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Any advice for someone setting up their own web design company
What's up guys.

I just signed up to this website after lurking for a couple months. I am a 3rd year Computer Science student doing a masters degree and want to start my own web design business so I can achieve location independence through passive income.

The web related technologies I have experience with are HTML, CSS (basic, my design skills are terrible - i normally code into a template), PHP, SQL, JSON, XML and very little JS. I've worked with bootstrap before which is what I think would work best for business websites.

The questions I have:
-Would it be better to create a business solution (e.g. inventory system, scheduling system, other management systems) and then sell this to individual businesses for $x/month building passive income through a subscription model OR building websites and charging hosting fees monthly (as well as design fees).

-Assuming I do the latter, should I sell myself as a one man team (i.e. myname.com) or should I create a company (mywebdesigncompany.com) and act like a professional corporation when it's just really me running everything alone.

-What's the best way to find clients -> I was thinking of using google dorks to find people running websites with horrendous themes/frameworks and offering to sort them out. Once I've done this 4-5 times to build a portfolio then look for clients offline.

Any other tips from people in the field (or similar) are greatly appreciated!

Thanks
03-22-2015 11:27 AM
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