Whether we like to admit it or not, the economy hasn’t yet bounced back to the level that it once was and more and more individuals are being forced into learning new skills to pay the bills that keep falling on the mat every month.
More and more individuals are turning their hands to freelance web development as the internet is the new medium for companies to sell their products to the worldwide audience. With a few lessons in HTML people quickly realise the endless possibilities this new avenue present.
Moving into freelance web development opens a whole host of doors to you. Going it alone in business can be a tough decision to make but it does come with some benefits. Obviously you will be your own boss and as such you can set your own hours of work. However, just because you can set your own hours of work, it doesn’t mean you can get away without doing anything. More often than not people who work for themselves find that they end up putting in more hours than they would if they were working for another company.
Obviously another benefit you might receive by moving into freelance web development would be the financial benefit or being able to set your own quotes for jobs. You might find that you can increase your earnings through this revenue but the downside to this is that you will be forced to manage your own taxes.
Why is setting up a freelance web development company such a tantalising prospect? Well to put it simply there is very little needed to start the company. If you have a computer and some software you can fairly easily start developing website pages for companies. There is a wealth of knowledge out there at present, with books, DVD’s and online tutorials all there to assist you along the way.
Freelance web development has been the saving grace for many individuals over the last twelve months through the credit crunch and recession. There were a number of skilled individuals who were thrown by the wayside as companies cruelly cut staff numbers in an attempt to stay afloat. Thankfully the governments training scheme has allowed several individuals to retrain and re-evaluate their career prospects.
So will the market become flooded with freelance web development companies? The chances are that there can never be enough web development companies as there are millions of companies who use their services everyday and quite simply the more companies that are out there the more likely it is that you will be able to get a competitive price for your web design work.