Fiona, my pleasure to do your survey. I hope you get lots of responses, and a clear direction for your positioning.
But if you don’t mind my saying so, I doubt you will ever be “yet another web designer”… your sense of humour, generous spirit and fabulous personality would preclude that from ever happening, I reckon.
I appreciate the input, only having 4-5 questions has helped me get a fair few responses. And some great insight into how people see ‘web site designers’ and the role they play in other peoples’ businesses.
I would love to get any more feedback that other FlyingSolo members can share.
I wish you luck. I find that many designers get work through word of mouth. People like the design they got for their website and then refer people on.
The good news is that just about every business needs a website, and some are looking to re-jig their websites for web 2.0.
I am sure that you will get a lot of work after Christmas when people take a look at their websites in the light of a new year and decide changes must be made.