Synopses & Reviews
Have you ever dreamed of starting your own home-based Web design business? Have you hesitated about putting your plans into action? This comprehensive guide contains all the necessary tools and strategies you will need to launch a successful business.
Author Jim Smith, a successful home-based Web designer, shares his experiences and advice to help you estimate your start-up costs, manage your cash flow, and stay profitable once your business is up and running. From finding customers to keeping up with changing technology, his step-by-step methods are practical and easy to understand. He even offers tips and tricks on building effective Web sites and tells you how to use the Internet to grow your business.
Whether you're an experienced designer or just starting to learn the trade, this guide can help you experience the satisfaction of establishing your own business.
Learn All About:
Honing Your Web Design Skills
Organizing Your Business
Getting Clients and Referrals
Marketing Your Web Business
Hiring Employees or Subcontractors
Setting Your Rates and Services
Maintaining a Steady Stream of Work
Use these special features and workbook pages:
Sample Business Plan
Seven Steps to Presentations That Sell
Checklist for Hiring Subcontractors
Sample Profit-and-Loss Report
Glossary of Web Design and Business Terms
This guide helps readers assess personal skills, estimate start-up costs, find and keep customers, and stay profitable with a home-based Web design business.
Table of Contents
(1) Introduction (2) Overview of a Web Design Shop (3) Deciding What Services to Offer (4) Planning Your Web Design Shop (5) Starting Your Web Design Business (6) Accounting and Record Keeping (7) Making Web Sites with an Impact (8) Attracting Customers (9) Thriving and Growing with Your Web Design Shop (10) Appendixes