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General Discussion

can you work purely online ?

I'm a photographer with a flair for all things digital ( hence why I'm here !!) , I'm about to start a course on graphic design as I like the idea to be able to work online with the skills that I already have .

I'm pretty solid with SEO .. so i'm wondering if graphic design and web design is something that can be done purely online ? skype and email with the client ?

or do you have to service your client face to face ( in person ) to run a successful design career ?

I like the idea of being able to design via a my mac book pro while travelling !

is it possible ?


3 Answers

My niche is somewhat specialized, but in short - I do graphic work, web development, video editing and some app development. Been doing it for ten years and have clients all over my state, and some scattered throughout the country. Of the hundreds of clients I have served, I have only met maybe a half dozen in person. So yes... it is definitely possible. In some ways it is preferable as long as you have solid communication methods and develop strong contacts over time.

Kenneth Love
Kenneth Love
Treehouse Guest Teacher

Speaking as a former full-time freelance programmer, it's very possible to work without meeting physically. Some people will balk at not being able to, say, shake your hand or whatever, but most are fine with working 100% remotely from each other, especially with solid contracts and deliverable deadlines. The first few clients might be hard to get, but once you've had them and gotten good recommendations from them, you'll find it easier and easier to pull in new clients.

Kenneth & Robert , thanks heaps for the feed back ! it was like a limiting belief I had !