Can you guess what the number one question I get asked is? It’s not about what platform to use, or how to create WordPress themes…
The #1 question I am asked is, “how do I get clients?”
If you haven’t noticed, we’re in an INSANELY saturated field.
There are thousands of designers, and anyone with a blog and a hacked copy of Photoshop thinks they’re a designer nowadays.
It’s honestly kind of ridiculous, and impossible to compete.
Which is why I don’t. Instead, I network with other designers, get referrals, and THAT is where I get my clients. (I also get some from hanging out in small business communities–and that’s a great place to look too–but nowadays, most of my new clients are actually referrals from other designers)
So yup, I’m gonna keep this post ridiculously short and simple, and tell you to stop competing with every other designer out there, and start networking with them.
That way, when you get a project that’s not up your alley, but is the perfect fit for Designer X, you can pass it along to her, and she’ll likely do the same when she comes across a client who is a better fit for you.
You can read more in this article I published in my newsletter (you should subscribe too!), but after you’re done, I highly recommend you get to networking–a fun place for designers to network is my Designers Unite Facebook group!
What’s the number one question YOU get asked?