Young Upstarts

All about entrepreneurship, intrapreneurship, ideas, innovation, and small business.

Opening the Doors Of Creativity: 3 Pros And Cons Of Starting Your Own Web Design Business 

A dream is just an idea without a website. With more people (and businesses) starting their own websites to showcase their products, talents, and services, there is ample work for a strong web designer.

Whether you hold professional web design qualifications or are a self-taught freelancer with the right know-how, there can be plenty of opportunities in starting your own web design business. Setting yourself up with a web design firm could be the million-dollar business idea you have been waiting for. But it does not come without drawbacks.

The Pros

A Seemingly Endless Supply of Potential Clients.

The internet is not going anywhere. Every new business or service provider needs a website. This means there is a seemingly endless list of potential clients for you to approach and offer your services. You won’t win them all, but with a near-infinite list of potential clients, you don’t have to.

The Business Can Be Run from Anywhere.

When it comes to web design, you are the master of your fate. All you need for success is a laptop and a good internet connection. This means a web design business is perfect for people who crave flexibility. Whether you have daytime commitments and need a career you can pick up and drop whenever you have a free hour, or you like to travel and are always moving, web design businesses are perfect for those that are constantly on the go.

The Work Is Fun.

Presumably, if you learned how to design eye-catching, functional websites, you have at least a fleeting interest in web design. For those that enjoy being creative, web design work is the gift that keeps on giving.

There are plenty of web design platforms that allow for limitless design options. Wix review frequently champion the aesthetic beauty and design features available on the platform. Your job is to experiment, innovate and create.

The Cons

The Competition.

The development of template-driven site builders has meant that anyone and everyone can build a basic, visually acceptable website with even a rudimentary understanding of coding and web design. This means you are not just competing with other designers, but with the clients themselves, who may prefer to take their chances and build their own site.

Ongoing Training.

Web design is a dynamic industry. It is constantly evolving as design trends come and go and the technology behind website maintenance adapts and evolves. This means web designers have to invest sufficient time and money in staying abreast of the latest techniques and trends in website development. This can be costly and/or time-consuming.

Loneliness.

Working alone at your computer each and every day can get lonely. Web designers and other remote workers often have to make lifestyle adjustments to ensure they are getting enough human interaction each day. If you are a highly sociable individual, making the transition out of a collaborative office environment into an isolating remote working environment can be difficult and should be something you consider before launching your own web design business.

Share

Young Upstarts is a business and technology blog that champions new ideas, innovation and entrepreneurship. It focuses on highlighting young people and small businesses, celebrating their vision and role in changing the world with their ideas, products and services.

Tagged as: ,