Profitable Ideas for Web Development

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Hi guys,

I'm learning web design since almost a year now, and I wanted to ask some questions about this business.

- Do you offer your services to any business? or do you have a selected niche ?
- At some point did you outsource some of your work? Any advise regarding hiring people?
- What are the basic languages should someone learned before getting started?
- Apart from building websites, what other profitable ideas can I keep in mind to work on?

Thanks for your time!
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  • Profile picture of the author Blakers1
    Hey,

    Here's my advice on these questions. Hope it helps!

    - Do you offer your services to any business? or do you have a selected niche ?

    Right now my agency is about 2 years old. We don't focus on any particular vertical, but it can help to do so. Why? Because people will always ask stuff like, "Show me websites you've already built for <insert niche here> first". Also, if you're doing marketing (especially SEO) it is so much easier to work on multiple sites in a given niche. You can leverage your outreach relationships for multiple sites instead of just one.

    - At some point did you outsource some of your work? Any advise regarding hiring people?

    If you want to scale and grow your business, yes. Outsource, free up time to sell, sell enough to replace freelancers with employees, rinse, repeat. Just be sure to seek out quality freelancers and if you find such a thing, keep them on speed-dial!


    - What are the basic languages should someone learned before getting started?

    Everyone will have an opinion on this, but I like WordPress. Learn HTML/CSS first. Then branch into PHP and Java if you really want to. I'm more of the CEO mindset...meaning, I just hire good people to do all the work and spend my time on business development.

    - Apart from building websites, what other profitable ideas can I keep in mind to work on?

    Don't build and sell websites. Give them away in exchange for hosting and maintenance agreements. Do a good job on the site, and you can upsell them on marketing services. That's what pays the bills. Selling a few sites here and there will leave you struggling to pay bills. 2nd money is where it's at.
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    • Profile picture of the author maxiramallo
      Originally Posted by Blakers1 View Post

      Hey,

      Here's my advice on these questions. Hope it helps!

      - Do you offer your services to any business? or do you have a selected niche ?

      Right now my agency is about 2 years old. We don't focus on any particular vertical, but it can help to do so. Why? Because people will always ask stuff like, "Show me websites you've already built for <insert niche here> first". Also, if you're doing marketing (especially SEO) it is so much easier to work on multiple sites in a given niche. You can leverage your outreach relationships for multiple sites instead of just one.

      - At some point did you outsource some of your work? Any advise regarding hiring people?

      If you want to scale and grow your business, yes. Outsource, free up time to sell, sell enough to replace freelancers with employees, rinse, repeat. Just be sure to seek out quality freelancers and if you find such a thing, keep them on speed-dial!


      - What are the basic languages should someone learned before getting started?

      Everyone will have an opinion on this, but I like WordPress. Learn HTML/CSS first. Then branch into PHP and Java if you really want to. I'm more of the CEO mindset...meaning, I just hire good people to do all the work and spend my time on business development.

      - Apart from building websites, what other profitable ideas can I keep in mind to work on?

      Don't build and sell websites. Give them away in exchange for hosting and maintenance agreements. Do a good job on the site, and you can upsell them on marketing services. That's what pays the bills. Selling a few sites here and there will leave you struggling to pay bills. 2nd money is where it's at.
      Hi Blakers1,

      Thanks for your response.

      Regarding that CEO mindset you talked about, I do share that thought, and always come back to it, but you need to have some understanding of the subject first, right?

      I mean if you are with 0 knowledge about your business, how could you know the people you are hiring are doing a good job?

      I always ask me that question.

      If you don't mind, how was your journey in the begining with that type of mindset? Did you work yourself when you started or you hired some people?

      Thanks!
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      • Profile picture of the author Blakers1
        Originally Posted by maxiramallo View Post

        Hi Blakers1,

        Thanks for your response.

        Regarding that CEO mindset you talked about, I do share that thought, and always come back to it, but you need to have some understanding of the subject first, right?

        I mean if you are with 0 knowledge about your business, how could you know the people you are hiring are doing a good job?

        I always ask me that question.

        If you don't mind, how was your journey in the begining with that type of mindset? Did you work yourself when you started or you hired some people?

