Once in a while, I get interesting emails from some interesting visitors who are interested in my services or simply interested about this blog.
Sounds interesting for an intro? You be the judge.
Mario is such a visitor. And I personally find my email exchanges with him will make for a good topic of discussion, which is about pricing your services.
This is a two-part article series. For this part, I just want to share with you my email conversations with Mario and maybe offer a few explanations so that you will be guided accordingly. In Part 2, I’ll share my personal opinions on the topic of Pricing. If you are a freelancer and you are still confused about Pricing, the next part should shed some light.
Synopsis: Mario wants to know how much I would charge for making a “simple website” for the software products he is planning to sell. Of course, if you are following this blog, you already know that I don’t give a quote out of thin air. One quick reply to the email inquiry and I was finally able to convince him to elaborate a bit more about his project. Thus, Mario wrote:
At least now, I can breath. A series of inhale-exhale exercises and a five-minute nap later, I sent him a reply:
12:00 noon, the following day: Time to get serious with business emails. I got this cute response:
I chuckled at the thought of that email, but of course such an honest and downright frank email deserves a reciprocal honest and downright frank business reply.
Here comes an advice …on pricing… on my website… and on my competition. That’s reason enough to be thankful for.
And finally, it’s got to be my way.
There you have it, the email exchanges that prompted me to write an article on pricing. Stay connected for the next series.