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How To Start A Web Design Company - Learn Joomla With No Coding or HTML

Updated on January 6, 2014

Starting your own web design company seems to be a business that will always be in demand. There are people seeking web designers every second of the day to help set up a quality website, fix a bad website or update and existing one.

I want to point out that this field is very competitive and challenging to become successful in. Starting your own online home based business can be stressful but has it's rewards.

What I have realized is that many don't fully understand the difference between a web designer and a web developer. So what is it you really want to learn? Let me first make term clear.

What is Web Site Design?

Web site design normally relates to the design and client side of a website. A Web designer designs the layout and functionality of a website. Web design relates to chosen appropriate themes, updates, look and usability of the website. A web designer’s work may overlap into web development.

The good news is you no longer have to learn coding or html to learn web design. There is a CMS content management system called Joomla many are learning without a degree in computer science to be a success.

What is Web Site Development?

Web site development involves making a web site ready for the internet or intranet (private use). This entails security considerations, coding for the client and server side.

I'm sure there is so much more I can add but I just wanted you to know there is a difference between the two. Like any business starting a web design business will take time and training just to name a few.

No Time to Learn Coding and HTML? Learn Joomla

Anyone that can use a computer can learn Joomla. Joomla is a CMS that works with modules in a push button scenario. Once you understand the dynamics of using the Joomla system you will be free to build a website within the hour unlike those that code. Coding is becoming unnecessary to becoming a successful web designer. But no longer can necessary with Joomla.You:

  • build your own website.
  • build websites for profit.
  • build eCommerce websites.
  • update website and pages for a profit.
  • have access to unlimited extensions and themes.

What Is Needed To Start A Web Site Design Business?

  • training
  • money
  • staff
  • equipment
  • clients
  • office
  • website

7 Tips To Starting Your Own Web Site Design Business

Starting your own web design business is a great business to began. It will take time and dedication to become successful. Many people enter this field with the hopes to become wealthy and have the freedom of working on their own.

You can start you own web design company with a re-sellers program. Your company will never know someone else is doing the work, plus you can make money while your learning by doing. Here is the information for the web designers re sellers program. Look at the top right side for the word "re-seller".

This is very reasonable if you are very determined. You will have to be mindful of the pitfalls that can stop your business in its track.

  1. Hire someone to sell your services for you. You can drum up business and take care of clients and be successful in both jobs.
  2. Do a few jobs for free to get references and build portfolio.
  3. Tell everyone what you do.
  4. Get yourself an accountant when your business grows. Being an accountant takes time and you hopefully won't have any later.
  5. Hire a web developer if that is not your area.
  6. Have someone business savvy on your team.
  7. Have unstoppable desire to succeed.

As you can see starting your own web design business will be trying if you plan to be a one (wo)man team. Starting any business on your own can be stressful and not only will you be away from one boss but you would have traded the one for many and you must satisfy them all.


You may be thinking that you have been in the web design business for years working for others already and now is the time to start your own business. If you are ready and feel unstoppable, than you should move forward.

If anything about what I wrote above startles you you should rethink this, because those without the drive and fortitude needed to make this business a success fail within the first year.

There is a web designer re-seller program offered for web designer to start their own business online. I suggest you become a part of it so that you can learn and get around the learning curve with a coach.

You can start your own business online with an experienced company there to guide you every step of the way. This is only a suggestion. I saw the program and thought if I was thinking about going into my own home based business and could get a coach to help me every step of the way why wouldn't I do it to assure my success?

Good luck on your new web site design business.


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      Darlene Matthews 

      5 years ago

      Thanks for your comment MsDora.

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      Dora Weithers 

      5 years ago from The Caribbean

      Practical, thoughtful information. Thanks for the instructions.


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