Recently, one of my clients posed the question as to whether I give any discounts for my event styling services. As I answered this particular client, it occurred to me that I have actually never dealt with the question of discounts in this blog. That is, I have never dealt with the question of whether I give any discounts to my clients, and if so, what those discounts are, and what the applicable rates are. Those are the questions I will be answering in today’s blog post.
The truth of the matter is that I do give discounts for event styling services.
Firstly, there are instances where I give discounts to clients who procure my event styling services frequently.
Second, there are instances where I give discounts to clients who introduce other clients to me.
Thirdly, there are instances where I give discounts to clients whose projects are not too demanding.
Those are just three of the most commonly awarded discounts in my business. In the final analysis, I am very pragmatic about the whole question of discounts. I know that discounts can induce good feelings in clients. Personally, I love going to the Gap card login page, only to find Gap inviting me to take advantage of one or another discount: however small. I imagine that my clients are the same. And this is why I am always willing (and eager) to give them various discounts. Actually, the way I have set up my business is such that each and every client qualifies for one or another discount. This is one of the points I paid great attention to when I was setting up an accounting system for my event styling business. The discount rates do, however, vary greatly from client to client. There are clients to whom I give discounts worth tens of dollars. There are others to whom I give discounts worth hundreds of dollars. It depends, to a large extent, on the size of the projects, and what I stand to earn from the projects. This is because when all is said and done, the applicable discount rates are computed as a percentage of my potential earnings.