Marketing for Freelancers: 3 Tips to Find Clients for Web Design

by Kathryn Aragon

Last updated on July 14th, 2017

What’s your number-one need as a freelance Web designer—or as any business, for that matter?

Is it better marketing or better skills? No. To be successful and profitable, you must be able to find and keep clients.

Recently, I was reviewing a new program from 1stWebDesigner’s resident evil genius, Spence Forman. I liked it so much, I dipped into some of his other programs as well.

One of the things that impressed me most was the practical business and marketing tips he sprinkles throughout them all. So I took the liberty of gathering a few of his best advice, mixing them with my own, and put together this list of 3 tips for getting and keeping clients.

Let’s begin with the ground rules

It goes without saying, your business model must be solid.

You need a market that’s big enough to provide plenty of work. The people in that market must have a pressing need that you can fill. And they must be willing to pay you to fill that need.

Of course, as a Web designer, you’re in a good place. Especially if you work with WordPress websites. It’s the world’s largest CMS with more than 70 million sites, and 20% of Internet sites use WordPress.

What’s more, many of these people aren’t experts on website design or technology. They just want a website that works, so they can focus on their business. In most cases, they’re more than willing to hire someone to make that happen.

So the market is strong, and the opportunity is great. Clearly, you have a market here.

All that’s left is to connect with your potential clients and make an offer they can’t refuse. Here’s how.

1. Have the right tools in your toolbox

Finding and getting clients doesn’t happen by itself. You need the tools and connections in place to make prospecting as automatic as possible.

A few basic marketing tools I recommend:

A well-optimized website

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It can be simple and have as many or few pages as you want. But when your ideal clients search for your services, you need to show up in the SERPs.

Focus on providing a strong value proposition and customer-oriented sales copy. Make it as professional as possible—your website should showcase your skills.

Social media

You don’t have to use every social channel. But you should be present on the channels where your clients hang out most. If that’s Twitter, start tweeting. If it’s Pinterest, create some boards that show off your brand.

Your goal is to develop a consistent social media brand. So take time to develop a solid strategy that you can maintain over time. Remember, use social media to engage with people and build relationships, not to sell.

A blog

To build your credibility as an expert designer, you need to create content that showcases your knowledge. I recommend starting your own blog and, whenever possible, writing guest posts for respected blogs in your industry.

Focus on developing name recognition and credibility. As your name become known, you’ll likely find that new projects come your way with little or no marketing—simply because people have read and liked your articles.


Similar to content marketing is networking with your peers and potential clients. For this, there’s no better resource than LinkedIn.

Create a keyword-rich profile, optimized with a professional image and description. Then get involved.

Join appropriate groups related to your skills. Interact. Engage. Answer questions. By connecting with people on a regular basis, sharing resources and answering questions, you may find that work comes to you.


webdesigner search tempest

SearchTempest is a terrific research tool, allowing you to search for jobs on Craigslist, eBay and more. All you have to do is set the geo-distance (up to a 4,000-mile radius) and you can find listings in your area that match your skill set.

Make it a goal to spend time each week reviewing job listings and connecting with prospects. By combining this with inbound marketing efforts (social media and blogging), you should be able to keep a steady work flow.

2. Become an expert at working with clients

Most of the time, you won’t close a sale on first contact with a prospect. Be prepared to take time building relationship, credibility and trust, so they feel confident hiring you. Here are a few tips:

Be personal

Prospects want to feel you understand their problems and have the skills to solve them. But your skill set isn’t the only criteria for hiring you. When prospects are weighing two freelancers who are equal in every way, they’ll hire the one they like most.

When dealing with prospects and clients, make sure you’re likeable.

Every conversation, whether on the phone, by email or direct message, should show that you “get” your prospect. If you know their location, reference it. If they’re getting unusual weather, ask about it. If they’re in a different time zone, schedule calls relative to their time zone.

You don’t have to be chummy, but you should be personal when dealing with clients.

