in 2018 is web design and development almost a lost cause?
basically i have background in affiliate marketing, small time work. i have college ed in design and web coding and this year i've set up a website business but despite writing a bis plan and doing the bis plan research and even getting told and quote ' everyone needs a website'
my experience so far is ' no one needs or wants a website anymore!'
naturally i'm starting out fresh so i don't have any work clients and so i have to try and get out there and find them but basically after months i've only landed dead ends and no interest. its no before i can even kick start a conversation
most frustratingly is facebook, people seem to think a facebook page does it all better now and that they don't need a website and
i even got told one seminar guy that web site designers arn't worth 2 cents now and thats another problem is costs and competition!
with all website builders now and free diy methods its forcing the costs down. not that i can't do it for a cheap price but i see it like selling cars nobody buying 10 sites off you in one go or downing it like coffee and coming back the next day, we need to sell site at higher cost because once its brought its gone, yes get hosing fees and maintenance costs from clients but thats pennuts and only works if got a lot of clients.
sure theres more but basically i'm new website developer struggling to get clients in market that seems to be dead. any ideas or help from you guys?