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Episode 3: The Magic Question You Should Ask a Prospective Client

How do you turn prospective clients into paying clients?

Let’s talk about the magic question you should always ask a prospective client on an initial discovery call. This question will tell you everything you need to know about whether they will become a paying client or not. 

In this episode you’ll learn how to structure your discovery call, what to charge for it, what to include, and so much more. You’ll be bringing in new paying clients in no time. 

I know it can be disheartening when you hop on a call and the first question your prospective client asks is “what’s your hourly rate?” but don’t be discouraged! I’m also teaching you how to redirect the conversation to get them talking about their project and learning about you before you start talking money. 

Topics We Cover in This Episode: 

  • Creating a personal connection with prospective clients
  • Learning people’s pain points 
  • How to structure a discovery call 
  • Establishing your value from the beginning
  • What to charge for your discovery call
  • How to turn a cold lead into a client 
  • Making it clear what someone will get out of a first appointment with you 
  • The importance of putting yourself in your client’s shoes 
  • Why you should be generous with your time and information without giving things away for free
  • Why there should never be homework for you after a first appointment

Put the magic question to the test for yourself and see what happens! I have no doubt that you’ll start making more money and giving away less of your time for free. 

If you love what you’re learning on the podcast, head over to interiordesignbusinessacademy.com and book a clarity call. This is the perfect way to chat with one of our coaches about where you are in your business and what your next step needs to be to make your design business profitable and enjoyable.

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