There was a time when people didn’t know what the internet was. Then there was a time when people didn’t know if their businesses needed a website. Now, with so many sales and leads coming via online channels, it’s incredibly important that a business has a website. And if you have the skills to design one, you can give yourself a side hustle.
Learning enough code to design a website takes some work, but probably not as much as you think. After all, designing attractive websites isn’t the same thing as managing software at a Silicon Valley tech company. In fact, many online coding courses can be completed in as little as three months (on a part-time schedule). You’ll graduate with the tools you need to make websites, as well as a couple of examples you could use in your portfolio. We chose this for our Side Hustle Master List because you can get into it relatively quickly.
It’s about the benefit to your clients
Many businesses are just looking for a professional person or agency to create a website for them that works. Your average small business client won’t need anything too extravagant. They just want to get their name out there in the online world. And if you absolutely don’t want to learn to code, you could consider partnering up with someone who knows it well. You could be the design side, and they could handle the coding side.
In fact, you could even outsource your coding tasks to other freelancers on Upwork or Fiverr and run your own small agency. The perks of this business make it stand out from the crowd. Once you get good enough at making websites, you can set your own rates as high as the market will allow. If you do have expertise in this area, don’t be afraid to charge what you’re worth. Here are some more ideas for working as a freelance web designer: