5 Ways to Get Web Content from Your Client on Time

It’s an all-too-common problem we designers face. You’ve laid out the brochure, or built the website, set up the database and integrated your CMS of choice, but you’re still faced with page after page of “Lorem ipsum…” where the client’s copy should be. This then impacts on your next project, since when the copy eventually does show up, you need to revisit a job you should have put to bed weeks ago. In … [Read more...]

10 Ways to Stay in Touch with Your Long-Distance Clients

The ultra-fast growth of information and communication technology has been a boon to freelancers. We're no longer limited to the prospective clients in our communities. Nowadays, we can market to and collaborate with clients--even if they're half the globe away from us. We can accept payments instantly from almost any country. The world has become very small, indeed, for freelancers. Communicating with … [Read more...]

6 Simple Ways to Effectively Communicate with Your Client

I was talking with another freelancer yesterday, and he mentioned how professional he thought my proposal for an upcoming project was. I didn’t see anything to it…it’s just my standard outline of what I’m going to do for a project. So I started investigating what made it ‘professional.’ I had all the terms outlined, what I was going to do and when, what the client was responsible for, what the project consisted … [Read more...]