If you pay Nothing, you Receive nothing in value
Unfortunately, too often, a “free consultation” for a website turns into nothing but a high-pressured sales pitch.
Rather, a professional consultation should be a learning experience, an educational opportunity for you and not a “sales closing.” It should function solely for your benefit and to your advantage.
Professional web developers usually charge a consultation fee for your first visit, which may be as much as $300 or more (but is applied against your project fees), but the amount of their initial consultation fee should not really play a role in deciding who you consult. After all, you will presumably be spending thousands of dollars on a website which could cost many more thousands to try to correct elsewhere if done poorly, so an extra one or two hundred dollars in consultation fees should not be a basis for narrowing the field."I thought I was saving money by consulting with six web designers who charged no initial fee, but in hindsight realize that the best company was the seventh one (Pixel Pros) who charged a $75 fee (they ended up correcting my botched website). I feel that designers who charge no consultation fee use it as a sales tool to attract clients while those that charge a fee may be relying more on their reputations.”
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We believe that in consulting with a professional – as with all things in life – “you get what you pay for.” That is why we charge a consultation fee and why a “free consultation” is not necessarily in your best interest. As always our consultation fee is applicable towards your project. To learn more about our products and services, schedule an appointment today!