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Unread 7th May 2011, 10:02 PM   #1
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Default How to make a quick $500 in the next 15 minutes...

( How to get more money from existing customers/clients while giving them greater value )...


Two days ago I needed a quick $500, so I contacted one of my $197 per month clients and said, "If you were to work with me for a year, how much would it cost you?" They said, "About $2,400 or whatever they said..."

I said, I've had an unexpected bill come up and I'd like to make an arrangement with you, I'd like to give you a year of service for $500, how much does that come out to per month now?"

They said, "Around $40..." I said, "would $40 per month work better for you than $197 per month?"

They said, "hell yeah..."

I said, Ok, because my situation is a bit urgent, we'll need to complete this order on the phone and you'll never pay me another dime, but continue to get service for a year.

( my situation where I needed the money was real, don't lie to your clients, use whatever reason that is actual )

They agreed and it gave me a quick $500, now I know that some of you might be worried, thinking I have to provide a year of service to this client, and I WILL FOLLOW THROUGH IF THEY WANT ME TOO, but most clients stop calling around the 3rd or 4th month and call far in between thereafter,

MAKE SURE THAT YOU HONOR YOUR AGREEMENTS, however know that most of the time your clients won't hold you to it and if they choose that it's OK, but if they call you, BE THERE FOR THEM!

Today, tomorrow or whenever, call some of your clients and make some deals with them, don't be afraid to ask them for money, if they like your service and you give them more value than what they are paying for, they'll be more than happy to give you more money.

This particular clients told me she was getting ready to cancel because $197 was getting to be a lot of money per month. She was so happy that I asked her for $500 and gave her a whole year of service, she literally RAN to get her credit card.

So basically, I took a client that I was going to lose anyway and got an extra $500 from them. I of course deliver greater results than what she paid and since I help people get rid of OCD, you can see how most people pay therapists $200+ per hour and she is getting a year with me for a measly $500, when you position it in a "no-brainer" scenario like this, you'll be SHOCKED at how people will be so happy to give you $500 or $1000 or more!

It's all about perceived value and actual value!

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the following is to clear up some misconceptions about this post:

The point is, You can use whatever reason that is real you can think of. This particular time I used that reason because that is what happened. However I have also used the reason, "I know you are thinking of leaving because of the price, since we've been working together for a while, I want to really help you succeed and because I know you, here is what I'm going to do for you to help you out, I'll give you the rest of the year for $500 to make it easier for you and so that you can continue getting the help that you need.

since only customers that are leaving anyway know about this, it DOES NOT cheapen your service, but massively increases your profits

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Anyway, congrats! I hope your personal issues get worked out soon.

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Ok, what is the basis of the money? Without knowing the task, or even a general idea of what your doing, makes understanding this somewhat difficult.

Anyway, congrats! I hope your personal issues get worked out soon.
it appears you haven't read the post.

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Thanks for sharing mate... Sometimes the situation will force us to do something to get instant money. By the way, it is a great action mate.

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Well, glad you had a way and a plan to get the money you needed. That is always a huge plus.

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This is actually an insane thought - I mean, we all know the lifetime of customers and so on, so there may be a lot of money to be made here with not too much work. Wow !!

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Ive done this a few times by finding a massive forum that covers a certain topic, then finding an EMD and onselling a domain to one of the members. Only done this twice, but worked both times bringing in a few hundred dollars at a time.

Takes all of an hour or so.

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Thanks for sharing mate... Sometimes the situation will force us to do something to get instant money. By the way, it is a great action mate.
It's funny how situations FORCE us to come up with our best ideas...

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Well, glad you had a way and a plan to get the money you needed. That is always a huge plus.
I didn't think of this until I was forced too, pressure is a HUGE motivator, as I've been spending thousands a month of running the business I had no room for a large unexpected bill!

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This is actually an insane thought - I mean, we all know the lifetime of customers and so on, so there may be a lot of money to be made here with not too much work. Wow !!
After doing this, ( done it 4 times so far ) I'm doing this will all clients when I can tell they are going to quit...

