Working with Clients (and Getting Paid!)

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There’s a lot to learn when you’re breaking into freelancing, but the most important skills any freelancer will learn revolve around one thing: clients. Every successful freelancer will eventually need to master the ability to find good portfolio of clients, manage your relationship with them through the project, deliver in a way that makes them repeat clients, and (very importantly) get paid promptly. Wes McDowell of Deep End Design will walk you through every step of client management.

Ready to turn your clients into your biggest fans?

Let’s get started! Wes explains everything you need to know about working with clients, including:

  • Finding clients
  • Handling the initial consultation
  • Preparing contracts and proposals
  • Discussing price and rates
  • Managing the project and revisions
  • Handling payments and invoicing
  • Turning clients into repeat clients

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Welcome

02:42

1.Introduction
1 lesson, 02:42

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1.1
Welcome
02:42

2.Your Clients & Your Business
3 lessons, 35:03

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2.1
How to Find Clients
19:31

2.2
Warning Signs of Problem Clients
09:01

2.3
How Much Should You Charge?
06:31

3.Landing the Client
4 lessons, 36:23

3.1
The Initial Consultation
05:20

3.2
Writing Your Proposal
09:46

3.3
Payment Schedules & Deposits
08:22

3.4
Writing Your Contract
12:55

4.During the Project
3 lessons, 19:37

4.1
Presenting Your Work
07:41

4.2
How to Handle Revisions
05:42

4.3
Project Management
06:14

5.After the Project
3 lessons, 14:01

5.1
Getting Paid!
06:02

5.2
How to Turn Clients into Repeat Clients
03:02

5.3
Online Resources to Make Freelancing Easier
04:57

6.Conclusion
1 lesson, 05:37

6.1
Moving Beyond “Newbie”
05:37


Wes McDowell is the principal and lead designer at The Deep End design studio in Los Angeles. In addition to working with clients, he also co-hosts a popular podcast, called "The Deeply Graphic DesignCast," which covers all of the topics that are important to designers.
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