[thelist] Re: Freelance Web Designer

Rebekah Murphy bekah at nightvisions.com
Wed Apr 4 08:21:06 CDT 2001

> Here is a link to an article I wrote about How
> freelancers need to learn that their "time is money".
> http://www.florentinedesign.com/articles/march_bus_01.htm

While I agree on the importance of a good proposal, 
I hesitate in creating any of the folowing before money 
has changed hands:

"Site Specifications and layout"
"Storyboards, diagrams, or examples"

All these things take quite a bit of time, and doing 
them before the client has agreed to hire you is not a 
good idea (in my opinion). UI takes a lot of time, and 
that time must be paid for. I can't put together a 
site layout without determining the exact needs of 
the client. If you give the client a site 
layout, storyboard, diagrams, and examples before a 
contract is signed, they very likely will take your work 
and have someone cheaper produce it, leaving you 
with nothing. 

At least that has been my expeirence.


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