Getting Started Archives - Tech Jobs Direct

Work as a freelancer


Purchasing a domain and hosting – GoDaddy

A Step By Step Guide with Coupon Codes to Purchase a Domain Name and Hosting.

One of the first things you will need to do when you start building websites is to get yourself set up with a domain and website hosting. In this article I will walk you through how you can do that specifically on GoDaddy. The company has a bit of a checkered past in terms of their marketing and PR and pushes hard on trying to up-sell you products and services you don’t really need, but they are the world’s largest domain registrar and have an excellent track record for uptime. I personally have used them for years and have had no issues. GoDaddy also runs a lot of promotions that can save you money, this page lists all current coupons and is updated regularly:

First things first, you need a domain for your website! As …

Read More

Best Visual Website Builders & GoDaddy Coupons

visual website builders and web hosting coupons

I have great news for you: you don’t need to learn how to code to be able to build a website. Nor do you have to hire a professional as there are many drag & drop style visual website builders available that will allow you to get up and running.

GoDaddy Coupons for New Hosting & Renewals

Well if you want a website you need somewhere to put it, which means you will need to purchase a web hosting plan. I recommend GoDaddy, good service at a good price and they have lots of hosting coupons. In terms of their hosting packages, deluxe is 50% off right now For the vast majority of people out there, a basic plan that includes economy hosting for 1 website on a shared server will be more than sufficient. Don’t be lured by plans for ‘WordPress‘ hosting or anything like that, any …

Read More

Using FTP – FileZilla


When you start getting into working with WordPress more, you’ll need a good FTP client to handle your backups and file editing. My top pick is FileZilla: it’s free, easy to use, and reliable. For the purposes of this article we’ll look at specifically setting FileZilla with Godaddy hosting (if you haven’t purchased that yet, there is a GoDaddy promo code when you go here and you can follow this article), but Filezilla will work with any host that provides you with FTP access.

Here’s a good resource for GoDaddy promo codes as well:

Get & Install FileZilla

FileZilla can be downloaded for free from the projects website, you will want the ‘FileZilla Client’ option. The file downloaded is an executable file, so when you click on that it should bring up the Installer which is pretty straightforward to walk through. If you need extra guidance this is …

Read More

Approaching Potential Clients and Writing Proposals

freelance proposals

You’ve combed through the job postings on the freelance job boards and you’ve found a project that you think would be perfect for you, now what? Freelancing is rewarding but can also be highly competitive so you need to make sure that you write a strong proposal to give yourself the best chance of being successful.

Where do I start?

Step one is to read the project description very, very carefully and make sure that you fully understand the parameters of the project and what is expected of you. In a perfect world all potential clients will write very detailed and in-depth project briefs that clearly outline absolutely all the requirements. In actual practice, this is fairly rare unless you have an ‘experienced’ client who has worked with a lot of web developers before. 99% of freelance developer and client frustration comes from a lack of understanding of what should …

Read More

Freelance Web Development for Small Businesses

Freelance web development for small businesses

Being a freelance worker has plenty of perks: flexibility in terms of hours and location, ability to choose your customers and projects, no commute. On the other hand it’s hard work too, as a freelancer you are the developer, project manager, accountant, and marketing department.

As an individual you are unlikely to land the big companies and projects as those will require teams of people and a lot of resources, but for every corporate contract there are many more small businesses out there in need of a website to connect with their customers.

Freelancing for small businesses and individuals can be much more rewarding since you get to work directly with your clients and see the positive impact that your work has on their business. To set up a basic website for a small business you don’t need to know how to program or even how to write HTML code.…

Read More

  • RSS Freelance Opportunities

    • An error has occurred, which probably means the feed is down. Try again later.