For a beginning web designer, you cannot deny that the very first time you decide to enter web design industry you must have several questions. A beginning web designer will sometimes also confused about the things or the stages they must do initially before they can totally enter the web design world. However, you must somehow start it from A to Z.
So, here are several initial steps you must do before totally entering the web design world:
1. Be Sure
Be sure for what you are doing. It means that you must really sure that entering a new field of work is not as easy as entering a new major in your college. It doesn’t matter what major you are coming from or what background you have, a beginning web designer must really know what they are dealing with; about the do’s and dont’s.
2. Design Your Portfolio
How do you sell a new product of foods? advertise it, post the menu, make the banner! How you sell gadgets? spread the brochures! How to promote yourself as a beginning web designer? Create your portfolio!
Portfolio is not only a list of the works you have ever finished, but also the tool to sell yourself. Moreover for a beginning web designer, create your online portfolio as creative as possible, as cool as possible, that will convince people that you can really work in this industry.
3. Skill of Communication
Client is the most important factor in your career. How to get many works is all about how to convince your clients to hire you and use your service. So, you have to really understand and know how to communicate with them. Make sure that you are expert not only in front of the monitor but also in front of them. Get them!
4. Sell Yourself
Sometimes, when you are a beginner, you will be doubt about yourself. You appreciate yourself to low, you underestimate yourself. In fact, to make client impressed about you sometimes need a high confidence. So, set your price appropriately and keep your quality progressively. Then, you’ll get you deserve for.
Working as web designer is also about networking. How could you get clients if you have no link or connection. build your network by gathering with people outside, but also build your online network. Connect people through the social networking like facebook, twitter, skype, blog, etc. Join community or groups that will support your career and your struggle as a beginning web designer.