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What Should I do as a webdeveloper these days (HELP)

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by awesomestef, Jan 14, 2015.

  1. awesomestef

    awesomestef Registered Member

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    Hi everyone

    I am a young webdeveloper who also can graphic design.
    But I can not make any money of it. i know I deliver top quality websites. My grpahic designs skills are limited (bamners, poster & simple logos etc..)

    What do you advise me to do? Because im stressing I cant make any money off the skills I have.

    What I have tried:
    -99designs ( joined like 15 contest, no luck)
    -Freelancer.com (i am not wiing to make site for 10$ and if I see a good job 300 indians say they do it for 25$)
    -Themeforest (2 times rejectes. Will try a last time)
    - Emailing and talk to local people (not working i got a few mahbe clients for the future but this sisnt an option becauae my country is small and dont believe in internet marketing)
    -Emailing a lot of music artists, got a few replies and no clients

    What i have
    -my portfolio
    - no money to investt :(

    What I wi try
    - email photographers instead of music artists because I think all photographers need a website ( do u know another niche who would love a website)
    - one more time themeforest and If i got acxepted i have a marketjng stragety. Otherwise I will try this way with affiliate themes
    - try to post comments on 99design logo startup to maybe get starting conpanies who already work with freelancers online ( because 99design contest holders have A higher budget

    What I want to ask:
    - do you have an option left? What I could try? (Please dont say freelancing websites)
    -What are u doing as a webdesigner to get online clients?
    - any other tips/tricks

    i hope you all will help me!

    Ps. If you are a logo creator who create logos for startup conpanies. Please pm me because i want to try a 20% referral deal!
     
  2. Chris Devon

    Chris Devon Power Member

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    How good are you with Laravel and what's your country. I might have something for you if you really have the skills.
     
  3. awesomestef

    awesomestef Registered Member

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    Thanks but I do front end webdeveloping and dong have any knownlegde of the backend. Just html css & javascript
     
  4. awesomestef

    awesomestef Registered Member

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    Someone please help me out
     
  5. marshallron

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    After working for Few companies in 2009-2010 , I now a Wordpress Developer Myself. Themeforest & stuff I tried but always failed as themeforest have some Big rejecting List, never able to understand what's they want.
    In 2012 Mid I start My Skills to use for myself & in 2013-2014 I build MNS, Amazon Empire. & Test myself as whatever I can. Worked for Few Projects from referrals. Twitter API implement for a train station & Some Forums setup. Best way is to work for yourself. Be your Own Boss.
    -Benefit is you are a Good developer & Little bit designer, So you no Need to Pay someone for service. Plus You can scale things when it get start Good level.
    -2nd Option JV with someone who Really Need Developer & have Some trust of BHW. Currently I am Doing JV with 1 BHW member who is kind enough to Pay me for each site Plus he Pay me 30% of Revenue.
    -3rd Like So many People doing You can start Own Service site. but with Too Many competition It is Chance you not going to get Good Projects.
     
  6. BeanDH92

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    are you good at boostrap. if yes try to make a template and submit to sell in wrapbootrap dot com. it's easier than themeforest
    good luck for you
     
  7. awesomestef

    awesomestef Registered Member

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    Thanks I wanne be my own boss but i find it too hard to find clients

    i need tips for that
     
  8. awesomestef

    awesomestef Registered Member

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    Thanks I will look for them
     
  9. awesomestef

    awesomestef Registered Member

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    Anyone else got ideas?