In last week’s post “Getting a Product Photography Quote” I mentioned that if you have a budget in mind it would be helpful for me to know how much that is when quoting for a project.
It seems that when asked this question, most clients answer with “I don’t know” or “As little as possible”. That or a client may not want to divulge how much their budget is. I’m not sure why a client would be secretive of their budget but sometimes they are.
Frankly, between you and me, when I know a range I need to be in, I can better tailor what I can do for that client. Or at the very least know that I may be either way to high or low for the project and can save the client and myself both our time by simply saying “I don’t think I would be a good fit for this assignment but maybe (a friend’s name here) can help you.”
My job is to help you. My goal is to be under-budget. I feel that if I can do that, then I’ll get a Happy Client who keeps coming back again and again. Just like you in your business.
That having been said, I’m sure many folks out there are not sure how much they should budget for photography. I can’t tell you how much you need to spend but ballpark you can probably expect to spend anywhere from a few hundred to a few thousand.
Oh and FREE is not a budget. Neither is working for a photo credit. I really want to work with you but I need to eat and pay my bills too.
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