TUESDAY // VIDEOGRAPHY PRICES 📹💰
1. This is based on my own personal experiences
2. I have not had any proper mentoring/ formal education around this topic (I just used common sense I guess)
3. I don’t talk about my personal pricing in this video as that varies depending on a number of variables (time, complexity of the event etc.)
I get a few DM’s about how I quote customers and how I work with deposits etc. Although this is probably very basic knowledge, I thought to share my experience around this topic anyway.
Not only do I factor in the time spent filming and editing, I also factor in general business costs. e.g. travel, petrol, tolls, software, plugins (if needed), gear maintenance etc.
Most of the time I ask for a 20% deposit to secure the date and for running costs. It’s a common concept, but it also holds both parties accountable. In some cases I don’t ask for deposit when I am dealing with repeat clients. It’s a trust thing.
Pricing in general:💸
I always customise pricing now. I used to have a “flat rate” mentality to simplify the entire process, however that mentality didn’t last long because it started to make the entire experience more complicated. Now I ask a few questions, get an understanding of what they’re after and then provide a quote to match their needs.
Again, this is my personal experience so far. I feel in this industry you don’t need a formal education to get paid clients (although it would help). I think it comes down to your ability to understand what your clients want and just being a genuine great person to work with. A “top bloke” in other words lol