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Becoming A Freelance Web Designer

Nov 24, 2007
The Internet has become important to people. Not only you can send an email of do your research but more importantly, it allows online business transactions or what we call e-commerce and the only thing to have all these done is by developing a website.

The website should feature the products or services that the entrepreneur is offering. Those who want to sell NBA apparel should offer the merchandise so that customers can check it out. Those who like it can place an order and the only thing to do is pack it and send this to the recipient.

Not everyone is a computer expert or has the slightest inkling of how to make a website. Fortunately, the entrepreneur can get help from a freelance web designer who can put everything up and make it happen.

The first thing the entrepreneur should do is talk with the specialist. There must be a level of understanding in terms of what should the website accomplish. The first part is coming up with a name.

Online businesses have to register a trade name similar to what is done with the Securities and Exchange Commission or SEC. This certifies that the entrepreneur is the rightful owner and no one can use this to transact business or profit from it.

When the name has been established, the next thing the entrepreneur should be working on is the objective of the business. Research shows that there are more than a million businesses doing trade online.

A newcomer is just another statistic. What makes this site stand out among the others? Why should a customer patronize this new one when there are others out there that have already established itself in the industry? This may be tough but those who are determined may succeed.

It will takes weeks to get everything running. The entrepreneur should not sit down and just wait for the freelance web designer to pop a rabbit out of a hat and make it operational. This should be checked every so often if this goes to the specifications of the client.

Before launching the website, the last thing to do is test it. The entrepreneur can pretend to be a client and test all the systems. A better way of doing it will be for a few friends to check it and offer feedback.

If the website has glitches or is not user friendly enough, adjustments need to be made. These errors may be minor but this may cost the entrepreneur millions of dollars if this is not take cared of properly.

When it is all systems go, the entrepreneur should market the website. This should be featured in the various search engines or an email attachment can be forwarded to friends.

The hard work will pay itself off in the next few weeks and months. The most important part of having a website is maintenance so the entrepreneur can still use the services of a freelance web designer or learn the basics to become hands on in this new endeavor.
About the Author
Stephen C Campbell MBA, MSc is a Business Consultant and Internet Marketer. Find out more about business strategies at http://www.newbusinessmethods.com
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