How to Gain the Trust of Your Web Design Clients

Speckyboy Design Magazine

Trust is the foundation of a good client/designer relationship. Just about every freelancer has a story about an untrustworthy client. Web designers have a part to play in terms of gaining the trust of clients as well. So, how do you gain the trust of a client?

The Grumpy Designer Wonders: Why Are Clients So Cheap?

Speckyboy Design Magazine

Yet, that’s what so many clients have come to expect. With that in mind, let’s take some time to discuss cheap clients and how they limit what a designer can reasonably accomplish. This inevitably leads to clients who want that one extra feature.


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A Client’s Role in Website Accessibility

Speckyboy Design Magazine

It also requires our clients to buy in as well. With that, we’ve put together this guide that is filled with ways clients can help in the process. Both designers and their clients tend to like shiny things – not that there’s anything wrong with that.

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30 Amusing Stories of Clients From Hell

Inspiration Feed

Everybody has at least one client horror story, especially if you’re a designer or developer. Dealing with imbecile clients who just don’t understand the hard work and time it takes to create a beautiful design takes guts.

What in the World is a Force Majeure?

Speaker: Michele Berdinis

This session will answer business law questions that people are asking most during the pandemic.

Helping Your Clients Master eCommerce

Speckyboy Design Magazine

Among the biggest challenges is finding out exactly what a client wants and needs. First, it’s all about showing clients the lay of the land. Let’s take a look at some ways to help clients make sense of eCommerce. This is where client training plays a big role.

Dealing With a Panicky Design Client

Speckyboy Design Magazine

Everyone has had the kind of clients that you wish you could punch – the scope creepers , the micromanagers, the non-payers. But there’s a certain kind of client in particular who is as much a danger to themselves as they are to you.

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How To Improve Your Photography Brand to Get More Clients

Just Creative

And there are many reasons why many of them are losing a steady client base. Not only will the client look at their portfolio, but also require that photographers have some form of guarantee for their work. Attract new clients. A stable brand usually gets the most clients.

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Finding Your Comfort Zone with Clients

Speckyboy Design Magazine

It also requires communicating with both current and prospective clients. But client relations? While I’m far from perfect, I have learned some valuable lessons about gaining comfort and confidence with clients. Meet Clients Where They Are.

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8 Ways Freelancers Can Stand Out & Win More Clients

Just Creative

8 Ways New Freelancers Can Stand Out From The Competition To Get More Clients. But, is this really the kind of client you wish to have? Going cheap is not the solution, especially when you are trying to get your business off the ground and gain respect from high-paying clients.

Why Web Design Client Referrals Aren’t a Slam-Dunk

Speckyboy Design Magazine

Booking new clients this way can allow you to forgo at least some of the costs involved with traditional marketing. Plus, there’s something to be said when an existing client goes out of their way to tell a friend about you.

Now More Than Ever: Why Communication is Essential For Your Business

Speaker: Danielle Hughes, Chief Personality Officer, More Than Words Marketing

In this presentation, you'll hear from Danielle Hughes, a copywriting and branding expert, on how you can use your personality to connect with your clients and stand out from the clutter. On how being vulnerable and real will create stronger connections and affinity, and how knowing your brand and your audience makes messaging easier for you and more relatable for them.

What Your Clients Need to Know About a Website Redesign

Speckyboy Design Magazine

Clients may not fully realize how much work goes into building a great website. Redesigns are among the toughest concepts for clients to grasp. Both clients and designers have to buy in. As is often the case, a designer’s ability to educate clients is key.

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Dealing With Sudden Client Designer Syndrome

Speckyboy Design Magazine

We’ve all been there: a client really, really wants to make a change to your design that, as a designer, you can immediately tell will result in disaster. What are your clients’ true desires , you ask? If they can’t, it’s probably time to find a new client.).

What to Do When a Web Design Client Leaves

Speckyboy Design Magazine

Have you ever noticed that most freelance web design advice is related to gaining new clients? Instead of rehashing all the old strategies for increasing business, let’s talk about what happens when a client heads out the door.

