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How much extra to charge for emergency/express project


elf

New Member
#1
Someone asked me to do a project of leaflet, which they needed for 'a week ago'. Basically it means I had to do this stressful kind of emergency work that required me working long hours after 10 pm to meet the deadline.

I was advised to charge extra for 'my stress', but I don't know how much more I should charge to be fair with my client and with myself.

Any ideas/advice appreciated
 

hankscorpio

Moderator
Staff member
#4
Well it's normal price + an extra 50%

I'm not going into my pricing structure.

But if it's £100 then it's £150 for a rush job.

Or £200 then it's £300 for a rush job.

They either really need it or they don't really need it.


It would be up to them to take the rush off it and do it as a normal job.
 

hankscorpio

Moderator
Staff member
#5
I also ask them to contact other agencies for prices, as I know I don't overcharge for my services and I'm a lot cheaper than other agencies.

But I know they can't get a better price than what I offer.

Either they want it a rush job or they don't. Or they can somewhere else and get it done at an added expense.
 

elf

New Member
#6
I also ask them to contact other agencies for prices, as I know I don't overcharge for my services and I'm a lot cheaper than other agencies.

But I know they can't get a better price than what I offer.

Either they want it a rush job or they don't. Or they can somewhere else and get it done at an added expense.
It sounds like good strategy. Thank you!
 
#9
Depends on the client but an additional 50% is quite common. You could also have an "out-of-hours" cost per hour which would cover your invested time.
 

Dave L

Well-Known Member
#9
This is something I could be better at as it's entirely reasonable to charge a premium for fast turnaround. My current approach is fine so far as it goes and I usually secure the work: basically, I'm honest with the client about what I'm able to do in terms of delivery - if I can do it straightaway, I will; if not, I'll tell them when I have a window. In my experience, it usually turns out things aren't quite as urgent as people would have you believe anyway...