need help fixing my price structure
Hello all!I recently launched my business as a freelance Home Theater installer/consultant and I need some help and advice for my pricing.I am in need of a change of plans caused by an unforseen issue with my first client. First a little background on what I had in mind for my pricing. I was charging $50 for the house call/trip-fee. Then $35 an hour thereafter. +$10hour additional if I had to get in the crawlspace or cramped attic.The issue came with the fact that I completely underestimated and under-bid the job. It was a rookie mistake I expected to happen (Not to the extent it did, but ok.) I realized that to make scheduling possible at all with the time involved in a sizeable wiring job, I would need to account for projects to be broken up into smaller appointments.I don`t feel right charging a trip fee for every appt for the same project. I could eliminate it and use a higher hourly to compinsate for the difference. That seems like it would be too high to keep longer appointments affordable, but just enough to make up the difference on shorter ones. A separate "multiple appointment" charge on the bid would seem like nickel and diming the customer with fees. I`m stuck! Any help would be great. Thanks as always in advance!shawn
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