Subscriber Count: Building Law Firm Subscriptions Is Not Easy, But It's Worthwhile
Law firms continue to experiment with different payment models, in a post-COVID environment; that includes subscriptions. Subscriptions are popular, because it’s consistent recurring revenue – which everyone is looking for. That’s one of the reasons why technology companies are so valuable. the same reason why lots of professional service providers (like law firms, but also like IT providers) are moving to subscription pricing. One of the biggest challenges to implementing a subscription system is building out the inclusions. That’s harder than setting the price point, frankly. the best part about subscriptions and flat fees is that firms make more money doing work in that way, than they do on traditional billing – as much as 20-30% more, in fact.
But, back to the main question: How do you set up a subscription option? Think of it as stacking services, and constructing an offering that is more appealing to a legal consumer than an hourly billing program. You could, however, include a certain number of billed hours into a subscription arrangement, – 10 hours each month. you could also (or, more likely, instead) work on a certain number of ‘active projects’ each month. On top of that, you could offer hourly billing options for additional projects, if required, in any given month, potentially at a discounted rate. With respect to adding value, your law firm could offer your subscribers monthly audit meetings, a special text line, faster turnaround times, document libraries, and more. Effectively, you can build whatever kind of offering you’d like, so long as you attach an appropriate price to it – and, the market that price = legal consumers will pay it.
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