I’ve seen this question over and over again. “Do you design A client’s Showit website in your own account or theirs?” Here are the top 3 reasons I ALWAYS suggest designing and developing Showit sites in your own account:
Whether you are applying to be a Showit design partner, or just want to keep a portfolio your work – designing in your own account is the way to go. By doing this, you can have the original version of the site, before the client makes any updates of their own. When the client’s Showit website is finished you can easily import into your client’s account via share key. Not sure how? Check out this article.
Prepare for the worst and hope for the best. When you turnover a client’s Showit website it’s no longer in your control. It doesn’t matter how many instructions you give or training videos you make, things will get messed up. If a client accidentally updates the design settings to some unreadable colors, or god-forbid deletes a section of their site… You’ve saved the day! The original design is saved in the My Library tab because it was imported using the share key.
A simple way to nudge clients to make their payments on time, and protect yourself is to not import the design into their account until the final payment has been made. Of course you will need this to be a part of your contract, but it’s a good idea to make sure you get paid before someone can use their site.
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