Jeff Boshers

Jeff Boshers is a freelance web designer from Tennessee. He enjoys discussing classic design principles, css, printing techniques, and client management among other things. You can find him on twitter @boundbystars and see his work. He is currently doing a 52 week project called 52 luchadors.

Client Tactics: Freelance Contract Basics Part 3

Posted in Freebies4 years ago • Written by 5 Comments

As said in part one of this article, contracts are one of the most vital and misunderstood tools of the freelancers arsenal.  In part two of this article we looked at schedules, and I asked if the awesome readers of 1WD would like to see a downloadable sample contract and you all responded.So here in the sixth installment of the Client Tactics Series, I will explain this sample contract and how to customize it.

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Client Tactics: Freelance Contract Basics Part 2

Posted in Freelance, Tips, Web Design4 years ago • Written by 18 Comments

As said in part one of this article, contracts are one of the most vital and misunderstood tools of the freelancers arsenal. Here in the fifth installment of the Client Tactics Series, we will look at schedules in contracts between a freelancer and his clients.

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Client Tactics: Freelance Contract Basics-Part 1

Posted in Freelance, Tips, Web Design4 years ago • Written by 13 Comments

In the discussion for one of my other articles here on 1WD, someone asked about contracts and I thought this would be a good time to discuss them. So What’s the easiest way to get burned by a client? Not having a contract. Contracts are one of the most vital and misunderstood tools of the freelancers arsenal. Here in the fourth installment of the Client Tactics Series, we will look at contracts between a freelancer and his clients.

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Client Tactics: Maintaining Existing Clients

Posted in Freelance, Tips, Web Design4 years ago • Written by 9 Comments

As designers and developers our clients are our business, so a key part of being successful is cultivating a healthy relationship with them. We are usually so caught up with the “project-in-project-out” mentality, we forget that one of our greatest assets as freelancers is a reoccurring client. In this 3rd article of Client Tactics series, we will discuss the reasons for managing existing clients. We will also see how to manage them effectively.

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Client Tactics: How to Spot a Deadbeat Client

Posted in Freelance, Tips, Web Design4 years ago • Written by 56 Comments

Imagine if  freelancers have x-ray vision or suppose Apple approves a gadget that makes x-ray vision possible, (iVision). If this is possible then freelancers will not have any problem in discerning a potentially great client from a deadbeat one. Sadly freelancers don’t have x-ray vision but, learning how to identify a deadbeat client the old-fashioned way is an invaluable tool. So first things, first.

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Client Tactics: Making an Impression on a Client

Posted in Freelance, Web Design4 years ago • Written by 7 Comments

As designers we have our skills honed; a gorgeous portfolio, well designed business cards, and a vicious social media presence.

So what’s missing? Here we will be discussing the preparation for impressing a client. Impressing a client is crucial not only for initial business, but also for repeat business. Impressed clients will brag about their new projects and recommend you to their like minded colleagues.  One happily impressed client could easily spread your talents around to ten or more people.

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