Interested in working with Honey Bee Media?
Here’s what you can expect:
Step 1: Agreeing the scope
I like happy endings. That’s why I like to agree on a definite scope of work right from the get-go.
I ask lots of questions to gain a deep understanding of what you need and how I can help you. This enables me to give you an accurate quote.
And if the project evolves? That’s cool. Any work outside the agreed scope is charged at an hourly rate.
Step 2: Proposal
Once I’ve got a clear idea of the scope, I’ll send you a proposal (or a quote for smaller projects.)
The proposal outlines the details of the job, the price and all the inclusions – such as rounds of amends and professional proofreading.
Step 3: Partial payment
I charge a non-negotiable 50% up-front payment.
Step 4: Schedule
Turnaround times vary depending on the scope of the project. But I won’t take on a job unless I know I can meet the deadline. I don’t produce sloppy work, which is why I’m often booked up weeks in advance.
Step 5: Briefing
My favourite part! This is when we jump on a call or Zoom and you tell me all about your business, your brand, your products and your services.
I want to hear everything about what makes you special – and why you’re the best in the biz.
We’ll talk in depth about the project and explore what drives your target audience. We’ll discuss your marketing objectives and your brand personality, as well as many other important bits and pieces.
At this stage, once I have the following, I can get started:
- Signed proposal or quote
- Your 50% up-front payment
- Any background material or assets
Step 6: Down to work
Once you’ve sent me your signed proposal and quote, any background material and your 50% deposit, we’re ready to rock and roll!
I write the copy in Google Docs and supply it to you in electronic format.
Step 7: Drafts and amends
I include two rounds of amends in my quote. This means you’ll see three versions; the first draft, the second draft and the final draft.
Additional rounds will be charged at an hourly rate (all this is set out in your proposal.)
I use Track Changes, which enables you to write comments in the copy. That way, I don’t miss anything you’d like to alter.
Step 8: Meetings
I don’t include any face-to-face meeting time in my quotes. But if you’d like to sit down and chat through the details over a coffee, please let me know at the outset so I can build this into costs.
Meetings will be charged at an hourly rate; travel time and costs will be in addition.
Step 9: Your review
At the beginning of the project, we agree how long you’re going to need to review and sign off on the materials I supply. Remember, the copy needs to be looked at carefully to ensure it meets the brief, and if more than one person needs to sign it off at your end, this can take considerable time.
The more effort we both put in, the better the end product will be.
Step 10: Final payment
I’ll invoice you the final amount when the job’s complete. My payment term is seven days.