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Fees & Margins
  • Fees & Margins

    Learn how to accurately and consistently calculate your fees and margins and start charging your actual worth! Win the trust of your clients by operating with clarity and transparency.

    Our online courses are self paced and conducted online on our website via an easy to use integrated learning platform. Once you sign up, you'll be emailed instructions on how to view the content.


    Learn how to operate an efficient, professional and profitable business.
    Whether you’re starting up a design business, or looking to solidify your current processes, our TDC DesignLab Courses are a sure-fire way to accelerate your professional growth and transform the way you do business.​

    When you sign up to our courses, you’re fast-tracking years of learning. Most designers operate via the old method of trial and error, where poor choices can result in mistakes that can have a damaging effect on profitability and significantly reduce the joy in your work life.​

    Our tried and tested systems and processes will give you an instant hack into a more professional and profitable way of doing business. Our tools and templates will elevate your offering and help you deliver happy clients and successful project outcomes, time after time.​

    It’s a tough job running a business, so we want to make sure you are equipped with all the foundations to help you thrive.

    • About the Course

      Are you an established designer, tired of working hard to barely cover your costs? Did the “joy” of working as a designer die a long time ago?

      Or are you new to the industry and have no idea what to charge?

      Do you feel nervous even thinking about the idea of adding a margin to the products that you recommend to your clients?

      ​In this class we will equip you with the skills, knowledge and templates to start to charge what you deserve to be earning, and set you up to run a successful and profitable business that brings you great joy!

      In this class you will learn how to:

      • Understand methods of charging for design services

      • Access proven methods for adding margin to products

      • Choose the best methods of charging to suit your business

      • Create a comprehensive fee estimate (including a proven and effective template)

      • Communicate your fees and margins clearly

      • Track your hours to be more accountable

      • Set up processes for efficient billing

      • Increase your profitability

      • Truly believe in your worth

      Also included:​​

      • A real-life case study to show how to go from a scope of work to an accurate fee estimate

      • A real-life case study to analyse one of the methods of applying a margin to product

    • Course Content

      Fees & Margins is broken down into 17 'modules' across two parts. Complete the course by watching the videos in the modules in the order listed below.​

      Part 1- Design Fees

      • Introduction

      • Case Study Overview

      • The Basics – Design Fees

      • Design Fees – Methods of Charging

      • Creating a Rock Solid Scope of Work

      • Calculating Fees (Basic)

      • Calculating Fees (Advanced)

      • Payment Structure

      • Software

      • Terms and Conditions

      Part 2 - Margins

      • The Basics - Margins

      • Margins – Methods of Charging

      • Payment Structure

      • Software

      • Terms and Conditions

      • Case Study Analysis – Margins

      • Overall Case Study Analysis

    • Inclusions

      • Downloadable Course Notes

      • Proven Business Tools

    • How it Works

      The content of our courses is delivered to you as a series of easy to follow, professionally produced videos, supported with downloadable course notes, tools and templates.

      Each course is specifically designed to guide you through the information needed to set you up to operate a successful design business, step by step. From the basics to advanced case study examples, we’ve got you covered.

      At the completion of each course we provide a PDF download of the content, along with any applicable downloadable tools that are referenced during the class.

      Access extra support via our 1-on-1 coaching sessions, available for purchase at 50% off the regular price.

    • Supplement Your Learning

      Purchase a One-on-One Coaching Session to further explore the principles covered in your course. Access a 1-hour coaching supplement session for $200 (save 50%) upon signing up to your Online Course. When you sign up, you'll be emailed a unique promotion code to use when booking a session.

      Note: Limit of 1 discounted coaching session per course.

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