In last week’s online event, Strategies for Creative Freelancers (which you can still access — it’s not too late — use promo code “CFWIN14”), the issue of retainers came up as a way to steady the work flow and, importantly, the cash flow. But many freelancers aren’t sure where to start.
This is an issue I’ve been thinking about lately and will be working on an upcoming article for HOW Magazine on the topic too. So if you have questions and/or experiences to share, please do so in the comments.
In the meantime, here are some of the resources available so far:
- How to Put Your Existing Clients on Retainer with Tiffany Estes of Whole Brain Creative
- Words of Wisdom on Proposals, Retainers and More with Jim Gorman of Gorman360
And a sample of a proposal for a retainer is included in the latest Designer’s Proposal Bundle (Volume 2)
What are your questions? What is your experience? I’ll address them here and in the article….