Some people are going to say that I’m crazy for making this post, but I really want to help businesses grow and thrive. To do that, sometimes business owners need to cut costs to save some money and I’d really like to help you do that, even if it means I make a bit less.
Am I crazy? Yeah, maybe. But hear me out.
You’ll see it all over the website: “We’ve built our business to help you build yours”. I believe in working alongside individuals and businesses as their design partner to share in mutual growth. As your design partner, I like to imagine myself as an employee with a vested interest in your business. With this vested interest, I want to both save you money and make you money at the same time. If the saving of money starts with me, fine. I’m going to make you more in the long run, anyway. You’re going to be so happy with what I’ve done for you that you’re going to continue to invest in me and my services and we’ll both grow.
Might sound a bit cocky, but that’s the plan. And it works.
So let’s get to it. How can you save money on design services? Here are 7 different ways:
1. Order Multiple Services at Once
Bulk ordering services is one amazing way of saving money on design, web and marketing services. You can save up to 10% with Bizign Design Co. by ordering multiple services at a time. This might include something like: logo, business card, letterhead and a website.
The reason I am able to offer such a discount is because if I get a bulk design order, I am able to produce the material faster. There is much less changeover time in between projects, no retooling or rejigging. I then pass these savings on to you.
And now that I’m writing this, it’s kind of a double-whammy of deals: Faster turnaround, less money. Handy, right?
2. Update, Manage & Backup Your Own Website
Each of my website design packages have website updates, management and backups included in the monthly fee that you incur after your first year of hosting with me. If you already know how to update, manage, and backup your website you can save up to 50% every month. If you don’t know how to do these things, you can request that I teach you how and you can save up to the same monthly amount.
3. Pay More Up Front For Your Website
This one is just simple math. As of June 24, 2015 when I’m writing this, if you pay $250 up front for your website design, you’ll need to pay an additional $71/month for the first year and $45 each month afterward. After 2 years, you’ll have paid $1,571.00. If you put $1000 down up front, you’ll pay no monthly fee for the first year and only $35/month for each month afterward. After two years, you’ll have only paid $1,420.00.
4. Somehow make us take longer than one business day to respond to your request for quote.
On our request a quote page I promise a 5% discount if I respond to your quote in more than 1 business day after I receive it. So if you can somehow come up with a way to make me get back to you late, you’ll save 5% on your first invoice. I’m not sure if doing that would actually benefit you, though. Your call.
5. Sign up as a Design Partner!
Becoming a partner makes sense for those who require between 10 and 64 hours of work per month. In most cases, this includes agencies, businesses and/or individuals who don’t need or cannot afford to hire a graphic designer full time. I offer a simple way to get the work you need done, when you need it, at prices you can actually afford.
The best part? The more work you need, the cheaper the work becomes. You can save close to 60% by partnering with me– it’s that simple.
6. Make some of the money back by referring a new client to us!
At Bizign Design Co., we are hardcore believers in the awesomeness of the almighty referral. This is why we offer up to 20% of the first invoice to those who send us new clients using their valid referral code. Think about it; if you’re Tier 3 referrer, and you send us a $10,000 website client, you could get up to $2000.
The more referrals you send us, the more you can make. Our tiered payout system encourages on-going referrals to earn you even more income. Want to learn more about this? Click here.
7. Work with Bizign Design Co.
This one might be a bit biased, but I (obviously) think it’s important. Working with Bizign means that you are working with me, Brock Reinhart, a freelancer. Working with a freelancer like myself can save you a lot of money when compared against large design agencies. I have far less overhead than a large agency and can actually take interest in your company. This ensures better communication, understanding, and a more personal working relationship. All of this means you save money because I charge way less to cover my (almost non-existant) overhead, and can actually get a better understanding of your business, which enhances my ability to provide the work you want, when you want it. I’ve found that this also greatly reduces the number of revisions required on each project which saves me time, and you money. Win-win.
So there you have it. 7 ways to save money just by working with me. And that’s just what I can think of right now.. there is probably more ways and as I remember them I’ll update this post, so stay tuned!
If you want to get in touch with me to discuss your next graphic, web, or marketing project you can do so by clicking here.