The most important thing for me is that my work should be of good quality and my clients should love their work.
All the other things like social media, marketing, advertising, logo design, product design and website design are just not enough for me.
If you are serious about getting your own business off the ground then you’re going to need a few more things:
What factors affect how much you can make as a freelance web designer?
When it comes to freelancing, there are a few things that you need to consider before you start looking for work.
Decide if you want to be an agency or a sole freelancer. If you decide to be an agency, then your goal is to support multiple clients at the same time and make money from each one of them. If you decide to be a sole freelancer, then your goal is only to charge enough money for your time. There are pros and cons with each option; however, it’s up to you what type of freelance work suits you best.
In both cases, your hourly rate will vary depending on your skill set and the amount of work in progress at the moment. You can find out average rates for different types of freelancing jobs here: https://www.freelancerparadise.com/freelancer-statistics/.
It’s also worth mentioning that while it’s a good idea not to be too expensive or too cheap, it’s also important not to undercut yourself as well as continue growing in terms of experience and skill. If this happens, then eventually someone else will take your place and they will end up earning more than you ever could have hoped for!
The importance of experience and speed
This is a very long post, but I would like to keep it short. How much can you make as a freelancer? Some estimates say that the average freelance web designer in the US makes $30 per hour and that the top tier of freelancers can earn up to $450 per hour.
The problem with that number is that it ignores several factors:
1. The benefits of being a freelancer
2. The importance of experience and speed
3. The advantages of working for yourself
4. The disadvantages of working for someone else
5. The importance of what you do on your own time and not for your day job (or at least not for most people)
How communication and client handling can make a difference
I have been freelancing for more than 10 years and I used to charge about $5 per hour and I’ve personally earned up to $800+ per day to $400+ per hour. But then I made a major mistake one day; Google showed me that there is a way for you to avoid all of the above and get self-employed at least part-time by going freelance.
It took me 12+ years of freelancing to have such speed of work which enabled me to get the work done in a fastest way. The rest is communication and client’s handling. Forget about short cuts and do everything yourself instead of outsourcing part of it or compromising on quality or forgetting about your long term goals altogether. You can accomplish a lot more than you think today (if you do not let someone else run your business).
There are several reasons why doing this can be so profitable:
• Hire out only those people who cannot do it themselves, because they are too lazy or too busy. Relying on other people to do what they cannot will always lead to low quality work (if they are not lazy, that is). In my case, I am totally capable but I would rather hire professionals because they are more motivated and take pride in their work (I am self-motivated, so I guess that is why).
• You have time for things you love as much as you love writing code. Let us never forget that all of us spend most of our time doing something we don’t like — talking to clients via email, making client presentations, etc. You might be the only person who can make them happy; if so, make sure that you do it well enough for them to want to keep working with you again.
• You can charge less money than someone else does; this leads many people into thinking that charging less means being a poor freelancer as we already mentioned before (and yes, it does). However, this is only half true; charging less means being able to focus on your passion without having any distractions from money worries: everything outside of coding becomes “not important” — whether it is selling your products or marketing them in any way whatsoever. It also means being able to focus fully on what matters most: the client’s needs / problems / desires (as opposed to needing “everything”), which ought not only be focused but also consistently met so that they grow
The role of short cuts
How much can you make as a freelance web designer? I used to charge about $5 per hour and I’ve personally earned up to $800+ per day to $400+ per hour. It took me 12+ years of freelancing to have such speed of work which enabled me to get the work done in a fastest way. The rest is communication and client’s handling. Forget about short cuts and do it right!
Maybe you have worked long hours, needed long hours, and might think that you deserve a large amount of money for your hard work. Before, when I was working as a customer service manager, I always felt that my client was getting the best service possible. But now that I am freelancing, my clients just don’t seem to care much at all, except paying me money after they ask me what they should do with their work so that it can be delivered on time.
In fact, most of them seem to be in too deep with their projects and would rather pay me more than doing their own thing altogether because then there is no competition for them in the market and no risk involved for them either.
This isn’t really any different than what happens with people who start selling products online: they are all selling the same product, but each one has different business model (eBay Business model, Amazon Business model) etc., so each person will be selling similar products at various prices which still causes competition among vendors since everyone already competes with one another for this same consumer market segment. And that is why we need competition instead of less competition!
I’m not sure if it’s true or not, but there are a lot of people who will tell you that they make more money as a freelancer than as a designer. It’s not true. You can indeed make a lot more money as a freelancer than as a designer:
How much? It depends on the field you choose to work in and the amount of time you dedicate to each job. Below are some factors which will help you assess your potential earnings and decide your best fit for your particular needs:
1) Type of job: The type of work you do will determine how much money you will be able to earn from each job. A graphic designer who works on one-off projects can make around $300 per hour (the hourly rate is usually $40-$50), whereas an experienced web developer who works for companies can earn up to $700 per hour.
2) Experience: The more experience, the higher the earning potential – but it also depends on your skills, their limitations and requirements, their available projects etc. Experience can be earned by either working with clients directly or through freelancing platforms (such as Upwork or Freelancer). Some positions require no experience at all while other positions require minimum experience such as data entry and translation.
3) Specific skills: If you have specific skills which no amount of experience could teach then it would be wise to consider becoming a freelancing platform like Upwork or Freelancer which offers great opportunities for both beginners and experts alike; in fact, these platforms are great because they are highly user-friendly so even if someone has zero knowledge about any field whatsoever he could still make decent money simply because their platform is designed in such a way that anyone with minimal knowledge about anything can have an easy time starting his own project without having to learn anything at all.
4) Time commitment: The time commitment varies from project to project depending on how big or small the project is – typically smaller projects can be done within hours while bigger projects can take anywhere from days/weeks/months depending on the complexity involved in completing them. It’s important that you factor this into your decision when choosing where to work because if you want to receive payment for an entire month then it wouldn’t make sense for someone with no prior work experience who only lives for weekends — unless he has enough extra time during weekends that he could dedicate himself full days working on his own design