One of the biggest mistakes people make, is trying to develop skills in areas that they suck in. For example, you maybe good at writing HTML and CSS code, yet you still have a terrible time at making your pages look good.
… Let’s face it, some people just don’t have that artistic/designers eye.
Play to your Strengths
A long time ago, in a sport far, far away … I once had a coach who one day pulled me aside and said:
“Stef, you’re good at playing to the outside and you can move, but your inside game is really pathetic. So, stop trying to play inside and concentrate on what you’re good at!”
My coach’s advice is to be heeded by all and applies to all professions … web design/programming is no exception.
The key to success is to figure out WHAT YOU’RE GOOD AT (design, code, structure, programming …) and then develop those skills to the point where you’re so good, that a shine will begin to radiate off you, and in time, your brilliance will cause people to have to look away … and (more importantly) pay you more money for your work!!
Final comment: yes I know this is a really short post … but sometimes that’s all you need to make a point.