Stay in touch with

right inbox

Regular contact can go a long way to staying top of mind. (Just be sure not to make a pest of yourself!)

RightInbox makes it easy to follow up with prospects and customers and even to verify that emails made it to your intended target. Best of all, it integrates with Gmail to give you professional CRM system at little to no cost to you.

Make it all about them

Above all else, make every touch-point customer oriented. Whether people are reading your website, corresponding through email, or working with you on a project, focus on their needs, not yours.

If it’s appropriate, take time to chat and get to know clients. Ask questions that help you understand their business goals. Then let them know how your services will help them achieve those goals.

3. Master the fine art of pricing

Pricing is always about value. If value outweighs price, people don’t mind paying. So your job is to deliver more value than people expect. Always.

How do you add value?

It can be little things, like giving progress reports during the project, asking for input at various stages in the project, or following up afterward to make sure there are no issues.

I heard of one freelancer who sent cookies to clients upon the completion of a project. With that strategy, if the cookies are good, the client may dream up more projects just to fill their craving for cookies. J

I heard of another who sent an email with additional tips for getting the most from the work he had just completed.

However you decide to do it, make sure clients feel they got the better end of the stick. And be sure to communicate that extra value when talking to new prospects.

Want more?

If you like these three tips, you’re going to love the materials at 1stWebDesigner.

Visit their main website, to get a free private training course that teaches you the techniques you need to succeed as a freelance Web designer

Visit to review a variety of programs for building your design skills and helping you succeed as a freelancer.

Need other business-building tools? Check out Maqtoob.

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  1. Brandon Griffith says:
    August 5, 2016 at 9:11 pm

    Great article! Well layed out and you followed a lot of your own advice during the piece.

    What resources would you recommend to a prospective marketer for an already established Web designer?

    • Kathryn Aragon says:
      August 8, 2016 at 7:28 pm

      Thanks, Brandon! Marketing resources for an established designer? Himm. That’s wide open. Can you be more specific? What are your biggest struggles?

  2. Sajid says:
    June 29, 2016 at 5:03 am

    Very nice article. We started our company recently and this will be very helpful.

    • Kathryn Aragon says:
      June 29, 2016 at 2:50 pm

      Congratulations! I’m glad you found it helpful. 🙂

  3. Anonymous says:
    June 19, 2016 at 11:33 pm

    Good post…really amazing ..thank you for discussing this web designer topic.interesting to read..please keep on posting

    • Kathryn Aragon says:
      June 29, 2016 at 2:56 pm

      Thanks! I’m glad you enjoyed it.

  4. Danny says:
    June 17, 2016 at 9:31 am

    Best if you can find a niche and become the expert in that field.

    • Kathryn Aragon says:
      June 29, 2016 at 2:56 pm

      So many people think that you can find success as a generalist, but it’s ten times easier if you choose a niche. Thanks for commenting!

  5. Ome says:
    May 23, 2016 at 5:37 am

    It’s an amazing article for me. I was concern before reading this article for my small Web Development Firm and I was very disappointed but this article just refuelled my energy thanks a lot

    • Kathryn Aragon says:
      June 29, 2016 at 2:54 pm

      Thanks for sharing. I’m glad it made a different. Best of luck reaching your goals.

  6. Manny says:
    April 11, 2016 at 3:46 am

    I agree all the points here, be an expert and build a reputable name in your industry. Web design company right now is a very competitive niche. Be creative in a different way.

    • Kathryn Aragon says:
      June 29, 2016 at 2:53 pm

      You’re right. It’s especially important for designers to be unique–their customers want evidence of their creativity. 🙂

  7. Yousef says:
    April 6, 2016 at 12:40 am

    Love the article. It has helped us inspire new ways to work and now we can offer our services for such a good price!

    Thank you

    • Kathryn Aragon says:
      June 29, 2016 at 2:52 pm

      Cool! That’s the goal, isn’t it? I hope it’s still working for you.

