WEB Need help fast! Work related with a new client of mine.

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  1. komplex

    komplex New Member

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    Basically, I have all the free time in the world right now, and do this full-time as of now.. I have a client that wants a webpage done, very simple, found a template that matches up perfect, and have plans to use it.

    I haven't met with him yet, or done a contract, etc. Meet tomorrow, contacted on phone. However should I show him the template/design, and be like this is what it will end up looking similar to, but with all your content, logo, design, etc? I don't want to be like, "Hey finished your website in 24 hours, just have to make a few changes.."

    I'm going to hope he likes what he sees and signs the contract, quoted him maybe the best price in the city, for the quailty of work he'll get. However, I don't mind investing time even if it's wasted.. But my main question is.

    I'm strapped for cash and could use the payout quick,.. If I show him the design on the first day we meet, will it look like I'm quick/professional, or will they question it/be turned away? With my spare time I could finish it in 24 hours - 3 days at most. Sorry for spelling, rushed to type this.

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    Browning Active Member

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    no it will look like you're a guy that uses free layouts.
     
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    :werd: to josh, and for 95% of the projects I do, I get 50% down
     
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    Fase Your Face, In A Pickle Jar.

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    Deposit.
     
  5. crazybenf

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    do a mockup in PS.. take that with you.

    Don't ask for a deposit, tell him you require a XX% deposit.
     
  6. Insert Tokens

    Insert Tokens Making Cancer My Bitch OT Supporter

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    I always require 50% deposit on initial agreement. Never had that turn someone away. Lots just pay up front because it's easier, too.

    And yeah, show it as a screenshot/flat-image and say "this is a mockup of what it will look close to"..
     
  7. redna

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    Your av makes me want to punch little asian kids...



    In other news, I've never had a client walk away because I required a deposit. Actually, when i first started and didn't charge a deposit, I had a client tell me that it made me look "small time" and "unprofessional". haha...
     
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    I had an early on client surprised that I didn't accept a "retainer", like his lawyers insisted on. We still collaborate occasionally.
     

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