So You’ve Got a MaryMakingTX Quote
What is a quote?
A quote is a bid I am giving you based on our discussions. This quote is always delivered in writing, so you are not pressured to answer right away. I want you to evaluate what I am offering and only commit when you are thoroughly informed. However, this quote is not the be-all-end-all; we can certainly always add additional projects with a simple addendum; many of my clients continue my work as we come up with more ideas together.
How did you develop this quote?
I have developed this quote taking account for my time, my experience, the computer I built, the software I own, and what licensing I will be applying to your project. Also, since this is under the umbrella of a recognized business in the state of Texas, I will have to account for all taxes and fees owed as a small business.
What do I do now that I have a quote?
Read it. Understand it. Take some time thinking about it and making sure it is going to fit in your budget. I make sure that no surprises come to my clients, and I expect the same treatment. This quote is my bid to you on your project. If you are weighing options with other designers or developers, this is the time to compare them.
What should I not do, now that I have a quote?
Completely disappear. Seriously, that is so annoying. Customer service is a huge pride of mine and I will follow up with you for weeks and months if you disappear. If the quote is too much for you, just let me know. You will not hurt my feelings. However, completely ignoring me after I have done the proper duty of researching your project and providing you with a fair rate will absolutely hurt my feelings.
The Sharon Bettis Clause
If you move forward with this quote, and accept it, I am prepared to type out an agreement between us that is a binding legal document and recognized by the state of Texas, that details the work I will be providing you, and what I plan to charge you. If you accept this quote, and ask me to move forward with the agreement; but then at the time of signing decide you no longer want to complete the project; I will have to charge you a $158.75 administrative fee the cover the time that you took of my business for legal document composition.