[thelist] OT - do programmers/designers know *everything*?

Amy Johnson ajohnson at purplemountain.net
Tue Jul 23 18:32:01 CDT 2002

I'm a struggling web page developer (age 37).  I started this business as a way to stay at home with my young children ages 7 mos
and 3 yrs.  (past professions: computer programming, system administration, groundwater engineering).  I've been doing it for 1.5
years and think my main problem is lack of marketing skills and too many out-of-work computer folks trying to do the same thing.  I
am mainly living off my husband hoping this business will pick up by the time my kids are in school but I think I should team up
with some graphic artists, flash developers, etc and go for the gusto if I really want to make it work.  My philosophy is that I can
figure out anything a client needs with some time, some good books, and the web.  So I don't think it matters whether I have to look
at a book or not.  Who cares as long as I can create a product that is works well for the client?  This is a really fun career and I
hope it works but if not, then it's time to move on again.


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