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Yes, It is totally legitimate. It's usually the second question I ask after whats the project about. "What kind of budget are we dealing with?" This can give you a general idea if it falls in your realm and worth your time. Generally over email or phone. I usually prefer phone a call, you can hear about the project, budget and get a feel for the ...


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[updated clarification: Before meeting with the client? Likely, no. That is just the wrong time to ask. But as early as possible in the discovery/scope defining process? Absolutely.] The job of a designer (or anyone providing a business service, for that matter) is to provide a solution that meets the business objectives of the client. If your solution ...


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Related: http://freelancing.stackexchange.com/questions/1304/whose-responsibility-is-to-give-budget-for-job-freelancer-or-client/1317#1317 I never ask for budget. I have my pricing. I price what is inline with my pricing. Then the client can mention their budget if they want to. To me "What's your budget" has 2 outcomes: Asks you to lower pricing to ...


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The only justification I ever use is my experience in the field, my portfolio, and occasionally (actually rarely) past results for previous clients. If I charge $100,000 for a project, that's my price. If the client doesn't wish to pay my price, they are free to seek other avenues. One thing to realize, for almost everything, is that after overhead is ...


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You need to qualify the client from the very beginning. Survey their products, marketing, customer support, and competition to see if they're investing to an extent that will support your services. If not, a short phone conversation can determine if they plan to. Once you feel confident that they're in the ballpark, you can move ahead with an initial ...


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There are really only 3 solutions.... Client purchases and learns the software you use (InDesign, Illustrator, etc) - Watch font licenses here. You can't legally just give clients fonts you use in many instances.Therefore the client will also need to purchase font licenses for themselves. - In addition, I charge for native files. So there is that added ...


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Is this Solution just bonkers? Word > Dropbox > Indesign. Auto'magically Using a combination of the following: Word - Dropbox - Indesign with WordsFlow plugin. Dont know what WordsFlow is? click to find out -quite useful If I set up a word document per page or possibly text area of an indesign layout, I then place linked doc via Wordsflow to indesign. ...


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Free-market theory defines the value of a product or service as the amount of money someone else is willing to pay for it. In other words, the value of your service is how much a client is willing to pay for it, and your ability to justify your fee is itself a determination of your value. I understand your definition, that the value of your service should ...



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