Frequently Asked Questions
Here are answers to some of the most frequently asked questions regarding engaging with Mellie Blue
What are your fees for branding?
A Brand Elevation Package, which includes website, brand identity, messaging...and a turn around of 2 week, your initial investment is $14,950.
I'm all about transparency and don't want you to feel surprised, therefore I publish pricing for brand solutions.
We don't need a comprehensive brand experience, just brand identity assets like a website, a logo, print collateral, video production, etc. Do you offer those services in an a la carte way?
Yes. I'll do a website design/development for you. The price starts at $8,500 and goes up depending on content, type of site, etc.
I don't design just a logo because usually you'll need other brand identity pieces (brochures, business cards, letter heads, etc.) Brand identity packages start at $8,500.
How can one person do all this work for me?
With plenty of rest, exercise, and loads of matcha tea you'll be surprised how sharp and focused a person's mind can be. I've been working professionally for ten years and have successfully ran my own business for 7 years. I am also great at delegating task to my talented strategic partners for larger projects. Lastly, I've designed my team to be small intentionally and reason being, so I (sometimes we) can move quickly for you.
Larger firms are good, but the bureaucracy and processes get in the way...as a well as add on to the expenses which are usually passed on to you.
We are a small organization with little/no budget for this type of work. Can you work with us on a smaller scale?
I go deep with my clients and only take on a handful of clients at a time. Since my bandwidth is limited, I don't take on smaller projects.
But we are a non-profit, can you contribute to our cause with an in-kind donation or pro-bono work?
How does Mellie Blue arrive at its pricing structure?
At Mellie Blue fees are based on a flat-fee basis with the scope of each project. You can benefit from flexible payment terms on most engagements.
Do you have a sliding scale or alter your fees depending on the size of the company?
I don't offer alternate fees based on company size, but I do adjust the estimates based on variables that add or decrease scope of work.
Can you write us a proposal of what you can do or bid on this RFP?
I don't write proposals, respond to RFPs, do unpaid pitches, or speculative work.
I do offer a Project Evaluation which is the perfect win-win.
By investing in an evaluation you receive valuable solutions that can be executed immediately and not a vague, cookie cutter proposal with no depth. This also allows both parties to test the waters in working together before committing to a larger project.