Selling My Design Services... The Pain...

by Shaolinsteve 8 replies
Hi Guys,

As a designer, I am always looking to produce phenomenal and quality work to clients. However, lets take my Warrior Forum advertisement for example. I think the content is fine, the copy is fine but apart from review copies no one seems interested in paying for the work.

Do you guys also have a problem with this? If so how do you go about looking for potential clients or even having some good success with the warrior forum members. I am not saying anyone is tight their their money, but maybe it's the time I am posting or something else I am lacking...

Appreciate all your thoughts.
#website design #design #pain #selling #services
  • Profile picture of the author xtrapunch
    Big Question: Is your portfolio good enough?
    If I were a prospective client, I would look at your portfolio before I giving you the money.
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  • Profile picture of the author weboasis
    Here you are dealing with reseller prices. You need to promote your work near the end user market.
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    • Profile picture of the author Derrick H
      Originally Posted by weboasis View Post

      Here you are dealing with reseller prices. You need to promote your work near the end user market.
      I agree with you weboasis, also do not give up continue to promote your work but consider creating the idea that people are getting a deal or getting something for less than they would normally pay for it. A lot of people today are pinching pennies and sacrificing good work for okay work just because of the total investment.
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  • Profile picture of the author thelearningman
    You should provide examples of your work so that we can make an informed reply.
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  • Profile picture of the author HostWind
    No offense intended, though your page is pretty cluttered in my opinion and not very polished. The gradients in your buttons for example are poor and over all does not look so professional.

    I personally like clean and moden type design. Put a bigger portfolio up and reach out to a few people.
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    • Profile picture of the author ALicenseToCode
      Originally Posted by HostWind View Post

      No offense intended, though your page is pretty cluttered in my opinion and not very polished. The gradients in your buttons for example are poor and over all does not look so professional.

      I personally like clean and moden type design. Put a bigger portfolio up and reach out to a few people.
      Yes you should follow this advice...

      I personally wouldn't hire you based on what you had on there if I were looking for a quality designer. There's a lot of images and not a lot of information. You have some basic errors, like the jaggies on the guy that comes out of the top of the lightbulb. You really just need to clean up your presentation, it doesn't need to be so hectic and cluttered.

      You should list your prices in USD as I'm sure you're alienating a lot of customers who don't readily know currency conversion rates.

      My own designer friends have had tough sells on Warrior Services because a lot of people that go there are looking to spend <$20 for something, so you might want to try offering simple services at that price point.
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  • Profile picture of the author Istvan Horvath
    If so how do you go about looking for potential clients or even having some good success with the warrior forum members.
    This has nothing to do with design. It is a pure marketing question.
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