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How did any of you experienced Directors, producers, editors price your work? Or is it solely based on you and the clients and or your sponsor?
Is a difficult thing. The best thing is that you put a price/hour.
January 22, 2015 at 2:12PM
Never price yourself by the hour. Price things by the half-day, full-day, or by the project.
As far as what to charge, you have to know the market and your competition. Sometimes you can lose a job because you quoted too low, and the potential client doesn't think you can do a good job at such a low price.
Also, how you present yourself will directly affect your perceived value.
i.e. Gorgeous website, great demo reel, lots of past projects with well known clients, etc...
Lastly research your potential clients as much as possible to get to know their business, their business track record, and how healthy they are financially. Healthy companies can afford to pay a good rate.
January 22, 2015 at 7:05PM
Great tip on pricing yourself by the day, instead of the hour. Next time I bid a project I'll really consider that.
Last proposal I did I committed to an hourly type of project, and I actually wrapped it up much sooner. Bidding by the half day / day really solidifies that it's your skill set that goes into the project, and you're not an hourly worker.
January 27, 2015 at 3:28PM
When you price by a full day, is it assumed that is a 12-hour or 8-hour day?
March 6, 2015 at 11:25AM