I have been conducting genealogical research for clients for over a year now and believe me when I say that I’ve learned a lot so far. I’ve learned many tips and tricks to the find elusive records, how to conduct business with clients, and I’ve learned that sometimes, a task that someone gives you to research is outside the realm of your expertise.
But perhaps the most important thing I’ve learned this past year has been how to be more generous when it comes to clients.
Over the past year, I have run into multiple clients who want to break through a “brick-wall” but are afraid to hire a genealogist because they’re under a tight budget. When I come across a client like this, I respond to them with the utmost compassion and I vow to them that I will provide my services to them at a price which will both give them the ability to solve the family history mystery while also not costing them much financially.
You may be asking yourself, why I would do my pricing this way. The answer is simple. I believe that everyone has the right to learn about their family tree because it’s what makes us who we are and you simply can’t put a price on something like that.