Contest: Enter to WIN the Easy As Pie Pricing Guide for Photographers

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Contest time! Pricing Guides for Photographers:

Does pricing your photography stress you out?  Do you want to make more money doing what you love? Do you wish you had tips and step-by-step help to determine what you need to charge to make the income you desire?  If you answered “yes” to any of these things, you will want to enter to win this giveaway for the Easy as Pie Pricing Guide and Pastry School for Photographers? Two winners will be picked on Sunday, the 20th.

These books have been written for photographers who need to get their just-starting-out business on the right track towards high sales/low volume or for established photographers who need to maximize sales and eliminate the cheapies forever! From session fees to minimum order requirements- a la carte pricing to collections- Alicia explains it all in a way that simplifies the most intimidating aspect of the photography business.

If you need to get your hands on your very own copy of Easy As Pie + Pastry School RIGHT NOW? The first 100 people to use the code MCP will get the combo set for $100 off! After the first 100 copies are gone- the same code will be good for $75 off through June 20th. If you win and already own the cookbook, let us know and you will get a Spoon Full of Sugar Pricing Consult instead!

To enter:

Leave a comment (on this blog post, not on Facebook), answering the question, “What is your greatest pricing challenge for your business.”

For bonus contest entries:

How to get extra entries in the MCP Actions Photoshop Contest

Jodi Friedman, MCP Actions

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    My biggest pricing challenge is session packages such as baby’s first year, etc.

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    Sarah says:

    My greatest pricing challenge is pricing myself not too high – but not too low that I am under pricing myself. I just don’t know the “right” price to have.

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    Sarah says:

    I have an MCP banner on my blog!

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    I don’t even know where to start….all of it! Packages…a la carte….albums….session fee…friends & family….
    I need help!

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    Heather says:

    The biggest pricing challenge for me right now is how to price myself competitively (as a newbie in the market) without underpricing myself….


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    The biggest challenge is people thinking I’m too “expensive” and also valuing my work at what price it should be. I just need to be smacked upside my head with some wisdom! haha

    – Chelsea :)

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    Christa says:

    Being bold enough to take value in my own work, time, etc.

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    Heather says:

    I follow MCP Actions feed through google reader.


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    Jeannine Cooper says:

    My greatest pricing challenge is figuring out how to price accordingly for customers due to the economy and also the geographical location where I live. Don’t want to be overpriced, yet don’t want to be underpriced either.

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    Heather says:

    I am a facebook fan of MCP Action.


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    Amy Bowman says:

    Trying to figure out how much I am actually worth, I guess. I am just getting started!

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    Monica says:

    My greatest pricing challenge is believe in my work enough to charge for it! I think I am good enough, but when it comes time to tell people my prices, it’s really hard! Am I really worth that much??

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    Donna says:

    My biggest challenge is not under pricing myself and pricing myself for what my work is worth.

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    Julie says:

    My biggest challenge is pricing myself high enough. I have such a hard time determining the “magic” price.

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    Angie says:

    I’m not sure if I’ll get customers for the price I want to charge.

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    Angie says:

    My biggest pricing problem is standing by my prices, and not letting people try to talk them down because they think that they are “too expensive in this economy.”

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    Being able to offer the “right” price.. not too high and not to low!

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    Heather says:

    Sorry I forgot that I couldn’t put facebook and twitter entries again for following that way so please erase those 2 entries.

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    Susie says:

    I am just starting out and don’t want to get stuck being a “cheap” photographer. So I need help a little in all areas. But print pricing I would have to say is my weakness right now.

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    Leah says:

    My greatest pricing challenge is creating collections in such a way that will encourage people to spend more than the minimum amount.

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    Heather says:

    My greatest pricing challenge is having pricing that is enticing and flexible, but still at a level that is not undercutting my talent and time.

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    Laura says:

    My greatest pricing challenge is… ALL OF IT! I have had such a rough time with pricing. Especially since I live on a military base. Everyone seems to think my prices are so high, but I am pretty cheap compared to most pro’s in the area. I just don’t know where I am going wrong?!?!

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    Twyla says:

    My biggest question is how to begin pricing and at what level.

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    I’m now following you on Twitter!

    – Chelsea :)

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    Trimella Vincent says:

    I’m afraid of under charging and the clients thinking I am not good enough to charge a bigger price. But I don’t want to be to high for the area and scare people off.

