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Daily habits for new web designers

If there is one piece of advice I wish someone had shared with me when I was first starting my web design business, it would have been to develop daily habits to adhere to.   In other words, establish a daily routine. It took me a very long time to get structure in my business and…

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Legal and financial considerations for your new web design business

I remember feeling really great after I got my business license in 2002.  Wow!  I was really doing it.  Finally, I was ready to officially start my business. There was so much to learn the process.  Much research was needed that included reading books, asking questions to friends that owned their own businesses, and lots…

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Setting up an office for your web design business

Setting up your office is a very important part of becoming a successful web designer.  When I first started working from home, I have to admit I didn’t really have a dedicated space.  My son was 5 years old.  I was really only working part-time, mostly volunteering.  The kitchen table and a laptop were all…

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What services to offer in web design

What services to offer in web design is one of the most important decisions you are going to make as you start your business.  Seventeen years ago, I was uncertain what my role was as a business owner and really let the customer dictate what my services were.  I was building custom HTML, CSS and…

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Setting up shop as a web designer

Photo of an open sign in a window

It’s been 17 years since I set up shop as a web designer.  I had just ended a partnership in a gift and trophy PLLC that I joined with four friends. I learned a lot about running a home business in the 18 months I was part of that company.  I discovered that you had…

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