  8. Anonymous says:
    December 27, 2015 at 11:21 pm

    Nice blog, We trust that Web Designing is not only an art, but also a science. In today’s focused scene, each business needs a good website on the grounds that awful or lethargic site can influence organizations antagonistically. Most clients don’t prefer to tap on a site that is ineffectively, deficiently or seriously planned.

  9. Mukesh Dutta says:
    November 24, 2015 at 11:40 am

    Awesome tips!

    I feel freelancers should first find out what kind of clients/businesses they would target before jumping and pitching web design services on any. Marketing should only start once they properly study and understand their segment of clients. But sadly, many freelancers just don’t focus on a specific segments of clients.

  10. Dan says:
    October 21, 2015 at 12:02 am

    I found this article really useful and I intend on implementing the stuff I learned. I highly recommend reading a book or too on sales or at least watching a few videos on youtube about prospecting for clients.

    • Kathryn Aragon says:
      October 22, 2015 at 7:24 pm

      Excellent points, Dan! I agree. Even if you don’t consider yourself a salesperson, you need to understand the sales process and, of course, how to get people interested in what you offer. Thanks for sharing.

  11. Heena says:
    October 19, 2015 at 8:02 am

    Hi Kathryn,

    Just came across your blog while hunting myself way to find prospects. You have mentioned points nicely!

    I have tried building list, sending email draft, trying to be active in social group .. But seeing not so success.. Can you help how to find source of audiences and , Any specific approach to reach them?
    i mean building an authority takes real time so any alternative till the time i present myself as authotitive person

    • Kathryn Aragon says:
      October 22, 2015 at 7:21 pm

      Heena, you’re doing everything right. You’re next step should probably be guest blogging. Ideally, you want to share your expertise on blogs that get good traffic from your target audience. Good luck!

  12. NICOLETA says:
    July 27, 2015 at 5:50 am

    I think it is very important to have a good website with a blog section like you said where you can offer information and share with the world what you know. Also having a friendly relationship with your clients it is important, it helps you to keep them and also to recive recommendations.

    • Kathryn Aragon says:
      July 27, 2015 at 7:53 am

      Agreed. There’s no better way to give value in advance than through a blog. Thanks for commenting!

  13. Siddharth says:
    June 26, 2015 at 2:53 am

    The best way to get clients is to treat the few you have well. Under promise and over perform. Really if you can find one client and do a great job, it will take time, you will see improvement. Keep your reviews up and leave your clients happy. Do right by your clients and be proactive! Thanks for useful info!!

    • Kathryn Aragon says:
      June 26, 2015 at 10:15 am

      Great tips! I agree. Make that first client happy and you may see referral business, plus your confidence goes up, so it’s easier to nail the next project.

      • siddharth says:
        July 27, 2015 at 8:13 am

        I am waiting for your reply only !! Thanks you for Responding again !!

  14. Dainis Graveris says:
    June 25, 2015 at 10:43 am

    You are right, basically every person on 1stwebdesigner, when asking what is their biggest problem is about how to get clients.

    As you said it’s very important to price yourself right and be personal. It’s all about positioning yourself between the competition. Usually it means niching down – never say you are just a web designer, developer – say specific solutions you provide and don’t be jack of all trades.

    We just did interview with Philip Morgan, that helps freelancers to position themselves, might be worth a watch. Read it here.

    • Kathryn Aragon says:
      June 25, 2015 at 1:16 pm

      Cool. Thanks, Dainis. That’s definitely worth a watch.

  15. Katherine Elsken says:
    June 13, 2015 at 3:31 pm

    Sometimes you can get work from creative agencies. In many cases they’ll give you projects that might not be a fit for them, or you can get some consistent work if you build good relationships

    • Kathryn Aragon says:
      June 13, 2015 at 6:03 pm

      I know several copywriters who have done that. It’s worked well for them.

  16. Sanez says:
    June 2, 2015 at 7:29 pm

    Great tips, looking forward to implementing them

    • Kathryn Aragon says:
      June 3, 2015 at 9:44 am

      Good luck with them!

