Yes, I’ve been there and done that. And I like it.
That means that I have the experience and know-how to get it done fast and avoid the pitfalls that trip up those who haven’t been through it three or four times. Which is a win for you, because I know how to find the best talent possible and get them working on a solution. I also know how to bootstrap it — do it for less than you’d imagine. In both cases I find a way to produce the best quality possible given time and budget constraints.
Additionally, because I’m not trying to find my voice, I can deliver the right words for you fast. Often we won’t need more than one or two reviews. Which saves you a lot of time.
So yes, even in today’s economy, experience counts. That’s because it’s usually cheaper than less-expensive and less-experienced talent, when you calculate the total cost.