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How to make money online as a web designer?

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by nicuzara, Dec 18, 2016.

  1. nicuzara

    nicuzara Newbie

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    I was making decent money on elance.com but since they'be been acquired by upwork, my income was drastically reduced due to the fact that there is a lot of competition from third world countries. Also most clients are not looking for quality work. I live in Toronto so working for $5/h is not an option.

    Template sites like themeforest.net are also full of competition with people willing to work very cheap.

    Launching my web design business is out of the question. I don't have the money or the connections. I also have a full time job.

    I am just looking to make some extra money on the side.

    I build websites for a living: design + front end (css + html) and some WordPress.

    Thank you in advance.
     
  2. CyberHour

    CyberHour Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    You could cooperate with web hosting provider.
    Almost all hosting providers with good reputation have customers who need design,redesign.
    Also you can start hunting localy.
     
  3. SEO Pearl

    SEO Pearl Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    You can view the "Hire a Freelancer" section here, and there is a plenty of jobs available, you can get found and start to build your working relationship.
     
  4. Bobtx85

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    Just start advertising to local businesses. Go to local business meetups and hand out business cards with some URL's of example sites you have made. Take out an ad in the paper, invest a little and send out a mailer to local businesses, advertise on classified sites, make your own website and try some local SEO to advertise yourself.

    Freelancing is great and all, but if you really want to pursue this, you probably should treat it as a business. That doesn't mean it requires money and employees and more time. Just register a name with whatever authority Canada has for businesses, set up a site, use Wave accounting to invoice people and, if you want, go find a bank with no fee business checking account.