Over the years I’ve had a good number of people ask me about how they can earn more money. Is there one special secret, is it a case of working 24 hours a day and working every weekend. I don’t think so.
This advice works for every single person I tell it to. Whether you’re a business start up, working a standard 9 – 5 job, or running a large firm with multi-million pound contracts.
How you interact with people is the difference maker.
I’m going to give you an example, and we get told this a lot by our clients. People like to work with Strafe Creative because people always know where they stand with their projects. We are in constant communication.
I’m sure a lot of people of dealt with a designer, who agrees to a project. Then you hear nothing from them and randomly a few weeks later you get a design. This to my horror is very standard in our industry.
Now imagine, on agreement of the project you get a full timetable of everything. They ring you every few days to keep you up to date with the project and when each change is made you get an email to confirm this.
The only difference between these 2 options? Communication!
The 2 designers are spending the exact same amount of time tweaking and changing the designs, but the difference is the 2nd designer is communicating to their client.
If you communicate, people know how hard you’re working on their project. It’s that simple, I would even say the best option is to over communicate, or at least aim to over communicate.
Now let’s test something out, spend 2 months over communicating, and watch your wage increase!
That’s it people, have any of you ever been left annoyed as you’ve been left in the dark about some potential work from a supplier?
By Ross Davies