As a designer, you might go through school or online training with the expectation of working face to face with your clients. While this is usually the case, especially if you work in-house, you should still be prepared to work remotely with clients. It’s more than a little different from working with a local client.
When you start your own business, or even if you freelance on the side, you’re going to need a website. This isn’t anything unexpected, but this is one of the likeliest ways to get remote clients. Advertising locally will bring you local clients, but the web is open world-wide. This means that if your site ranks well enough, or you’ve built enough backlinks to your site from other places, people all over the United States will be contacting you. I’ve never really cared where my clients came from, as long as they were pleasant to work with, and paid me on time. Continue reading