Here’s the Knuckles’ take on that bit of wisdom: bullshit.
Or rather bullshit wrapped in a half truth. In the first place, allowing your client to decide how you do your job is wrong. Second, it doesn’t do yours client any good.
Rather, it’s up to you to pick two: Speed and Quality. Price will take care of itself.
Can’t attract clients at the price you want? Then either speed up without lowering quality or raise your quality without slowing the process. Or do both.
Otherwise it won’t matter how cheap you are. If you’re slow, you won’t complete enough jobs to be profitable. And if your work is shoddy you won’t have repeat customers and will be forced to spend valuable time and resources finding new
See, every time Knuckles picks Price and Speed or Price and Quality, he gets yelled at. And that’s the Best Case Scenario. Usually it’s a kick in the nuts and then the check bounces.
No, business needs Speed and Quality. Price is the invisible hand. It’s the one factor that one person can not arbitrarily control. But you have control of the other two. And when you can do a great job when the client needs it, the money will be there.
This advice assumes that you know what the bleeding fuck you’re doing. If you really are slow and shoddy then you really need to find another line of work.
Have a great weekend, ladies. Knuckles will be back next week with more.