  17. Shahzad Jameel says:
    May 12, 2015 at 10:11 am

    Good Article by Kathryn, I will definitely try these things. Hope they will work for me 🙂

    • Kathryn Aragon says:
      May 12, 2015 at 10:23 am

      Thanks, Shahzad. Good luck with them. 🙂

  18. Ryan says:
    May 11, 2015 at 3:15 am

    Great article, thanks. Some really useful tips in there!

    • Kathryn Aragon says:
      May 11, 2015 at 9:38 am

      Glad you liked it, Ryan. Hope they help.

  19. Brooks Johnson says:
    April 22, 2015 at 4:14 am

    Hi Kathryn, thanks for the tips, i find it helpful and easy to understand..

    • Kathryn Aragon says:
      April 22, 2015 at 9:36 am

      You bet. I’m glad they helped.

  20. Christina says:
    April 19, 2015 at 5:14 am

    The most important tip coming above all of this. You are in the web design industry, that changes quickly so you must be committed to never ending learning. You gotta love what you do to do this. But when you do, you will be able to offer higher end services for your clients and eventually double your freelance rates.

    • Kathryn Aragon says:
      April 19, 2015 at 9:11 am

      So true, Christina. Always something new to learn. 😉

  21. Steve Mark says:
    April 10, 2015 at 1:50 am

    Very good article and nice tips. I am a freelance web designer and understand that working as a freelancer is not an easy task, it needs more struggle but once you are set in your career then it will be easy. I enjoy my work a lot of freelance web designing.

    • Kathryn Aragon says:
      April 10, 2015 at 9:27 am

      Glad to hear it, Steve. Agreed. Freelancing isn’t easy, but then, you’re building a business. That’s challenging for every new business launch.

  22. Dainis says:
    April 3, 2015 at 7:45 am

    Awesome! Great write up thank you! It’s easter time, should’ve sent some Easter Eggs or nice choclates to my current and past clients earlier this week! Great idea about the cookies. Love your style

    • Kathryn Aragon says:
      April 3, 2015 at 9:40 am

      Thanks, Dainis! Glad you liked it. Mark the next holiday on your calendar. 😉

  23. Dan says:
    April 2, 2015 at 9:46 am

    Web Presence is key for any business. There are a lot of factors that go into creating a good web site. Content is still king on the web and quality, original, content that is designed to sell can have a large impact on converting traffic. Determining the target audience and demographics of this market can give us user behavior data which will allow us information about web user behavior.

    • Kathryn Aragon says:
      April 2, 2015 at 10:06 am

      Agreed. When talking to freelancers, my first recommendation is a website that positions them as a top contender for the service they provide.

  24. Andrew says:
    March 29, 2015 at 2:25 am

    It’s important to remember what a freelancer is. Traditionally, a freelancer is an expert in their field. I know, I know… that’s not necessarily the case anymore.

    • Kathryn Aragon says:
      March 29, 2015 at 2:26 pm

      True, Andrew. I’ve found this is the #1 weakest area among freelancers. To succeed, they need to learn these skills.

  25. Ankith says:
    March 14, 2015 at 7:56 am

    My Company is struggling to land contracts in IT software projects. We are based in canada and recently started in USA.we have an employee strength of about 72 Specialized in Java & .Net

    We did couple of projects from one of our Client Pen Groups. They outsourced 4 projects for us but, as everyone knows, if we have to grow and expand, we need find overseas clients.

    Any advise? Any direction would be helpful.


    • Kathryn Aragon says:
      March 14, 2015 at 9:26 am

      Ankith, marketing gets hard if you can’t concisely tell customers what you do for them. By that, I don’t mean “IT software projects,” but something like “save XXX dollars in XXX months” or another end outcome your customers already want. I recommend that you identify your ideal customer: what type of business they have, how big, their specific needs, etc. Then identify the final outcome you give them that no one else can give them. This will be your value proposition, which should guide all your marketing. (It sounds easier than it is. You may find a couple of end outcomes and have to test to figure out which one works best.) Good luck!