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    Heather says:

    I just posted about the giveaway at my twitter account (I already follow MCP Actions)

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    Connie McClain says:

    I am just getting started into the biz, so pricing is very overwhelming to me! The biggest thing is that I don’t want to set my prices too high and turn away new clients…but then again, I don’t want to set them too low and sell myself short. And then there’s the pricing for the prints and other products…and putting together packages! I’ve come up with an idea, but I’m not very confident about it.

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    Susan says:

    I have not done collections yet – scared to really. So this would be my next pricing challenge that I’m dealing with.

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    Erin O says:

    The greatest challenge is going from free while building my portfolio to charging when i actually open my business. I hope to open it in the next 4-5 months or so. So winning this would be extremely beneficial to me.

    I subscribe to this feed, am a fan on fb and twitter and have a post on my blog about this promotion.

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    Brandi Liner says:

    My greatest pricing challenge is knowing how to start. I read another post and the photographer stated to make your prices what you want them to be in a year and use discounts until then. I am just starting my business and looking into other local photographers prices doesn’t help. I don’t want to be over priced, but at the same time I don’t want to short change myself. This book would really allow me to learn the ins and outs of pricing my work. Thank you for this opportunity.

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    I think my biggest problem with pricing is really figuering out what something is worth. Art, cost, time, shipping, etc and then how much people will value its worth…Sticker shock can cause very low bookings but low ball pricing is like woring for free…Help

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    amanda o. says:

    the same as a few others…the boldness to value my own time, work, at a reasonable price for myself & the client….

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    Heather says:

    Just posted on facebook about giveaway (heather bain brandt)!/profile.php?id=503519790

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    amanda o. says:

    subscribed for daily updates!

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    Lisa says:

    my greatest challenge is coming up with something that is fair, competitive and profitable.

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    I subscribe to your RSS feed

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    Being new in the photography business the greatest challenge with me and pricing is knowing whether or not I am charging enough, too much, or just the right amount with the great amount of competition on my area.

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    Should I do ala carte, package pricing, digital files? Last year I added a digital file collection, but clients scoffed at the price. Only one client was a taker. I want to give the clients what they want, but I need to make money here!

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    Mike says:

    My greatest challenge is when doing work for friends. I always feel guilty about charging them the same as I would charge a stranger, but the majority of my work at the moment comes from friends. So in order for my business to get off the ground, I have to try to be tough and charge what I believe is a fair price.

    Obviously I’ve invested heavily in equipment, training and time, so I have to start recouping that, but it can be so hard, especially when you know that person doesn’t have much in the way of spare change.

    BTW; I actually did a blog post about MCP Actions yesterday! You can see it here;

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    Lisa says:

    following on twitter

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    Lisa says:

    subscribed to feed

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    Chelle says:

    Making sure I am charging what I am worth. When friends want me to do a shoot for them, sometimes I feel I should give them a break because they are my friends, even though this is my business. Print Pricing, etc…

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    Connie McClain says:

    I already subscribe to your updates :)

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    My biggest pricing challenge is how to not underprice/undervalue my work. I am constantly struggling to get the right price on both my a la carte items and my session packages (maternity/newborn; baby’s first year; etc.) I’m also starting to think about putting senior photo packages together, and I’m not sure where to start with that and with pricing them.

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    Connie McClain says:

    And I am also already a fan of MCP on FB :)

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    Jill E. says:

    understanding that i need to charge for what i do because my time is worth something.

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    Sommer says:

    My biggest challenge is pricing myself to be competitive in this area but also making money. My area is concentrated with a lot of people doing photography for VERY little money.

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    Alexis says:

    My biggest challenge in pricing myself correctly for my area and skill level.

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    Jill E. says:

    i am now following you on twitter!

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    I am now receiving daily email updates! Thanks :-)

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    Pricing out multiple sessions AND pricing out products.

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    My greatest pricing challenges are knowing when to give a deal to friends, and how much to charge for digital images.

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    Brooke Reynolds says:

    My biggest challenge is just trying to figure out where to start…at a lower price to begin with or a higher price with a discount or??? I don’t want to underprice, but I also don’t want to overprice. I really need help SOON! I’m ready to launch my website, but I’m battling over what prices to post on there…or if I should put prices on my site at all… Thanks for having this contest!! :)

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    Shane says:

    Biggest pricing challenge these days is that everyone has a digital camera and everyone is a photographer. People can go down to WalMart for $4.99 and get a package.. How do you explain that to the customer? People don’t understand sitting fees or why your prints are not $.49. So I’d say that photography has become cheapened and it is up to us to figure out a way to bring value back to what we do.

