I usually offer to build you a homepage with as many revisions as are needed before you commit to making a down payment for the project.
That way we set a design language for the site that you're happy with, we establish a working relationship you understand and you know what you're going to get.
That means the risk is taken by me but so far I never had a client want to pull out once they've understood the quality of what their getting.
I like to work to a standard not so much a price and at the end of the day I will work collaboratively with every customer until they get exactly what they want.
I generally negotiate a fixed price for the project and then we can work off the clock - this is most beneficial if the website is to be made with the necessary care and attention that lends itself to a pleasing result. Many sloppy design decisions are often made when working in a hurry - working in this more considered way we can keep going until we reach our goal.
I am not the cheapest, and I am certainly not the most expensive. Many websites are frankly riddled with design errors and if you work with me I will do my utmost to try to eliminate these subliminal visual and aesthetic barbs that undermine a visitors trust in your credibility.
Many of my customers tell me they have had an increase in the amount of work they are getting due to their new website.
One in particular won contracts worth hundreds of thousands of pounds. I have in fact been given bonuses when they realize how beneficial the new site has been to their business. Often their new customers tell them they chose to pick up the phone to them because their website was attractive and professional looking.
Another thing that distinguishes me has been my long-standing interest in the arts and creativity combined with my skill as a trained photographer.
This helps me handle, curate and prepare images well. When you combine that with the sensibility and endurance of a Forest Tradition Buddhist monk and an intense interest in technology, typography, communication and innovative approaches to the web.
I also have the fierce loyalty of a dog to my customers - all in all you get a fairly unique mix of talents that will hopefully help you get a better site than average.