Re: How to charge for a newsletter

Subject: Re: How to charge for a newsletter
From: "Peter Ring, PRC" <prc -at- ISA -dot- DKNET -dot- DK>
Date: Tue, 9 Dec 1997 08:34:54 +1

Julie F. Sullivan wrote:

> Does anyone have any idea how to charge for a monthly newsletter? The
> customer wants graphics, layout, and design help. (I'm assuming they'll
> provide the content.)

My usual policy in that kind of cases is to start charging by the
hours, normally with a "milestone budget limit" (typically ~33..67%
of the first rawly estimated budget) at which we see how far we are.
When we after a couple of issues know the typical costs, we either
continue by the hours used, or with a fixed amount per issue.

The "milestone budget limit" method has the advantage, that the
client keeps control of the progress and the money, and that you are
paid for the work done.

I also use this method for other projects where the costs are very
difficult to estimate at the start of the project, and it has always
worked to the satisfaction of both parties.

Greetings from Denmark

Peter Ring
PRC (Peter Ring Consultants)
- specialists in user friendly manuals and audits on manuals.
prc -at- isa -dot- dknet -dot- dk
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