How do I get started in web-design or find trainee positions. Where are these advertised/any other hints?
Can anyone please direct me to any helpful websites or give me any other insight? Are these jobs advertised in normal papers or only in particular places? Is it ever possible to do this part-time, or would I have to go full-time? Are there any government etc. schemes to help people change careers into IT?
Many thanks for your time!
- 1 decade agoBest Answer
Before you can sell yourself as a web designer, you'll need a portfolio showcasing your work and experience. (Purchase a domain name, and create your own site to showcase your work.) The easiest way to get experience is to volunteer your services (to build a basic simple site) to a non-profit organization... a Church, a Little League Team, Soccer Team, Pre-school, etc. Designing small sites will give you a feel for the time it takes to develop a site from start to finish... so keep track. (This information will later help you determine your fee schedule.) Good websites need maintenance, so you could charge a small fee for periodic upgrades. If these folks are happy with your work, you'll be amazed at how fast word will spread, and you start getting request to do other sites for $$. REMEMBER to include your name (or company name) e-mail, and/or URL at the bottom of the Index page. So, create a portfolio, get yourself some business cards, and start handing them out.
This is how I started out! I hope it helps. Good luck!Source(s): Graphic Artist/Web Designer... 40 years computer experience
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