While most designers are uncomfortable with the idea of working with a DIY client and would rather pass on a job with said client we must try and understand and face the fact that his trend is here to stay and no matter how much we try to avoid it we will only come across DIY clients in larger quantities throughout our careers. Take that energy you put towards despising this trend and use it to learn more about it. And as this market of clientele grows, ask yourself this question....will your business grow with it?
Still can't picture yourself engaging in the DIY market? Don't make that decision yet until you've sat through Tuesday's discussion presented by design industry speaker Lloyd Princeton, "Evolving Your Business with the DIY Consumer." After this presentation you will have the knowledge and confidence to take on that client you thought you could never work with and add another strength to your already successful design business.
For more inspiration and ideas on how to get involved in this trend, visit some of the links below: