Web Design/Help with web-design
I am physically disabled and have a very limited options to work and web designing is one of the few.I am currently going through my last chapter which is Wordpress.I just started Wordpress so i am at
the the basics now.I have a profile with www.odesk.com and while i have not yet been able to work with them i do want to try in the future .But because of my physical disability i cannot afford to work full time.I have been told by a friend that Learning wordpress theme development is a good idea since many of the web design work is Wordpress related .I would like to work using Adobe Muse the most knowing that i enjoy it so much and also make some money (if possible ).Whatever help you may provide me with will be appreciated .Here are some questions .
1.Are there online web design work that i can do where making sites using adobe Muse will not be a
factor? (Perhaps companies that use freelancer web designers)
2.What advise can you give me regarding the easiest way to make money through website
development/design which is genuine since many are scams .
Hi Navid - great questions.
1. I'm not familiar with MUSE, as I've been using Wordpress for almost ALL of my websites in recent years. Your friend is right, with about 70% of websites now developed with Wordpress, you should think about developing themes or plugins for this platform. Have you searched to see if there is a bridge between MUSE and WP themes? If not, another platform might be Artisteer, which is also WYSIWYG and exports to HTML, WP, Joomla, etc.
2. Website Dev is becoming a commodity, so I think your best bet would be to learn how to develop Themes for WP, and sell them through an outlet like Themeforest.net - many times theme authors sell thousands of licenses, so if you're just beginning you might charge a lesser amount and work your way up as your skills increase.
At some point, if you're going to dev. sites or themes - you need to embrace coding. :)
I hope this helps - Ken