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    Michelle Johnson says:

    My greatest challenge is finding a balance between charging enough to make a profit and not scaring away customers while I’m still starting out.

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    Annie Patrick says:

    My biggest struggle with pricing is coming up with unique packages/collections and letting people make me feel bad for my pricing. I feel that I’m worth it but haven’t been confident enough. I always feel bad when giving out quotes. We live in a small community where money is tight, but basically I just use that as an excuse! I need to value myself in all aspects of my biz!

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    Jessica says:

    Sometimes I think I priced too little,it’s not enough pay for the work, and others it’s easy and I feel like I got away with asking too much. There should be a middle ground that I can’t seem to find.

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    Danielle C says:

    Adequately pricing for the market around me and for the market I want.

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    ali b. says:

    My greatest pricing challenge is just knowing how people are being affected by our economy (esp. right now since I live on the beaches of the Gulf of Mexico)and wanting, in my heart, to cater to them AS WELL as make sure me & my family & my business are taken care of. It’s a constant struggle sticking to my guns & not letting myself be too soft-skinned.

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    ali b. says:

    Already a fan of MCP on facebook!!

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    ali b. says:

    Following on Twitter!! *tweet*

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    Ashley Beal says:

    My biggest challenge I face with pricing my portraits, is that I can’t find a happy medium to where I can price my photography so its custom and I can bring customers in with a resonable price, but still make a profit from it. I also need to make seperate pricing for babies, seniors, and general portraits. Its all so confusing.

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    Molly says:

    Would love to win this! My biggest challenge with pricing is getting started and coming up with the ideas of packages.

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    Nance H says:

    My biggest pricing challenge is pricing for family and friends.

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    Bunny Kramer says:

    As professionals, pricing is one of our most challenging issues.

    No matter if we are mediocre or accomplished photographers, our pricing will be the make or break it issue.

    Thank you!


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    Jill E. says:

    also “liked” on facebook. feel a little over doing it but i would really like this!

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    Malinder says:

    My greatest pricing challenge is under pricing my work.

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    Amy M. says:

    My biggest pricing challenge — friends & family pricing!! They’re always expecting a great deal.

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    Bunny Kramer says:

    also following on FaceBook

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    Nance says:

    I’m a fan on FB!

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    Andrea says:

    My husband has told me I am scared of my pricing. I hate asking for money so I guess having confidence in my work and then charging what’s it worth.

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    Malinder says:

    Already subscribing to RSS feed :)

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    Nance says:

    Following on Twitter!

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    Jessica P says:

    My biggest pricing challenge is that I live in a very small-low income town and I don’t know how much people are willing to pay to have their pictures taken.

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    djdoel says:

    My right is not their right – their wrong is not my wrong. Let’s do this…

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    Nance says:

    Biggest pricing challenge- friends and family!

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    My biggest pricing challenge is not charging enough! I spend so much time away from my family and my clients love my work, however, I just can’t seem to ask for more money – it’s like I feel bad. Ugh. I know I have to learn to justify my work. It would be nice to learn from the pros!

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    Amy says:

    My greatest pricing challenge is pricing myself “right.” Especially for print prices.

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    I follow you on facebook!

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    Emily says:

    Our biggest pricing challenge, since we are new, is simply figuring out how to price prints. A local photographer enlightened me as to what she charges/ the industry standard is, but that seems a bit high for our proficiency level at this point.

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    Jennie Good says:

    I am sure I have the same pricing issues as most people…too high and people won’t buy them….too low and I under price my talent! What to do!?!?

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    Nance says:

    Subscribe via blogger dashboard.

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    Emily says:

    I follow you on facebook!

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    Amy Killian says:

    My biggest challenge is definitely believing deep down that I’m WORTH the big price tag!

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    i subscribe to your feeds!

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    Jenney says:

    My biggest challenge is pricing high enough to make money but low enough to keep repeat customers and not scare off potential ones.

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    Emily says:

    And you are in my Google Reader!

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    Amy says:

    I’m a fan on facebook :-)

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    Emily says:

    And last, but not least, I follow you on Twitter (@lucyapplebee) :)

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    My greatest challenge in my photography business is PRICING! I just need some guidance to get me to the right price and the next step in my business so that I can make some money! Thanks for the wonderful contest!

