Imagine receiving the profile of a new web design in Sydney and finishing the job in Bali or Thailand. The world of web design is totally independent of national borders. If you fancy the life of adventure, but don’t want to wait for retirement. Perhaps a career in web design will be just the thing to let you spread your wings while you are still young enough to enjoy it. The whole world depends on the internet. It has become the world’s most important infrastructure. But the tools to take advantage of this massive industry are available to anyone in any country. Here’s where you begin.
YouTube: Whenever I want to develop a new skill set my first stop is always YouTube. It may sound cliché, but this is such an incredible resource to learn almost anything. Not only is it free to use, the amount of website building tutorials available online far exceed the amount of time available to watch them. But with experience you will be able to be more specific about your needs
Graphics: Websites have personalities and moods. Every client has certain ideas about the look and feel they expect from their site. But you can’t always meet those needs with off the shelf stock images. A functional knowledge of basic graphic design and image production is a good asset to bring to the table.
Formal training: Getting to the next level is easier with some formal education. Taking structured classes will help direct your study and fill in some of the areas you did not know you needed. There are many levels of study, from online courses, to night school and all the way up to college degrees. Every level will bring new abilities and confidence to start your career in web design.
Experience: Everyone must start somewhere, and when you are just trying it out, you might have to do some jobs for free or on spec. Maybe try building a site for a friend, or if you know a small business owner, they might be convinced to let you build them a new site. With experience you will understand the time and effort involved and you will be able to charge for your time accordingly.
Web design in your city is no different than Web design in Paris or Azerbaijan. Except perhaps the language of the text. But the skills are the same and you can begin to master them from the comfort of your laptop. There is no limit to how far you can go. But it is up to you to make it happen.
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