Web Design and Hosting
First off, I'm eager to join this community and share the knowledge I have gained over the few meager years I've had with computers. :]
But I would like something of you first, if it's not too much to ask.
Backstory: A friend of mine and myself have been recently talking, and expressing our joy of designing websites. Many have noticed our talent in this area, and have expressed desire for us to build them websites, or at the least to expend and create a business off of it. We have decided to do so.
As I have little business experience in this area, I thought I'd consult with you all before making any moves.
Our target audience would be local businesses that are seeking to develop some sort of web presence. We will charge to begin with about 200 dollars per site(After a portfolio is built, we will begin to raise the price). We will handle all the technical stuff for them, from design to hosting. I have experience with both design, shared hosting, and running my own web server, and from all experiences, I elect for us to run our own web server, and will charge an extra fee per month for hosting. We seek to gain most profit from developing the websites, with hosting to sustain a steady income.
What is your feedback on my plans? Any suggestions? Tips or hints? Resources(linkage!)? If you'd like any more details on our idea, feel free to tell me what you need to know to assist.
Your help is much appreciated, thank you!