Chapter 15. Ten Tips for Working with Clients

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Create a survey

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Create a site mock-up

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Get client approval

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Be specific

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Include everything

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Create a contract

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Get payment up front

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Get feedback frequently

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Get written feedback

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Bill for everything

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The title of a brilliant rock album advised, “We’re Only in It for the Money.” As a Flash Web designer, you work with clients. Unless you’re independently wealthy, you create Web sites for friends, or you play with Flash as a hobby, you need to generate a profit from your work. When you’re dealing with clients, this can be tough. The client is always the client, and each client is different. If you’re going to survive working with clients and still keep your sanity, you need to do a few things. In this chapter, I show you ten things you should do with every client.

The information in this chapter should not be considered legal advice. When you create the forms and templates for your contracts, be sure to seek the advice of a competent attorney who can advise you as to whether or not the contract is binding in the area in which you do business.

In This Chapter

Create a Client Survey

Every aspiring ...

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