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Step-by-step Process on How to Become a Freelance Web Designer

Author: Carl Heaton
He is our senior instructor and originally from Manchester UK. Carl teaches our Web Design and Online Marketing Courses.
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The 8 steps you need to become a freelance web professional and see the world while you work.

Most of the world’s population has gone through the stress and boredom of working in a job for someone else. Sitting behind a desk day after day, with no change or real purpose. Some of those people have decided to throw off their chains and work for themselves. Becoming a freelance web designer is a great way to earn an income and be your own boss.

When you have made the decision to start your new career as a freelance web designer, you need the next few actionable steps to get you on your way. Well read on, your new career awaits you!

Why Web Design and Why Now?

As the world becomes more and more reliant on digital and virtual spaces, so too does every business that wants to survive.

Big businesses already know this, and have a digital presence in the way of a website, online store, and social media – but not all of the small ones do.

Wherever you live, there are bound to be a whole host of small to medium companies that need to get their foot in the digital door. Especially during this year, more and more people have realized the benefits to being accessible remotely.

“Design is intelligence made visible”

Alina Wheeler, author

Every good web designer has a Niche. As the saying goes: “Jack of all trades, master of none.” You want to make sure that you are an expert in your chosen field. Be the person that gets the referrals because you are the “Go-To-Guy” for a particular problem.
For example, you could specialize in websites for hotels, or websites for female entrepreneurs.

Mastering one field doesn’t limit you, it makes you an expert. If you specialize in a certain field, you will quickly become the designer of choice for a multitude of clients.

Why Web Design and Why Now?

As the world becomes more and more reliant on digital and virtual spaces, so too does every business that wants to survive.

Big businesses already know this, and have a digital presence in the way of a website, online store, and social media – but not all of the small ones do.

Wherever you live, there are bound to be a whole host of small to medium companies that need to get their foot in the digital door. Especially during this year, more and more people have realized the benefits to being accessible remotely.

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Practice WordPress Development

UX and UI are two terms that come up very often with regard to web design. Really getting a handle on how they work, and how to implement them is essential to making great websites and happy clients.
UX is how the user of a website experiences it. So take the time to learn about responsiveness, how your website makes the user feel, and how to leverage those feelings.

UI describes the User Interface. How does your website look? Have you correctly analyzed exactly what your client is looking for with regards to design, color palettes, and images?

Practicing UI can be done a number of ways:

Summary

UX and UI are two terms that come up very often with regard to web design. Really getting a handle on how they work, and how to implement them is essential to making great websites and happy clients.
UX is how the user of a website experiences it. So take the time to learn about responsiveness, how your website makes the user feel, and how to leverage those feelings.

UI describes the User Interface. How does your website look? Have you correctly analyzed exactly what your client is looking for with regards to design, color palettes, and images?

Practicing UI can be done a number of ways:

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