90% of web designers need to engage their clients with ongoing communication and collaboration. Effective communication is key to delivering for your design clients and maintaining your relationship with them. Without the right communication process and tools, it can eat into the time you need to get their project done as well as lead to […]
Clients expect you to be the expert in all things technical. Clients are happy to pay you to make their life easier. Does that mean you should provide web hosting as an optional extra to go along with your website designs? Maybe, maybe not.
As a web designer, you have a creative mind, meaning you’re able to think outside the box and see things creatively that the average person wouldn’t see. In that same token, you’re also very tech-savvy and are able to understand and process the workings of the digital world. You put those things together, and you […]
Editor’s Note: This post was written by Egle Karalyte, strategist and designpreneur. Together with her team, Egle is creating a design briefing tool for designers – My Visual Brief, with a mission to help designers communicate more effectively with their clients. She has also founded a strategic design agency InfinVision in Paris, France and has been […]
That’s because they don’t understand how building healthy long-term business relationships fits into their marketing plan. In the eyes of some freelance designers, a contact is either an immediate prospect or they are not worth pursuing. Often, this means they miss a lot of business opportunities.
In this post, I’ll discuss the importance of building relationships and what it can mean for a freelance designer. I’ll explain why long-term relationships are important and also provide you with five tips for meeting and building business relationships. If you like this post, you may also enjoy reading Why Online Friends are Important to Freelancers.