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Q: Web Development at home. ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   3 Comments )
Subject: Web Development at home.
Category: Business and Money
Asked by: garthmore-ga
List Price: $100.00
Posted: 12 May 2005 14:55 PDT
Expires: 11 Jun 2005 14:55 PDT
Question ID: 521045
After being put on disability from my work (age 60)as an engineer &
lab supervisor, I took some core college courses in web site
devellopment hoping to supplement my disability income by earning
another $500 to $1000 per month.

I haqve discoveed that training I received was good on HTML,
Dreamweaver & Photoshop.  I have started my own business and worked to
complolete my first site which I recently submitted to a client.

I do not have the ability to quickly respond to large projects and my
training in  Visual Basic, JavaScript, ASP skimmed the high points

My question is  "Which options do I have to secure my $500 to $1,000
goal realizing the limitations I have".  I would be willing to do a
small part of the puzzle and I really do not care what that is.
Subject: Re: Web Development at home.
Answered By: jbf777-ga on 13 May 2005 21:33 PDT
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
Hello -

If you need any clarification, please don't hesitate to ask.  Thank you.

There are a few web-based online services that are a perfect stepping
stone for what you're trying to achieve.  They work by creating a
marketplace environment where you can offer your services
(inter)nationally to people or companies looking to hire on a
per-project basis.  The terms, negotiated up front, will allow you to
assess how much time you'll take with each project, and how much your
compensation will be.  You can start out on a very limited level, and
increase your work load by taking on more projects.

The first site I would suggest visiting is called


I have personally worked with someone via, and it proved to
be an excellent source for both employers and professionals to
connect.  Employers can come to you by locating your profile (which
you can customize to display your exact credentials), or you can
browse employers' existing projects and bid on them.  You can see
dozens and dozens of work categories right on the main page.  While
it's free to get started, the expanded, fee-based membership gains you
access to more offerings.  Membership fees range from $29.95 to
$129.94 per quarter.

More information is found in their help section at:

Secondly, I would suggest visiting ElanceOnline.  ElanceOnline is a
similar service to

Subscription offersings are here, ranging from $5 to $30 per month.

The above two sites have been around for quite sometime, and have proved their
usefulness to thousands of customers.

Another service I located along these same lines is Select-A-Designer:

Subscriptions start at $5 per month

Additional services include:




Many more potentials at this search strategy:

web design freelance

Here is an article from on starting your own web development
business from home:

Web Design at

Thank you,


Select search strategy:
web design freelance
garthmore-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars
The thing that I liked about "the answer" was that I was given some
sources of information that really are credible.  I did not want a
list of 10,000 options of low credibilty sources.  For me, the answer
gave me hope and represents a giant short cut to achieving my goal.

Information overload, especially by people who put their spin on
things is very destructive.  People do not usually have time or the
endurance to sort out the truly credible from the millions of rabbit
trails leading to nowhere.

Thank you!

Subject: Re: Web Development at home.
From: zeelog-ga on 12 May 2005 21:33 PDT
Web development is a very competitive and has prices ranging from $100
onwards from US and ROW web designers.
IMHO - look at learning the business aspect - that of using the
Internet for web based collaboration and information management. Sales
Force Automation, Customer support, hosted call centres and other
online web based business apps are springing all up all over the US.
Check out,, to name a few of the
SFA/CRM/ERP apps that you download and use as a development platform.
Most companies provide their development platform for free - all you
have to do is ask.
Do a study of small businesses in your geographical area, find out how
many of them use web based apps and you can gain expertise and work
with these enterprises.
With your background and experience, you can easily figure out how the
systems work and what is needed may need the help of a
business coach to help you in this. Check out (Barry
Trailer) as an example of what cn be done.
Best of luck in your search....
Subject: Re: Web Development at home.
From: jbf777-ga on 14 May 2005 13:26 PDT
Thank you for the kind words and rating.  Please stop by again!

Subject: Re: Web Development at home.
From: jmanly-ga on 14 May 2005 15:56 PDT
One suggestion if you use Guru is to pay close attention to the
requirements of the employer and don't use a generic canned response
to projects you are bidding on. I use Guru alot for various projects
and alway get bids where I tell that they bid on every project posted
and just cut and paste the text of the bid without looking at what the
employer needs. You also may want to do some projects cheap or even
offer to do a few free in order to get a feedback rating. Your rating
is important in getting better jobs. Good luck

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