Getting Web Design Clients

by samie
9 replies
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Hey Guys,

Just wondering if you guys have any tips for finding Web Design clients. Is it a big industry? I work for a big hosting provider right now doing Web Design and apparently we get about 130 customers per day wanting a website designed. Outside of my job I've tried posting on sites like Kijiji and forums that I'm offering Web Design services, but does anyone else have any other suggestions?
#clients #design #web
  • Profile picture of the author elecsl
    Try with freelancejob sites, I find my client from them. thanks.
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  • Profile picture of the author JR9982
    you can try locating business that don't have websites.
    use google maps, search for in a specific area or city.
    and find for example restaurants (or any other type of business)
    then go through the list, and find out who does not have a website.

    you can create an html template of a restaurant website that you can easily change the restaurant name and send a sales letter to the establishment telling them that you saw that they did not have a website and that you offer those services, send them a link yourdomain.com/restaurantname. Tell them that this is a sample of what they could get and that you can customize it to match their branding.

    you can send a sequence of 3-5 sales letter and follow up with a phone call.

    I find that if people see a tangible product first (in this case the template page) it gets their juices flowing more than you telling them I can create something and having them imagine it.

    also you can do some free work in you local chamber of commerce, and in return they can advertise your services with their member. You can offer to make a sales letter, print it out, and send it out (all they do is give you the addresses and name. email sales letters too, you write them, and give it to them to send out. Whatever you do make it so they don't have to think, or spend time, or money. Make it a "no brainier" for them. they have to say yes!

    Hope this helps.

    and let me know your thoughts!

    JR
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  • Profile picture of the author marksmit
    Did you hear about workingbase? It's a good site for freelancing. Even I got lots of web designing projects from workingbase. Its probably tied up with Freelancer.
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  • Profile picture of the author samie
    Interesting. I'll have to take a look into that.

    I just went to freelancer.com. It has A LOT of jobs. Has anybody used that? Is it legit? They pay a lot more than you see on the forums. Does anybody know how hard it is to find a job on there? There's a lot of people bidding on a lot of jobs.
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    • Profile picture of the author Patrick
      Originally Posted by samie View Post

      Interesting. I'll have to take a look into that.

      I just went to freelancer.com. It has A LOT of jobs. Has anybody used that? Is it legit? They pay a lot more than you see on the forums. Does anybody know how hard it is to find a job on there? There's a lot of people bidding on a lot of jobs.

      You have chosen the right option. That site is the place to get big, and really BIG. Don't look at the number of people bidding, it is one of the oldest and most popular freelance website, so it has a huge member base.

      It might take time for you to get the first job, but if you are lucky, you might get it in the first day only. Just keep on bidding on work that you are sure you can do it.

      But once you start, then sky is the limit. Good Luck.
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  • Profile picture of the author addison.agnote
    You can try signing up in freelance job sites which can give you a greater chance of getting clients.
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  • Profile picture of the author LakiPolitis
    I've always just focused on small business that are relationships. Friends of friends, buddies of buddies, business relationships of other people I've worked with. My website generates a lot of traffic for me. So does all my social media.

    If you don't have all of that set up to be really competitive. Do that... get on that while you have downtime. I've wanted to update my site for the last 6 months, and don't have time
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  • Profile picture of the author Nexstair
    Hey, what are your design skills? i may have something for you.
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  • Profile picture of the author puedall
    I can recommend Elance, they are oldest and most trusted website for online work.
    They will guaranty with their escrow service, that you get paid for your work.
    Hope this helps.
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