Emmanuel Stone's [eman at eircom.net] 20 lines of dribble included:
:>Just a note from a teenager looking for money who can just about spell
:>(bad at punctuation though).
:>Myself and a friend have decided to do webdesigny stuff for the summer
:>(it seems to be the only thing teenagers get taken semily seriously at
:>in terms of work) and we are doing so mostly under linux (that is true,
:>not just a desperate attempt to make this on topic).
:>We have a fundamental problem of having no money for advertising and no
:>reputation because of a lack of jobs to date. We are good (have proof).
:>We need someone to take a plunge a trust us and be surprised.
:>I'm hoping one of you might know if such a gullible fool exists.
Having beein in your position less than a year ago what I would advise you to
do is hunt for business around your local area (if you're in dublin that's a
lot harder). Do a sample portfolio of a site, show businesses you can do the
work and then approach them in a professional manner explaining why they
should be on the web.
Other gullible fools include relations, friends relations, parents friends
If you approach a web dev company and also ask to do freelance work for them
you might be in for a surprise. Many companies are flat out at the moment and
looking for talent. If you're good enough you'll be hired and you should earn
enough to start something yourself.
Philip Reynolds | Errors have occurred..
Redbrick Systems Administrator | We won't tell you where or why.
phil at redbrick.dcu.ie | Lazy Programmers.
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