I try and avoid doing anything cheaply and/or half-heartedly. I generally apply the Craftsman’s Triangle.
The triangle is used when pricing a project; clients must choose only two out of the three options. They can’t have three!
The Fast, Good, Cheap Triangle goes like this:
- Good + Fast = Expensive: Choose good and fast, I’ll postpone everything else to make your project a priority. We’ll work 24/7/365 to get your project done! But don’t expect it to be cheap.
- Good + Cheap = Slow: Choose good and cheap, and I’ll will do a great job for a discounted price, but be
patient because we want to do it during a time when business is slower.
- Fast + Cheap = Inferior: Choose fast and cheap and expect an inferior job delivered on time.
You truly get what you pay for, and in my opinion, this is the least favorable choice of the three.