Whether you’re a freelancer or full fledged corporation it’s important to pick and stick to a minimum initial development cost. Whether that’s $500 dollars or in our case $5000 dollars for brand new clients, it’s important to know that exact number. I.e. how much is it worth for you to take on a new project? How much is it worth the hassle? Or how much is it worth the glory of having that project under your portfolio? To date, my new clients have respected our minimum. They all understand the cost of doing business, and those who didn’t I respectfully declined their project and pointed them towards a direction that more closely met their budget.