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Starting a web development business

By on April 9, 2013

Starting a web development business can get pretty technical. You need to learn how to code, how to setup hosting, how to do web design, and much much more. Once you think you have it down, something else pops up and you have to figure out something new. That is just how it goes on the the wild web.

Instead of learning how to do EVERYTHING to get a web development business up and running, you could just focus on one task you are good at in the business and outsource everything else. There are tons of online resources to hire coders, designers, server admins, and anything else you can think of, but outsourcing is a different topic.

Some things to think about before starting a web development business:

  1. Customers – How are you going to generate business
  2. Startup costs – Do you have a computer and needed software
  3. Portfolio – Prospects are going to want to see previous work, spend some time setting up a nice portfolio to show
  4. Pricing & Services – Nail down exactly what you are going to offer and the pricing structure for each item
  5. Commit – It takes a lot of work to run a successful web development business. There is a lot of competition, including cheap labor, but if you stick with it and put in the time it will work out.

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