Website development is a growing industry. Every other industry now requires a web industry, hence the opportunity for a website developing firm is simply booming. With a boom comes the need of having a great portfolio as well, to stand out in the market. The only key to shine in the website development industry is to put all the efforts in developing a top notch website, combined with creativity, coding and precision. Reaching out to the clients is also necessary for a startup; but after first few successful website developments the potential clients should reach out for the web firms. That’s how a web development firm should build themselves.
Here are 5 good tips all the newcomers in the industry should follow.
Having a Portfolio is Important
Having little or no experience in the web development industry is no drawback. However, before approaching a client to get hired; a set of pre-made portfolio contents should be presented. That’s how the client gets to know the potentials underlying within the team. There’s no hard and fast format to follow for a portfolio, but a portfolio should contain link to a personal or company website where the firm’s missions and objectives should be clearly stated, this sort of acts like a CV. Few projects with Github serves a better impression; and links to the websites your firm has already built, if any.
Ditch Fancy Titles, Stick to Simple
In the web development industry, no one goes by some out of the world fancy titles. Only ‘web developer’ does the job, no one cares whether a firm has stormed there brain out to choose a title. However, your firm should have a catchy name within the simple limits. Don’t create something that becomes off limit for many people to understand. Most of the clients are going to be business people who won’t know intellectual IT terms anyways.
Degrees Aren’t Important. Outputs are.
In web development industry, no one judges a development firm by the degrees of the owners. Instead, far sightedness is more important. Website industry is ever growing and always changing, hence the investors need the commitment that the firm they put faith on is worth their money.
Having an excellent result from and knowledgeable degrees is never bad. It’s the crown jewel of a firm’s portfolio. But not having it doesn’t hurt.
Focus More on Skills
Everyone expects quality job from a web developer. While creating a portfolio, how the cover looks like is not important. Most likely the cover letter or introduction summary is going to be ignored, anyways. But the skills and portfolios page is truly important. If you believe your team still needs to learn some basic degrees, start learning already. The corporate world goes along judging the looks a lot, true, but not in practical caseus.
Be Good Marketers
This is going to be contradictory to the previous topic, but a web development firm needs to know good marketing as well. If potential clients can never know that there’s a web development firm they could hire for lot less, yet get a service thousand times better than they expected – then you can’t really blame them. Get some basic idea on business and marketing, put them in use.
Remember, in most cases the clients are going to be non-techy people. Enlighten them up in plain human language how you intend to develop a website for them and keep the technical details at its least. Building up some free websites for charities could be a head start for a web development firm.