Posts Tagged ‘clients’

Why you should never present more than one mockup to a client

Thursday, May 20th, 2010

You should have final decision based on your expertise. If you show a client two mockups and one has navigation down the left and one along the top and ask “which is your favourite?” you’re degrading your expertise. You should know what the best option is and be able to back up your design decisions.

From Lee MunroeWhy you should never present more than one mockup to a client

Hear, Hear!

Is John The Client Dense or Are You Failing Him?

Friday, February 19th, 2010

Before giving John his quote, you ask a little more about the project. After chatting for a few minutes, you ask him about his budget. A fair question, you think. After all, you could approach the project in so many ways. Without knowing the budget, knowing where to begin is impossible. In your mind, building a website is like building a house. Without knowing the budget, you can’t possibly know how many rooms the client can afford or what materials you should use to build.

John, on the other hand, is instantly suspicious. Why would you want to know about his budget? The only reason he can think of is that you want to make sure you don’t charge him less than what he is willing to give. Besides, he doesn’t really know his budget. How the heck is he supposed to know how much a website costs?

Read the rest of this really good article: Is John The Client Dense or Are You Failing Him?

Finally an article that’s not about lists and crap other sites have already discussed! Great article for both the new freelancer and the old. Speak English to your clients! They don’t give a crap about accessibility or web standards. Just give them the site they need.

Getting to No

Tuesday, October 20th, 2009

Such a great read on picking your clients… even in this economy.

Determining which prospects you want to work with is often considered a luxury. Don’t think of it that way. Even if the economy is in the tank and you absolutely need the gig, you should be very critical of the prospects you’re considering working with. These are the people who will become part of your immediate and potentially long-term future, and you want to make sure you don’t spend that time drinking schnapps to get through the day or grinding your teeth at night.

Remember: the prospect you’re considering is the client you’ll have.

Check out the full article: Getting to No