I'm a 20 year old web designer/developer without a degree and without experience in a web design job, rather Ive been working in Print Media for a year. My goal is to develop my own company featuring web apps I'm working on in all of my spare time so I have no interest in getting a degree. I'm taking on the risk of not having a degree in order to devote as much time to my craft - the design and developmemt of web apps.
So for the time being, I need to get a better paying job in a different area, and I'm willing to work below the industry standard pay for a web designer, I dont need much money, only a job I can enjoy doing and enough to support a meager lifestyle while I work on my software.
So the industry low for a web developer is about $33,000 - that's not hugely reliable, but it's the low end of "a study" which puts the range between $33K-$110K. $33K comes out to be a little more than $17 per hour assuming a 40 hour week.
In my area I can live on $2000 a month, so in my resume I could offer to take a wage as low as $13/hr.
Would this possibly help me secure a job assuming I have a good portfolio to go with my resume?