I’m an English man living in Germany.
As a side line, I offer German to English translation, interpreting and language lessons.
These do not provide a steady income, so I’d like to offer a service on a retainer basis - so and so many € per month allow unto so many lines of text translated/hours of lessons or or interpreting.
The customer benefits from a steady relationship with one supplier for all their needs, and I benefit from a regular income (with the added bonus of charging a minimum price).
My time is not unlimited, so I have tried to tier my offers.
For inspiration, I’ve looked at some mobile phone networks - for example, 50 messages and 50 minutes to anyone for 5€ a month (addition messages/minuets charged extra)
I’ve come up with the following:
which contains 5 (!) levels of service.
• How do I make my offer more attractive/rational?
• How do I prevent myself from promising too much?
• What should I offer my best paying clients?
Because I have other commitments, I'd ideally like lots of translation and the occasional piece of interpreting - 5 or 6 customers sending me the lowest level of 50€ a month for 2 sides of A4 would be ideal…
What suggestions do you have? Any suitable links will also be fine.
P.s. for those who don't read German I'm offering to:
- Teach and or interpret for 2 hours OR translate up to 50 lines of text for 50€ a month
- Teach and or interpret for 2 hours and translate up to 50 lines of text for 100€ a month
- Teach and or interpret for 4 hours and translate up to 70 lines of text for 200€ a month
- Teach and or interpret for 8 hours and translate up to 140 lines of text for 400€ a month
- Teach and or interpret for 20 hours and translate up to 350 lines of text for 1000€ a month
Extra hours are €45 each, extra line of text, 1€. For an extra 20%, you can 'rollover' outstanding hours/lines to the next month.