I wanted to give a quick update on the progress of things. I have been spending all my time working on my website, but it is finally starting to take form. I have also been learning a great deal about web design. Putting my site together is a slow process, since anytime I can’t figure something out I watch YouTube videos for the answers. I started with the main page to get that looking the way I want, so I can then duplicate it to the other pages and change the content.
I started from another company’s website that I liked, and then started changing it to make it my own. That helped me from having to figure out all the coding, but still enabled me to have some cool features on my site. What this ended up mean though was that I had to dig through the code to find out how to do every little thing. For example if I wanted to change certain text to a different color I would have to find what CSS code was effecting that text. It was tedious, but I’m starting to understand all this css stuff.
You can check out my site in its current state at milleranimation.com. Some of the images and text are still placeholders, most of the links don’t work, and none of the contact forms are working. My next task is to learn how to set up the contact forms, so potential clients can actually get in touch with me. Let me know your thoughts on how it is coming along so far. If you have any cool ideas I would love to hear those too.
In an earlier post I mentioned that I was expecting this January to be my companies first month with a negative net income, but I actually had enough work that the month ended with a positive net income. It helps that my expenses right now for the company are extremely low, but I will still take the victory. Maybe I will get lucky again in February, but my prediction is that February will be in the red. I’m OK with that since I’m putting so much of my time and effort into getting the company setup properly. This is something I did not have time to do when I first set off on my own. As long as I’m making progress I’m OK with a few unprofitable months.
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