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Ive done this a few times by finding a massive forum that covers a certain topic, then finding an EMD and onselling a domain to one of the members. Only done this twice, but worked both times bringing in a few hundred dollars at a time.

Takes all of an hour or so.
Good stuff man, I have started implementing this in most of my niches, I feel like I've found a pot of gold or something, it's pretty unreal how easy these sales are.

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Nicely played. I take it this is through an offline client?
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Nicely played. I take it this is through an offline client?
This particular deal was a client that signed up online, but I work with them personally on the phone. It's important to note that I've been working with them for a few months and have built up trust with them.

If you start building relationships with all of your clients, you'll start building up credit with them so that when you need help, all you gotta do is call one of them and they'll hook you up. I can't stress how important building relationships with your clients is...it's like money in the bank!

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EMD = Exact match domain.

To the OP, I'm not too sure this is something I would want to use very often, if at all. It tends to cheapen your service. I wouldn't want to work with someone who is struggling to pay their bills so much that they literally have to ask ME for a favor.

Why don't they have other customers? Am I their only customer? If so, why not? These are all the sorts of questions that would start going through my head if I were the customer. The only thing this would do is make me second guess working with you at all.

It may work once or twice and your circumstances may have indeed warranted doing this, but given almost any other option I would not choose this one.

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I wouldn't want to work with someone who is struggling to pay their bills so much that they literally have to ask ME for a favor.

Why don't they have other customers? Am I their only customer? If so, why not? These are all the sorts of questions that would start going through my head if I were the customer. The only thing this would do is make me second guess working with you at all.
Sure, but all of those scenarios are presumptions.

Stuff happens unexpectedly to everyone. Why he needs/wants the cash
really does not matter just as long as his client is happy with the service.

If his client is happy, overall, then all of that is really none of his business.


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EMD = Exact match domain.

To the OP, I'm not too sure this is something I would want to use very often, if at all. It tends to cheapen your service. I wouldn't want to work with someone who is struggling to pay their bills so much that they literally have to ask ME for a favor.

Why don't they have other customers? Am I their only customer? If so, why not? These are all the sorts of questions that would start going through my head if I were the customer. The only thing this would do is make me second guess working with you at all.
This particular client has been working with me for over 5 months, has paid me over $1,000 already, she said she was thinking about canceling, if she canceled, that would be the end of the money, because of this offer, she stayed and paid $500 up front. She will probably call me for the next three months per my experience, however if she chooses to call me the whole year, I will work with her.

I don't do this for NEW clients!!!!!!!! My list NEVER knows about this, it is a deal I make with my clients that have already been with me for a while and are about to quit. I don't care if it cheapens the perceived value to them as they are out the door anyway. New clients have no idea this is an option if they've been with me for a while.

The point is, You can use whatever reason that is real you can think of. This particular time I used that reason because that is what happened. However I have also used the reason, "I know you are thinking of leaving because of the price, since we've been working together for a while, I want to really help you succeed and because I know you, here is what I'm going to do for you to help you out, I'll give you the rest of the year for $500 to make it easier for you and so that you can continue getting the help that you need.

So word it anyway that you want, as long as it is true and that you are willing to follow through with the agreement. I hope this helps to reframe it in a way that you can see how it would be useful in your business..

in closing, it's all about retention and an income boost from a customer with one foot out the door because of price... in all honesty, I LOVE this method and it has doubled my income.

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hello friend
its a nice idea but i think in this situation you will have to show your honesty the whole year and you should not let your moral down for work in such a cheap price or you should keep your words as its not a matter of just 1 or 2 month.
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its a nice idea but i think in this situation you will have to show your honesty the whole year and you should not let your moral down for work in such a cheap price or you should keep your words as its not a matter of just 1 or 2 month.
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if you read my post, you would see that I said just that several times.

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Thank you for sharing your thought.. It looks and sounds shady though.
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I don't know, but that seems like taking advantage of the customer to me. There's the old saying that the more successful your customer's are, the more successful you will be. You don't seem to be helping that process along.
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I think it's a great idea, you are getting the money in which you need and the client is getting a fantastic deal from it, everyone is happy.

