Monday, January 31, 2011

Setting Fees for Services - Something for an Independent Contractor to Consider

If there is one mistake I have seen with my independent clients that file a Form 1099 make is in the department of fee setting. It pays to consider the following when setting fees for services:

All is different when you have a service business, and you are marketing it on the web. Of course it all will depend on your service, but many are the kind that involves providing a quote to the prospective customer. Much depends on whether the quote is accepted, or not, but no matter what always tends to cause annoying after thoughts. If you get the gig, then you may be inclined to challenge yourself. It is normal to wonder what would have happened if your fee was higher. If you requested for more, would it be a fair price or exchange of value? One thing that is pretty frequent with service providers is more work can often happen with any job. We want to examine this unique aspect involving pricing for the service based businesses.

There are a thousand various service based businesses on the net, probably more. Why don't we take a minute to look at something that is actually pretty important. You are also, and more importantly, providing your clientele with a set of clear advantages for their business. There is a huge distinction that really is glaring if you are able to see it. You will find that people place a higher value on benefits they receive. When someone thinks of a service provider, or receiving a service, there is a tremendously basic feeling attached to it. We all get services of one kind every day, and once again no unique feelings about it. You want to position yourself through you marketing as not merely a service provider but rather as a specialist who confers benefits to businesses.

Did you ever seriously sit down and consider how much your time and what you supply are worth? Do you possess a clear understanding of how valuable your particular service is worth as done by you? The the greater part of service providers reflect people in general because what the providers do is grossly undervalue their real value. But on the other hand you should never swing to the extreme reverse direction. If you are relatively inexperienced, then you should charge appropriately. If you're a little stuck about the way to approach this, then a great place is by going to Google. Look at your competitors and simply see what the assortment of fees are. Of course that will provide you with a true world idea of what people are asking.

Beware falling for the trick of being willing to drop your fees when someone hints it - no fiddling around with your fees. That is where people will want to have advantage of you as much as possible. If you have your fees clearly displayed on your site, they will continue to do it as if they totally ignored it. The reason you should not engage in this destructive behavior is because it creates a perception that you do not value your work or yourself. The moment you do that, then it is downhill from that point on - and that is the truth; people will continue to try and take advantage of you.

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