- Hi Sesilla,Tbh my generic rule that I don't work for free but also don't accept money for close people. However I would like to give you a more usefula pproach for this. Have a calculation what you would charge if it would be someone you don't know, including the fact that you want to build up your network again. Then apply a 10-20% discount and see if that amount is something you would be okay to get? It's not just to cover your expenses, but to be sure you don't feel used / taken advantage from. It can easily happen as people often has no clue about how much creatives worth and you would just destroy your friendship if it's not a price you comfortable with.Then tell them what you would usually charge and then saying that you can offer them the 10-20% because she is a friend. That's what I would do, but honestly having friends / family as clients is never the ideal situation.
- I would work out my hard costs (ie. child care, travel, equipment etc) base it on this plus a small fee and then what you think is a fair discount. Also, check what budget your friend is working with the see if it is possible to create what you will both be happy with within that budget.
- Ask for the rate you think it's fair for you and If she's a good friend, she will be happy to support your business paying you fairly.
- Tell her what your normal rates are and ask what her budget is, just have an open convo :)
- Tell her what you usually charge for the event and in the mean time warm up by going out and taking pics if needed.
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