What types of customers have you worked with?
The most common client is a business who is in need of a web presence. Most businesses in the area are small, privately owned businesses who are looking to grow their client based. By creating a web presence, businesses expand their potential for gaining new clients. In today's times, very few people look up service providers in a phone book. Search engines have become the new "phone book." Without a web presence, your business is suffering greatly!
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
Ask colleagues, vendors, and clients for referrals. Review the web site designer's online portfolios. Do you like their graphical style? Do they have experience creating the features you want? Is their location convenient for whatever type of contact you want (in-person, phone, or e-mail)?