I have a bit of consultancy work in the offing which has been bubbling for a while.
It’s a hot, young brand maybe 5 years old, they are press darlings. I think the thing will grow and if they are going to be doing different shapes every season, it could be a nice on-going thing.
I’ve not quite worked out how they want to work yet but I know that I can be a solution for their tailoring. I’ve asked them a bunch of questions about their expectations.
My feeling is to set them a day rate based on three times my current daily salary. I have no idea really how professional they are. It’s possible to work with a designer and make sample after sample before the final article is reached, a day rate would hopefully make this work. On the other hand, I have been in the situation before where I have solved a brand’s issues in a couple of days and then they don’t use me any more. In this case I’ve not charged enough considering how much money they have made from the blocks I have cut.
Anyone got any thoughts? I have done plenty of this stuff before but it has always been on the side. I now have to take it quite a lot more seriously.