Next step in Web Design career path
# April 5, 2013 at 10:18 pm
I know the whole “just make websites” mantra and that’s what I’m doing, but I am really stuck on what to do next. Basically, I’ve run out of friends who have businesses that need websites. And I’ve run out of friends of friends, etc.
I’ve checked out elance, but it seems like the people on there want a site for super cheap. I’ve looked at craigslist and tried for some things, but no response.
How do I keep the momentum going?
Scott# April 5, 2013 at 10:27 pm
Try building something that solves a problem that you have. It means you won’t stop working on it half way through because you’ve found something shiny to distract you.
Other than that, kick up the networking a notch and make all of your friends and family aware that you’re taking on work, it definitely helps (even if it’s just in the back of their minds).# April 5, 2013 at 11:21 pm
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Start a new website that finds us all jobs. ALL THE JOBS, @eristic, ALL THE JOBS RIGHT NOW!
Oh, but seriously, have you considered designing a shit ton of WordPress themes and selling them on ThemeForest? I’m in the process of doing just that.
Tanner# April 7, 2013 at 4:19 am
Contact local design agencies and enquire about any work overflow and offer to do the first for very little / free to prove yourself.
I did two jobs for next to nothing for a design agency (one rather large intranet design) afew years ago and now I run their creative department.
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