"Get Graphic Design Clients: Pro-tips for Landing, Impressing & Keeping the Good Ones" by Wes McDowell
2013 | EPUB | 73 pages | ASIN: B00D9RNHNS | English | 0.1 MB
Learn the secrets to finding and ATTRACTING the kind of graphic design clients that will pay your bills and let you do what you do best.
In this book, I will show you how its done. I started out (as all freelance designers do,) with big dreams, and no money coming in. I slowly learned how to attract and keep clients the hard way, but this book will make things easier for you. Most of your competition won’t have the benefit of reading this book, giving you a serious advantage.
There is a lot involved with attracting, screening, working with and ultimately impressing the hell out of clients.
It can be overwhelming at times, and certainly confusing. But in this book, I will share my methods for finding clients, my workflows that I use throughout the process, and my secrets for keeping them coming back for more once the project is complete. In short, this book will take out a lot of the guesswork involved, freeing you up to do what you do best - design.In this book, you will learn how to:
Find QUALITY clients, (the kind that pay the bills)
A lot of graphic design freelancers waste a lot of time looking for clients in all the wrong places, but I will show you where I (and others) have had great success in finding good, solid clients that can turn into long-term business.
Identify and weed out problem clients that will waste your time
While it may sound counter-intuitive to actually turn away business, trust me, you don’t want to learn this lesson the hard way. I will introduce you to the different types of clients that you will want to avoid like the plague. These clients can eat up all of your time, sending you through round after round of revisions, and then skip out on the bill. If you can spot these types in the initial consultation, you can avoid a lot of headaches.
Find your perfect hourly rate
Every new designer stresses over what to charge. In this book, I show you a simple formula that you can use to uncover your hourly rate. Its easier than you think, so stop agonizing!This book will also show you :
How to win over potential clients with a well-written proposal
How to easily write proposals and contracts in minutes
Why you absolutely need to get deposits before beginning any work
Secrets to bulletproof presentations that can actually minimize revisions
How to survive (and expedite) the revision process
Invoicing tips that will get you paid faster
How to keep the clients you get