[consulting] General consultant's vent

Fred Jones fredthejonester at gmail.com
Thu Aug 6 10:58:08 UTC 2009

> Why is this so different from what we do? The OP mentioned not billing for
> time investigating. I've seen it done that way in a bunch of shops, where
> they just chalk it up to the "cost of sale". Maybe I'm just stupid and
> nobody else works like this, but I know that I've spent a _lot_ of time
> estimating something out (sometimes as much as 20% of the estimate!) and not
> billing for it. That doesn't seem right to me. How do you guys handle the
> OP's situation from a billing standpoint?

My boss said that he will put in a good bit of work for an initial
proposal, if it seems reasonable, but once a client has signed with
us, then he charges them for everything. Because then he says it's
consultation and that's what they're hiring us for.

As far as Drupal replacing the webmaster, I agree that it can't and
won't ever happen. That Drupal makes many things very easy is for
sure, but the hard things will always be hard. :)


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