$50 Initial Consultation
Initial Consultation is the time to assess a project, to decide if Alla can be of help, and to determine how much time is approximately required. It’s also an opportunity to gauge expectations. The key word here is INITIAL.
For example, a potential DIY client writes:
“Alla, I am in the very early stages of planning to remodel my home. I have come up with a couple of options, but feel that the space is being wasted. I wanted to see if you can help me with some basic ideas on how to improve the overall layout.”
Since it’s online, Alla gets these types inquiries from all over the world. Her typical response is as follows:
“Thank you for your interest. I will be happy to help. Would you please book an initial consultation so that I can take the time to study the drawings and photographs. Based on that, I will determine the extent of my involvement.”
The fee is $50, which is very reasonable. And a lot of times the questions Alla gets are quite easy to answer in the framework of the initial consultation. True Architect on Demand, she really enjoys providing this service and her role of DIY Ally.