A professional website developer can earn a $200,000-$300,000 a year from her or his work, but it can be a tough road to earn that kind of income.
You’ll need a steady stream of visitors and new customers to keep your business growing.
But don’t be discouraged if you can’t make the salary.
It’s an important step to keep going when you want to work full-time.
“The bottom line is that you have to be a pretty good writer and an experienced designer to be able to write this kind of content, and those skills will help you do that,” said Mark O’Connell, a freelance website developer for the social news site Mashable.
“I would never recommend starting out with a job as a freelancer, but if you have the experience, and the drive, it is very, very, good.”
But the road to the freelance income won’t be easy.
“If you’re starting out, I would advise you to make sure you’ve got a lot of experience with this type of work before you even start,” said John C. Miller, a freelancers expert at McKinsey.
“Don’t try to do it for free.
That just isn’t a viable business model.”
The best way to get started is to work at your own site.
“Write for yourself,” Miller said.
“It’s not going to get you a million dollars a year, but at least it will be a source of income that will keep you from going to college or finding another job.”
He added, “If it is going to pay a decent salary, it has to be done at your site.”
The easiest way to find freelancers is through job boards, which allow you to connect with people who can help you with your job.
“When you are going to be writing for someone, the first thing that you should do is get them to do your job for you,” Miller added.
“That is the easiest way for a site to get going.”
If you have experience with programming and have the ability to learn how to write, Miller said, you should also look for freelance clients.
“Doing freelance writing can pay a lot.
You can get a decent amount of money, but a lot more importantly, you will learn to write a better product,” Miller told The Washington Post.
You should also have some money in your pocket to pay your bills and buy things.
“Your first thing to do is put the money in savings accounts and make sure that you’re spending it on things that will help your site grow,” Miller advised.
“Also, do something that will boost your site’s traffic.
You may not be able get a good return on your investment.”
If all of that doesn’t work, Miller added, it’s also a good idea to consider working from home.
“There are lots of freelance companies out there that have a lot better things to do than your typical site.
You are going do a lot less work.
You will get paid a lot faster,” he said.
You won’t have to sacrifice any other benefits.
“You won’t need to have a high-profile website or a paid internship, and you’ll have a steady income that you can keep,” Miller noted.
And if you do end up having to work from home, you won’t feel as guilty.
“Some of the more challenging freelance jobs you will be doing are things that people would normally avoid because they are not very glamorous,” Miller pointed out.
“These people have to do these very complicated, high-risk, high rewards things.
I wouldn’t have been able to do that.”
The good news is that it doesn’t have have to cost a lot to be successful.
“A lot of people say they don’t like the idea of working from a desk,” Miller explained.
“They don’t think it’s worth it.
But it’s actually not a bad idea to try it.
You have to really be committed to it.
The bottom line with that is it doesn’ take a lot for a person to make it.
It takes a lot.”
Find a job You’ll want to be good at what you do.
But if you’re not good at it, Miller advised, you can usually find a job on the job market.
“Even if you are not really good at the job, you have a way to go to be hired.
It is important to look at what skills you have,” he added.
Some freelancers who find themselves stuck on the freelance market will need to hire a professional to help them find work.
“What I always tell people is, ‘If you are doing something that doesn’ t seem like it would be a good fit, hire someone to work on that.’
They’re usually looking for someone who has experience with that type of business,” Miller continued.
“And it is usually the best thing