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"Content First" Approach
To Website Development
Solve serious business problems by working with
your client on getting the website content upfront.
The usual web
development process
The so-called “design
first” approach that
you are doing now:
1. Client signs the
contract.
2. Client pays the
deposit.
3. You start working on the
design, but the client hasn’t
prepared any content yet.
4. Client approves the design and
you begin web development.
5. You’ve completed the
website and are now waiting
for the client to either deliver
or enter the content himself.
You’ve ...
Weeks and months pass.
There is no content, there is no payment of the remainder of the fee.
The client is busy every time...
The client finally reappears and starts delivering the content in drips.
This goes on for a few weeks or months.
Still no ...
The client is now all of a sudden
dissatisfied with what you
programmed and designed.
His content doesn’t fit into your
de...
You’ve been working for weeks at loss.
And you got paid months or sometimes
years later than you expected.
A better way to
deliver websites:
“Content first”
approach
1. Client signs the contract.
2. Client pays the deposit.
3. You consult the client and work with him on
content planning and creation. You didn’t forget to
include this work in yo...
4. Client delivers the minimum viable content,
as you taught him and as you agreed.
5. Only after you’ve received the content do
you schedule the project in four phases:
1) back-end development
2) entering ...
And if you’re experiencing delays in
payment and troubles with
delivered code and design that the
client has previously ap...
...it could be because you’ve been
working oblivious to the needs of
the real content.
You’ve been fitting
the foot to the...
You can make “content
first” a matter of contract
and a matter of good
communication with the
client.
Clients seemingly
‘insist’ on “design
first” because they
don’t know of any
better way.
Yes, clients will
be late delivering
content.
But you’ll get
paid on time.
Yes, it will be tough on them and on you to complete all
this content work before seeing any creatives of yours.
But you’l...
Yes, the client will change their content along the way and there
will be more of it than expected.
But you’ll get paid to...
But none of these things becomes a deal breaker when it’s you
who runs the show and when you talk to the client about it.
You get
paid
when
you say
you get
paid.
You get
content
when and
how you say
you should
get content.
You schedule work when the client
has met minimum conditions.
And all of that happens
based on what you define in
the contract which the client
has signed and discussed
thoroughly with...
What happens when
web professionals run
the show
● projects are delivered on time
● clients don’t have to pay more than they
agreed in the contract
● there are fewer extra...
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"Content first" approach to website development

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Is your web agency still developing websites the so-called "design first" way? It’s time for you to discover a "content first" web development approach and see how it makes your projects more profitable. You can solve serious business problems by working with your client on getting the website content upfront.

By implementing "Content first" approach there will be no more regular delays in payment and sudden troubles with delivered code and design that the client has previously approved.

Read the whole article here: https://www.simpfinity.com/blog/content-first/

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"Content first" approach to website development

  1. 1. "Content First" Approach To Website Development
  2. 2. Solve serious business problems by working with your client on getting the website content upfront.
  3. 3. The usual web development process The so-called “design first” approach that you are doing now:
  4. 4. 1. Client signs the contract.
  5. 5. 2. Client pays the deposit.
  6. 6. 3. You start working on the design, but the client hasn’t prepared any content yet.
  7. 7. 4. Client approves the design and you begin web development.
  8. 8. 5. You’ve completed the website and are now waiting for the client to either deliver or enter the content himself. You’ve completed everything but the final testing.
  9. 9. Weeks and months pass. There is no content, there is no payment of the remainder of the fee. The client is busy every time you ask him about content.
  10. 10. The client finally reappears and starts delivering the content in drips. This goes on for a few weeks or months. Still no payment.
  11. 11. The client is now all of a sudden dissatisfied with what you programmed and designed. His content doesn’t fit into your design, there are missing features and there are ‘bugs’ in the front-end.
  12. 12. You’ve been working for weeks at loss. And you got paid months or sometimes years later than you expected.
  13. 13. A better way to deliver websites: “Content first” approach
  14. 14. 1. Client signs the contract.
  15. 15. 2. Client pays the deposit.
  16. 16. 3. You consult the client and work with him on content planning and creation. You didn’t forget to include this work in your price.
  17. 17. 4. Client delivers the minimum viable content, as you taught him and as you agreed.
  18. 18. 5. Only after you’ve received the content do you schedule the project in four phases: 1) back-end development 2) entering the content 3) web design 4) front-end development
  19. 19. And if you’re experiencing delays in payment and troubles with delivered code and design that the client has previously approved... 6. Client pays on time every couple of weeks, as defined in the contract.
  20. 20. ...it could be because you’ve been working oblivious to the needs of the real content. You’ve been fitting the foot to the shoe.
  21. 21. You can make “content first” a matter of contract and a matter of good communication with the client.
  22. 22. Clients seemingly ‘insist’ on “design first” because they don’t know of any better way.
  23. 23. Yes, clients will be late delivering content. But you’ll get paid on time.
  24. 24. Yes, it will be tough on them and on you to complete all this content work before seeing any creatives of yours. But you’ll get paid to help them.
  25. 25. Yes, the client will change their content along the way and there will be more of it than expected. But you’ll get paid to do more work when there’s more work.
  26. 26. But none of these things becomes a deal breaker when it’s you who runs the show and when you talk to the client about it.
  27. 27. You get paid when you say you get paid.
  28. 28. You get content when and how you say you should get content.
  29. 29. You schedule work when the client has met minimum conditions.
  30. 30. And all of that happens based on what you define in the contract which the client has signed and discussed thoroughly with you.
  31. 31. What happens when web professionals run the show
  32. 32. ● projects are delivered on time ● clients don’t have to pay more than they agreed in the contract ● there are fewer extra features to be added ● there are zero nasty surprises along the way ● minor changes can be made: - without increasing the price - without breaking the website - without delaying the launch date
  33. 33. Join Simpfinity newsletter for more exclusive content: ● time-saving business templates ● all bonus upgrades to our blog posts ● tips about organizing an agency ● read all previous email-only articles https://www.simpfinity.com/newsletter/
  34. 34. Read this content as an article: https://www.simpfinity.com/blog/content-first/
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