As a freelancer and consultant profits should always be front of mind. Profits will go right out the window if you are dealing with a lot of tire kickers.
You want a lead or prospect to be as close to the buying decision as possible. Make sure that they've properly thought their project. If you still can't get them to say what the budget is, then it's as easy as telling them why you need it.
Working with Clients
More episodes in this topic:
How can I spot a problem client before they are a client?
What should I do if the prospect won't tell me the budget?
How do you celebrate milestones with your clients?
How do I get my clients to value my work?
How do you maintain client expectations around services you provide?
How do you build a sales pipeline?
What do you use for your sales script?
How do you stay motivated on long-term projects?
How do you handle push back?
How do I keep a lead focused on the conversation and not get off topic?
How do I respond when a client says that I’m out of their budget?
Are you reviewing your projects?
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