Hi there community!
In the past 2 weeks one of my gigs (3D medical animation) started to get some constant traction, to the point where everyday, or at least every other day, I get a message from someone interested in ordering.
Today I just started looking through my “competition” and saw that there’s a lot of people asking for 10 times the price I was asking for, but the quality of their work was, at most, equal to mine. So that’s when I decided to up my price as well.
Now, I work really fast, I’ve been in the 3D industry for over 10 years and these animations I produce on Fiverr are really no big deal for me. I do most of those animation in like a few hours. But looking through the other sellers, I noticed they have really long delivery times compared to mine. I used to have my delivery time as 1 day delivery for all the packages I offer, since I can finish everything in just a few hours, and I always thought that a shorter delivery time should be seen as motive to spend more (ie you pay more than you pay the other sellers, but you get your job finished way quicker).
But just now have I thought that perhaps this is exactly the other way around. Maybe the client is thinking “Well if the delivery time is longer, that means it takes him more to do my job, and that means he’ll do a better job, so I’m willing to pay more because a longer delivery time equals better quality”. And perhaps they also think “$400 for 1 day delivery? So this guy wants to work one day for that much money? That sounds off…”
I was looking through what the other sellers have done for their clients, and again, they’re all simple animations I could do in 4 hours, but their delivery time is like 7 - 10 days, and I can’t think of another reason why they would set it for so long, other than “Longer delivery = more working hours in the eyes of the client = it justifies the bigger price”.
What are your thoughts on this?
Since I thought about this I changed my delivery times to like a week, even though I’ll still do the jobs in the same few hours - 1 day at most. But I’m now wondering if I should keep it real, at 1 day delivery time, or leave it like this.
What do you guys think the client’s thought process is on this?