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I’ve been in business for two years now. I’ve been growing the business very slowly, because frankly, quitting my "sure thing" job to focus solely on this business is a scary thing to think about. Of course, in today’s economy, even that job isn’t a "sure thing."

I joined a new mailing list today, trying to learn more about the business and gain knowledge that I can use to add more value to the service that I offer to my clients.

As I was browsing, I found out that there is quite a bit of disdain for designers like myself, who offer low cost solutions for small businesses.

I’m not at all saying that the seasoned designers aren’t worth the thousands that they could potentially charge for high end websites. But that doesn’t mean there isn’t a place for simple, yet attractive websites for small businesses who work on a budget. That is what I sell. Perhaps some day, I too will sell high end designs for those who need them. But I will not abandon the small businesses who need an inexpensive web solution.

I know what it’s like to run a small business on a tight, even non-existent, budget. Sure, there is great value in a high end website for those who can afford it. But not everyone can. That doesn’t mean they don’t deserve to have a quality website. I can’t offer all of the bells and whistles, but I promise my best effort to build a quality, attractive site.

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