It is difficult to run a single-person web-development agency, especially in the world of ecommerce, where I work. As many agencies know, there are projects that seem to be a profitable profit and others can be dragged to an end. As a male / female company, it is more important to make this process as easy as possible – both for you and your client. It is important to keep your eye on profitability while developing ecommerce websites. As a solo developer, it is very easy to get rid of the problem and financially lost ends.

During my career as a senior Web developer, I have found the best and the bad that I have to offer to our industries. After sharing the routes with my company and traveling the world for one year, I decided to go alone on my return. Here are the best advice I received from my experiences, my contacts and people in the industry have inspired me to plunge.

01. Determine Your Price

Can a one-man band be charged just like a bigger agency? Yes and no Obviously your own overheads should not be close to any agency and the client will know this. What you want to do is value the value of your project to the quality of your work. If you are a high-class developer, you can also charge a premium for your services. In many cases, minimizing market rates by small margins and delivering high quality projects can lead to more business for you in the long run.

02. Be ready

Ecommerce requires multiple components working together, and early data leads to an easy and quick process. This is for many different projects. The last thing you want is to have a website, because the client does not know that they have to sign up for a payment gateway, write a privacy policy, and input their product information. A deferred website means the immediate redirection of projects to delay the payment and hit your own monthly targets.

03. Set up honest lead time

You want to build a pipeline with honest estimates for starting and completing projects. If you fail, because you’ve booked your own bye, you will lose only a complete project, which can be quite expensive. Plan ahead two to three months in advance; My experience should take between four and eight weeks to complete a typical WooCommerce or Magento website. Be prepared to advance your shortcomings to large projects with small items from within your project’s network or be ready to go forward.

04. Outsourcing Your Hosting

Hosting can also be time-consuming and profitable. If you are a wizard with servers and do not mind taking blame when things are wrong, then you can definitely make money here. However, there is a partnership in the UK where the servers are bought and paid by your customers and generous monthly referral fees are given to you from the web hosting company. This is a stress-free, worry-free income stream that can build a large number of times over time.

05. Participation strike

I am working on all types of projects with six separate agencies. Not just my skill set, but it opens the door. A successful partnership is never a one-way street: although it may start as an auxiliary hand behind the shadow of another agency, eventually it will lead to bigger and better things. I have built maintenance contracts, small one-stop projects and complete website through these channels.

06. Charging for maintenance

Ecommerce is a different challenge than your run-of-the-mill ‘brochure’ websites; They will usually not take the client to their finished online store and will disappear without a backward look. Clients that sell online always search the edge on competition, which always leads to website maintenance, updates and improvement. Create these in the beginning of the process and it will lead to ongoing and mutually beneficial relationship. Non-ecommerce websites will probably require maintenance, so make sure you charge for this.

07. Charged for training

It is unreliable how often this is ignored. Charge to train your client because I assure you that if the client is unregulated on the system, you can spend a lot of unpaid hours when you can do the best when developing websites.