Posts Tagged ‘Business of Web Design’

Judging a Person’s Character

Friday, September 12th, 2008

In this session of the Business of Web Design, I teach you a few tricks that you can use to get an glimpse into the character of people you deal with.

This may seem like a strange thing to talk about in a business course, but it is actually very important because who you deal with, will have a huge impact on the success or failure of your web design business.

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Getting Paid for your Web Design Work

Tuesday, September 9th, 2008

Getting paid is a huge part of a web design business … actually any business!

In this podcast, I go over a bunch of details about how to collect from and bill clients.

… And a bunch of other stuff too.

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Managing Lazy Clients

Thursday, August 21st, 2008

In this session I introduce you to the ‘lazy client’ and then I get into how to manage them.

… Just in case your wondering why you should care, lazy clients can turn into a big pain in the butt and can cost you time and money. Not cool.

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The Web Design Contract

Wednesday, August 20th, 2008

Hi, In this session of the Business of Web Design, I go over what you need to have in a typical web design contract. There are important elements that you must include to avoid problems down the road, things like: Payment terms. Delivery dates. Project specifics: how many pages, functionality etc… … and a whole […]

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The Initial Web Design Proposal

Tuesday, August 12th, 2008

The initial proposal is a document that provides a basic outline of the web site project. It contains enough detail to give the prospective client a general idea of what you would be delivering, but it leaves out the specifics that you would later detail in the actual web design contract.

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Getting your first web design client and your web design portfolio.

Friday, August 8th, 2008

In the following session, I outline what you need to have on your web design business web site. So we are talking about contact phone numbers, examples of your previous work etc…

For many though, since they are just starting out, they may have no commercial work to show – no worries, I provide you with a couple of strategies to make up for that.

Finally, I also get into how you can land your very first web design client.

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Branding your Web Design Business

Monday, August 4th, 2008

In this session I go over what you need to do in terms of creating a brand for your web design business. If you don’t what I mean by ‘branding’, I’m just talking about the corporate identity.So we are talking about your business website, business cards etc…

Besides, pointing out what you need to do, I also get into some details as to how you might go about doing it. As usual, I take a simple practical approach based on my 17-18 years experience in small business.

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How much money do you need to start a web design business?

Thursday, July 31st, 2008

In this session of the Business of Web Design, I look at how much money you need to start a web design business.

The great news is, that you don’t need hardly any money at all, so just about everyone can get in!

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Business of Web Design – Business Types

Wednesday, July 30th, 2008

In this session I teach you about the business types you can use to form your web design business:

  • Sole proprietorship
  • Partnership
  • Incorporation

Besides learning about the basic differences between these business types, I get into why you might want to use one type over an another … we look at the advantages and disadvantages of each.

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Business of Web Design – hardware and software

Wednesday, July 30th, 2008

The following session addresses a common question put to me many times: what hardware and software do you need to run a web design business? Do you need to upgrade to ‘industrial strength’ tools?

I should also mention that I also touch on a few other things too that I know many of you will find interesting.

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Business of Web Design – Introduction to the course

Saturday, July 26th, 2008

Hi, I’ve just uploaded the first session/chapter of the audio-book. You can find a written outline of this session in my original post about the Business of Web Design. … I am repeating the announcement here so that subscribers to the RSS feeds will be notified. Anyway, let me know what you think … both […]

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