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7 qualities of a good Client
A business partnership is a lot like a marriage. If it’s a bad partnership, it can have lasting consequences. You need to make sure that your business partner shares the same values as you do, just like in a marriage.
a good client is like a good vacation: enjoyable, relaxing and something to look forward to. Here are seven qualities of a good client that can make your working relationship more enjoyable and productive.
1. Good clients have a realistic budget
The “magic amount” I always found for a website was $300. This is the price that most people believed a website should cost.
The average client may not be aware of the cost of developing a website. However,
In contrast, bad clients only focus on what they will have to spend without considering the potential benefits.
2. Good clients rarely bargain on price
However, For some, it doesn’t matter how cheap you might be, the cost of doing business with them will simply be too high. It amazes me that people who are in business to make a profit don’t understand the fact that we are in business for the same reasons.
3. Clients who are good at what they do are more concerned with finding an expert that they can trust.
The client’s biggest fear is hiring the wrong person for the job, so they want to hire someone who is a trusted expert.
The biggest fear of a bad client is overspending. This doesn’t always make them bad, but the most demanding clients are often the cheapest.
This is what makes them so difficult to work with. They are very, very demanding.
willing to take advice 4. Good clients are
In a perfect world, all business owners would have a mission, vision, value, and brand strategy, as well as a unique selling proposition \(USP). They would also know how they want their website to look and how it fits in with their business goals.
You are now in reality. Business owners believe that “doing quality work at a reasonable price” sets them apart from their competition.
Asking questions during your needs analysis can help inspire your client to start thinking about value statements and brand strategies, especially if they have none. This is what I call “added value.”
5. Good clients have a single point of contact
Have you ever seen a client website that was designed by a committee? Matthew Inman’s humorous cartoon, How a Web Design Goes Straight to Hell describes how a client included his mother in the feedback process. “She designed a flyer for a bake sale back in 1982.”
6. Good clients participate in the process, but not too much
Even the most diligent clients may struggle to deliver content on schedule. Kelly Goto, author of Web ReDesign 2.0: Workflow That Works, explains that the “most difficult and least-predictable” part
Clients often have unrealistic expectations of what they already have ready-to-go’ and what items they will need to create. The myth is that content will arrive on schedule. The truth is that the content will always arrive late, no matter how organized you and your client are.
A client who is late with content delivery may not be a bad client, but simply one who is overworked.
Bad clients will not follow any of the design process. they will take your Photoshop mockup and redesign it.
7. Good clients pay on time
Clients who engage in the same bad behavior as I have described and then refuse to pay you on time,are really bad clients. avoid them at all cost.
It can be difficult to predict whether a client will be a good or bad fit, but with experience you will learn to recognize warning signs. Don’t give up on a client just because they may present some challenges – every bad client is an opportunity to learn and grow.
This is not an exhaustive list. feel free to add to it.