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Monday, August 20, 2012

Succeeding in the Creative Services Business.

How to win and keep clients.

By Wesley E. Warren CEO - Web Directories, Inc.

(Excerpt from upcoming book)

Essential Principles of a Successful Contract.

Most problems with compensation arise from either miscommunication or unrealistic expectations. This is true for both the client and the service provider. The most critical aspect of a successful contract is that both parties are treated fairly and understand what they are paying for (and being paid for in the case of the vendor).

No one wants to be taken advantage of, this is true for a client who, especially in development work, often has little idea what is involved in delivering a solid product. As well as for designers and developers who often, when just starting out, end up quoting a job at a certain price, then end up having to do twice as much work as expected can easily end up working for less than minimum wage. These problems stem from miscommunication, false assumptions and misaligned expectations.

Read more on how to manage design client contracts

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