conference call for web design?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by nonai, Nov 11, 2013.

  1. nonai

    nonai Power Member

    Oct 10, 2013
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    I have not done too much web design in my life. so far I have had 2 clients. The first one was ok.
    This second client that I met recently, every day, she wants to have a "conference call" with me and her partner. well, maybe not ever day, but like twice a week. her objective: "so that we are on the same page"
    but to me, each conference call seems a total waste of time and doesn't accomplish anything.

    my first web design client never required this. I would make changes to their site, they would look at it and email me back with things they wanted changed.

    Which one is "normal"? the first client or the second client?
    The reason I ask: If all clients ask for these conference calls, then I won't drop her since she is being "normal"

    what do you think I should do? should I tell her to go fuck herself or should I keep her?
  2. Conor

    Conor Elite Member

    Nov 7, 2012
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    South Africa
    How badly do you need the work?

    Personally, I hate meetings. I maintain that nothing can be said in person that can't be said over an email. Some people are old fashioned though, and want to get a sense of who you are and whether they can trust you or not, by talking face to face.

    What I'd suggest is just go through with the call, it's not as bad as you might think, and it's certainly not as bad as meeting in person. You might just impress them and find yourself with more work/money than you originally anticipated.

    Or you could tell them you don't have a webcam/just had facial reconstruction surgery/speak like Steven Hawking. I'm sure they'll understand.
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