I was interested to know what some go by when meeting with a new client and discussing their options and trying to figure out what they want and how you can execute. I typically set aside 30-45 mins to meet with a potential client and bill it in the back end if they decide to start the ball. However I know, and have seen, many clients just want to be walked through everything so how do you properly manage time you aren't currently charging for?
- How do you limit the time interaction?
- What's a good amount of time?
- Do you base time on the project complexity?
- Do you add this time in your bill, as in, it is scene on the invoice or just price it as a design hour?
- If you approach the time you try to allot, do you end the meeting or acknowledge that you are running out of time and will have to bill?
- Is it bad if they are "stalling" to tell them sorry I can't meet with you anymore?