Could I viably do this? Or would/should I have to learn more. I feel like there are developers… and then there are designers. I’m having a hard time finding examples of people who would do exactly what I would do.
First off, I apologize if this is in the wrong area, but as a new user, I couldn’t really figure out the forum system here (I tried, maybe I’m an idiot). I did want to ask for an opinion on these message boards due to the apparent abundance of skill that’s available here.
So here we go…
I’m wanting to start putting Wordpress together for clients using premium themes and premium plugins. I’ve had plenty of people approach me and ask me to do work for them. I’ve built tons of Wordpress sites for myself with trying to be an internet affiliate marketer. So, I’m extremely familar with how Wordpress works and how to properly organize features that I need.
Here’s my issue: I can’t intelligently code in php or intelligently design from scratch. Could I take the time to learn? Sure. I have tried before, but I didn’t stick with it. I’m just not at the level where I can design plugins or take a .PSD and break it down into a clean CSS structure.
I am, however, very familiar with: - All aspects of HTML and CSS - PHP (I can read and understand it fairly well, and make adjustments to existing code) - SQL and databases - Photoshop and editing images
What would you call me if I buy themes and plugins for clients, make small adjustments here and there if necessary, and put it together for them? Why not use the vast resources and great work that is already out there?
Honestly, a lot of these people that I’d do business with have no idea how to buy a domain, get their site hosted, or take the time needed to learn Wordpress (which does have its own learning curve).
I also have good customer service, networking, and business skills. I also used to teach adults for a financial firm, so I can offer effective training. I just feel like I have more than enough skill to put quality websites together for people.
Any opinions on this would be great!