sparxxdesign - 2:28 am on May 6, 2009 (gmt 0)
I actually got into the web design business by way of one of those mortgage industry toolbox systems. I quickly became frustrated with the lack of the ability to customize ANYTHING my website. I couldn't implement any type of aggressive web marketing strategy through the system and so I realized that if I could learn to design my own site, I would have full control of what I wanted to do with it. And I could do it cheaper. Long story short, I dumped the mortgage industry and discovered web design was much more fun. But when I'm competing for business against a template based website system, I tell prospective clients my been-there-done-that story and I've had fairly good success with winning the business.