1.What’s your budget?
- This is the very first question that’s asked – some designers are afraid to talk budget early on, but why waste everyone’s time if their budget isn’t consistent with the products and services you provide? You need to at least determine that they are in a realistic budget “range” that will allow you to give them what they are asking for.
- This is one of the most significant questions you can ask your client. The amount you have to spend will determine how much you can design and the type of materials you can use.
- Early on in the design process, you should also discuss payment. After you’ve established the guidelines of the project, try to present your client with an estimate of both the cost and the amount of time it will take. Establish a billing schedule and indicate how you prefer to be paid, whether it’s by the hour or a fixed fee.