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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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 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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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.

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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.

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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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.

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. We need to help clients understand the important stuff – accessibility being one of them. Guiding your client towards accessibility is only one step in the process. Engaged Clients Can Make a Difference.

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.

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?”

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.

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. Provide clients with the minimum they need to know in order to spark a deeper conversation later on. In this case, you might ask what the client’s expectations for shipping are. This is where client training plays a big role.

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.

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.

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. That’s why, if you’re a professional photographer who wants to build a good reputation, you’ll need the best photographer insurance to protect your client and your business interests. Attract new clients. A stable brand usually gets the most clients.

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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. If you’re around long enough, you’ll undoubtedly see clients come and go. Depending on the specific client and the revenue they produce, losing them will either make you stress out or jump for joy.

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 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. It will always cost you more to maintain a bad client than it’s worth. Your ultimate goal as a designer is to find clients who will trust you.

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. Believe it or not, there is a way to nip most design by committee in the bud, and we’re going to explore how you as the designer can tap into this rarely used power and use it to your advantage when working with clients. Why are your ideas automatically superior to your client’s?

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. From the client’s perspective, they are focused on survival in a very uncertain time. Let your client know the full scope of what’s involved. Remind clients of the benefits of taking baby steps.

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. In that tradition, the following are some key areas where we can proactively fill in those knowledge gaps for our clients and some tips for doing so. However, clients have tended to show varying degrees of interest. Quite often, our clients are busy.

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. We design pretty and functional things; clients make them slightly less pretty and functional. One of the best ways to prevent a client from accidentally changing a key setting is to take away their means to do so.

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. Here's a handful of 'please dos' and 'absolutely don'ts' to jump-start the revival and get your clients back on track to briefing like a boss. What are your clients really thinking

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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. You may ask, what is it that these clients are missing? But so often, clients don’t seem to see their websites as an ever-evolving product. Then it’s on to guiding clients through the design and build processes.

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.

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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. A company (if you can call it that) will send a letter that looks like an invoice, claiming the client’s domain name is about to expire. The only trouble is that your client has never heard of this company.

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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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 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. How to get clients largely depends on how you view this challenge—is it actually an opportunity, or are you already giving up? How to Get Clients During COVID-19: Collaborate, Offer Free Advice, and Give Discounts.

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.

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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On being Ditched by your Logo Design Client

The Logo Smith

The post On being Ditched by your Logo Design Client appeared first on The Logo Smith All Content © 2020 The Logo Smith.™ |. Being ditched by your client isn’t a subject not many of us logo and graphic designers would care to talk about, but it happens, and it happens a lot. I also know being ditched by a client has happened to those amazing designers who you probably feel incapable of doing any wrong; but you’d be wrong on that.

How to Hold a Virtual Event to Attract New Clients During COVID-19

Just Creative

Read on to learn how to host an amazing virtual event that will attract new clients and drive conversions during COVID-19 and beyond. Naturally, the topic should relate to the nature of your business and the types of clients you’re looking to attract.

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How to keep your clients (and yourself) happy

Creative Review

What do you do when a client’s being difficult? The post How to keep your clients (and yourself) happy appeared first on Creative Review Is it always worth arguing for your idea?

Client Testimonial for Abacus Insurance: Intelligently Delivered

The Logo Smith

The post Client Testimonial for Abacus Insurance: Intelligently Delivered appeared first on The Logo Smith. Client Testimonial for Abacus Insurance: Intelligently Delivered – Logo, Brand Identity Design & Company Tag-line Client Testimonial for Abacus Insurance: “We approached The Logo Smith to design us a new logo and brand identity, at a pivotal time for our company.

Client Testimonial Damien Hottelier – Avocat Logo Design

The Logo Smith

The post Client Testimonial Damien Hottelier – Avocat Logo Design appeared first on The Logo Smith. Client Testimonial Damien Hottelier – Avocat Logo Design “Client Testimonial Damien Hottelier: I must say Graham, that your logo helped me a lot. This is a logo for me — it’s a monogram. Although I am now a partner, it became part of my very own identity. I also filed it as a trademark — the […].

Handling Ethical Disagreements With Your Design Clients

Speckyboy Design Magazine

Sometimes, you may get a client who wants you to do something that you’re just not comfortable with. We all want to please our clients, but how do you please a client who, say, really wants you to directly copy another company’s logo design or sales copy? Luckily, there is a reliable process many freelancers can use to stop these types of clients from getting out of control, and often prevent ethical issues from coming up in the first place.

LinkedIn Video Marketing: Your Secret Weapon For Getting More Clients

Just Creative

Here are some valuable considerations for creating a LinkedIn video marketing strategy that attracts more clients – including the LinkedIn Live beta. This article has been contributed by Wendy Dessler. Video marketing has revolutionized how businesses connect with their customers.

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What Do Design Clients Mean When They Say “Make It Pop”?

Creative Market

The phrase seems to be a favorite of design clients since it's the easiest way to ask a designer to make something stand out. But sometimes it can be hard to decipher what the client actually means by this. In this article, four professional graphic designers share their thoughts on what a client means when they say "Make it pop" , and what to do when you're at the mercy of this all too common request. Design vs. Client Jargon.

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