        Thanks!
        You're absolutely right. I just saw another thread with a person essentially saying, "I just landed my first SEO client. How long does it take to rank a site with SEO?" That's not the CEO mentality at all.

        When I started out, I was busy learning SEO. Now I keep that knowledge fresh, but the big focus is on learning and implementing the right processes to make our SEO more effective.

        You have to have a base knowledge of your industry. I know how to do on-page SEO, but I don't spend 40+ hours setting up a new client site. I oversee. I know the process and strategy so I can keep a high level of service for our clients.
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  • Profile picture of the author aassif
    Originally Posted by maxiramallo View Post

    Hi guys,

    I'm learning web design since almost a year now, and I wanted to ask some questions about this business.

    - Do you offer your services to any business? or do you have a selected niche?
    - At some point did you outsource some of your work? Any advice regarding hiring people?
    - What are the basic languages should someone learned before getting started?
    - Apart from building websites, what other profitable ideas can I keep in mind to work on?

    Thanks for your time!
    Hi dear,

    Yes, I do offer my service in any business. it does not matter which niches you chose. its only matter how you provide your service to your client. As a wed designer you have to sell your service to the client. When you get lots of experience than you can choose which way you want to go.

    When you get decent amount client for sales your service then you can outsource.

    Basic languages have to learn HTML, CSS, Javascript is must learn these languages.'

    Thanks Kazi
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  • Profile picture of the author redexclub
    Well. HTML,CSS with basics of Javascript and PHP is a must. If you have these skills, you should move on to freelance, start making clients, and hire people to get help.

    Follow the trends.
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    • Profile picture of the author maxiramallo
      Hi redexclub,

      Thanks for your reply, what do you mean by follow the trends?

      Regards,
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  • Profile picture of the author simitch
    Great to see you are already pass some time on learning. yes! some of the task has been outsourced!

    For doing something better in this profession need to follow the trends.

    I would Like to suggest you WordPress theme developing. Thanks
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  • Profile picture of the author synergytop
    Originally Posted by maxiramallo View Post

    Hi guys,

    I'm learning web design since almost a year now, and I wanted to ask some questions about this business.

    - Do you offer your services to any business? or do you have a selected niche ?
    - At some point did you outsource some of your work? Any advise regarding hiring people?
    - What are the basic languages should someone learned before getting started?
    - Apart from building websites, what other profitable ideas can I keep in mind to work on?

    Thanks for your time!
    Yes web development company offers service to every domain. Many times based on requirements they hire peoples on freelance basis. Basicly you should know about HTML, CSS, Javascript, Jquery.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ethan Root
    Hi,
    You are learning web design that's good Decision.Nowadays the world is becoming digital. You should update yourself.
    - I offer services to a business like Web development, SEO services, PPC.
    - If you want to hire people you must check the knowledge regarding Web Development. Hard worker dedicated person and wiling to work in all time.
    - Basic languages for web development are C, C++, php etc
    - A part from building websites you must know the target audience and purpose of website.
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    • Profile picture of the author maxiramallo
      Hi Ethan Root,

      Thanks for your time,

      In order to cut the learning curve or extra research, do you recommend any course or sites regarding PPC and SEO explanation (apart from WF).

      Thanks!
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  • Profile picture of the author Lemosys
    To select a profitable idea for web development is a little bit tough task. When you prefer website development for your business, you should make a business plan and then take action. This will only help you to showcase your business manner and whow potential clients according to their expectations.
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  • Profile picture of the author themetim
    So to speak i prefer make some themes and put it in WordPress.
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  • Profile picture of the author dilipcybex
    If you are into web designing business, graphics is another area which you cannot ignore. You will have many graphics need while doing web design. Mostly icons and banners


    If you want to outsource some work, do it through you contacts. It is much better than hiring people as an employee.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ayushi Choudhary
    There are so many languages with the help of them you can easily develop any website. Those languages are PHP, Magento, JAVA and many more.
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  • Profile picture of the author lavanya vennam
    In my point of view in the current world, it would be more profitable to concentrate more on android apps than websites as more users will prefer only the later.
    Some of the profitable ideas that could really find a great market will be to concentrate on the latest trends like AI and VR which can be revolutionary as there isn't enough developer concentration to these emerging fields. AI and VR can find a great deal in various fields including gaming, support, etc.
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