I’m pretty new to this and I am not sure where to start. But here goes. I am a freelance web developer, photographer and graphic designer based in Cape Town South Africa. My company, Lost, Balloon Design, has been running for about 8 years. At the moment its a one woman show where I develop high quality, responsive websites for companies that can’t afford the heavy fee that comes with having functioning website. I also do logos, pamphlets and posters for companies as well as help people get there social media up and running.
How Lost Balloon Design runs is as followed:
The client contacts me with their idea and their budget. I then try my best to accommodate them at the price they can afford specially seeing as most of the companies that get in touch with me are small start ups that don’t make a ton of money just yet. Thus far I have been able to keep doing this seeing as I have a full time job that keeps me and my family afloat but I would like to expand my company and take it full time but in doing this I need to get a few things which means I need to up my prices. Which I don’t want to do because it means that people I have been helping won’t be able to afford it anymore.
I am currently in the process of training a few freelance designers and developers and they will be joining Lost Balloon Design in the near future because I am getting a ton of small clients in that need work done but finding the time is hard specially when I also still have a household to run.
I am asking you kind people to please help me reach my goal to ensure I can get the correct hardware and software to take Lost Balloon Designs to the next level and in the process still keep my prices as low as possible. the money will be going towards Laptops, cameras, programs and printers to ensure Lost Balloon Design can be a one stop shop for all companies, specially the companies that don’t have the funds to spend a ton of money on a website or artwork.