How many times have you seen this type of post or something like it? "Need a good AND cheap designer/developer, AND fast!!!" If you're a good designer/developer, you'll probably be raising your eyebrows or even laugh at this ad. If you're a client and post this type of ad, don't expect any pms, or if you do get pms, be prepared to sift through unrealistic promises made by mediocre designers/developers who can't deliver. If you've been a designer/developer for a while, you probably know the fast-good-cheap pricing. Realistically, these three things can't be combined in a project. The idea for this pricing is that clients should only be able to choose 2 out of the 3 and base the pricing of the project on that. If you don't, your work and income could suffer. Having been on both sides of the fence, I found this method to be fair for the freelancer and the client. Below are some explanations of how much you should charge as a designer and what you should expect if you are hiring. Good + Cheap = Slow If a client want's a good, cheap piece of work then they will have to be patient to get it as they are getting a discounted price. Designers/Developers have other projects to work on from higher paying clients so they get more priority. Good + Fast = Expensive If a client wants good, fast work, then of course they should be charged premium. Designers/Developers have to postpone every other job they have, cancel appointments/meetings and stay up 24+ hours to get their job done. Fast + Cheap = Inferior If a client wants to have a fast and cheap job, they should expect the result to be mediocre or inferior. Designers/Developers don't have the time to make the job as good as it could be plus on top of that, they would hardly get any return on the product/service.