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How to Help Your Clients with Website Content Strategy

Speckyboy Design Magazine

First, clients are generally not content creators. Here are a few ways you can help your clients with their website content strategy. Search out the key selling points and discuss them with your client. The goal is to help your client to narrow their focus.

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How to Improve Your Communication With Clients

Speckyboy Design Magazine

When you drown your clients in information they don’t need to know, they’ll usually have a similar reaction. When a potential client asks about what kind of design services you offer, do you tell them something to the effect of “oh, a little bit of everything?”

Your Web Design Business Has Grown: How Do You Manage Legacy Clients?

Speckyboy Design Magazine

One thing you may not expect with that growth is the continued pull of your legacy clients. These longtime clients may still expect things to work the way they always have, even if it doesn’t fit with your current business model. Determine a Client’s Place in Your Business.

Jumping Through Hoops for Prospective Web Design Clients

Speckyboy Design Magazine

Booking new clients for your web design business is challenging. Once in a while you’ll run into a prospective client who plays the part of the sly host. You’re trying to land a new client but have to endure the third-degree.

The Types of Freelance Design Clients You Should Avoid

Speckyboy Design Magazine

Maybe your teachers warned you to be as discerning as possible when taking on new clients (or maybe they told you the opposite, but you knew it was BS), but reality is often a rude awakening from what you expected when you first started working. A bad client is bad news , period.

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My Client Made Me Do It: True Tales from the Grumpy Designer

Speckyboy Design Magazine

But let’s not dismiss the role clients play in this chaos. More often, a questionable decision comes down to an opinionated client. Today, we’re going to celebrate (or roast) the features that we implement in order to keep clients happy. The Price of Keeping Clients Happy.

How to Present your Logo Designs to Clients – Top Tips & Tools

Just Creative

It’s presenting your work to clients. So, they convey their reasoning and vision to clients – while beginners simply send an image. A good presentation allows you to: Sell your logo designs to prospective clients. The client hasn’t seen any of your logos yet.

Examining the Evolution of the Typical Web Design Client

Speckyboy Design Magazine

But, what about our clients? It’s fair to wonder how the typical web design client has evolved over the same time period. As someone who has been a freelancer since the late 1990s, I’ve witnessed a lot of change in client attitudes, knowledge and expectations.

Dealing With Overly Opinionated Design Clients

Speckyboy Design Magazine

Of course, the equivalent of a shoemaker in the design world are the overly opinionated clients, that insists on bringing in a team of non-designers to muck up your smooth workflow. The solution involves bringing the client back to a familiar pain point: money.

Helping Clients Rapidly Adopt New Business Models

Speckyboy Design Magazine

Clients are expecting to make big changes in a very short amount time. Advise Clients to Start Small. If a client approaches you with a big idea that will fundamentally change their business, it’s likely to have just as big of an impact on their website.

How to reset your client relationship

Creative Boom

When a relationship with a client has lasted years, it's tempting to settle into what seem like comfortable patterns. Has your client has started asking you to work at weekends? Call or email your client, and tell them you'd like to conduct an annual review.

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Building Client-Proof WordPress Websites

Speckyboy Design Magazine

Handing off a new WordPress website to a client offers a great feeling of satisfaction. But, if your client is responsible for managing content themselves, those pixels may no longer be so perfect after a while. You may not be able to stop a determined client at every turn.

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Brief encounters: How to change your clients' briefing habits and nail their objectives

Creative Boom

Following on from his article on developing a fairer, more productive pitching process , Mark Davis, co-founder and creative director of property branding agency me&dave , offers insights and tips on the art of getting your clients to write better creative briefs.

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Areas to Be Proactive with Your Web Design Clients

Speckyboy Design Magazine

Part of our relationship with clients also involves sharing knowledge and gently prodding them to move in the right direction. Because the web is constantly changing, designers are often an invaluable resource for clients. It’s something clients need to know about.