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    kelly beasley says:

    my biggest challenge: starting out and where to start! :)

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    Celesta says:

    Getting ready to adjust my pricing. Not sure what direction to go. Want to be competitive but still value my time!

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    Gail says:

    My biggest issue is how to properly price the more modest clients without giving away my time for free? Another issue is getting the client to commit once they have my price without the “can’t we get a discount?” question.

    I NEED these books!!



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    kelly beasley says:

    a fan of MCP on FB :)

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    Melissa says:

    My greatest pricing challenge is trying to determine what to charge while still building my portfolio.

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    kelly beasley says:

    subscribed to daily feeds :)

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    Shannin says:

    I feel if I price myself to high than i won’t get any customers. Right now I have been asked to do a wedding. I have only done one wedding for friend. I would like to expand and do more weddings but I have no idea what to give for a price.

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    Brooke Reynolds says:

    Fan on facebook!

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    Missy says:

    My biggest pricing challenge is organizing and streamlining the categories and packages.

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    Rachel Perry says:

    I think my biggest difficult is pricing prints. It’s so confusing to me!

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    Shelley Kruse says:

    I seriously need help with everything. Being a year into the business, I don’t want to price myself too high, but I don’t want to screw myself because it does take a lot of time and money to run a photography business.

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    Celesta says:

    Getting ready to adjust my pricing. This is the hardest thing. I want my time to be valued but want to be something stay-at-home moms like myself can do. This contest is perfect timing!

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    Brooke Reynolds says:

    Following on twitter..

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    michael says:

    My greatest pricing challenge deciding how much my time is worth and then sticking to that dollar value during projects and estimates. If I think a project is worth $500, but my estimate of my time to do the projects says $1000 based on my hourly rate, I have a hard time sticking to the hourly rate.

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    Rachel Perry says:

    I follow you on Twitter.

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    Tracy R Brewer says:

    My greatest challenge is pricing high enough to make money, but low enough to draw in customers and compete with “semi-pro” photographers in my area.

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    diane kinzer says:

    Pricing… where do I start!

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    michael says:

    Just found post by scott bourne on pricing at Going Pro:

    Thought this would be useful considering the topic.

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    gill maheu says:

    my greatest challenge is convincing myself that my photography is worth it – self belief !

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    My biggest pricing challenge is sticking to my price and knowing my value. I immediately throw in a coupon to bring the session and print prices down after I quote someone.

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    Terri says:

    My greatest pricing challenge is pricing too low. I worry that if I am too high they will go elsewhere but if I am too low one of two things happen. They will not book because they think my work is not good enough or they book and I don’t make a dime.

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    Celesta says:

    Getting ready to adjust my pricing. This is hard. I want to value my time but make it affordable to stay-at-home moms like myself. This contest is perfect timing!

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    emily says:

    Pricing is one of my biggest struggles. Since I am just starting out, I don’t know what to charge, and I am constantly updating my price sheet to see what works.

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    Dawn says:

    My biggest pricing challenge is having the confidence to charge the right price (much higher than I charge now) without fearing that I will lose all my clients.

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    joanna says:

    oh so many things that i struggle with when it comes to price. i feel like i slid directly from portfolio building into business & have the same friends & friends of friends clients that i’ve always had (and that are absolutely wonderful!). but i really need to raise my prices & worry about alienating my current clients who have been nothing but wonderful…..pricing is so hard!

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    Dawn says:

    I subscribe. :)

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    I’m a “liker” on FB!

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    JulieP says:

    My greatest pricing challenge involves other photographers as well. When another start-up photographer with a basic SLR comes in and charges $35 for a sitting it makes it a challenge for me! Make sure that if you are starting out that you price yourself accordingly and give a percentage off instead.

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    Dawn says:

    I am a fan on FB :)

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    Catina Marie says:

    My biggest challenge is pricing my collections to encourage users to buy them instead of smaller a la carte orders.

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    Dawn says:

    I follow on twitter. :)

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    Johanna says:

    The greatest pricing challenge is that I am so unsure of what to price. I know what it’s worth and what most people want to pay, and they don’t match up. The inevitable guilt sets in and I wonder if I am really worth what I am selling my work as!

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    Dawn says:

    Retweeted! @DawnFryPhoto

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    Catina Marie says:

    Tweeted – @CatMariePhotog

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    I always wonder if I’m under or over priced. I don’t really know what the RIGHT pricing is.

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    Aimee says:

    I’m just starting out and I have NO IDEA what I’m doing!

