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Start Your Own Web Design Business

Become a Freelance Web Designer
and Get Paid to Design Websites

Imagine having an exciting, high-paying career that lets you use your creativity to design web pages and websites. Welcome to the web design business!

When you become a web designer, you can enjoy the freedom of being your own boss by starting your own business providing web design services. 

Instead of going into an employer's office to work, you can work "virtually" from the the comfort of your own home or another location of your choice. You will have a flexible, financially rewarding business that gives you the freedom to do work that you love

Plus, you will work in an exciting career where your services are in demand. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of web designers is expected to grow through 2018. 

As long as you have the desire, you can become a web designer and start your own web design business. No special education or experience is necessary to break into this career and succeed. (Unlike becoming a web developer which requires more specialized skills and knowledge of programming.) 

You could start your own freelance web design business and become a web designer immediately, earning an hourly rate of $25 to $50 per hour or more designing web pages and websites for companies and other clients.

If you would like to be paid to provide web design services, the FabJob Guide to Become a Web Designer is for you! In this e-book you will discover how you can get started and succeed in the exciting and creative web design business.

The guide's contributors include top web designers and web design experts. Insider advice on how to become a web designer and start a web design business is shared by more than a dozen successful web designers and experts, such as Courtney Darling, owner of Darling Designs, designer of Webby Award-winning websites ("the Internet's highest honor" according to The New York Times).

The guide covers topics of vital importance to anyone who wants to start a business providing web design services and get hired as a web designer. Here is what the guide covers:

What a Web Designer Does

  • Services Provided by a Web Designer
    • Complete web design services
    • Partial web design services
    • Specialized web design Services
    • Additional services
  • Web Design Specializations and Niches
    • Types of web design services
    • Types of websites
    • Types of web design clients
  • Tools of the Trade
    • Equipment and supplies for a web design business
    • Recommended web designing software
  • The Design Process
    • Input (meeting with clients to determine their web design needs)
    • Proposal
    • Design
    • Production
  • Working with Strategic Partners
Getting Ready for a Web Design Career
  • Skills You Will Need as a Web Designer
  • Ways to Learn Web Design and Get Web Design Experience
    • Start designing websites
    • Enter a web design contest
    • Volunteer your skills as a web designer
    • Web design internships
    • Part-time jobs for web designers
    • Portfolio and review sites for web designers
  • Ways to Learn from Other Web Design Professionals
    • Online web design communities
    • Information interviews with successful web designers
    • Mentoring by a web designer
    • Web design associations
  • Educational Programs for Web Designers
  • Resources for Self-Study of Web Design
Starting Your Own Web Design Business
  • Getting a Web Design Business Started
    • Creating a business plan for a web design business
    • Choosing a business legal structure for a web design business
    • Choosing a business name for your web design business
    • Choosing your business location
  • Financial Matters for Web Designers
    • Start-Up and operating expenses for a web design business
    • Start-Up financing for your web design business
    • Taxes, insurance, and other important matters for your web design business
    • Setting fees for your web design services (incudes advice on hourly fees, per project fees, and monthly retainers)
    • Getting paid for your web design work (includes a sample invoice)
  • Working with Support Staff
Getting Clients for Your Web Design Business
  • Choose Your Target Markets
  • Marketing Tools for a Web Design Business
    • Printed materials
    • Your web design portfolio
    • Your own website for your web design business
    • Your "elevator pitch"
  • Marketing Techniques for Web Designers
    • Freelance marketplaces with jobs for web designers
    • Advertising your web design business
    • Ways to get free media publicity for your web design business
    • Getting web design business through networking and referrals
    • Promotional events for a web design business
  • Selling Your Web Design Services
    • Responding to inquiries from people who need web design work
    • Contacting corporate clients to get web design work
    • Meeting with a prospective web design client
    • Preparing a proposal for web design services
  • Client contracts for web design
  • Samples you can use in your own web design business including:
    • Sample contracts for web design services
    • Sample invoice for web design work
    • Sample of what to say to prospective web design clients
    • Sample resume for a web designer
    • Sample fees for web designers
    • Sample business letters for web designers
    • Sample news release for a web design business
  • And more! (including free updates)
You can have all this and more for an incredible price. It can cost hundreds of dollars to take courses on starting a business, and chances are they will not include specific information about starting a web design business. The FabJob Guide to Become a Web Designer contains some of the best business advice you could get from other sources, plus much more. 

It can save you many hours of research, help you avoid some costly mistakes, and give you information you need to become a web designer and start a web design business. 

This guide has been selling for $39.95 U.S. for an e-book alone. SPECIAL OFFER: If you buy the web design business guide today, Wednesday, November 26, 2014 you can have this valuable insider information for the incredible price of only $19.97.

You can earn back more than the price of the guide your very first day in business. Plus this guide can help you become a web designer and start a web design business much more quickly and cost-effectively.

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"The FabJob Guide to Become a Web Designer gives you the information you need to get started and succeed as a professional web designer. While there are many excellent resources on web design, this guide  focuses on how to start your own web design business and how to get clients. The expert advice in this guide can help you avoid costly mistakes so you can start earning money with your web design business more quickly. By following the advice in this guide, you will be miles ahead of the competition." 
ó Emily Courtney, Editor

"One thing I like about the FabJob books is the depth of information they provide for making a change to a new career. They provide actual samples you can use as templates, including: sample of what to say when talking to a prospective client, sample invoice, and sample contract." 
ó Jill Florio, Editor

"I love working with a variety of people. Itís great to be a part of a small business right from the beginning, or watch a non-profit receive donations through a new website." 
ó Amber Wallace, web design instructor, University of California, Santa Barbara, and owner of Dowitcher Designs, Santa Barbara, CA

"When I first started my web design business, my sales pitch to small and mid-sized companies sounded something like 'There's this really cool thing called the Internet. You should go check out whatís going on there. Itís going to be the next wave of marketing your business.' That was back in 1996. Now businesses see a web presence as a necessity. I donít have to sell people on the concept anymore. But, I still need to sell them on my company's capabilities."
ó Cindy Penchina, 
web design professor, Pace University, and executive e-services director, Hudson Fusion, New York 

Amber and Cindy are two of the web designers and web design experts who give advice in this FabJob guide


"Make more money.
Look to your strengths to come up with ways to make extra money at"
ó From the "2008 Money & Investing Guide," by Tamara E. Holmes, Essence Magazine, January, 2008

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Learn how to become a freelance web designer and start a successful web design business. The FabJob Guide to Become a Web Designer is a step-by-step guide which will teach you how to become a web designer, start a freelance web design business, and get clients for your web design business.