What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
As with anything, the more features and the more involved the website is, the higher the price. I start at $150 for a 2-page site. $300 for a setup on a site like Wix,com, Weebly.com or Yola.com (and many others). $600 for a WordPress or Joomla site and it goes up from there depending on what other features you desire.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
There are many websites where design professionals discuss, describe and create tutorials on the latest.This is how I've learned from the beginning and I continue that.
How did you get started doing this type of work?
I was originally a journalist but needed a field that didn't take me away from my child so much. I discovered I was very good at design work and decided to try it out as a freelancer. I needed a website to advertise so I learned how to create one from scratch. I decided if I could create my own, I could create others.
What types of customers have you worked with?
As you will see from my portfolio, my most common projects are websites, postcard flyers and business cards.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
Check out the competition and your peers. even of they are across country. Look at those doing well. See what they have. Come to the provider with a list that includes features, colors, links to examples. Then we know where to start.
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
My customers don't know that my word is bond. No matter what, no matter how long it takes, I always strive to get the project done, give them what they want AND need. My customers usually don't know that if I cannot do what I said, I feel guilty for a very long time.