[thelist] Advice on Getting That First Client

Martin martin at members.evolt.org
Sun May 12 12:36:01 CDT 2002

On Sunday, May 12, 2002, at 10:52  am, Ben Henick wrote:

> Educating the client on how to derive their site's TCO can be... tiring,
> because it can be difficult to drop a number that will be in the
> thousands
> of dollars for even the smallest clients.  Done properly, it can also
> get
> the client thinking about how to generate first order ROI, an objective
> that requires additional expenditures.  ;-)

Useful reading - Cost-Justifying Usability, Randolph Bias & Deborah
(usual Amazon associates disclosure - other fine vendors blah blah)

There's a lot of useful stuff in there about business cases, ROI
and how to make the case to a client, which will apply to any work,
not just to usability.

(hmm - if I get time I may well write something up about it, using
the dreaded NPV/DCF calculation)

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