Stay at Home Moms: How to Telecommute As a Professional Web Site Designer

Designing Professional Web Sites from Home

Would you like to work as a professional web site designer from home? Many women struggle with balancing the desire to stay home with the kids and the desire to work. Thanks to modern technology, more and more women are able to do both. If you have experience in web site design, you can earn extra money working from home as a professional web site designer.

Setting Up a Web Design Office

In order to work professionally and efficiently, you will need a quiet, organized office in which to work on designing professional web sites. Of course you will need a computer, an internet connection and the design software you are most comfortable using. Once you have all these things you are ready to go.

Your Professional Web Site Design Portfolio

In order to get clients, you will need to have an online portfolio of your previous web site design work. If you don’t happen to have any, don’t worry. There are a couple things you can do to come up with material to present to potential web site design clients. One thing you can do is make a few mock websites. Just pick some topics and make some mock web sites as if clients had specifically asked for them. You can then take screenshots of these fake web sites and add them to your portfolio.

This is a good way to show off your skills because you can be as creative as you want to be. Another thing you can do is volunteer work. You can make a professional web site for a friend who needs one, for a local business that you like, or you can offer your web site design services to a non-profit organization. You won’t receive any money for these web sites, but they will build up your portfolio, allowing you to find more web design work. This will make you money in the long run.