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[HOW] Gettin jobs as a web designer ?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by markomarkogame, Sep 15, 2011.

  1. markomarkogame

    markomarkogame Power Member

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    So i was wondering how to get the jobs ? Im web designer and i wanted to ask you guys, how you do it ? U make a website than rank it for "Web Design" or?
     
  2. jon_xx_x

    jon_xx_x Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Probably hard to rank for web design.
    - I think best to start in yoru city, try and rank for your city.
    - Do some work off freelance site to build a base, build a portfolio.
    - Do some discount work for local comanies and make sure they let you put a text link on their page.

    After that, most of your work will come from word of mouth.
     
  3. markomarkogame

    markomarkogame Power Member

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    Since my country sux can i rank for some britain city for web design ? Or usa city
     
  4. Jeevs

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    was going to ask your location....can I?
     
  5. adhept

    adhept Junior Member

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    Personally, the vast majority of my services are provided to compaines that I meet in person.

    There's so much competition online, it's a pain for me to get clients whilst still charging enough to make it worth my time. So essentially, I just network my ass off all the time.

    In a bar, eating dinner, at the shops etc. I've met more clients though day to day life than I have from linkedin or the web! Not that I do a lot of design work, TBH i'll take the chance if it's there but most of the time I'm busy with other things.
     
  6. PhillyLuke

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    I agree with the above post!

    I get maybe 1-2 web design contracts a month (I freelance in my spare time afterwork) and it all comes from word of mouth.

    Come to think of it I haven't ever gotten a client through just my website.

    Start with your family and friends - it's easy enough to put out a few feelers via email - chances are at LEAST 1 person needs a website of some sort.

    Charge them a nice cheap fee - if it's your first site it's gonna suck anyway :)

    My freelance work started as follows:

    First site: For a sister of a friend - owns a gym
    Second Site: Referral from first site
    Third Site: Referral from family member
    Fourth - Eighth Site: Done while employed full time as web designer for a law firm.
    Eighth + : All referrals from prior clients!

    The more pages you have in your portfolio the more you can charge as well. Once you have a good portfolio built finding clients becomes a lot easier.

    I've also had some luck finding clients on Craigslist - lots of folks looking for web design there. Just send over your portfolio and pray :)
     
  7. markomarkogame

    markomarkogame Power Member

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    SO i should give up the online web design website?
     
  8. ohaider

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    Never give up. Make a site. Promote via social networks. Work it through keywords with low search competition.

    Show me your portfolio. I'm interested- I need a custom splash page and wordpress theme.
     
  9. mantwo

    mantwo BANNED BANNED

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    Stand at the side of the road holding up a sign that says "Will do web design 4 food".

    Works like a charm every time.
     
  10. kendy

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    You should post your portfolio on some boards, look offers on freelancer ect ...

    Why not post offer on local newspaper, or go to the local companies and say "hello, i can make a website to you". (99% of people are newbies in webmastering and like to see a profesional in real life before make a deal)
     
  11. kaif0346

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    Dear just make a cool portfolio join some freelance sites and also post a thread on BHW "want to sell service" section and check hire freelancer section regularly..