I wanted to see everybody's steps on landing a design project. My system seems to not work very well and I could definitely use some pointers. Here are my main problems at least I think but want to get confirmed.I have no contracts for the customer to sign before the project. And I have no website to refer somebody to. I only have references to designed websites. Another problem I seem to be having is figuring out how much the projects should cost. Is there a general rule of thumb? How much would you charge for a 5-10 page website with a custom template integrated into a CMS platform?
I know these are a lot of questions but I'm just starting out in the business world and would love to get a lot of these questions resolved fast. I have landed a couple of projects but the phone conversations always seem awkward when I do not say anything about any contracts or what not.