Web design is a booming industry and will only continue to grow as more entrepreneurs go online. If you want to start your own web design business, don’t get discouraged by the requirements you think you need to meet. You don’t need to enroll in an expensive web design course. As long as you’re willing to commit to your business and dedicate a lot of your time, having a lucrative web design business can be your reality.
HOW TO START A WEB DESIGN BUSINESS IN 3 STEPS
Starting a web design business is more than just choosing a company and domain name. Let’s get into the other important aspects of a web design business.
1. STAND OUT FROM COMPETITORS
While the web design industry is teeming with opportunity, it’s also highly saturated with ambitious web designers like you. So it’s important to set your business apart from others. For example, if everyone else is selling “responsive”, “beautiful”, “professional”, and “affordable” web design services, you can sell “fast” web design. Some clients will love this offering because it’s different and offers a faster turnaround than other companies.
Your branding (i.e. logo, color scheme, voice/messaging, etc.) will also help you stand out from competitors. So choose wisely.
2. BUILD YOUR WEBSITE
Before you can set up a website for your web design business, you’ll need hosting. GoDaddy, Hostinger, and Bluehost are just a few options. Next, choose a content management system (CMS). There are different CMS options to choose from for different preferences and needs, such as WordPress, Shopify, and Weebly.
Make sure your site is easy to navigate, fast, mobile-responsive, and features high-quality visuals, which all contribute to a fantastic user experience.
3. FIND CLIENTS
Finding clients is the hardest part of starting a web design business. You can start with your existing network of contacts to find clients. You can also use platforms like Upwork, Guru, and Craigslist. And don’t be afraid to visit local businesses to pitch your web design services to.
Like with any business, building a successful web design company won’t happen overnight. But as the old adage goes, nothing worth having comes easy.