I just wanted to get the input of the Warrior forum on what I may be doing wrong...
I have many sources of income online. Nothing too great, but enough to get by for now. Let me get right to it. I am doing web design/development plus flash games etc... I get a lot of interest from the sites/projects I have done. I know I can do a better job than many of the design firms out there. The problem comes down to getting people to actually go through with getting a site done. I will get so many potential clients from ads or sites showcasing what I have previously done, but it just never follows through lately. I will even have people say they are ready to get started and send me everything I need, and as soon as I ask for payment they get all worried like I am going to bail on them! It is extremely frustrating because it is very time consuming working with the potential clients constantly only to hear back from them that they ended up going with a friend, or sucked it up, and used a designer they were originally trying to get away with. What could it be that I am doing wrong? Half of the people end up thinking I am trying to just scam them from their previous experiences. I need to take 50% - 60% down to protect myself, but it seems like noone trusts me. How can I build up my credibility and start nailing these sales? Is that even the problem?? Any clients I have had only have good things to say about me and my work. I do the small things to make a client happy, and my prices are reasonable for the quality of work that I provide. No project is ever over until the client is completely happy, and I understand the value of a happy customer. I don't try any quick stuff on my clients even if I know I could. It just seems unfair that I am in this rut! lol. I hear about so many people in the business that just take the customers money and start the project then run with the money never to be heard from again! I am offering real quality work and can't seem to catch a break.
Please let me know if anyone has any ideas for me or anything positive to keep me going lol! Thanks everyone! I LOVE this forum. I'm sorry this was so long.