How to Secure Your First Retainer Client to Quit Your Job

Step 10: Win your first retainer client

There’s a difference between a business-based mindset and a project-based mindset. It’s super important for a business owner to have the former. If you want to grow, you need to continually work towards building a long-term business, rather than keeping your plate full with projects.

  1. A reduced hourly rate
  2. Guaranteed priority service
  3. My availability pretty much any time
  • You’ve worked on at least one successful big project with the client and they require regular work from you
  • You’ve done a few small jobs for the client and they need you for a longer term and it’s more efficient and cheaper for them to sign you on a retainer
  • You happen to know the client very well or the client is a friend or family, and they trust you enough to do regular work.

Step 11: Quit your job and work for yourself full time

It’s time to put your maths skills to the test to see whether you have enough recurring income to survive working for yourself.

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Alvin Hermanto

Alvin Hermanto

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Family first // Principal @relabstudios // Customer-obsessed digital design agency // Design sprint advocate // Melbourne // Say hello @alhermanto