Five Basic Steps to Start a Web Design Agency

Setting up your own web design agency may seem easy from afar, especially if you have experience in web designing yourself but, like any other business, there are certain rules you need to follow and some basic steps you need to take. If these steps are what you are looking for, then you have come to the right place as we have carefully designed a list of necessary steps you must take and things you need to consider if you need set up a web design agency.

Know the Starting Costs

First and foremost, you must be sure to carefully calculate the startup costs of the business agency. Invest in a proper software subscription after reviewing them from their free trials. Invest in proper equipment like a decent working computer, a work desk, a phone and any other thing you may need in the space you will work. You may need some essential staff depending on the kind of work you are offering like a cleaning person and an accountant; you will need to include their salaries in the cost as well.

Brand Yourself

You will definitely need to think up a name for your business and possibly even have to design a logo. It is very important to decide on a brand name so that potential customers know what to look for when they require your services. If you do not invest in a name for your business, it will seem as if you are not serious about the business you are running.

Don’t Charge More than you’re Worth

In the beginning of your business venture, you may have to work for some very exploitative rates or even for free so that you could get proper exposure and be well known. We do not mean to say that you work for those people who want free work so they could offer you ‘exposure’ at their own expense but try to do charity work and group projects. When you do get potential clients, charge them according to the work they want. For this, you may need to socialize with others from the web design community.

Socialize with Your Community

For starting any business, it is important to be a part of its community. This holds true for web designers as well. For example, if your business includes web design in Philippines, then you must look for other agencies and solo freelancers who are in the same business as you wish to set up. You may get some great tips on how to set it up and at the same time, you may also make some potential clients who look for business in these communities.

Keep Upgrading

The world of web design is a constantly expanding and upgrading one and you need to be vigilant about all the latest upgrades. These may pertain to the tools you will need to use to any latest design scheme and any new techniques you may need to learn.


Awais Ahmed is a student, blogger and digital marketer who helps small entrepreneurs to improve their online presence. He has a range of interests including technology, apps and small business.

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