3 email scripts to stop price hagglers in their tracks

Script 1: The Hell No Script

Hi CLIENT NAME,

I appreciate you taking the time to inquire about my services, but I don’t think we’re a good match.

I wish you all the best when looking for a JOB TITLE HERE.

Best wishes,
YOUR NAME

 

Script 2: The Educational Script

Hi CUSTOMER NAME

I’m so happy you want us to work together! When I SAW YOUR SITE / READ YOUR MISSION / MET YOU, I really wanted the chance to work with you. The work you do is absolutely amazing.

I’d love to go ahead and book you in my schedule, but don’t discount my services.

REASONS
- It wouldn’t be fair on other clients if they found out I had charged you less.
- My work is valuable because these are the results you’ll get from the finished product…

I sincerely hope you’ll understand, and if you’re still up for working together I would love to get you booked in my schedule!

Let me know if you have any questions. I’m happy to answer them!

Thanks,
YOUR NAME

 

Script 3: The Breakdown Script

Hi CUSTOMER NAME,

I’m so happy you want us to work together! When I SAW YOUR SITE / READ YOUR MISSION / MET YOU, I really wanted the chance to work with you. The work you do is absolutely amazing.

I’d love to go ahead and book you in my schedule, but don’t discount my services. I’ve priced my services based on my hourly rate and the amount of time they will take. For this project, here’s a breakdown of the costs for this project:

SERVICE #1
Hourly rate:
Total hours:
Total cost:

SERVICE #2
Hourly rate:
Total hours:
Total cost:

SERVICE #3
Hourly rate:
Total hours:
Total cost:

As I’m sure you understand, discounting my services means I have to spend less time on the project to still earn my hourly rate. I like to make sure I put 110% into each of my projects, which is why I don’t drop my prices. 

I’d really love to work on your project. I firmly believe in what you’re trying to accomplish with your PROJECT / BUSINESS / MISSION, and I’d love to be a part of that. 

If you’d still look to book your project in my schedule, I’d be happy to move forward! Just let me know. 

Thanks,
YOUR NAME