I wanted to know of a place where I could find clients who needed websites created from scratch. All the freelance sites just have jobs for tweaking current websites. I'm a professional when it comes to creating sites from scratch. I'm creating a sample now for any of you to check out and once its completed for my clients to check out
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Hey Brandon, First, good to meet a fellow hack. Second, getting clients is the same as any other business: sales/marketing. For Web or App development it is often touch and go.
1. A diverse portfolio is key. 2. Skillset: -Which languages do you speak (css3, html5, RoR, Jquery, PHP) -Which data types do you prefer (django, mysql, etc) -Which eCom do you prefer -Do you create both UI/UX, graphics, etc -Do you build Web and Apps 3. Rates: Too high and it translates shoddy work at NYC agency prices. Too low translates to shoddy work at outsourced prices. 4. Do you work with SU's and are you willing to do Sweat Equity or Equity Splits. 5. Sell it Yourself via social networking. Chances are you know at least 12pp who need or want to build a website. 6. Never use Craigslist, etc. Terrible clients, terrible developers.
Especially #4. From the OP it seems you want to build fresh, not refurbish, yes? My recommendation, if you're solid and confident, would be to connect with StartUps and mingle with Angel Investors. You can probably build an MVP in 2-3 months and earn a nice paycheck as well as reputation and powerful portfolio.
Good chance your link will get snipped. May be a better idea to post the link to your profile page, and say that: "If you're interested in seeing what I have to offer, please go to my profile page. I have posted a link...."
I design websites too, but if you're thinking of starting your own site just to write, then you really don't need to pay someone to create it. Buy yourself a domain name, attach it to Blogger and off you go.
I work for B&W Global and we are looking for clients who are searching for website IT/development help. I know you post this 17 months ago but I wanted to reach out to you to see if you have clients who are looking for website IT/development.
I am a full time web designer and i started joining in contests (websites lie Hatchwise). After a month i browsed through the outsourcing websites like Freelancer and oDesk and got some projects. I later left those websites and started exploring SEO and Internet Marketing forums and since then, clients contacts me regularly. A simple portfolio website is useful too and will make you look professional. Goodluck!
I just checked profile and did not see anything about website rates. Most professional website creators also are familiar with SEO, which makes me question your skills, since you asked how to find potential customers.
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