View Poll Results: Are you happy with the rates you command?

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  • Yes, I grostequely overcharge my clients

    6 6.82%
  • Yes, I think I charge a fair price for my works

    26 29.55%
  • No, I think my works are worth more... and I am going to raise my charges

    42 47.73%
  • No, I think my works are worth mroe... but I am in no position to change my rates

    14 15.91%
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Thread: Are you happy with the rates you command?

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    Default Are you happy with the rates you command?

    Riding off all the flaming of people looking for "cheap labour"... Thought that I would create two polls here... See other thread for the other poll. (pssst. its anonymous. so don't worry too much )

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    Default Re: Are you happy with the rates you command?

    After a few days of polling, it seems that we are going to see some fellow clubsnappers better off soon with them wanting to raise their rates. Hehe.

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    So the next question could be: would customers feel OK to increased charges?

    Maybe a poll can be conducted in some non-photographic forum where forummers could be asked to vote, on a scale of:

    -100% (was complete waste of money)
    -50%
    -25%
    -10%
    0 (I got exact what I paid for, no more, no less)
    +10%
    +25%
    +50%
    +100% or more (outstanding work in the past that deserved to be paid more)

    ...as to how much they really should have paid, compared to what was charged, for photographic assignments that have commissioned in the past.

    Dissatisfied customers should be solicited for feedback on the same poll thread as to why their answer was a negative and specific details of any particular assignments gone sour, and depending on their responses, maybe current or would-be professional photographers might can find insightful info on the needs/wants/no-no's and the real market demand for their work.

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    Default Re: Are you happy with the rates you command?

    This is a very subjective poll, make a better one.

    Adam

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    Default Re: Are you happy with the rates you command?

    Hi, I was thinking that since this subject is on rates commanded by photographers, I hope to get the advice of all fee-charging photographers out there regarding my query at:

    http://clubsnap.com/forums/showthrea...66#post3705966


    (umm.. Yatlapball, I hope I'm not intruding on your thread..! )

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    As it's a new year and with more experience, I was considering raising my rates as well but their is only one drawback that I see to doing this. You will always find someone out there who will spoil the market and do it for much less..very frustrating but true.

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    Default Re: Are you happy with the rates you command?

    recently i was severely undercut most of the time 50% off my price.. sad.. what happened to the upholding of market rates.
    Last edited by yanyewkay; 17th January 2008 at 07:17 PM.
    “How fortunate for leaders that men do not think.” - Adolf Hitler

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    Default Re: Are you happy with the rates you command?

    Moving on into 2008... http://forums.clubsnap.com/showthread.php?t=344282

    This poll is now closed Thanks for contributing everyone.

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