7 Ways Freelancers Can Separate Themselves From Their Competition And Win Clients

Just Creative

Your website is the perfect place to display them for prospective clients. For brand strategists, a website is the perfect way to claim ownership of strategies you have developed to increase brand awareness for your clients. Set Up Weekly or Bi-Weekly Calls With Clients.

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The Most Important Thing Your Clients Should Know About Their Website

Speckyboy Design Magazine

When a client hires you to design and build a website, they’re making an investment in their organization. Some clients will nickel and dime their way through a project, not wanting to spend the funds required to accomplish their goals. Clients will need to understand that reality.

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TerDawn DeBoe: My Son, My Client

Graphic Design USA

Graphic designer TerDawn Boe executed a project for her son and re-learned some valuable lessons. Blog GDUSA GDUSA Blog GDUSA People Graphic Design News Graphic Design USA TerDawn Boe

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4 Design Business Mistakes Keeping you from Dream Clients & Consistent Income

Just Creative

You might look back at your last few projects and see that the clients weren’t the type you want to be working with. Or you might not have any past clients to look back on and feel like you’ll never see consistent income. Marketing yourself and getting clients in the door is tough.

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Things That Will Scare Your Web Design Clients

Speckyboy Design Magazine

Dealing with concerned clients can be a challenge for numerous reasons. In some ways, it’s even worse for our clients. With that in mind, here are a few items that tend to put even cool clients into panic mode. The only trouble is that your client has never heard of this company.

Waking Up the Taste Buds of Your Design Clients

Speckyboy Design Magazine

If you can connect with your clients and wake up their “taste buds,” so to speak, with new, seemingly opposing forces and combinations, you’ll be able to carve a valuable niche for yourself that will last for your entire career. Top design clients are the same way.

How to Find Design Clients During a Lockdown

Creative Market

One of the biggest concerns for designers is how to find clients during this time of worldwide lockdowns. Though this pandemic and lockdown are unprecedented challenges for graphic designers, it’s still possible to find good clients during this hardship. Client Welcome Packet Template.

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Create All the Logo Files Your Client Needs in Under 5 Minutes

Spoon Graphics

It’s a brilliant Adobe Illustrator Extension that automatically generates every file format, color scheme, and logo configuration your client could ever ask you for. The post Create All the Logo Files Your Client Needs in Under 5 Minutes appeared first on Spoon Graphics.

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Client Website Feedback with Context? Yes, Please. Sponsored

Speckyboy Design Magazine

Comments from both clients and team members often lose something in translation – making it hard to take meaningful action. Clients, project managers, marketers and more. BugHerd offers a simple point-and-click UI, so even your most technically-challenged clients can use it.

5 Things to Tell Your Clients About WordPress Security

Speckyboy Design Magazine

In this case, it means being proactive when it comes to teaching clients about security best practices. With that, let’s review five things your clients need to know about WordPress security. Not to mention that this trains clients to think before they click.

6 Tips for Reducing Client Loss on Your Portfolio Website


But on the other hand, very few of us get any kind of meaningful new business from our portfolios (most report “ word of mouth ” as the #1 way to get new clients ). Today, I’d like to share some of my best advice to help you avoid losing clients who visit your portfolio site.

How can designers be truly sustainable (and truly persuasive with clients)?

Creative Boom

How open do you think most clients are to going with more sustainable, but potentially more costly design and packaging solutions? I think most clients are keen to appear sustainable, but perhaps not all clients realise what this means in practice. rCrush paper label mockup.

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What Web Designers and Their Clients Need to Know About SEO

Speckyboy Design Magazine

It’s something that I’ll begrudgingly discuss with clients, but only when I have to. Both web designers and their clients need to have an understanding of how SEO works. Above all, SEO is something that both designers and clients need to stick with for the long haul.

Why Your Existing Clients Are Important for Success

Purple Rose Graphics

I see ads all the time about the best ways to get new clients. I’ll be super honest a stream of new leads and new clients are important for any business, but let’s not forget about our existing ones! Here’s why your existing clients are important for success and two things you can do to support them! What they meant by this is that as much fun as it is to have new clients, your past clients are more likely to become repeat buyers.