Discussion in 'Lifestyle' started by xenon supra, Apr 20, 2009.
considering I sat on my ass all day
I'm guessing it's from the sorority event?
hmmm maybe I should look into Smugmug
I just booked a wedding for next may today.
yup! of course i charge a solid shooting fee to go out there, so this money is all pretty much a big bonus
the big money orders come in when the chicks send their moms the link
it's awesome, my customer's only complaint is shipping prices. they seem to overcharge a bit. its like $2.95 to ship a couple 4x6 prints
ballin out of control! a year in advance! wow.
I'm doing my first 2nd shooter btw! i'm assisting an older ga tech grad
these are college kids dude, they don't have $10 to drop on a 4x6.
with my shooting fee and print orders, I usually end up making at least $75 per hour. which again, for a college kid ain't bad.
I obviously charge different amounts for different events, depending on what I think will maximize my orders.
Place is rockin. On the lake in austin. Canon buddy has shot out there a few times, so I'm hiring him as my second shooter.
its all about priorities. they'll spend hundreds on a dress, makeup, hair, shoes . . . but you don't think they'll spend a few bucks on a keepsake?
Nope, you don't know how many email complaints I've gotten about smugmug charging $2.95 for shipping which they think is "OUTRAGEOUS" - oh well. I'm sure some would be willing to pay more, but I'm satisfied with this, and they are very pleased.
plus, being on their good side = more business, they have 4-5 events a year, each paying $3-400, and there are 7 sororities on campus, 4 of which i have shot for this semester and will be hired for again in the future. so honestly I'd rather have more business at a cheaper rate than less at high rates.
there is a company who charges $15 per hour and $1 per photo, so convincing them to switch to me was already a very difficult task.
but yeah, if you have any tips on how to convince them to pay more, i'd be glad to hear it, but I just don't think it'll happen then again, I'm no pro, this is just a hobby, and a great way to make money for gear/ beer while in college.
Now that you're rich, subs for everyone!
I don't even have a sub for myself
actually, i have a lifetime no globe sub, so i get like 25 PMs
I really need to just go ahead and get the lifetime myself. I miss all the bs from the main.
Not bad at all, good haul