Coming into the world of starting your own web design business from almost any other career path is a real shock to the system. Take a percentage of how much you think you know about starting a business and divide by twenty to get a more accurate number.

It’s long term, it’s difficult and it can be really difficult to get off the ground. So why do so many people want to do it? Mostly, people are drawn to the idea of being their own boss, making lots of money and doing a relatively small amount of work. While this is most definitely an achievable goal, the overwhelming majority of people will give up before they ever get that far.

Eighty percent of new businesses fail within the first year. If that scares you into thinking that maybe you shouldn’t start a business after all, then you need to listen to that gut feeling and not do it. It takes someone with raw drive and determination to succeed on this path, someone who is willing to read those statistics and know that they will make up the other twenty percent. The ones who succeed.