Business meetings happen a lot in coffee shops, and that means thereâ€™s plenty of opportunity for important work lessons to enrich your day. You know, like learning the value of the Web designer youâ€™ve hired. Thatâ€™s just what happened to Web Design Client Guy.
You work for free, right?
Client Guy rattles off a long list of changes he wants for his website while Designer Man dutifully listens and takes notes. Finally, Client Guy pauses to take a breath and DM says, “Thatâ€™s a lot of changes for your website. Are you paying me?”
Client GuyÂ gives him a shocked look. â€œUm,â€ he says. â€œNo.”
DM doesnâ€™t skip a beat. As he closes his laptop lid he says, â€œOK, I have to go now.”
Client Guy has a confused look on his face as DM heads out the door, and Iâ€™m sure he missed the very important lesson he was just taught: You pay your doctor, you pay your mechanic, and you pay your plumber. You pay your designer, too.