1. Trust me.
You hired me because I can do something you cannot. You do your job well and I do mine exceptionally well. Trust that I will do what’s right for your business when I give my professional suggestions.
2. I may not give you an immediate answer.
Give me some time to explore your question, so I can give you an informed answer. I don’t believe in answering off-the-cuff without thorough knowledge on a subject or thinking it through. Let me give you a great answer, rather than a rushed answer.
3. Challenge me.
The enemy of great work is complacency. Some of my most interesting projects have come from challenges set forth by my clients. Give me challenges so I can do great work for you. But, be realistic in your expectations too.
4. I am not your “supplier” or “vendor.”
I am your partner. I have found that working in partnership gets the best results. Website design is not a commodity. It’s a valuable service and I work hard at it. I am not a “one-and-done” kind of website developer. I am in it for the long haul with you.
5. Talk to me.
I do extremely well with feedback, so please talk to me, partner. I can’t work effectively for you if I don’t know where you are coming from. Client input is always welcomed. But, please see rule number one above.
6. I work for your customers.
Yes, you heard that right. Sometimes I take their side. Please remember your website is not for you, it’s for your customers. My goal is to give your customers the best experience possible on your website.
7. Please pay me.
I do this as a full-time job. I do excellent website design and graphic design work. I charge a fair price for the amount of work and detail that I put into each and every project. My work adds to your bottom line. Invest in my future so I will be here to help your future.