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Referral fees for graphic design services

Discussion in 'Newbie Forum' started by julz3, Aug 28, 2009.

  1. julz3

    julz3 New Member

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    What is a general rule of thumb for determining referral fees to pay my clients whose referral generates a new client?

    TIA! :smile:
     
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  2. Artildawn

    Artildawn Member

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    wouldn't it be a commission on the job referred? Set a suitable percentage.
     
  3. Replicator

    Replicator Major Contributor

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    I usually give a warm heart felt thank you . . . !
     
  4. TheSnowman

    TheSnowman Major Contributor

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    Yep. Just a thanks does it here. My customers do it because they know I do good work, and will be around in the future to take care of people.
     
  5. julz3

    julz3 New Member

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    Well I guess that's part of my question, though I didn't articulate it very well did I? :doh:

    I guess my question should be, rather, is it best to offer a flat fee to this customer of mine, or a % of the dollar value of the work?

    This customer has the potential of sending dozens of new clients my way, I'm not ashamed to entice those referrals. :Big Laugh
     
  6. Jester1167

    Jester1167 Premium Subscriber

    There are so many variables in your question it's would be hard to answer.

    How good is your existing client?
    What do they expect, or would make them happy?
    What are the potential clients likely to spend?

    My goal would be to create a win win situation.
     
  7. Jillbeans

    Jillbeans Major Contributor

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    I am suspect of any client blowing smoke up my butt about new clients they can give me.
    The best they can get if they do send someone my way is a thank you, or maybe some home made cookies if I am feeling particularly grateful.
    The BEST thing you can do is send people you know to them who need THEIR services (like plumbing, auto body, etc.)
    Love....Jill
     
  8. Billct2

    Billct2 Major Contributor

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    The same I charge when I refer someone to one of my clients,vendors or tradesman, nothing.
    I tried this route when I first started out, 10% to a boat salesman for every transom lettering job, then he started wanting 10% of any boat I did in the yard...just didn't work.
    I do sell work to some shops that resell it, whatever they get over what they paid is fine by me.
     
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  9. Bradster941

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    Beer is Good...


    Always !!!
     
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