Freelance Web Designers Forced to use Web Builders!

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Freelance Web Designers Forced to use Web Builders!

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Your web design clients keep asking you to build their sites with a web builder like Wix or Squarespace, … what do you do as a freelance web designer?

… Are your coding skills (HTML5, CSS3) going to waste?

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  1. I have always loved Steffs videos and materials since 2003. I am actually experiencing most of what you have shared. I am running a Website Designing and Hosting company. I have clients that pay for monthly services in 3, 6 and 12 months. It helps a lot when one falls off i have others to work with. Great tips there.

  2. Thanks, sir, it says in the title "web builder" but most of the thing you said is how to manage your life as a developer. I do like the content sir and I learned a lot but the title and the content are not hundred percent aligned.

  3. Thnx for giving me a peak inside your brain. I’m at the other side of the spectrum, the milking cow you speak of. One of the many who you don’t give a shit about. It’s all about the money not the product. Glad to learned a lot so I know now what to do. Stay away from people like you… and freelance webdevelopers 🙂

  4. Here in Peru i got the same f.. problem.. Ppl dont want to pay much, they prefer wordpress rater that coding.. Great channel keep it up cheer from peru from a braziliian guy

  5. Would you say that a web dev could make a basic site as good as the web builders using core tools in about the same time? In other words, in 2-3 hours using HTML/CSS/JS he could make a site as good as he could with using Wix? In that case no need for the dev to get up to speed on the builders.

  6. Hi Stephan, can you talk about the importance of encoding and decoding your project, I mean your work done in html css and JavaScript? I am new in this, and I think nobody wants his project to be copied by anybody. I will be glad to hear your comments, thank you.

  7. To the guy that wrote the letter in the video ….
    my advice: don't work with the webbuilder guys, if you can afford it!!
    Sure, it gives you a quick buck but it does not let you grow as a developer and it does not give you stuff to show on a portfolio. If you can afford it and you are starting out, create cheap/ free high quality web apps for these people that are BETTER than webbuilder stuff. This way you will more likely get recognized by more interesting clients (that pay you several thousand for their page) and you bind the people you've built the stuff for to you and your work. Sure, hook them up with a CMS like Netlify or whatever and it is equally comfortable for them to use your react app, than it is for them using their GoDaddy page. If you are in dire need for clients or have the extra time, sure, slap them their GoDaddy page together. If not, I would stay away from it. And if you do get people with their webbuilder stuff – try to convince them to let you create a custom page for them. There are many arguments that should convince any serious business, from a technical, image and branding standpoint.

  8. I wonder how long it will be before large tech companies are able to develop website creation tools which are so sophisticated that they effectively make web developers unnecessary for the majority of SME business websites. It's a sobering thought.

  9. I'm a waitress looking to start freelancing. You struck a chord when you said that you need many small clients, instead of one or two big ones. It's the same as taking many small tables vs taking one or two large parties. The large parties may not tip well or at all whereas you have a better chance of making more money if you take 3-5 small tables. The more tables you take, the more money you make. And though it is a lot more work to juggle the small tables, the payout is usually better than one large party. Nice to know that I can use my skills as a waitress in running a web design business too. Who would have thought?

  10. "They can smell it". Lol. That about sums up how I feel about being a laborer barely paid above minimum wage. This is why I like to have two part time jobs, but I am finally ready to step into development and I'm going to be looking for freelance gigs, and if that is the best path, that is exactly where I want to be for exactly the reasons you state here. Having money and multiple clients (or as a worker, several part time jobs), gives you an enormous amount of freedom that is largely not even considered important by most working stiffs. So good to hear this perspective from the other side of the gap I have to cross.

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