January 13, 2020
Being a freelancer Web designer designer is one of the best jobs in the world because I can be part of so many businesses’ stories. It’s the best of both worlds; I get to work in my own business while collaborating and feeling ’employed’ by so many small businesses in a variety of industries. How cool!
In High School, I study Art, media and completed a Graphic Design Cert. at Tafe. However, after school, I found that I was attracted to careers that I thought would allow me to travel. I still found ways to release my creativity but found after 3+ years, I felt like I still had not found what I really wanted to do. I still had the skills and a passion for design. Once I started, I realised how much I still loved it! Digital design is my bread and butter and it wasn’t long until I bagged a series of Graphic and Web Design jobs.
Just as much as websites need design, a lot of science and strategy goes on behind the scenes. I love the back end processes that go into creating a website that will help bring in leads and sales for your business.
Speak to any small business owner and they will have a story about how they started! I love listening to small businesses and finding out more about their passions. Having the opportunity to work with them means that I can help them solve their problems and streamline different processes in their business which can help them grow.
My home base is the small inland Australian city of Toowoomba. It’s about 2 hours from Brisbane and 2.5 from the Gold Coast. It’s a great regional community of small local businesses and creative people. Basing myself from my big country town means that I can help small businesses who might not get the attention that bigger cities get!
Studies show that regional small businesses are less likely to have a website than those in larger cities. While I love making websites, it’s even better when I can feel like I’m making a difference and helping connect regional small businesses to their people!
Lastly, the ultimate perk of working as a website designer is that I can work from anywhere in the world from the comfort of my laptop. As we speak, I am currently working from the UK! While spending some time with my English boyfriend.
While there are so many more reasons – and I may have to write another post later on, in the spirit of keeping things short, there are my 5 reasons why I love being a web designer!
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I'm Madison; a tea drinking, adventure obsessed Brand + Web Designer working remotely around the world.
I help solopreneurs, digital nomads and bloggers build strategic online spaces that help them achieve FREEDOM.