Looking beyond web design

Competition within the web design industry is fiercer than ever, with more and more designers emerging every day. The need to stay one step ahead and offer something different represents a significant challenge to the industry.

Web designers need to think more about being multi-disciplined in order to ensure recurring income and supplement the design side of their business. Designers have a great opportunity to utilise their experience in areas such as copywriting, SEO, site maintenance and web hosting to offer more services and try to get customers to spend that little bit more (see our guide to the best web hosting for more on this). Web designers will have undoubtedly seen enough examples of all of these to give them an opinion on how to execute these services with most, if not all, having had to consider them when building their own site.

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