I've done some amateur website design on and off for the past couple of years and am looking to start a website design business part time for a bit of extra income. I've already got a couple of jobs lined through word of mouth.
Could anyone give me any pointers / advice which I could use going forward?
My current thoughts are to target companies and businesses without websites, and offer them a basic website based on a choice of half a dozen or so basic 4 or 5 page designs, which I'll either download or create myself. The customer will be given some kind of info sheet explaining exactly what they'll get for their money, down to the number of pages, images per page, logo etc.
I have a few thoughts running around in my head including pricing - not currently sure what to charge, I guess it will be 'suck it and see' and try not to undersell myself.
Also one big point of confusion - how do the experienced among you handle domains and hosting. Do you get the client to purchase these, or do you purchase these yourself and somehow transfer to the client? Are there advantages of either method?