration is maintenance and statistics and hosting. But if you don't have those things, chances are you won't have a Web business in a year or so. Or if you do, it will be struggling.

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