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Value-Based Fees: How to Charge - And Get - What You're Worth

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In this thoroughly revised edition of his classic book, Alan Weiss shows how consulting fees are dependent on only two things: value provided in the perception of the buyer and the intent of the buyer and the consultant to act ethically. Many consultants, however, fail to understand that perceived value is the basis of the fee, or that they must translate the importance of ...more
ebook, 288 pages
Published November 3rd 2008 by Pfeiffer (first published January 16th 2002)
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Morag Barrett
When I launched SkyeTeam Value Based Fees was one of several books by Alan Weiss that I regularly refered to (and still do). I have a strong dislike of an "hourly rate" (incentivises some to work slower and therefore bill more, or penalizes those who are quick and efficient). Value based pricing has allowed me to build a successful international business and ensure that the remuneration I receive and the investment clients make reflect my experience and expertise, and the impact our solutions ha ...more
Joe Nicassio
If you want to break out of hourly fees, and get paid your worth, this book is a must read.
Amithanand D'silva
An excellent insight into how to define value, a must read for any business which provides an intangible value for clients. Not intangible value does not only mean services but you could also be providing intangible value by selling a products with add-on services,
The absolute best book I have ever read of how to price your consulting services. He gives detailed sets of questions you use to establish the value of a project as well as the specific formula of how he calculates his fees. While it may not work in every area of consulting due to industry standards of practice the book is without a doubt one of the top consulting books on the market and should be read by every independent consultant.
This is bit dry, but makes a lot of sense. Though the author's arrogance and mercenary (though he would deny it) attitude is a turn-off! I definitely see the logic and benefit of moving away from time & materials-based work whenever possible.
Jan Schultink
A bit repetitive, and written by someone who has built his reputation already, and can charge accordingly. Still, this book changed the way I charge clients, so that's pretty high impact.
An in-depth look into value based fees. Excellent Book IMO. May not work in every industry but I have applied it to my business with varying degrees of success.
CJ Romberger
Dec 05, 2009 CJ Romberger is currently reading it  ·  review of another edition
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I'm not done with it, but I will tell you this...before I even finished Chapter 1, it changed my business.

I'm reading the Kindle version.
Audrey Ple
A real mind teaser for anyone who has been in the habit of charging for their services hourly. I highly recommend it.

Christina Murias
Very interesting approach on pricing for services. Highly recommended if you run a service based company
How do you convince your clients not to pay hourly-fees and to go to value-based fees?
Great book... get what you are worth
Excellent advice for consultants.
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