Plus for the client to hand over $500 then your service must be of use to them.

In my eyes everyone wins, nice sotry.
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Well when in need... But she landed up with a great deal anyway. I would have given you the $500 too if that was the deal.

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Nice post and good idea when you are on the verge of losing a client anyways. You could have made a WSO on this and made even more cash to help you out with your situation but props to you for sharing.

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This is all about having a good relationship with your existing clients.isn't it?You had that relationship thats why you were able to make her understand.However its a good move though..
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hmm...I learn from your experience..

we must make a good relationship with your existing clients..

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Thank you for sharing your thought.. It looks and sounds shady though.
I agree, maybe a little greay area comes into this, but good no doubt.

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Good thinking on your feet! Some of my best ideas have come from me being in a cash crunch...while still creating win win situations for me and my clients/customers.

Great share!
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This is why it's important to eventually start charging what you're really worth. Too many IM'ers get stuck in what I call "WSO Mode" and always severely undercharge. When the market will bear a much higher price, take advantage of that. Grow. Move up.

Then, when something like the OP's situation comes along you have lots of "wiggle" room to give what is perceived by the buyer as a tremendous deal. You make more up front and they feel indebted. Nothing better than a win-win situation like this.
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Thank you for sharing your thought.. It looks and sounds shady though.
If it seems shady to you, it's because you truly don't understand it. I FOLLOW THROUGH WILL ALL MY DEALS

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I don't know, but that seems like taking advantage of the customer to me. There's the old saying that the more successful your customer's are, the more successful you will be. You don't seem to be helping that process along.
reread the post... IN REALITY, THEY ARE TAKING ADVANTAGE OF ME because I follow through with all my business arrangements.

It's my fault I suppose that a lot of you don't understand what I'm saying, people that have done this know that I'm the one getting the short end of the stick here.

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I think it's a great idea, you are getting the money in which you need and the client is getting a fantastic deal from it, everyone is happy.

Plus for the client to hand over $500 then your service must be of use to them.

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Well when in need... But she landed up with a great deal anyway. I would have given you the $500 too if that was the deal.
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Nice post and good idea when you are on the verge of losing a client anyways. You could have made a WSO on this and made even more cash to help you out with your situation but props to you for sharing.
good idea!

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I tend to agree with Will. For the time it took to call this client, you could have phoned a few cold people and I bet you'd have got yourself a new client paying a lot more than $40 a month. You could have charged a set up fee too that probably would have covered your emergency cash requirement.

Just my thoughts..
I don't like making cold calls and it's not worth it to me at ANY PRICE. I learned a long time ago that I got in this business so I could avoid doing things I hated, cold calls is one of them.

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This is all about having a good relationship with your existing clients.isn't it?You had that relationship thats why you were able to make her understand.However its a good move though..
Yes, that is why I can't stress enough to make good relationships with your clients now, because you may need them later...

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I agree, maybe a little greay area comes into this, but good no doubt.
no gray area here.

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Good thinking on your feet! Some of my best ideas have come from me being in a cash crunch...while still creating win win situations for me and my clients/customers.

Great share!
yes, a win win is ALWAYS the best way

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This is why it's important to eventually start charging what you're really worth. Too many IM'ers get stuck in what I call "WSO Mode" and always severely undercharge. When the market will bear a much higher price, take advantage of that. Grow. Move up.

Then, when something like the OP's situation comes along you have lots of "wiggle" room to give what is perceived by the buyer as a tremendous deal. You make more up front and they feel indebted. Nothing better than a win-win situation like this.
Yes, Zeus hit the nail right on the head perfectly. Anyone that doesn't understand what I wrote please read his comment and it will clear it up for you!

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When your service is great,surely clients ready to help.I already got sponsor for war room membership by giving my service for some discounted price.So when you are legit surely clients will help you.

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When your service is great,surely clients ready to help.I already got sponsor for war room membership by giving my service for some discounted price.So when you are legit surely clients will help you.
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no problem, if any of you have done this or anything like this, please share!

