Design 1on1™ Code of Conduct
Design 1on1™ is designed to bridge the gap between the Client and the Professional. We are committed to keeping both parties safe and have wonderful experiences and lasting relationships.
Design 1on1™’s Terms of Service ensures the safety and integrity of both communities.
The following are our reminders that keep your Design 1on1 experience fulfilling and elevates the practice of your profession.
1. Accept payments only through Design 1on1™
Design 1on1™ offers a payment protection system that ensures you get paid each time you rendered service.
Clients pay before each appointment via Paypal and Bank Transfer. Verified professionals are paid via Bank Transfer to our partner banks. It’s a worry-free arrangement that allows you to focus on delivering the best possible service to your Clients. Thus, enlarging your circle and secures a steady stream of work.
Payments that take place outside of Design 1on1™, do not enjoy the same protection and jeopardize the integrity of the platform, the profession, and ultimately you as a professional.
Registering to the Design 1on1™ signifies your agreement to communicate and fulfill all obligations of each individual engagement within the platform. Accepting payments outside the platform is a violation of this agreement.
2. Use only one account and make it your best representative profile
We believe that each individual is unique and that there is always a Client and project that is a perfect fit for that individual.
Create your profile around what you do best. Clients tend to gravitate more to experts. Choose your niche and build from it. Having a niche doesn’t mean you cannot take other project types. But having too many things going on will diffuse your strengths.
Be the unique, creative person you are – and shine.
3. Make sure your profile is accurate and up-to-date
Your success is hinged on keeping information complete, honest, and up-to-date. Data provided to Design 1on1™ is used to verify yourself as a professional and is used so clients can make an informed decision on who to consult with. Incomplete and inaccurate data will confuse prospective Clients and may lead to disappointments.
To ensure that you begin your engagement on the right foot, keep in mind the following:
- When registering you will be asked to provide a Username. Usually, this is “Arch. + (Your first name)“. If you choose another name pattern, make sure it sounds professional.
- Provide a professional-looking profile photo. Preferably with minimal background distractions.
- Accurately describe your experience, skills, and qualifications
- Be clear about what you can offer.
4. Be smart
Design 1on1™ allows you to start small before jumping into bigger things. It’s both you and the Client’s opportunity to discover if both of you are a perfect fit. Remember, this primarily is just a marketing activity.
Don’t be tempted to give more than what is required. Remember that we are in the business of giving quality work, not giving quantity to make up for perceived short-comings. Be clear about the deliverables. The best reason for your Client to come back is because they are satisfied with your work.
Speak kindly of fellow-professionals and continually build up the profession.
5. Nothing worthwhile ever just happens
Your success in Design 1on1 and in your profession is dependent on the amount of work and the degree of dedication you have.
Here are some tips to help you succeed in Design 1on1:
Make sure you t’s are crossed and i’s dotted. Check and re-check you profile to make sure there are no grammatical errors, misspelled words, and run on sentences. First impressions matter and your profile may very well be the deciding factor if a Client will choose you or not.
Be the best at what you do. Clients are out to look for experts to answer their questions. Get the training, knowledge, and experience needed to ake you the expert Clients can trust.
Come prepared for your appointment… and on time. It expected that you know your business. Ponder on the question posted and do advance research on the subject matter if needed. Be early for your appointment so you have time to compose yourself and organize your thoughts.
Treat everyone with respect. Be professional in your conversation always.
Come with a helping attitude. When you focus on the needs of your Client, fear and apprehension fly out the window and you become the best professional you can be.
Keeping in mind these tips will establish yourself as a professional and build up the Design 1on1 community.
Make Design 1on1 the best experience for you and your client.
For more information, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions page.