Starting Out As an Affordable Free-Lance Web Developer and Creating the Foundation for Business


Ever since I was younger I had the imagine starting and running my own business. It took me 25 years to determine where I wished to start and I would actually defeat myself up daily for not understanding exactly what I was going to do for a living. I have been working in a dining establishment for the last 4 years and daily I consider the people that have been there for 10 years serving people, making the exact same money and then blowing it at the bars. Some with desires, some with out dreams however which ever before method you consider it, neither side is going after that desire. This was among my numerous inspirations to get the ball rolling early in the ideal direction.

Foundation for Business


After I finished high school I went directly to an area college since I had no idea where I wished to begin however I always had this burning fire under me to assist inspire me and aim me in the ideal direction. I took some random \”simple A\” courses so I might make it into the most significant school in my house town, Virginia Commonwealth College. This school is among the best schools around and I decided to pursue a degree in Business Management since everything is business and I can apply this degree to everything in life. I was so sure that this was the degree I should be in until I read in an article that 85 percent of all businesses fail in the beginning years. I am not one to ever before quit on something so I took a semester off and thought about how I could fix this, how can I assist people? My answer, computers and technology.


Information Systems is a degree that colleges offer, which is networking and basic computer knowledge on a business level. When I found this program I immediately changed degrees and knew that I made the ideal decision. Through all the computer courses, I found a world in which would push businesses to the top, give them edge, and also allow me to put a little bit of my style into each business. That information systems part was web design.

Foundation for Business

With out web design and web development where would the internet be? There wouldn’t be one, well there would be the \”internet\” however everything would be plain black and white text. Could you imagine Facebook with no pictures, no color, just Arial text with someones name and information. There would be no face in book, the site would simply be If that was the case, you may as well just be searching randomly through the white pages for someone to date. Web development has made everything you see and read online possible and people view the web in different aspects. Take this example: Have you ever before worked in a dining establishment and eaten in that exact same restaurant? There are two different worlds. When you sit down in the restaurant you are enjoying yourself and relaxing, not thinking about much. Working in that exact same restaurant you are constantly running, stressing, and worrying about which table needs exactly what. What I am saying is that there are two sides to everything especially web design. Before I realized that I wished to build websites, I would just browse the web searching for the latest skate or surf video with nothing else on my mind. Now I browse the web and I consider different color schemes, the format, the body, and the style of each website. I bookmark sites I like, not just since I enjoy the content, however since I enjoy the layout of the site.

The hardest thing about starting a business is getting your foot in the door, however the most important thing is to never quit, even if your foot gets slammed in the door numerous amounts of times. The classic \”word of mouth\” to me, is still the best method to get anything started. The whole concept of face to face is rare nowadays since everyone likes to hide behind a computer screen or even the phone for that matter to do business. I have been visiting different businesses around my area, handing out business cards, meeting everyone, informing them of who I am, exactly what I do, and how I can assist. I have had 90 percent more success from the people I visited face to face than the ads I have posted on Craigslist, reddit, or any other social network.

I am in the beginning stages of development however my knowledge and artistic method of creating websites has been long in the making. Staying positive, having a good mindset, being fully motivated, meeting people, and understanding the ideal people are some of the most important factors to turning that 85 percent failure rate into a 0 percent failure rate. Failure is not an option and it shouldn’t be in anyone’s mind. Start small, think big, keep your feet on the ground and head in the clouds are the keys to success.

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