Starting a webdesign biz

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i think i am going to start a small $20 a page web design biz
just doing css, html, and small amounts of php.
think it is a good idea to make a few bucks on the side
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Yeah, i'd say it was a good start too...

Some people only may want a little php site or CSS, XML etc..

Which is a great oppurtunity for you.


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ya that is what i am going for
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Was there a question here?
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nope - and thanks for plastering your brilliant ideas on a world
wide web forum cowkiller. Now everyone will know what to do. ;)
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If you had a website to show for it, you could post in the Website Reviews forum.
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he has and did - http://www.cowkiller.com
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I meant a website about this business...but I think you'll have to do more work on cowkiller.com before you try anything else.
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ah ok. yeah I agree with that as well.
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cowkiller wrote:
i think i am going to start a small $20 a page web design biz
just doing css, html, and small amounts of php.
think it is a good idea to make a few bucks on the side



Great idea cowkiller :) A good and easy way to get customers is by ringing them from your local paper, those who have a decent enough size advert but no website - if they sell something that could use a website - call them and ask :D

Good luck with everything!
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Or you can advertise in the local paper, it usually doesn't cost too much, but in the ad just say you will make simple but informative websites, for very cheap, give contact information (phone/e-mail) and a url to a portfolio.
There are probalby some small businesses in your community who just want a profesional looking web page with just some basic stuff on it, nothing to advanced.
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yup what he said ^ :thumbsup:
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ya i am working on my biz page today but i do have a friend that i am going to team up with and we are going to put a ad in the paper (good idea)
to conorific, i just wanted people to know what i am doing so i can get there feed back (musik & Tom the Great gave me some good feed back)

i will post my link to the biz page when i am done
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ok the site is all up and going i think i have good prices http://www.cowkiller.com/biz
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'So you want a website of you're own', it says on your site.

Erm... there is no apostrophe in 'your', kind of important to get such things right if you want to impress potential clients. They expect proof-reading to be done and, if you don't do it on your own site, it won't instil confidence. This may seem a minor point but it would certainly influence me if I was looking for web work done.
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thanks i did have it proof read by two people becouse i suck at grammer so i dont know how they missed that but thanks i will have that changed asap
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Hi,
while there amending 'you're', the word using has no e in it and costum should be custom.

If you paste your text into a Word doc and run a spelling and grammar check, it will catch many of these things for you. It's very useful for that though it still leaves errors when a misspelling or typo produces another actual word. It may not catch everything but it does a very good first check. Even Outlook checks spelling but it doesn't do grammar so Word is better. It will still require proof-reading after that, though.

It's so easy to read text and see what should be there rather than what actually is there. The brain so often makes us see what we expect, not what is really there in front of us. I'm amazed at just how many errors I can overlook when checking mine.
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thanks i will give that a go and see if it will work for me
other then the grammer would you take a 2th look are would you just walk away
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Hey,
I like your idea and I've planned to do the same thing for myself if I ever find the time...

anyways, I was thinking just as a suggestion you might want to find a better name, not that Cowkiller isn't cool, but might not be the best name to get clients in this situation. If you still want your website through your cowkiller.com domain and server you can just change the name of your webdesign company logo and get a .tk website.
http://www.dot.tk/
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Great start man, stay adamant about it and read as much as you can in your spare time to stay on top of new directions in the biz of web dev. It's a lot of fun to work for yourself, work hard on getting a solid portfolio behind you so you can use that as a stronger selling point as time goes on.

Good luck! :dance2:
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thanks

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