There are multiple ways by which you could improve or rather enhance your blog. The key lies in improving the sales processes, a better proposal to clients and effective services to say. Knowing which of you processes requires pitching and then applying the same is the goal of word press blogging. Well, I am a freelance web developer in Kolkata, India. I have 10+ years of experience in UI/UX, Php, E-commerce website development. I am professional Blogger and I write, speak about Website design and development.
Let us read through different ways by which the above could be done
A. Focus on what is needed
The main criteria for blogging are to change the way customers see you. What is something that forces them to buy or what laid a need to even have a website. Gather knowledge about various customers and their buying pattern. Not all is same but it helps in building a network Look through some of the drawbacks web owners need to face.
Fail to complete projects on time
Could not answer questions related to technical issue
No, after sale service provided
It is clear that these problems are not based on website but the management of the same. How effectively a customer can explain the benefits of the project helps to create a sound impression. Clients have little or no knowledge of technical background so there is no question for them to compare the credibility. All they can do is differentiate in terms of advantages and benefits of having that site. What serves them better than their competitors?
Once you have an idea about what are the loopholes of projects existing. Try to find an answer and hit the chord. Solving all those mentioned point would help clients have knowledge about you and your work.
B. SELL THEM BENEFITS
Do not sell them what you or your website does. Marketwise, do that what the customers desire. No one would have interest in how effective layout you have proposed unless that idea matches the one in the customers mind. Deliver them features they want to earn. Show them how helpful your website would turn to them.
An easy way to attract customers is to give them what they are looking for. As long as your product delivers or meet their satisfaction you are bound to be in the limelight.
C.WORK WITH YOUR CUSTOMERS
It is not always important to build a website. Once you have been a part of a client, maintain it as long as possible. Having long term relations are more beneficial than keep building different websites. At times you could just stop creating and start with website management. Providing long term support is what customers seek. They desire someone who can handle all their online portals in a way effectively are on the top.
D. COLLECT MONEY EFFECTIVELY
It is never your profit but cash flows that keep you’re freelancing efficient. Look at some of the tricks to analyze how you can manage money
1. Collect often and early
Your business must look great at initial stages and this is possible only when you have a kick start. Having huge funds at initial stages help your domain looks good.
2. Manage approval
Usually a part of money is given only after the customer cross checks your work and approves it for final uploading. Manage and have an effective way to cater through their needs and then set up your approval money.
3. Never hand over the entire right before full payment
Make sure that unless you receive the entire share of money you do not give the total control to the customer. Having said that what you can do is keep administrative say over the website before releasing the entire rights. Once your work is done and you have been paid for it, and then only give it your customer.
4. Indulge in third-party payments
If you find it difficult to ask for money attach yourself with third parties who would then take the initiative to collect money on your behalf. This way your money is totally secured.
5. Avoid changes
Stick to the scope of the project. The more you try to increase or decrease its scope the more you are prone to waste time.
6. Get your customer involved from start.
You might go on with your work unknowingly doing things that are of no use to customer. To avoid this have your customer’s involvement from start. One to one interaction, frequent checks of what you are up to would not only save time but also make it efficient
7. Have a framework
Before finalizing your project always have a demo having exact same feature as the real one. Hand this to your customers so that they can incorporate and point out errors if any. Doing this saves you from spending hours editing after the product is ready.
8. Clarify customer’s requirement
Before starting with have a conversation with your clients. What are their needs, what do they expect. Which audience are they targeting and what are the major concerns regarding the same. Having this cleared helps you to step forward towards delivering exactly required.
9. Draft them
Once you know what needs to be done. Start with writing them. Having a draft helps you recheck in ever phase regarding how much work has been completed and does that meets the needs.
After every step makes sure you have a word with customer. Show them how the work is going and are there any draw backs. If any you could solve it then and proceed further. Be wise enough to accept flaws and redirect your work. It would help you and your customer on the whole.