Understanding your client

Most of computer graduates look for job while others smarter ones like me start freelancing before completing their graduation. This is a good practice as it gives you edge over other students of you class both in knowledge and money! Because you will be using everything you learn, its going to be fun making money. This article is for those who will be doing freelancing for first time. I write this from my experience so that you do not make any blunder mistake.

First of all try not to look like you are doing this for first time. Look pro, talk pro and never ever do any work for free. Doing something for free even if its small will show that you don’t have any work and eager to do work even for less money. So always deny doing anything for free in starting, you can always do something for free when you have worked on a project and got paid well then do any small favor like making small advertising banner for free etc.

When you start and take any work for first time, you will try to do at your best. However it’s not always true that what you feel is good is good for client too. Try to read mind of your client, to do this meet him few times at his home or office to discuss things and look around objects, like which color of walls, tiles, furniture, etc and even his car. This should give you a hint about his color taste.

More in part 2 of this article..

Mohd. Hashim Khan

I work as a freelance web designer and developer and enjoys fiddling with machines and electronics stuff. I am also working as a part time computer teacher at Aligarh Muslim University. I share my knowledge on various topics here so that others can make use of it and take benefit from my experiences.

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