Outsourcing design and other creative projects can give you the financial flexibility that you’re aiming for. With different pricing models to choose from, you don’t get tied to a restrictive agreement that puts your business in a take-it-or-leave-it type of situation.
Depending on the size, duration, or nature of your project, you can choose any one from among these pricing models: hourly, project based, retainer, or offshore staffing.
You’ll know if an outsourcing firm is a professional agency when they take time to discuss with you the pros and cons of each pricing option before they hand you the contract. Others will even offer additional work hours when they don’t fully utilize their retainer fee.
For a better understanding of the ideal pricing model for your future projects, check this infographic. You can also use it as a guide to know what kind of service or product deliverables to expect from each pricing option.