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Old 11-24-2009, 08:45 PM
 
Location: Phoenix
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I am looking to start my own company, rather than doing freelance work.

I have been designing websites for local businesses, and then marketing and maintaining the websites. I am looking to turn this into a full time profession where I can someday work from home.

I have been doing a lot of research, and I am not sure if I should get a degree or not, and if so, what degree to get. I am considering Marketing, or BAS in Applied Web Development.

Can anyone who is currently in this field give me some advice to get me going in the right direction?
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Old 11-25-2009, 08:27 AM
 
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Go to work for a web design company and you will learn a lot...
My son does what you are talking about doing and there is a lot of work to get there. It will be hard to make it on web design alone...You will have to add other services to it...
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Old 11-25-2009, 03:37 PM
 
Location: Phoenix
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I know a lot of marketing (seo) and basic programming, I am google certified too.
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Old 11-28-2009, 08:28 AM
 
Location: Charlotte, North Carolina
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You cannot receive any certifications for SEO

With PPC (pay per click) you can become certified by Adwords (Google)

There are only 2-3 schools that actually offer Internet Marketing classes
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