For a startup organization as well as for an established web designing company, the most important thing is to attract new clients and get your work noticed by people who are possible prospects for you.
Many people prefer to outsource their design work through online websites and hence such websites have become an important source of income for web designers. But converting those prospects into customers is a challenge for most of the website designers. These tips can help you stand out from your competitors.
Work On Your Portfolio
You must learn to show what web design skills you have in your kitty. However talented you are; you talents and skills might get unnoticed if not presented correctly to the audience. Create an online portfolio which includes all the designing specialties you can offer to your customers.
Pre Define All Your Terms and Conditions
Before starting to work with any new client, be straight and specific about all your company terms and conditions. Do not agree for any term which you will not be able to fulfill later. It’s better not to start then leaving the work undone because of professional grudges. Your public dealing attitude counts a lot for attracting more projects in future. Before starting any project go through the following the checklist.
- Make sure the customer checks your portfolio.
- Let them know your charges and ask them for their budget for the project.
- Decide on the timeline. Make sure you will be able to manage the work on time with your current ongoing projects.
- Decide on team requirement. You need to have enough team strength to allot and distribute the workload of the new project effectively.
- Divide the projects into a milestone. Make the payment terms clear on completion of each milestone.
Have a Plan
Before starting with any project, it is important to define the idea and logic for the design. It is important to study the subject and check out the features built in the past so that you can get an idea to create a better version for the same subject. The most effective way is to have a sketch designed before developing it on the web. Make use of software like Photoshop that helps you create images before developing your design. Get approval for your designs from your clients, making changes to images is easy and gives your client a better picture of where your ideas surround.
One way to deal while working on the project is to discuss the requirements in words and start developing the project. This might lead you to complete misconception of requirements and you may end up disappointing your customer. While the smart way to deal with the development of the project is creating sample structures for the requirement which you had discussed with your client. Create images for the discussed features and get it approved by your customer. Preferably create 3-4 designs, so that you can give them better options and clear understanding of the project outcome.
Organizing yourself a bit, smart work, dedication and efficient work are sure keys to win more clients and grow your business.