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How to Get Your First Web Design Client

  1. Friends and family 01:48
    • Of course you don’t want to bombard your friends and family with sales pitches, but there is nothing wrong with letting your services be known and seeing if anyone in your network or extended network needs a website.
    • People want to hire someone that they have some sort of connection to. This can be a great way to get your first web design client.
  2. Non-profits 04:34
    • A lot of times, non-profits don’t have a lot of budget for websites, so you are more likely to get these clients when you are first starting out.
    • Also, most of the people who serve on the board for non-profits own businesses that may need websites.
  3. Previous business relationships 06:56
    • Reach out to connections that you had from your previous industry or jobs.
    • Don’t be afraid to be honest with them that you are just starting out in web development and giving an introductory rate to build your portfolio.
  4. Reach out to local businesses 08:45
    • This can mean calling companies in your area or going to visit in person.
    • Make a list of people in your local area with awful websites. Just don’t go in telling them that their website sucks. Tell them how you can help them with a new website.

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