I’m flattered anytime a prospective client hears or reads about me and wants to pay thousands of their hard-earned dollar bills for my services.
You’re the one doing the hiring here, and there are certainly expectations you should have for me.
That said, I’ve been doing this web design business thing for nearly a decade now and there is one lesson I’ve learned that I hold above all others:
Working with the wrong client will result in frustration and wasted time for both parties. It usually results in a website that does not meet my standards and will not serve the client’s needs as it should.
In my experience, ensuring that we are a good fit before we work together is the single most important thing we will do throughout the entire process. Aside from the aforementioned things you should expect from me, there are a few things I need from you.
First and foremost, I need someone who is willing to…
Have I mentioned that communication is everything? I guess I just did.
If you and I work together to create a website, we’ll be communicating via phone and email on a regular basis throughout the process. Web design is a collaborative process and on a typical project, I’ll spend almost as much time communicating with you as I will designing and building your website.
I’m not a perfect communicator and I don’t expect you to be. What I can promise is that I’ll be intentional about communicating with you. I’m committed to giving you honest, timely, thorough responses when you ask something of me.
Its vitally important that you’re committed to do the same.
Generally, I’ve found that effective communicators also tend to…
Every project involves some discovery and I am completely willing (and usually excited) to help you develop the ideas you have for a website. However, the more prep work you’ve done before contacting me, the better.
I don’t expect you to have it all figured out. I do expect you to have at least an approximate idea of what you need.
Generally, a well-prepared client would be able to confidently answer the following questions:
- What is the purpose of your website?
- Who is your typical visitor and how will your website serve them?
- Do you have a clearly defined content structure? In other words, do you know how many pages your website will have and how they will relate to one another?
- Is your content ready to be published?
- Do you plan on uploading your content or would you prefer for me to do that?
- Do you have any media (images, videos, etc.) that you would like to incorporate into your design and/or content?
If you don’t have the answers to all of these questions, that’s ok! However, I do hope that you give them some thought.
Far more often than not I find organized, well-prepared clients…
When I deliver your website it will be fast, secure, scalable, and mobile ready.
I take my craft seriously. My business is built 100% on word-of-mouth advertising. My reputation is everything to me and I will not allow your website to go out into the world without being a polished product we can both be proud of.
I hope that you have the same ambition.
Finally, I need you to…
If you’ve read a little about me, you might notice that I mention this message a lot. That’s because it’s really important to me.
I consider myself a family man first and foremost. My time with my wife and son is precious to me, and I’m very protective of it.
The way I look at this is very simple. During business hours, my time belongs to my clients. Outside of business hours, my time belongs to me unless I’ve agreed otherwise.
If you’re still with me then…
Let’s get to work.
If I haven’t scared you away yet and you think we could work well together, fill out the form below.