Do you know you can earn extra money as a web design expert? Even while you are working for an employer, you can do some web designing on the side and make extra cash to pay off your mortgages, credit card debts, and save money for the future. But before diving into this “business,” you need to learn how to manage your time well.
Working for a stable income and at the same time as a freelance web designer will require you to manage your time. If you can get out of your job by 6 P.M., you need to be able to start your freelance job by at least 8 P.M. The time between is enough to grab some dinner and rest your feet for a while. Make sure to allow around three hours for your web design project. You should be done by 11 P.M. and readying for bed already to prepare for another workday ahead. During weekends, you can make use of that time to finish whatever commitments you have.
On top of a stable salary you’re getting from your employer, you can easily make $1,000 to $5,000 a month building and managing websites for clients. Don’t be too greedy, though, and bite more than you can chew. When it comes to accepting job orders, you need to discern if your time would allow you to handle two to three projects in a week.
There are deadlines you have to meet at your actual work which might require you to do overtime work sometimes. This means you won’t have enough time to do the freelance stuff by the time you get home. Manage your time well and don’t abuse your body. If you think you cannot accept a freelance project anymore, learn how to say no or move the deadline later.
Later on, when the influx of clients is coming in droves and you think you’re earning more than enough to cover all your daily expenses, maybe you can begin thinking about leaving employment. But before doing that, learn how to manage your expectations. Though there are times when your telephone lines could catch fire from all the inquiries, there will also be moments when the business will slow down. So, before this happens, you need to save money during the times when there are a lot of inquiries and job orders. This will prepare you for the tougher times when there’s little business coming your way.