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There's nothing shady about this as long as the OP follows through. Which he has stated several times he plans to do.

I haven't done this myself, but my roommate is a massage therapist. She recently wanted to add some equipment to her office. She talked to a couple of her established clients and offered them massages at $40 each instead of the regular $65 if they paid for advance packages. They jumped at the chance and were thrilled to do so.

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There's nothing shady about this as long as the OP follows through. Which he has stated several times he plans to do.

I haven't done this myself, but my roommate is a massage therapist. She recently wanted to add some equipment to her office. She talked to a couple of her established clients and offered them massages at $40 each instead of the regular $65 if they paid for advance packages. They jumped at the chance and were thrilled to do so.
Thank you Rose, your example is a perfect translation of this method to offline offers, good stuff!

hey, what does "OP" mean?

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I think it means "Original poster" ...lol...but I guess I've just seen others use it and don't know if that's exactly what it stands for.

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I reported him and infraction given.

On-topic though, nicely done man, keep it up. Hopefully you are feeling a bit better on the money side of things.
thank you, yea, the money was never a problem, I did have an unexpected bill come up and instead of just paying it, I found a way to get it paid out of someone else's pocket while giving them great value, a true win win...

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( How to get more money from existing customers/clients while giving them greater value )...

Two days ago I needed a quick $500, so I contacted one of my $197 per month clients and said, "If you were to work with me for a year, how much would it cost you?" They said, "About $2,400 or whatever they said..."
In some cases this idea is brilliant. In other cases it is financial suicide.

Let me explain - if you are in marketing or the financial industry and have ongoing clients you are suppose to be the expert. The person that embodies success.

Now you jump on the phone and tell a client you need $500 to meet an unexpected expense. Sometimes telling the truth is never a good thing. In this case you can quickly demolish one of the pillars to trust (the success and expertise you have experienced) you used to get the client. In this case the client might think you are not that successful if you cant handle an unexpected $500 bill and will immediately start looking for another mentor (right after saying on every forum under the sun that xxxxxxx is not that successful after all). Even as the OP says that the cash is not the problem and you just want someone else to pay for it - it is how the customer "hears" that phrase.

So what marketing lessons can we learn ...

The good - understand the lifetime value of your customer. If you can maximise this by bringing future income forward as as immediate income, then do it. This also means communicating with your customer and understanding where they are at too in the business cycle with you.

The bad - never over sell a pitch. "Would it be worth it to you is you paid $500 up front for the next 12 months instead of xxxxx spread over the year" is a good sales pitch. "I just got this bill I need cash for" is not a good sales pitch, the information is irrelevant to the client and makes you look bad.

The golden rule of selling - what is in it for you is irrelevant to the client. Keep that information out of any pitch. If they ask why in this case, indicate you are testing various offers. If you are not comfortable with being indirect with the truth then get out of sales (and yes, you are a salesperson).
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Shouldn't this have been titled, "How to lose $1,100 in 15 minutes"? :-) Sorry, my glass is perpetually half empty.

Interesting idea. For anyone that's building a recurring business and knows the lifetime value of their average customer, I could see this being quite valuable.

i.e. I have a $100/month product and my average customer lasts 6 months or $600...call them all around the 4th - 5th month and offer them a year for $200-$300

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Thanks for sharing this, Derek. Excellent stuff!
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Shouldn't this have been titled, "How to lose $1,100 in 15 minutes"? :-) Sorry, my glass is perpetually half empty.

Interesting idea. For anyone that's building a recurring business and knows the lifetime value of their average customer, I could see this being quite valuable.

i.e. I have a $100/month product and my average customer lasts 6 months or $600...call them all around the 4th - 5th month and offer them a year for $200-$300
You're looking at the wrong half of the glass. This person was going to cancel anyway, so If I did not make them a deal I would have all my pride and lose $500, when I weighed out which one was more valuable to me, the money won. Plus, it's not really losing pride. I would not do something aweful even for a million dollars, but if the numbers make sense to you, go for it.

