This article will guide you through four different approaches you can use when working on a client’s project.
If your client already owns a Readymag account with a Freelancer plan or higher, they can add you as a collaborator to the project.
The benefits of this approach are on the customer’s side: everything is under their control, including financial issues.
You can also easily leave comments for your client during the process. This is a great way to discuss ideas with collaborators and even leave spontaneous notes to yourself if you’re working on your own. Comments can include both text and images.
You can create a project in your own Readymag account and pass ownership to your client via the Project transfer feature as soon as the site is ready to go.
Make sure to have a Freelancer plan or higher to proceed.
This is the most flexible approach and the one we usually recommend. After the project is transferred, a customer just has to map a domain and can keep everything under their control.
If your client doesn’t have an account, you can send them a referral link, so they’ll be all set. You'll both even get a nice bonus: you’ll earn up to $40 on your future subscription payments for each referee, and your client will get $6 off on their first subscription.
Publish client project in your account
This approach is a good one if you’re ready to be responsible for maintenance and paying for your customer’s website hosting.
In Readymag, different plans have different project view policies: for instance, the Personal plan offers 10,000 views without branding, while the Studio subscription widens that number to 50,000 views.
Since you can’t tell how large the client’s audience is going to be, you'll have to keep an eye on the view count. Make sure to pay for the exceeded views—otherwise, Readymag branding will be enabled in all of your published projects, including client ones.
If you have a Business or Extra plan, you can use our Code export feature to pass the source code of the project to your client for independent hosting on its own server.
Some limitations will be applied:
- If you use Stripe as your e-commerce vendor, it won't work in the exported projects. Ecwid works without any limitations.
- The Readymag Form widget can only send data to a custom URL. Google Docs, email, and MailChimp options won’t work in exported projects.
- Custom Open Graph tags and SEO tags aren’t exported for any page except the first one (meta tags stored in index.html).
Your client may need the help of a professional developer with the setting-up process.