  26. Adwait Gogate says:
    January 28, 2015 at 11:33 pm

    Hi Kathryn,

    We are web development experts from Vancouver, Canada and we have office in Pune, India as well. We are looking out for new business opportunities and we are constantly searching and replying to suitable ads on Craigslist. We have also listed our business in some of the US and Canadian cities local business directories. We also searched web development companies of big cities around the world and contacted them by email looking for outsourced work or partners in web development. Inspite of all the efforts there is no result coming out of it so we are planning to implement a new strategy. Would like to know your opinion about our approach and any suggestions are most welcome.

    • Kathryn Aragon says:
      January 29, 2015 at 8:14 am

      I feel your pain, Adwait. It can be frustrating to use standard promotion tactics and have them fall flat. Email me, and we can talk further.

  27. Sodesign says:
    January 3, 2015 at 9:26 pm

    thanks for tips

    • Kathryn Aragon says:
      January 4, 2015 at 11:35 am

      You’re welcome! Best of luck putting them into action.

  28. Paula says:
    December 20, 2014 at 9:35 am

    Love the article and I’m working on my own marketing strategy which will definitively include Facebook and Pinterest.
    For Facebook I like posting tips on facegroup groups for business owner that allow that.
    Question: I like to write, how do I get my articles published at a reputable site?
    Thank you in advance

    • Kathryn Aragon says:
      December 20, 2014 at 1:47 pm

      Hi Paula. Glad you lied this article. Your Facebook strategy is a good one for building your reputation. To get started as a writer, you need to start your own blog, producing the best-quality content you can. That will give you some links to share with reputable sites so they can evaluate your work. When pitching to blog editors, make sure your focus is on helping them with their content, not on getting yourself published. lol. It’s an easy mistake to make when you’re starting out, but that “all about me” attitude can hurt your reputation. Good luck!

  29. Rob says:
    December 14, 2014 at 12:54 pm

    Thanks for the article! It was quite helpful.

    I was wondering if you knew or could tell me like a really brief list of some well-known respectable blogs in the web development/design industry. You mentioned writing guest posts and that sounds like something that would be cool. Just if you knew of any off the top of your head.

    • Kathryn Aragon says:
      December 14, 2014 at 2:54 pm

      Rob, I don’t know any off the top of my head. A great strategy is to Google “design blog guest post” or “web development guest post.” This should turn up some blogs that publish guest posts in these two areas. Best of luck!

  30. Gil says:
    December 6, 2014 at 11:44 pm

    Kathryn, Thank’s a lot, I realy learned a lot just by reading this article,
    I believe it’s long term goal,

    • Kathryn Aragon says:
      December 7, 2014 at 12:23 pm

      You’re welcome, Gil. Glad it helped. Finding clients truly is a long-term goal, but tips I shared here should help–as should many of the cro tactics we talk about on the blog. Good luck!

  31. Algene says:
    December 1, 2014 at 7:48 pm

    Here are some videos of some helpful tips to find clients. They’re worth the watch and they’re free.

    Powerful Stuff

    • Kathryn Aragon says:
      December 1, 2014 at 10:34 pm

      Thanks for sharing, Algene.

  32. Prestop says:
    November 28, 2014 at 6:29 am

    This is the first time I have heard about this tool, Search Tempest. Can’t believe I never knew that such a tool exist. Searching jobs from so many platforms, this is awesome.

    Also, your advice “Be Personal” is spot on and something I prefer. Exactly defines my style of dealing with clients. We are more open and friendly with clients and, as a result, they are more open to discuss new ideas and suggestions with us.

    Great article. Good Work, Kathryn.

    • Kathryn Aragon says:
      November 28, 2014 at 11:17 am

      Thanks, Prestop. Sounds like we’re on the same page. 😉 Good luck!

