Join Petrula Vrontikis for an in-depth discussion in this video Protocol for correspondence and meetings, part of Running a Design Business: Freelancing.
Today's demand for efficiency keeps us away from in-person meetings and…telephone conversations.…Even though email business communication is the new normal for designers, there…are drawbacks that strictly virtual correspondence can create.…Meeting with someone in-person creates a significant investment in the relationship.…I find that clients have a clearer idea of the value that I bring to a project…when we discuss it face to face.…They gain an appreciation from my thinking and my listening skills.…I find that when I take the time to have an in-person meeting, the design…approvals and next steps go much smoother.…
In contrast, I find that virtual correspondence is about efficiency and information.…It creates anonymity and puts the designer in a vulnerable place.…It makes very easy for either the designer or the client to be less…accountable to the project.…With abbreviated input and reactions, what we do becomes more task-oriented than…strategically effective.…Bidding on projects strictly through email will give you very few results.…
- What is a freelancer?
- Tracking expenses
- Paying taxes
- Understanding business licenses
- Creating contracts and invoices
- Preparing, transferring, and storing files
- Tracking billing and payments
- Managing your work-life balance
Skill Level Beginner
Running a Design Business: Designer-Client Agreementswith Terry Lee Stone1h 10m Appropriate for all
Running a Design Business: Starting Smallwith Petrula Vrontikis1h 33m Appropriate for all
1. What Is a Freelancer?
3. Agreements and Contracts
4. Professional Practice
5. Organization and Getting Paid
Creating past-due notices2m 47s
6. Long-Term Success Strategies
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