2016Utilise my skills to build websites for friends and family, and simply to practice. Doing this, I will be able to build a portfolio of past projects and therefore showcase my skillset. By the end of 2016, I would like to have built at least five websites that could realistically be found in production environments.
2017Work as a formal employee of a company, in an apprenticeship, or as a designer and developer from home. Being able to earn money rather than enter debt with a loan for university will mean that I won't find myself paying money monthly for several years, and losing more to interest. If I was to become self-employed, I would use websites such as Careers 2.0, GitHub and Twitter to find work.
2018Having worked for around a year-and-a-half in web design and development, I would like to be earning around £18,000 p.a. or more. I feel this is easily achievable if I was to work for a business, but it could be harder being self-employed or free-lance.
2019Having more experience and having optimised my working environment, I would like to be generating a larger income by this point; perhaps ~£21,000.
2022Having dealt with a large number of clients over the years, I would like to have a significant portfolio of websites and web applications that I've built. My intention is to use this portfolio as evidence of my skills, helping me to find more clients. I may also be able to generate a stable, ongoing income by charging to host and manage previous customers' websites.
2025By this point, I would like to be working either as a designer and developer at an IT agency or alternatively from home. I would like to be working with a number of clients, and have built a series of websites acting as a portfolio.