The internet has left many careers flourishing in its wake. The electronic revolution opened several avenues – and not only for computer geeks. Perhaps, the most creative and lucrative career that came into being was that of a web-designer. The internet is full of websites. Informative websites, educational websites, film related websites, email websites, news websites: There is actually no end to that list. Websites do not come into being out of their own accord. They are thought of, planned and finally created, the people who do this are called web-designers. There is a huge amount of creativity, and an equal measure of know-how involved in the profession.
The opportunities are limitless. Every year about 25 million new websites are added on. As of the year 2010, it was estimated that there at least 255 million websites on the internet. It is not only about new websites but also old websites, which need a makeover.
Either way these figures go a long way in indicating how limitless the opportunities are for aspiring web-designers.
The reasons for choosing web-designing as a career
Creative urges usually become evident in childhood. Nowadays, the internet is an essential item in every child’s and no longer an ‘added extra’. Facebook was designed by Mark Zukerburg when he was in his early twenties. He was a multimillionaire, by the time he was 25 years old. This is by no means an impossible feat. Real creativity fine-tuned with technical know-how can catapult any strong contender into the international arena. People may have different reasons for choosing web-designing as their choice.
Define what is important
Though these different reasons exist, the reason that matters the most to each person varies. In effect, what happens is that all reasons matter, but they matter in different proportions. For some, the control over one’s time and the absence of a nine to five office routine may hold the maximum appeal. This is no small reason. Very few careers offer the chance to work at your own pace.
The other most important is the money. No-one likes to invest time and energy in a career where the returns will be negligible. Luckily, with so many websites mushrooming daily, there is no dearth of opportunities for the right person. The fact is that sought after web-designers write their own contracts and take up work when they feel like it. Website owners wait for weeks to get the services of a particular web-designer.
Very few people get to do what they love. Deciding the look, colors and details of a new website is undoubtedly a stimulating and inspiring job. Being paid to use your ideas to make a website attractive and funky is one the best careers for those who love designing. Everyone is not blessed with creative juices in their blood. Those who are should learn to identify it early and work on it to enjoy a lucrative career later on- and leave a memorable legacy behind for the next generation too.