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$3/head for preschool/daycare photography?

 
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Oct 04, 2011 10:10 |  #31

The issue in my mind is that the proposed "$3-a-head" pricing model is ambiguous. The first discrepancy is the number of 'heads' that were available to you. Customer promised one figure (high number) and you saw the DOWNSIDE of the available revenue potential.

Since this didn't work the first time, it's incumbent upon you to either: a) set a minimum cost number based on the highest number of children, i.e, $x per head with a minimum fee of $y; b) charge hourly for your services; c) pass on the opportunity.

Lastly, if you can agree to terms with this customer, put it in writing!

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Oct 04, 2011 14:03 |  #32

snyderman wrote in post #13203425 (external link)
Lastly, if you can agree to terms with this customer, put it in writing!


Oh man. We learned this lesson bigtime with our last client. Tried to keep it informal. stupid stupid stupid.


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Oct 04, 2011 19:28 |  #33

snyderman wrote in post #13203425 (external link)
The issue in my mind is that the proposed "$3-a-head" pricing model is ambiguous. The first discrepancy is the number of 'heads' that were available to you. Customer promised one figure (high number) and you saw the DOWNSIDE of the available revenue potential.

Since this didn't work the first time, it's incumbent upon you to either: a) set a minimum cost number based on the highest number of children, i.e, $x per head with a minimum fee of $y; b) charge hourly for your services; c) pass on the opportunity.

Lastly, if you can agree to terms with this customer, put it in writing!

dave

"Ambiguity" would be the word that BEST describes this owner and her company. Thanks for the advice! I will institute it if I ever consider doing this again. At this moment, I told the owner I won't be working for her anymore.


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Oct 05, 2011 13:10 |  #34

How did she respond? Curious

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...I told the owner I won't be working for her anymore.


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