|What do you do?|
Register domain names
Set up on-line stores
Provide hosting services
Set up email addresses
Social Media marketing
Constant Contact and email marketing
|Do you work for a company that provides training materials and company leadership?|
|I took a night school course.
I worked for some large companies and learned a lot from co-workers.
I continue to read and study all the time.
|I run this business:|
|How many hours a week do you work at your business?|
Sometimes long hours may be required
|When do you work?|
|How much control do you have over your work schedule?|
|To an extent I control when I work.
If I am going to do something that might impact site visitors, I do it late at night or very early in the morning, so fewer people are impacted.
When someone has an emergency, I drop everything and handle it right away. (Yes, there are internet emergencies.)
|Could I bring my child or pet to work?|
|Pets are OK
Babies are OK
Older children are OK
|I work from home, with my dogs. I have watched people’s children on occasion. I would not be able to do this if I were working on something complicated.|
|Do you have to own a car?|
|Is there a dress code?|
|How do you dress?|
|Is this job:|
|Both Fast-paced and Relaxed|
|How much did you have to invest to start this business?|
|I buy a very good computer. Currently I use Fireworks and Dreamweaver. You can no longer buy them. They are cloud services you pay for by the month.|
|How long did it take to break even?|
|I paid off my initial expenses within a month.|
|How do you advertise and market your business?|
|Now jobs come from referrals or my website.
I used to directly contact companies that were advertising for an in-house web designer and made a case for me doing it from home.
|Job Requirements: What skills does this job require?|
|Good design sense
|Do you have to go to school to get this job?|
|What kind of school teaches this job?|
|On-line, tech schools|
|Personal study to keep your skills and knowledge up-to-date|
|How long do you have to go to school to learn this job?|
|I took a 9-week night school class. Then I read every book I could find. I used “view code” on websites to see how they did things and recreated them.|
|Is any kind of Certification available?|
|Certification is available, but not required.|
|Do you have to own tools?|
|You will have to have a good computer.|
|What previous experience would help?|
|It would be very useful to first work for a web design company.
Working for any company doing graphics would also be useful.
|What practical skills do you need?|
Good at explaining things
Enjoy learning new things
|Is Continuing Education required?|
|This job could be done anywhere.|
|What additional training would help with this job?|
|I read about everything I do, including graphics and design.|
|What do you like best about this job?|
|I love this job.|
|Your Business Website|
Web Design Business