I recently received a call from a prospective client who was in need of branding assistance and a website rebrand. During the follow up call, she explained that she had went with a web design company that was now holding her website hostage. Not only that, but the fee to get the site released was not going to be cheap.
I do not hold any design or website hostage. Why? In the most simplest terms, I believe in transparency and free will. I do not want to hold anything hostage and definitely not for a fee when my client has already paid me for the designs and set up. I believe it’s their right to go with another designer if they believe they are a better energetic fit. Also, I want my clients to become educated in the software applications in order to handle their own updates if they decide to do so even if I provide maintenance services.
So, when I heard what this lady was going through, it got me wondering if other transformational entrepreneurs were experiencing this exploitation. What I have found out is disturbing.
It happens every day. Why? There’s a few reasons. Designers want to keep their clients so they resort to questionable tactics and business owners can be too trusting and are not asking the right questions.
Amanda Johnson Young is a brand strategist, intuitive designer and soul guide sharing what she's learned about branding, business, mindset, moving through your fears, raising your energy frequency and more!
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