DIY website builders are on the rise, with their global market sales going from $1 billion in 2012 to $1.5 billion in 2017.
SMBs and larger companies have a tendency to hire in-house web designers, with around 29% of Western European companies opting for in-house staff. Web developer jobs in the United States will have risen to almost 230,000 by 2032.
What does that mean for independent developers who want to start a web design business? Well, while it might seem like the future is disheartening, you shouldn’t get intimidated by these numbers.
The web design industry is one of the biggest markets around. According to the Domain Name Industry Brief, there were 359.3 million domain name registrations in Q3 2023 alone, and all of these websites need a design.
Despite being around for decades, web design is still among the fastest-growing tech skills in the world, with HTML/CSS and Flutter being the forerunners.
It’s true that you face fierce competition from other design agencies and DIY builders. But, the need for web development services is ever-growing, and so will your business if you make the right moves, starting with your name.