Money Hacks for Film and Video Pros
When I started out making films I didn’t know exactly how to deal with the following situation: A potential client would contact me and ask: “Can you do such and such project for me free of charge and as soon as we have money we will hire you for the next “real” production? With money and budget.” That sounded like a good deal. Especially when you are desperate for jobs.
Have you ever asked yourself how to price yourself right? Do you feel that you should get paid better for the amazing work you do? Does talking with your clients about budgets and money makes
you feel uncomfortable?
Everything we do, like which agreements we set up with our clients, what we say, and what we agree to, defines the future of that specific relationship. And once you set it up in a way that is to your disadvantage, it’s difficult to course-correct this after the fact.
In this episode of EntreFilmmaker I will answer this question and examine what stance you can take. There is a great way of educating your clients so that they don’t feel they are just throwing out money. When you let them know that this is rather an investment, and how they benefit from it in the long run, it changes the whole perception. It’s all about perception. There is actually a mathematical formula that you can apply in order to figure out what your clients should be paying in order to sell more of their stuff.
Today I want to talk about a very sensitive topic. I’m sure everyone experienced one way or another to be in debt. Either having a student loan, credit cards that are not paid off, car payments, you name it. In this EntreFilmmaker episode I talk about why debt is a bad thing for business and how you can prevent it. Additionally I give you a little tip how you can start your own filmmaking business by getting your first (paid) client.
I showed you technically how you can get your bank, credit card or any other penalty fees removed. If you didn’t watch the video post yet, HERE you have another chance to get it.