How nice would it be to see your web design client return to you.
How nice would it be to hear your web design client say wonderful things about you.
It would be very nice, I can only agree with you…but I am sure you’re not doing your best to make it happen.
What do I suggest?
I suggest you to do more than what you would normally do.
What is it?
Well, as the title of this article says – Marry Your Client.
What happens then? Keep on reading!
I still cannot believe how many freelance web designers take so much for granted.
Even something as important as first impression.
No, I’m not referring to looking good and impressing people when you go out.
First impression is when you interact with a potential client for the first time.
So many of you do not stress enough about it.
But you should.
You really should even wet your pants if that is what it takes.
Today I will give you another easily actionable step to get your gold client.Read More
How to Manage Clients Effectively? I already missed a deadline! Are these few of the usual sentences in your daily life? You know what? At least you should be happy that you are loaded with clients. Facing the situation positively you know. But, you should be aware of the fact that with multiple deadlines being missed, the load of these clients will soon vanish. Nobody wants to stick around with a star designer who cannot stick to pre-decided dates. So, either you take heed of this fact right away or be prepared to lose it all.Read More
There are lots of web design resources out there and learning all the skills you need is not a problem anymore – everybody can do it. But some of us (or better said, most of us) encounter the same logistical problems now and then during our freelance careers. Being able to create high quality websites is not enough anymore. Freelancing is a total challenge as you also need to be able to manage yourself, your work and your problems.
Even if most people consider the motivational articles a waste of time, they actually offer solutions to problems more important than color theory, typography or web usability. The inner problems can stop freelancers from finding the right balance between work and personal life and, at some point in time, can even force them to retire or change careers.Read More
While the internet becomes more and more accessible to everyone, some freelancers rarely use these new technologies to improve their marketing or client relations. These incredible technologies allow us to communicate easier with people from all over the world and to even optimize the communication with someone who is living close to us. Throughout my short career I have learned that communicating with a client is crucial, because his directions might help you too. Moreover, if the product is not heading in the direction the client wants, communicating with him is going to make the product better and, let’s be honest, this is what every freelancer is rated on – the quality of the projects they deliver.Read More
When starting as a designer, you might encounter some issues along the way, especially in the relationships you develop with your clients. This happens mainly because the clients quite often have the wrong idea of what we actually do and think that “anybody can design a website”. In their opinion it is as easy as opening Photoshop and drawing something, then writing three lines of code and there you go, you have developed a website.
We all know the reality of is totally different, but until we explain this to our clients, they will not start understanding us and will not value our work any more than they currently do.Read More
Clients always have a lot of questions, don’t they? They ask a lot of questions because they just don’t know how things work on this “Internet thing”. They just want their pretty site online and with Comics Sans, please.
So, guess who will have to tell them the bad news, and teach them the basics? Yeah, I’m looking at you.
We, at 1stwebdesigner, are nice guys so we’ll help you with a few common things that clients don’t understand, but they really need to, because when they do, everything will be much easier and more pleasant to do.
So, let’s rock.Read More
Psychological approach is also an effective strategy being used in business. Learning how to read the clients’ personality can give you advantage. This way, you will know how and in what way to approach them with your marketing strategies. You will be able to handle and build a good professional relationship with your clients.Read More
At various point of running our businesses as designers we need to find ways of attracting new clients. This could be because we’re having a dry period, recently after we’ve started up the business, – or because we have spare time due to loosing current projects. The reasons for needing new clients can be many and the ways to get more of them are numerous.
In this article we’ll give you some simple ideas on what you can do. There are tips here for both freelancers and business owners.Read More