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21-questions: estimating

From the Archives: 21 questions to accurately estimate a photography job

Q: We have a client that demands copyright. I understand this is bad business practice to comply with their demands, but what is a fair charge to ask for so we can begin negotiations and still land the job?

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Freelancer Anonymous: Keeping Your Name Off Your Work

Today’s Lab blog features a great write-in question from one of our readers. We tapped attorney Rachel Brenke, aka the LawTog, to give her advice on how to address this sensitive situation. Q: In some cases, especially in the early…

Protecting Your Assets

Question: What are the main steps I can take to protect my freelance artist business? From financial investments to copyrights to contracts – anything and everything I may need. While covering “anything and everything” is a little ambitious for a…

Helping Clients Understand Your Illustration’s Pricing

Question: I have worked with some major illustration publications. Work has been a bit slow lately and I’m taking on some smaller clients. I don’t really want to adjust my rates, but at the same time I understand that budgets…

8 Must-Haves for Your Next Professional Contract

Question: What are the key “ingredients” or criteria to always have in any contract, even simple ones? When a photographer creates a professional contract, whether it’s an invoice or an estimate, it is very important that it be clearly written…

Keeping Up With Digital Usage Rights and Prices

July 31, 2012 @ 9:30 a.m. in The Business Lab by Judy Herrmann | Herrmann + StarkeView Comments Question: How have digital rights usage evolved over the past five years? As we all know, the digital distribution of imagery has…

Patience and Compromise are Parts of the Negotiation Process

July 9, 2012 @ 1 p.m. in The Business Lab by Michael Thibeault | Art Rep NYC View Comments Question: It’s usually going to cost more than the client thinks it will. How can I tactfully and effectively communicate the…

Estimating and Negotiating: Where am I Going Wrong?

May 11, 2012 @ 12 p.m. in The Business Lab by John Berthot | FOCUS View Comments Question: I have put in bid after bid. It always ends up with me not getting the job, though the art buyers tell…

Understand Your Value When Negotiating Fees

May 8, 2012 @ 9:30 a.m. in The Business Lab by Suzanne Sease | Suzanne Sease Productions View Comments Question: How can I negotiate licensing fees and terms? I often wonder if artists are losing their power with image licensing,…

15 Questions and Strategies for Illustrators to Properly Estimate

April 2, 2012 @ 11 a.m. in The Business Lab by Simone Friend & Beth Johnson | Friend + Johnson View Comments Question: Clients always ask for an estimate, and I tend to low-ball – any good strategies for coming…