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i have a local client!

Postby jimmylegs » Mon Oct 17, 2011 5:58 pm

met an unhappy individual at work today. one thing led to another and we had a meeting this eve - i know i can help :D
time to figure out an hourly rate :S
suggestions?
my approach: no meds so far - just nutrient-dense anti-inflammatory whole foods, and supplements where needed
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Re: i have a local client!

Postby maynaka » Tue Oct 18, 2011 7:56 am

JL,

Excellent news!

Since that was last night, I hope it went well.

Regarding fees...consider calling nutritionists in the area and see what they charge?

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Re: i have a local client!

Postby jimmylegs » Tue Oct 18, 2011 9:52 am

i can try. nutritionists aren't regulated where i live, so there's no standard...
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Re: i have a local client!

Postby maynaka » Tue Oct 18, 2011 10:35 am

You could call three or four, pretend to be a potential client, ask their experience, fees, what you get for the money, etc. and then average it out.

You have to keep in mind that you probably have more knowledge and research behind your recommendations than the majority of practicing nutritionists. Do others back up their suggestions with research? That could be a big plus!

Also, I'm not sure how to do it, but consider mentioning the fact that you've been providing your expertise via this site for years now.
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Re: i have a local client!

Postby jimmylegs » Tue Oct 18, 2011 6:16 pm

i was thinking more about this today. if i was teaching a music lesson i would charge $50/hr. the nutrition info is worth waaay more than that. i am not sure about charging by the hour or by the consult or what. maybe a minimum flat rate etc.
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Re: i have a local client!

Postby munchkin » Tue Oct 18, 2011 6:26 pm

It's wonderful to hear that you have your first local client.
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Re: i have a local client!

Postby suze » Tue Oct 18, 2011 6:28 pm

How about working out an hourly rate and a flat rate and giving the client the choice?
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Re: i have a local client!

Postby jimmylegs » Tue Oct 18, 2011 6:46 pm

thx munchkin :)

suze i'm thinking both will have to be worked in somehow, for sure. but with a minimum basic fee to start.
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Re: i have a local client!

Postby NHE » Thu Oct 20, 2011 5:59 am

maynaka wrote:You could call three or four, pretend to be a potential client, ask their experience, fees, what you get for the money, etc. and then average it out.

You have to keep in mind that you probably have more knowledge and research behind your recommendations than the majority of practicing nutritionists. Do others back up their suggestions with research? That could be a big plus!

Also, I'm not sure how to do it, but consider mentioning the fact that you've been providing your expertise via this site for years now.


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