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					Investing in Your Career as a Developer
Web design and development have become a very prevalent and useful skill in today’s world of
business. Developing these skills can provide you with the opportunity to become a more
valuable applicant in a wide variety of positions.

The internet has changed the face of many businesses and understanding how to create an
effective website can be very valuable. When you first start looking into web design and
development, you will need to understand where to get the proper training.

Developing Your Skills
There are many schools that provide degrees in web development and this training may be the
most beneficial training that you can get. As you are learning about the web development, you
                                              want to make sure that you are also getting practice.

                                             Practicing on your own can be a great way to get
                                             the experience that you need to be successful and
                                             you may even be able to make money doing it. As
                                             you are working on your portfolio, freelancing can
                                             be a great way to get the practice that you need.

                                            Freelancing can be a difficult task and it is
                                            important that you set yourself up for success with
                                            your freelancing business. As you are working with
                                            yourself to develop a freelancing business you want
to make sure that you are backing up your work on a regular basis.

Protect Your Work
As you are going through the freelancing activities, you should understand that losing work can
be extremely detrimental. Losing hours of work because you do not backup your work can cost
you a lot of money and a lot of time.

When you have developed the habit of backing up your work, you will then need to get into the
habit of keeping immaculate records. The records that you keep are going to allow you to file
your taxes properly and have the records that you need to back up your taxes.

It is important that you know how you are going to develop networks that are beneficial as well.
When you are in school, you can develop relationships with people in your program and the staff
in your program to ensure that you have connections that are going to help your career.

Working with a mentor can also be beneficial. As you are working with your mentor it is
important that you are gleaning as much information as you can to ensure that you learn the
lessons that are going to help you propel your career.
When you have finished your schooling, you will want to transition into the idea of making
yourself valuable to the company that you want to work for. There are businesses that do not
have a store front and require their website to act as their store front.

It is important that you know what industries and what companies are going to value your work
the most. Take time to develop relationships, learn the necessary skills and network throughout
the time that you are in school to ensure that you are able to be successful as a web developer in
the years to come.

				
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