“Many hands make light work.”
— JOHN HEYWOOD (1497–1580)
What do you do when a potential client asks for a service you can’t provide? Do you apologise and send them on their way, or do you refer them to a trustworthy contact who can help?
I often receive work requests that I either don’t have the skills for, or am too busy to work to the set deadline. That’s when I call on one of the talented designers/programmers/marketers/copywriters I’ve come to know.
However, what happens when these people are also too busy, or the project is outwith their own skillset?
That’s when a larger pool of sub-contractors comes into play. A pool you can trust with your reputation. For example, if I’m approached with a blog design request, a number of designers spring to mind. Brian Gardner is up there with the best, although I believe he isn’t currently accepting new clients. Derek Punsalan is another leader in the field, and his Grid Focus theme was customised for use on Logo Design Love.
I want to know what service you offer, and whether you’d like me to send new business your way.
You don’t need to be a designer. If you’re offering a service, let me know about it.
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The price range could be your hourly rate, or a range of project costs for your speciality. Pricing isn’t necessary, as I know how much this can differ depending on a number of factors, but it would help when screening potential clients before sending them your way.