Home – New Forums Marketing mastery Charge or not for first meeting with prospective client? Reply To: Charge or not for first meeting with prospective client?

#1032101
TimStokes
Participant
  • Total posts: 14
Up
0
::
Jake@EmroyPrint, post: 38592, member: 4657 wrote:
I think it depends on what industry you are in and what the meeting is for.

In your scenario, if the meeting is to outline weaknesses in say their website copy or promotional material, and your pointing these problems out + offering ways to fix them, I would charge for it.

However, if it’s just an introduction, to show some samples and discuss what services you offer, I do not.

My personal protocol is not to charge regardless. However, I do make a habit of introduction myself to 2 businesses on either side + across the road so the trip is worthing.

You would be amazed at how powerful – “Hello, my name is Jake. I was just accross the road talking to Jamima from Pumperknickles and thought I might introduce myself. I’m a printer …”

Works wonders =)

– Jake

Good answer Jake. Mine, along similar lines is below.