The video discusses five things for a person to do before starting a web design company. One tip is to create a professional website. Anyone who wants other people to hire him or her for certain services should have a business website for authenticity. The prospective business owner should take an honest inventory of his or her web page and ask whether that web page is likely or unlikely to help gain trust from prospective clients. If the answer is negative, the individual should do some work on the site.
Comparing one’s site to competitors’ websites will help. A WordPress web design service may also help.
The second tip is to come up with a model for working with clients. One good idea is to have each new client pay 25 to 50 percent down for any project he or she will do for them. That method will establish a strong foundation of trust. The web designer will be less likely to have clients flake on the jobs if they pay some money upfront. However, the designer will still keep the client’s trust because they won’t have to pay the entire amount at once.
Another tip is to create an online contract. That’s always a good idea because it protects the interests of both parties. More tips are disclosed in the video.