Working this clients can be a difficult task. With lots of training and practice designing logos or web sites and very little practice or official training on working with people, it’s easy for us to make serious mistakes when working with clients.
One of the most common mistakes I see is not signing a contract with your clients before starting a project with them.
WHY IS THIS SUCH A TERRIBLE MISTAKE?
Due to the nature of this blog, you can imagine the kinds of emails I get from designers. I love getting emails from all of you and I love helping you with your concerns as you build your design business. If I didn’t enjoy it, I wouldn’t blog about it all the time and I wouldn’t have taken time to write a book about it.
But as I help other designers solve problems on a regular basis, I’ve noticed that a good majority of the problems they face could have been avoided altogether if there was a solid contract in place.
SIGNING A CONTRACT IS A PRE-EMPTIVE ATTACK
Everyone knows it’s better to avoid a problem than to try to solve it later. That’s why not signing a contract is the most important mistake to avoid because it will help you avoid so many problems in the future.