In a survey of Web Designers, the #1 previous job title was Graphic Designer. Not too surprising. Where it got interesting: the #2 previous job title for Web Designer was Waiter.
The advances in software have made it so that anybody with a computer can become a web designer almost overnight. They simply buy a piece of software that can churn out websites-in-a-can, fill in the blanks and spit it out live on the Internet.
I do know people who are making a living selling those kinds of websites to small businesses.
That said, if it’s your website we’re talking about, you have to ask yourself, do you want to hire a former waiter with a piece of software? Or do you want to work with a team of people who all have 20 years experience in the industry, who build high quality websites that actually make a lot of money online?
The websites we’ve built bring in over $10 million a year for our clients and we’re growing. We’re adding to that every day because we have a fantastic professional team. Interestingly, none of us have been waiters.
To your success!