How do you Estimate the Cost of a Project?

What should you add in your creative project bids to clients? Are you charging enough for your design work? How do you calculate overhead into your bids? What exactly can you charge for? How do you include profit into your bid?

This is an example of a bid for a Visual Effects job. It’s common that creatives always undervalue how much it costs to produce a job, and end up losing money. Make sure you’re charing enough on your next project.

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