A retainer fee is a monthly fee that is paid at the same time each month. It sometimes has a minimum contract period and usually elevates you to the top of your designers schedule. It is perfect for those who KNOW they will need design services throughout the year and want to reserve a designer's time.
The time is paid up front each month, before work is ordered. Essentially, you are "pre-ordering" time versus a specific service. This allows the designer, me in this case, to time-block the amount of hours agreed upon into their monthly schedule.
Monthly Retainer - Graphic Design Services
Hate creating or want to focus on other aspects of business? Secure a monthly retainer contract.