I’m not sure how else to say that. You’d think that the title of this post sums it all up, so I will do my best here at making a post of it.
We’re already super-fast when it comes to developing new ideas, or making changes, whether it be for web or print work. So, to say that our clients are really getting their money’s worth is an understatement. Regardless of whether clients are established, satisfied customers, or have just discovered us, we don’t start the clock rolling unless it’s substantial work. Certainly substantial can be open to interpretation, but as a general rule, if it’s going to take us less than 5 minutes to open your project and make a change, we don’t add that to your bill. To be honest, it’s probably easier for us not to add it to your bill for the sake of saving the time to actually add it to your bill.
We have clients that will send personal projects (or projects for their clients), such as photo touch ups, and ask that they personally be billed. As long as this is not substantial work (there is that word again), we won’t charge them.
So why do this? Well, it’s no skin off our teeth to make our clients happy, even if that comes at our expense. We want our clients (and potential clients) to be satisfied. Not only with our speed and prices, but also about our work ethic. We want to be there for our clients, so that they may know they can contact us for any needs they feel we specialize in. A lot of times, we get questions from clients wondering about a specific piece of software, or a service available online. We’re happy to provide advice. Advice that doesn’t cost you any extra.
I like to say, that if we are not designing, editing, or coding, the clock is not running. We never charge for discussions via email, or the occasional phone call. We never charge for back-end server changes (as long as they are using our preferred host).
ProGravix does not nickel-and-dime. I hate when it’s done to me, so I don’t do it to my customers.
This has been today’s Clarified Butter.