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    Catina Marie says:

    following on twitter

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    Rachel Perry says:

    I follow your blog too!

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    Lindsey says:

    This is perfect because I’m just building my business now! I think that what’s been confusing is the different type of pricing stratagies. I’m in a small town and the few photographers that are here are all priced so differently. I think I can justify my prices in each stratagy but which would appeal more to the clients?

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    Jen says:

    I’m still very much in planning stages, but worry that I will underprice at the beginning in order to get clients…who will then race away once I push prices up to a more appropriate setting. OR…that I will overprice and have no clients at all! Help!

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    Natalie G. says:

    My biggest pricing challenge is not knowing where to begin (I’m pretty new to photography and VERY new to selling it) and believing my work is good enough to sell.

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    Rachel Perry says:

    I follow you on Facebook too!

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    Natalie G. says:

    I shared on Facebook!

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    Katharine says:

    I can’t figure out how to deal with the “giveaway” photographers! Clients seem to expect outrageously inexpensive pkgs and the digital files…. It’s crazy!

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    Steff says:

    My greatest challenge is sticking to ANY price I pick. I haven’t found my sweet spot. I also need a poker face.

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    My greatist pricing challenge is…
    Pairing my skill level with a price point.
    thanks so much

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    Natalie G. says:

    I just followed you on twitter! my username there is natzg.

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    Malinder says:

    Following you on Twitter. Thanks for the opportunity!

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    katie says:

    I’m in that boat right now…. what do i charge so not to be to high but I really don’t want to do it for nothing either…. probably packages would be my challenge…

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    Linda Kondratski says:

    I still struggle with finding the right balance between making a living at this photography gig and making sure my customers are receiving excellent value.

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    Sarah Watson says:

    Great opportunity! I’m already a FB fan xxx

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    Jennifer says:

    Just one??? I have so many issues here I will say one of my biggest is under pricing myself. I have issues with telling peopel how much something is.

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    Natalie G. says:

    I just subscribed to your RSS feed!

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    Sarah Watson says:

    I’m a follower xxx

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    Sarah Watson says:

    My biggest problem with pricing is knowing where to start! I want to set up packages with print credits etc, but really need some help figuring it out xxx

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    Sarah Watson says:

    I subscribe to your daily feeds xxx.
    Keeping my fingers firmly crossed that I win this time, I’ve been wanting this guide forever!

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    Laura says:

    I am still portfolio building, but once I am done with this portion and feel ready to transition I have no idea where to start. Just a starting point on pricing would really be helpful! Thanks for the contest!

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    Heather says:

    Knowing when, and how much to raise my prices!

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    Cathy R. says:

    My biggest objective with pricing is not knowing what my worth is. I feel that my price is right for me since it takes time to edit. I think that’s where I feel the price goes to, is my editing. I do things for free cause I feel that maybe I’m not worth what I ask but others who charge the same as I, get more shoots booked. I have yet to be paid.

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    lizindsm says:

    My biggest challenge: even getting started with pricing.

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    sandy a. says:

    knowing the difference between my prices being too high and people just not being able to afford me!

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    lizindsm says:

    I follow via RSS!

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    Stephanie Moore says:

    I am just starting out so my greatest pricing challenge is trying to decide what I am worth. I dont want to undercharge but not sure how to start!

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    Amanda J says:

    Right now I’m struggling with pricing weddings. It frustrates me!

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    Amanda J says:

    I am a facebook fan.

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    Amy Hall says:

    Being in a military community the majority of people don’t have a lot to spend on portraits. Also there are so many spouses out there that call themselves photographers & charge practically nothing. What should I do?

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    Debbie Gibb says:

    My biggest pricing challenge is I don’t have one! I am just building my portfolio and having a website done. I love the idea of having someone walk me through this challenge. I have a Mentor who has told me several times, “You never have to struggle to figure this out, you can learn from the best, from their efforts and failures.” With that said, I have taken this advise seriously and have studied and learned from many of those who have already paved the path. I am amazed at all that I have learned and how quickly my talent has developed. It is exciting to know that Alicia has a formula that will work for me. Thank you for sharing. Debbie Gibb

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    My biggest pricing challenge, is pricing my time, my art, and my creativity. I don’t know what I’m worth and I know it’s hurting my bottom line but I’m not sure if I’m worth it.

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    Heather says:

    Just added the RSS feed, joined your facebook group & am following on twitter!!

