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Pricing Your Work and Negotiating with Clients

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Jesse LeDoux, Illustrator, Artist, Designer

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10 Lessons (26m)
    • 1. Introduction

      1:59
    • 2. Initial Reply to Client

      2:27
    • 3. Negotiating

      1:49
    • 4. If the Client Has a Budget

      6:14
    • 5. If the Client Does Not Have a Budget

      3:26
    • 6. In Either Case

      1:50
    • 7. Money Isn't the Only Thing to Negotiate

      2:36
    • 8. Moving Forward

      0:51
    • 9. Invoicing

      0:56
    • 10. Conclusion

      3:54
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About This Class

With over 20 years of experience, Jesse LeDoux shares his approach to the initial negotiations with a new client. Starting with strategies on how to price your work, he will cover the complete process from initial email to invoicing your client. In this class, we'll dive into the following topics:

  • How to respond to an initial email
  • Tactics for negotiating price
  • How to handle clients with a budget
  • How to handles clients without a budget
  • Common pitfalls to avoid
  • Strategies to ensure you're paid what you're worth
  • Creating an invoice and wrapping up the project

If you're new to working with clients or have been doing it for a while and want to improve the communication and process, this class for you. Talking about money is hard, but LeDoux’s simple, direct approach makes the process far easier!

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Jesse LeDoux

Illustrator, Artist, Designer

Born in Portland, Oregon, Jesse LeDoux worked for many years as an art director for Seattle-based Sub Pop Records where he created iconic album and poster artwork for such artists as the Shins ('Best album packaging' Grammy nominee for Chutes Too Narrow), Iron and Wine and Death Cab for Cutie before leaving in 2004 to focus on his client-based and personal work at LeDouxville.

Parallel to working on commercial illustration and collaborative projects for such clients as Starbucks, Nike,...

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