How to become a freelance web developer

Getting started in the world of freelance web development is not an easy task.

In addition to solid technical knowledge, you’re on the hook to constantly keep up with the latest tools and methods, as well as to persuade prospective clients that you have the necessary skills and abilities to deliver the results they demand.

Fortunately, a part-time side hustle as a freelance web developer can provide an excellent opportunity to gradually get some experience before making a full-time commitment.

How to become a freelance web developer — A comprehensive guide

This guide will cover everything you need to know if you’re considering taking the leap into freelance web development, including:

  1. Understand the benefits of being a freelance web developer
  2. Understand the challenges before committing to freelancing
  3. Decide if you have what it takes to be a successful freelancer
  4. Understand the contractor-client relationship
  5. Make a plan for your new freelancing
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25 money-making small business startup ideas

Do you ever watch a show like “Shark Tank”and find yourself yelling at the screen, “Hey! That’s my idea!”? You’re not alone. Over the years, I’ve personally filled notebooks with thousands upon thousands of small business startup ideas with high hopes of making the big bucks. From starting a T-shirt and apparel business to planning out a food truck in Boston to building an app for expecting and new dads, my imagination ran wild with ways of making a lavish life for my family.

Now that I run my own digital marketing agency and speak for Google on a national stage, I write even more ideas in the Notes app on my iPhone because of the interactions I have with a wide variety of entrepreneurs. I’m sitting on a gold mine of small business startup ideas, but there’s just not enough time in the day.

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Which business entity is best for an ecommerce company?

Disclaimer: This content should not be construed as legal or tax advice. Always consult an attorney or tax professional regarding your specific legal or tax situation.

Consumers spent $601.75 billion online with U.S. merchants in 2019, up 14.9% from the year before, according to the U.S. Department of Commerce. With online sales sure to increase in the coming years, it’s prime time to get moving on the ecommerce idea you’ve been itching to start. However, just like brick-and-mortar businesses, ecommerce companies also have legal and tax issues to consider when choosing a business entity type. Which business structure will offer the most advantages depends on a number of factors.

Which business entity is best for an ecommerce company?

Here are the options available to you and what to think about when structuring your new ecommerce business. There are also some insights on where to turn for help when making … Read more