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    My Redundant Site

    Hi, Iíd like your views / advice / ideas pleaseÖ
    For about the past year I have been designing, building, establishing a (small and simple) website for the web design business I was trying to create, it was like my little pet project while out of work. I have just been given a job as a graphic/ web designer and my new boss does not allow his employees to do any freelance work, although I am disappointed by this, it is a view I understand and accept.
    I am now wondering what to do with my site, it doesnít bring in any work at present, so I could just forget about it, but it seems a shame to just let it die.

    My initial ideas are:
    • Put a note on the home page, telling people it isnít open for business, then keep the site, maybe the PR will continue to grow, Ďtill such time I decide to launch my own business.

    • 301 redirect it to my personal portfolio site. Not sure if it is right to redirect one site to a different one, nor the long-term benefit of doing so.

    • Sell the site. Is it worth anything to anybody else?

    • Convert the site into something less threatening to my employer.


    Discuss...

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    Option 1 sounds good. Is your new job at a design agency?



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    Turn it into a content site and make money off it.
    You could turn it into a blog about what it's like where you work. Or you could do something else...

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    Why don't you just freelance under another name?

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    Use the site to develop new code, ideas, testing, learning etc so that you have somewhere online and private to make mistakes and learn from it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zsasz24
    Option 1 sounds good. Is your new job at a design agency?
    Itís a marketing agency, but design is a major part of what we do.

    Quote Originally Posted by bo5ton
    Turn it into a content site and make money off it.
    You could turn it into a blog about what it's like where you work. Or you could do something else...
    I donít think that would be a huge success and I'm not much of a blogger. I canít think of anything else that would fit with the domain dreadodesign.com.

    Quote Originally Posted by Talkfreelance
    Why don't you just freelance under another name?


    Quote Originally Posted by spikeZ
    Use the site to develop new code, ideas, testing, learning etc so that you have somewhere online and private to make mistakes and learn from it.
    Yeah, that has been one of its purposes anyway, along with all my other sites, but I like the sites to have a function, so I have something to aim for.

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    By freelancing I would think that would apply to you getting paid jobs elsewhere to do on your own. This I could perhaps understand. I would think keeping you from working on your own projects that make you money "not paid designing" would be slightly illegal.


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