Ready to "Go Pro"? Leaving the 9-to-5 Routine

Written by Steve Cartwright


Althoughrepparttar title may lead you to believe that this article only discusses issues involved with leaving your "other job" to become a free-lance Web builder, don't be mistaken - A Web builder's job is hardly ever finished, andrepparttar 117867 normal work-hours of "9-to-5" will soon become a thing of that past, if you're ready to take that big step. Web builders can frequently be found in their offices at odd hours ofrepparttar 117868 morning, and often on weekends, so don't be too surprised if, once you're full-time in this profession, you get a call at 2:00 a.m., asking you where you put such-and-such a file, or whatrepparttar 117869 password for some odd FTP site is. Computer professionals in general are well-known for their rather free working styles and hours, as well as often times not seeingrepparttar 117870 light of day, for weeks on end. This becomes especially true, when you have clients in foreign countries, who operate on time zones different than your own.

Many of you out there are not yet employed full-time in a Web professional capacity, but are more likely starting out, either as hobbyists, freelancers, or part-timers for organizations that have limited Web development needs. But, as time goes on,repparttar 117871 urge to develop bigger, better, and more sophisticated sites will take its toll, and you may be called upon to make a decision as to whether to try your hand at Web building full-time or not. In most cases, builders want to give it a go, and make a full-time career out ofrepparttar 117872 Web industry. One thing in particular that will be a challenge, is convincing prospective employers that you have enough experience, and skill to fillrepparttar 117873 position being sought.

So, how should you prepare for this, and when isrepparttar 117874 correct time to make your move intorepparttar 117875 Web industry, as a permanent career switch? To say, "Seven months, two days, and 14 minutes after you build your first site isrepparttar 117876 correct timing" would be an impossible thing to do. Bringing it down to specifics is not a science, but more like an art, and you'll have to rely a lot on your own instinct, as well asrepparttar 117877 self-confidence you have in your own abilities. Look atrepparttar 117878 position you're applying for, in regard torepparttar 117879 skills you possess. If you find yourself consistently not possessingrepparttar 117880 skill-set sought, then you need to spend more time honing your knowledge in these subjects. At some point, you'll see that certain advertisement and say "Hey! I fit all of those requirements!". Bingo! You've just realized thatrepparttar 117881 time has arrived.

While you're waiting though, there are several key things that need to be prepared. First and foremost, get yourself together a good resume, in HTML format PLUS a text-only format. No Web development company is going to take a potential job candidate seriously, when they haven't even takenrepparttar 117882 time to prepare their resume in an online accessible format. Likewise, Web companies have a tendency to request resumes be submitted via e-mail, and that means having a resume ready in text-only form. When creating that HTML resume page, make sure that it is one ofrepparttar 117883 cleanest pieces of code you're created in your entire development history. Make sure that every browser can access it, without error messages, that layers don't show up in 3.0 browsers placed on top of each other at every turn, and that it downloads quickly and efficiently. Creating dynamically generated, dHTML pages, with hi-resolution graphics that take 10 minutes to download is a sure way to NOT impress a prospective employer, and a bad reflection on your design style and judgement.

Start Your Business The Right Way!

Written by Jill Lewis


Have you ever thought about making money online, but didn't have a clue how to begin? You need to know aboutrepparttar importance of getting startedrepparttar 117866 right way so that you don't waste your time and money. If you don't get off onrepparttar 117867 right foot; you could flounder around on repparttar 117868 Internet for years before you make any money at all.

There are so many programs and products out there; most of them aren't worth our time or money. If you are like most people, you just want to find a way to make money without investing too much up front. Findingrepparttar 117869 program or product that isrepparttar 117870 right fit for you may take some time so don't rush intorepparttar 117871 first thing you see.

The first thing you need to do is find a product or a program to promote that can earn you money. There are some great affiliate programs out there that offer tons of support along with expertise that would normally cost a fortune. Another option is to have your own product. There are numerous product ideas out there, or you can create your own. Just study your market, and make sure you know that people want and need.

This website offers a lot of business and product informationů www.bizpromo.com. You can read throughrepparttar 117872 articles and you can also get these books absolutely free just for subscribing to a free ezine. Some of these include: "How to Start Your Own Traffic Virus" "101 High Profit Businesses You Can Start Online For Little or NO Money" "The Best of Web Gold: Over 75 training articles teaching you step-by- step how to build an Internet business."

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