How To Get Design Projects To Finish On Time

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You may think that this article is about completing a project within a client's deadline. But it's not. This is about how to make sure clients don't stall their own project. How can this be? The client wants everything to be done as soon as possible, surely? Well, no. Not if … [Read more...]

Don’t Be A Web Designer

Don't Be A Web Designer

I write a lot about my web design business on this blog. I have also two successful products called Running A Web Design Business, an e-book and a video course. But I always say that you shouldn't provide only a web design service. This is because, since I started the … [Read more...]

Ideas into Pixels: Designing Websites For Clients

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As web designers, we are regularly engaged in one of the most challenging practices: transforming ideas into pixels. The process starts with a conversation and ends up with a website but, how do we get there? Is it always via the same route? How can we avoid some of the … [Read more...]

Justify Your Web Design Work To Your Clients

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One of the biggest mistakes we as web designers can make is thinking that our creative work will sell itself. It’s an easy mistake to make. After all, when a client chooses me out of all of the other web designers around, I feel like they made the choice because they implicitly … [Read more...]

How To Increase Your Web Design Prices

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Web designers are, generally, afraid to raise their prices. However, a good web designer will develop a website for a client that, if regularly updated, will be a powerful marketing tool for years to come. And, that’s worth money. The client billing life-cycle Usually, … [Read more...]

How To Be A Great Web Designer With Paul Jarvis

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I was absolutely sure that this Design and Marketing Podcast interview with Paul Jarvis was going to be excellent. And, I was right – don't you just love it when a plan comes together? http://youtu.be/B1EqcGHbFkU I knew that Paul was great in interviews because I'd heard … [Read more...]

How To Deal With Nightmare Clients

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Wait ... did someone say nightmare clients? Well, they do exist. To some they're known as "late payers", others refer to them as "time wasters", I like to call them "ex-clients". But here's our definition of a nightmare client: a client who either wastes time or money … [Read more...]

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