  33. Attila says:
    November 28, 2014 at 3:29 am

    Great tips, thanks for sharing! I believe one of the hardest thing for me as a freelancer was to learn how to deal with the clients impossible requests.

    • Kathryn Aragon says:
      November 28, 2014 at 11:11 am

      You’re welcome, Attila. And I agree. Working with clients is truly an art.

  34. Preston says:
    October 24, 2014 at 1:54 pm

    Way solid advice for sure! I remember a few years ago someone told me that the art of freelancing isn’t actually about your skillset as a designer or creative. It’s about your ability to find clients, work with clients and manage projects.

    So, I love when you said “Prospects want to feel you understand their problems and have the skills to solve them.”

    While you should be good at your craft (whether design, copywriting, etc.), the real art of freelancing is in finding the right kind of clients and then helping them understand how you can help them grow their business, organization, etc.

    Nice post. Thank you!

    • Kathryn Aragon says:
      October 24, 2014 at 2:31 pm

      Exactly, Preston. You nailed it. It doesn’t matter how talented you are, if you can’t find (and keep) clients, you’re going to be a starving artist!

      • Preston says:
        October 24, 2014 at 4:03 pm

        It’s just so crazy how many freelancers don’t know that yet. Or never learn that. Thanks for pointing it out here!

  35. Umar Khan says:
    October 15, 2014 at 4:45 am

    Definitely see how you can apply these techniques as a freelance copywriter, too. Solid advice. Will come back to this.

    • Kathryn Aragon says:
      October 15, 2014 at 9:16 am

      Glad you found it useful, Umar.

    • Neil Patel says:
      October 15, 2014 at 10:21 am

      Umar, glad you found it helpful. I look forward to hearing much more from you.

  36. Paul says:
    August 14, 2014 at 7:43 pm

    Great article.
    In my role as Business Development Manager at our growing Web Agency I’ve used some of the strategies mentioned.
    If you have a talent for writing, blogging is definately a winning strategy for building your “authority” in the market.

    Web Design is also a very wide field.
    I’d suggest narrowing your focus and building deep specialized knowledge in one or two specific niches. Either a technology type or a client industry type. e.g. become a leading developer of Drupal or Car Industry Websites. You get the idea.

    • Kathryn Aragon says:
      August 15, 2014 at 8:45 am

      Great tips, Paul. Thanks for the input.

    • Neil Patel says:
      August 15, 2014 at 12:27 pm

      Paul, glad you found it helpful. Please let us know if you need help with anything at all!

  37. vivek says:
    August 3, 2014 at 1:06 am

    That was some good useful info you have given. Thanks for sharing. We are going to start a webdesign firm and these things will be definitley handy….

    • Kathryn Aragon says:
      August 3, 2014 at 11:16 am

      Your welcome! I hope you have good success.

    • Neil Patel says:
      August 3, 2014 at 9:58 pm

      Vivek, glad we could help 🙂

      • Sunny says:
        August 4, 2014 at 1:51 pm

        Hey Neil. I’m an experienced Google Adwords specialist and I am Google Adwords Certified. I am trying to start my own freelance business, but I have a hard time obtaining clients for myself. If you have any tips or can get me started with any businesses, I would really appreciate it. Thanks!

        • Neil Patel says:
          August 4, 2014 at 3:04 pm

          Sunny, do you have any specific questions I can help you with :)?

          • Sunny says:
            August 4, 2014 at 3:41 pm

            Do you have any tips on the best way to capture clients for Adwords & Local Seo? I have tried emailing a lot of businesses, but no business has ever contacted me back.

          • Kathryn Aragon says:
            August 4, 2014 at 3:51 pm

            Sunny, I hate to break it to you, but I’ve never found it profitable to email businesses looking for work. Focus on getting your name out there as a credible resource. Write high-quality articles for the blogs your prospects read. Use social media to share useful information. Focus on becoming a recognized authority in Adwords and SEO. Then blog on your own site (and optimize it so you show up on the SERPs). Over time, people will come to you. It’s a long-range plan, but it’s been proven to work.

