How do I deliver files to my client?

How do I deliver files to my client?

There are several ways you can deliver the final files for a web design project. Here are a few options you could consider:

  1. Zip file: You can package all the files for the project into a single zip file and send it to the client via email or a file sharing service like Google Drive or Dropbox. This is a simple and convenient option, especially if the files are relatively small and there are not too many of them.
  2. Queue: This will let you deliver final project files with a paywall that will automatically unlock when all invoices are paid.
  3. Cloud storage: You can upload the files to a cloud storage service like Google Drive or Dropbox and share the folder with the client. This is a convenient option if you want to give the client access to the files online and allow them to download the files at their convenience.

No matter which option you choose, it's a good idea to confirm with the client how they would like to receive the final files and ensure that the files are delivered in a format that is compatible with their system.

Zip files

Using a zip file to send files to your client for a project you have finished can be a good option in some cases. A zip file is a single file that contains one or more other files that have been compressed to reduce their size. By packaging the files for your project into a single zip file, you can make it easier to send them to your client via email or a file sharing service.

There are several advantages to using a zip file to send files to your client. It can reduce the size of the files, making it easier to send them via email or a file sharing service if the files are large. It can also make it easier to organize the files, as you can package them into a single file rather than sending them separately.

However, there are also some limitations to using a zip file to send files to your client. The zip file may not be compatible with older operating systems or software, which could make it difficult for the client to access the files. Additionally, if the client needs to make changes to the files, they will need to unzip the file and make the changes to the individual files, which can be inconvenient.

In general, using a zip file to send files to your client can be a good option if the files are relatively small and there are not too many of them. If you have a large number of files or the files are very large, you may want to consider an alternative method for sending them to your client, such as using a cloud storage service like Google Drive or uploading the files to an FTP server.

Cloud Storage

Google Drive is a good option for sending files to your client for a project you have finished. It is a cloud storage service that allows you to store, share, and collaborate on files online. You can use it to upload the files for your project and then share the folder with your client. This allows the client to access the files online and download them at their convenience.

Google Drive has several advantages for sharing files with clients. It is easy to use and can be accessed from any device with an internet connection. It also provides secure storage for your files, as they are encrypted in transit and at rest. Additionally, you can set permissions for the folder you share with your client, allowing you to control who can view, edit, or download the files.

One thing to consider when using Google Drive to share files with your client is the file size limit. Google Drive has a maximum file size of 5TB, which should be sufficient for most projects. However, if you have files that are larger than this limit, you may need to use an alternative method for sharing them.

Overall, Google Drive can be a convenient and secure option for sending files to your client for a project you have finished.

Queue

Your final option and arguably the best if we can say so ourselves. Queue will work similar to a cloud storage provider like google drive, but key difference is you'll be able to paywall all download links. So soon as the client pays the project invoices, the links will be available to download right away.

Requiring payment before allowing access to the download can simplify the billing and payment process. The client will know exactly what is expected of them and can make payment directly through the paywall. This can save you time and effort in terms of billing and following up on unpaid invoices.

Another reason why using Queue is the best method is the speed of deliverability. Clients can be very pushy and not patient after paying, so getting those files to the client instantly is optimal and leaves a lasting impression.

Of course, it's important to communicate with the client about the paywall and make sure they are aware of the terms and conditions before beginning the project. You should also be prepared to offer alternative payment methods if the client is unable or unwilling to pay through the paywall.