Ran across a nice post on Freelance Folder today that’s so true. Their pricing methodology is basically my own – clients can choose any two of the following:
- Fast service
- Cheap cost
- High quality
But you don’t get all three. Let’s look at some simple formulas.
- Fast + high quality = expen$ive
- Fast + cheap = shoddy
- Cheap + high quality (is that even possible?) = a verrrrry long time
When a potential client says ‘I need this to be perfect, I need the site up in three weeks and I only have $____ to spend,’ I cringe. And then I say ‘no.’
It’s an effective, straightforward pricing scheme. I’ve actually had a little triangle posted above my desk for four years, with the points labeled “Quality,” “Speed”, “Price.” Choose any two.