I would never, EVER, charge hourly again
I am downright gleeful when I think about the fact that I’ll never send out another time bill. It is so liberating to know that I’ve negotiated my rate, I’ve put boundaries in place so I won’t “lose my shirt” and I’m able to focus on design & providing the best possible client experience.
I have tried every pricing model under the sun. Once I switched to a flat fee, I never looked back. I looked at all of the metrics; tracked and analyzed my historical data until I came up with a fee that is fair, that I am 100% confident in and that will be profitable.
Don’t guess. Rely on your past data and leave room for ALL of the details.
You bring so much to the table. You are the one that is bringing the beauty and interest and magic that goes into design.
Are you ready for the freedom of flat fee pricing? Let’s talk business. Let’s talk interior design.
In this episode I cover…
- How to switch from hourly to flat fee
- When to charge hourly (spoiler alert… Never) and when to charge flat fee
- Timing of payments on the flat fee model
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