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Please just want to ask, is web design business profitable for a student?

Where can you refer me to for a qaulity webdesign training programe in Port-Harcourt?

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Though what u r saying is true, to the trained eye, a template can be spotted from half a mile away. Personally, if I c a templated site (especially those from out of the box software like FP et al), I am turned off immediately. I will usually give them benefit of doubt by viewing the source. Moreover, such templates tend to add bloated, and often unnecessary code. On the other hand, if you were to develop a site from scratch and use that code as a template for others, there will be a noticeable difference. What I am saying is similar to using MS word clip art, as opposed to spending money on higher grade art on a CD, as opposed again to paying a designer to come up with something that is very professional.

Remember, and this may depend on where u r, a company like IBM is willing to spend thousands on their site. Believe me, they will not pay you that much to put a bunch of cookie-cutter html/graphics templates on their site, thus possibly ruining their reputation and damaging their brand, which is all a serious company has. I personally get turned off by Nigerian-based sites that have a bunch of photos of white pple or pple who though black, aren't Nigerian at all.

As always, my 2 cents

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There is no point to re-invent the wheel. If you have a job that a client will pay $500-$800, I prefer to spend $100 on a nice template+customization to suit the client, than spending precious time on designing template. that's the only way to meet deadline,in a highly competitive market. Like someone said, you need to kow what you're doing otherwise u will mess things up.

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IT is, and would always be.

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Templates are good if only you know how to use them.

Of course you cant edit a sophisticated template if you are not a great web designer yourself.

Therefore, I will advise that you develop your web design skill to the uttermost before

you consider using a template.

i'm a web designer and I use templates once in a while in other to beat client's deadline. However, I do develop as much qualitative templates as the once being sold if the client is not in a hurry. Samples of templates I developed my self: www.rolatirade.com  www.astrosoccer.com

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Someone got a point here, Really some folks call themselves a Web Designer and they still use ready-made templates which supposes not to be so,

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It is lucrative if you know what you are about, and do your job well.

You need to always be ahead my learning new design techniques and technologies.

I would not consider folks who customize ready-made templates as designers since anyone with a good computer skills can do that.

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I will be on the fence here as i will be speaking from experience,

Works and designs can only tells, Web Designs is lucrative even more profitable as every small entreprenuership is yet to get a web site on there own and on the other hand,its not that profittable becos Millions of Designers are develop everyday mostly in lagos and they will never want to get humuliated for each other, So in such case its good to only have the web designing fundermental for self use only, If you dont know anyone you cant get a job to do not even designing a page

I think am communicating here, arent I ?

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Yes, very profitable, I don't know of how saturated the U.S market is, but I have a friend there who makes about $50,000 monthly from web-designing.

800 million people are online today and only about 50 million websites (not including, sub-domains). Over 200 million people out of those 800 million need a website. Over 70% of the current 50 million websites need the strategic counsel ans services of a web designer.

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like the name - anything to do with student u can even use it to link up students in all university in ur location- lagos nigeria, usa, uk everywhere basically every school has a forum

anmd provide information about student related things n news, travel discounts, parties and every other thing

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Web design business is one business that is receiving a great attention in Nigeria these days because most people are beginning to see the importance of an online presence for their business.

There are still a lot of organisations that are not yet online. So if you have what it takes to impress them, they could hire you.

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The most important skills in the business is sales and marketing of the web as a tool for business, yourself and your skills in that order.

To be successful as a business you need to generate the right revenues based on your initial plans. I am assuming you have the skills or know where to get them from - there is no shortage of good web developers. Generating the required volume of business is where the problem lies for people starting out.

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There is notting like you doing your stuff from scrash that makes you a prefessional webmaster.

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