When you make the big leap of faith and decide to turn your passion for photography into a business, one of the most difficult tasks is working out how much to charge for your services. Whatever it is, you should never make this mistake.
Whether you're selling prints, your time, your photography expertise, your post-production skills, or a combination of them all, trying to come up with a price that you think is fair for your customer and fair for your own needs is quite possibly the most stressful thing when you're first starting out. If you've made the big decision to go from hobbyist to semi (or full-time) professional, then it's most likely you have confidence in your work and the quality of the service and product you provide. But what's a fair price to charge?
There's no single answer that will perfectly encapsulate every person's scenario, but there's definitely one thing you shouldn't do. In this video, Derek Halpern explains one mistake that we've probably all made at some stage of our entrepreneurial journeys. What is it? Asking how much the client has in their budget. Why is this a no-go zone? Watch the video to learn more and then comment below with your thoughts and how you approach such a delicate issue. I hope this will be of great benefit to all everyone thinking about turning 2019 into some kind of business.