The title says it all.
I’ve been dabbling in web programming for a few years now, but not in a professional setting. I’ve mostly worked on personal projects: a custom blog, some security measures, and other little experiments. Through it all my artistic skills have been… shoddy, to put it lightly.
Just a few days ago, however, I got a web design/programming job that is right up my alley. 6 pages with the same layout and varying content, a contact form, and a few interactive widgets here and there. This is the first for-pay site I have done outside of the family.
Pretty excited. Had lunch with the client on Tuesday (Chipotle, he paid) and we talked about the requirements. I showed him a mock-up I built and he said it was more than he expected, in a good way. We discussed some features he’d like to see, as well as some out-of-scope stuff such as advertising and marketing. Neither of us really knew exactly what was needed, so no price was given.
Regardless, we’ll try to get a more solid grasp of what he wants so I can reform the current version to his liking. Once that’s done, it will be easier to decide upon a price. It gets better, though. Since he doesn’t really “get” Facebook, Twitter, or social media in general, he might be hiring me to maintain a public face for better exposure. Getting paid to be on Facebook? Can’t complain.
Overall, pretty excited about the whole thing. Been working on a plain-English contract based off one I found on the web, so I hope it’ll turn out well. Right now I am just waiting for him to send some text he wants as well as a business card so I can maybe do a logo for the site. Yay for more pay!
ADD: The guy also said he has a client of his own who could use some social media consulting, so if all goes well I might end up having an extra client by referral!