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    Jeri says:

    I have trouble figuring out if I’m priced correctly for my market.

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    Jeri says:

    I follow your RSS feeds.

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    Amy Hall says:

    Already an MCP fan!

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    Jeri says:

    I follow you on FB!

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    Jennifer says:

    My biggest pricing problem is trying to decide what my time and talent is really worth! I tend to under price/value myself.

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    Dawn says:

    Pricing digital files

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    Dawn says:

    follow on facebook

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    Dawn says:

    follow on twitter

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    Julie says:

    My biggest pricing challenge is justifying my prices to my clients. They all just want the files to print at Costco!

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    Suzanne says:

    My biggest challenge is having confidence in myself to charge the prices I want to charge.

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    Tara says:

    Getting started!

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    I feel the same as a lot of the previous comments, but I relate the most with Mike (comment #30). The friend issue! You want to give your friends a better price because they are your friends, but if they are the majority of your business now, how are you going to get off the ground if your business is new? This also reminds me of returning client discounts. A lot if people that use you time and again feel that maybe sometimes they deserve a pricing break because they are loyal. I don’t disagree, but how do we establish what is fair for the both of us?

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    Package pricing is my biggest challenge, as well as low-balling my costs. I almost wonder if its easiest to charge a set fee, and then let the client apply a portion of it to their print order?!!

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    Jessica says:

    My biggest challenge with pricing is that I always undersell myself. I am too nice and want to cut people a break and sell myself short all the time.

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    I follow MCP on twitter!!

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    Shared the contest on FB. :)

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    Jessica says:

    I have an MCP banner on my page for a bonus entry!

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    Have your banner on my blog. <3 MCP!

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    Jessica says:

    I am part of the RSS subscription for a bonus entry.

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    I like MCP on Facebook

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    Regina says:

    My biggest pricing challenge is not wanting to under price, but being afraid to over price! I’m also struggling with creating packages.

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    Jessica says:

    I am a fan of yours on FB!!

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    Jessica says:

    I follow you on Twitter as well. Also, in addition to selling myself short I have a problem with putting together packages. I forgot to mention that in my original comment. :)

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    Varia says:

    My biggest challenge is pricing for other vendors for using my images.

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    Bob Wyatt says:

    My BIGGEST pricing challenge is just starting the process. As a new business I am slowly moving in this direction and after looking at pricing information available in area photogs work I am very confused. Several of them seem to be quite high for the quality of work and even more confusing are the ones that are dirt cheap and often as good as the high priced folks. I know enough to know that the low end folks do not value themselves at all and the high enders are crazy high!

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    My biggest problem is getting others to value my work monetarily speaking. Everyone says they love it, but few actually want to pAY for it! No matter what pricing I set or offer…once I give pricing, I never hear back from people. :(

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    Daisy says:

    My greatest challenge is wanting to price ‘affordable’ so I don’t hear “wow you’re expensive” from friends, but also enough so that I make money and aren’t working for free.

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    My greatest pricing challenge is that I don’t want to set my prices too HIGH and turn away potential clients OR set the prices too LOW and sell myself short. I live in a pretty small community where most people live on a budget. I guess I can simply say…I am also having a hard time figuring out exactly what *I* am worth as a professional photographer! :)

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    Patty Reiser says:

    My biggest pricing challenge is getting clients to appreciate the value of the services I am offering.

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    Stephanie says:

    My biggest pricing challenge is finding that “magic” number. I need to be high enough to make my time away from my family worth it, and low enough to still get enough sessions. I also am having a hard time with collections.

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    my biggest pricing challenge is making sure I price high enough to make a profit but at the same time, keeping a rate that my clients can afford. How do I find the rich clients?!

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    I’m a twitter follower :)

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    I am having the hardest time figuring out what *I* am worth as a professional photographer. What should people pay for MY services? :)

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    Dee says:

    thanks for the chance to win an awesome prize! My biggest challenge is pricing myself for what I am worth!

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    Estelle says:

    My biggest pricing challenge is where to start!

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    Karin says:

    I have a really hard time determining how to best price packages vs. a la carte items. And I still can’t decide which strategy is best- letting clients pay a session fee and buy products separately, or packing the session fee WITH a set of products.

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    Pamela S. says:

    My greatest pricing challenge as a business is to find the target market in my area who will value art and photography, and not just a cheap price. I am just starting out in the Portrait arena, using only natural light, after shooting weddings for a few years now. