This article is a summary of a YouTube video "How To Value Your Time And Get More Of The Right Clients" by Architect Marketing Institute
TLDR Architects and other professionals should value their time, set boundaries with clients, and charge for their time in order to establish successful working relationships and avoid wasting time on unsuitable clients.
Architects and other professionals should value their time and set boundaries with clients to ensure a mutually respectful working relationship.
"I've looked them up on LinkedIn. They are real. We were wondering about whether it's a scam."
The speaker emphasizes the negative impact of insulting potential clients during the first interaction, emphasizing the need for professionalism and respectful communication in order to establish successful working relationships.
Implementing systems and processes to weed out unsuitable clients is necessary to ensure that you only accept the best projects.
Valuing your time means not giving away free meetings without getting a heads up about what the client wants to discuss.
Reflecting on past experiences, it would have been beneficial to identify and address potential issues with clients before they became clients, highlighting the importance of a thorough screening process.
Value your time and yourself by charging for your time, regardless of the topic of discussion.