  38. Atish says:
    August 1, 2014 at 4:29 am

    Whenever I finish WordPress website for my clients, I follow up by providing security tips. Sending cookies is a good idea. Thanks for the wonderful article.

    • Neil Patel says:
      August 1, 2014 at 5:24 pm

      Atish, glad we could help. Looking forward to hearing more from you 🙂

  39. kasim says:
    July 20, 2014 at 5:27 am

    The question is where to find them? Linkedin is alright but can you suggest more sources?

    • Kathryn Aragon says:
      July 20, 2014 at 12:14 pm

      Great question, Kasim. The key is to know where they hang out online and then get your name in front of them. Do they read a particular blog? See if you can write a guest post. When searching for a web designer, what keywords are they using? Create a page for your website that’s optimized for that keyword. Start sharing useful content for these people–in Twitter, to your email list, and wherever else they hang out. Focus on building name recognition and credibility. Then your customers will come looking for you.

      • Kasim says:
        July 20, 2014 at 4:28 pm

        Thanks for the suggestion. What you are suggesting is absolutely great and will need some time to get returns.

        I was wondering if there is a way to build a great list of emails ? So if we send 1000+ email a day and get atleast 3-4 replys.

        So, I have a question is there a way to find that much amount of emails?


    • Neil Patel says:
      July 20, 2014 at 7:01 pm

      Kasim, guest posting as Kathryn mentioned is a valuable source.

      • Kasim says:
        July 20, 2014 at 7:11 pm

        Thanks Neil. I am definately going to try it out.

        Thanks Again for your inputs.

  40. Rahul says:
    July 15, 2014 at 12:00 am

    Really great tips .Keep coming up with the content like this.

    • Neil Patel says:
      July 15, 2014 at 1:50 pm

      Rahul, glad you found them helpful 🙂

  41. John Calvin says:
    July 7, 2014 at 11:18 am

    Very AWESOME advice! Never though of sending cookies but helping clients after the job is complete is the best way to get more future work. Always take care of the clients 🙂

    • Neil Patel says:
      July 7, 2014 at 1:48 pm

      John, glad you liked it. Thanks for the feedback 🙂

  42. maria says:
    June 25, 2014 at 3:34 am

    Great post Kathryn! I especially like your point on mastering the art of pricing, it really is the deal breaker for clients and you have to be weary that they will be shopping around and getting quotes and unless you offer competitive and fair deals you’re going to struggle

    • Kathryn Aragon says:
      June 25, 2014 at 9:21 am

      Thanks, Maria! Pricing is a strategy all its own. It’s true that a lot of clients are shopping by price, but you want to be careful not to set your fees too low just to accommodate them. Frankly, low prices communicate poor-quality work. If you need some guidance, let me know.

  43. anuj says:
    June 21, 2014 at 11:27 am

    Found it helpful

    • Kathryn Aragon says:
      June 21, 2014 at 2:20 pm

      Glad to hear it, Anuj. Thanks for letting us know.

    • Neil Patel says:
      June 22, 2014 at 2:52 pm

      Anuj, glad we could help 🙂

  44. Santhosh says:
    June 18, 2014 at 12:11 am

    Thnks but give more ideas

    • Kathryn Aragon says:
      June 18, 2014 at 10:01 am

      Your welcome, Santhosh. You can get more ideas at They offer tons of useful tips for Web designers.

    • Neil Patel says:
      June 18, 2014 at 1:20 pm

      Santhosh, is there anything in particular you need help with?

  45. June 11, 2014 at 2:05 am

    Fantastic Tips on freelance webdesign from base to not just three you cover all the main points.Thanks!

    • June 11, 2014 at 9:09 am

      Altaf, I’m glad you found it useful.

    • Neil Patel says:
      June 11, 2014 at 1:10 pm

      Altaf, glad you found it helpful. Thanks for sharing 🙂

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