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Thanks for sharing this, Derek. Excellent stuff!
your welcome, anyone that has done this and would like to share their results or who has a spin on it feel free to share :-)

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what kind of service are you providing for people? is this SEO where people will just cancel after you get them to a certain point?

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There's nothing shady about this as long as the OP follows through. Which he has stated several times he plans to do.

I haven't done this myself, but my roommate is a massage therapist. She recently wanted to add some equipment to her office. She talked to a couple of her established clients and offered them massages at $40 each instead of the regular $65 if they paid for advance packages. They jumped at the chance and were thrilled to do so.
Exactly, this is basically reframing your offer in a way that's more appealing to your clients, and can be accomplished both online and offline, whether you're selling products or services. Of course, you'll have to take your margins into account especially when you're dealing with physical products, but it can still be done!

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Awesome idea!

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what kind of service are you providing for people? is this SEO where people will just cancel after you get them to a certain point?
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Exactly, this is basically reframing your offer in a way that's more appealing to your clients, and can be accomplished both online and offline, whether you're selling products or services. Of course, you'll have to take your margins into account especially when you're dealing with physical products, but it can still be done!
Yes and plus you gotta know your market, most of the people stop calling after about three months, however if they do continue to call I am more than happy to honor the whole term. It's really on their shoulders to call and I can make this incredible offer because most of them simply won't continue calling which makes it worth it for me so that I can spend quality time with the ones that do.

think of this as like a guarantee. If EVERYONE took you up on your guarantee, you could not run your business. However you are banking on the fact that even though you are being generous with your offer, most people won't ask you to honor the guarantee.

I hope people, as they read this, understand that it's totally legit if you put the responsibility of people calling you in your clients hands.

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:-) if anyone else has done anything like this, I'm interested to see how it worked out for them!

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I would like to ask you one question: you said to value the initial agreement of service for the discounted sum that is $500. you also say that the client is going to stop calling you after 3 or months. Buddy, if you are determined to provide honest services it does not matter whether he call up or not.
Also some clients may believe that we are offering them some kind of scam for so cheap? How to handle them?
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Good stuff, Derek.

I find it funny so many people are disagreeing with what you said, when all you really did was relate a story that actually happened.

I think there's nothing wrong with what you did, in your situation, obviously.

It obviously does not work for every situation and every kind of business and every client, but you have acknowledged that, so what's the problem?

Well I guess forums are for discussion, anyway.

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Derek this tells me one thing about you, that you have a great relationship with existing customers so you have built the trust needed to ask for $500 upfront. I like it, those who call this shady or something similar have no idea what you do or provide for your clients and in my opinion are just jealous of the fact that they probably can't just ask someone for $500 cuz they have no real value to provide for the money.
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I would like to ask you one question: you said to value the initial agreement of service for the discounted sum that is $500. you also say that the client is going to stop calling you after 3 or months. Buddy, if you are determined to provide honest services it does not matter whether he call up or not.
Also some clients may believe that we are offering them some kind of scam for so cheap? How to handle them?
reading the comments should help you understand my post a little bit better.

It's not a scam, if anyone is getting scammed, it's ME... and I'm ok with it, because I am ALL about providing value, just read ANY post I've written on here... ( I don't get paid a dime to give out this information on here so... )

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Good stuff, Derek.

I find it funny so many people are disagreeing with what you said, when all you really did was relate a story that actually happened.

I think there's nothing wrong with what you did, in your situation, obviously.

It obviously does not work for every situation and every kind of business and every client, but you have acknowledged that, so what's the problem?

Well I guess forums are for discussion, anyway.

All the best.
Yes, thank you! I wish more people where like you man, and I have to say, the stuff you put here is pretty damn good too...

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Derek this tells me one thing about you, that you have a great relationship with existing customers so you have built the trust needed to ask for $500 upfront. I like it, those who call this shady or something similar have no idea what you do or provide for your clients and in my opinion are just jealous of the fact that they probably can't just ask someone for $500 cuz they have no real value to provide for the money.
Good job man

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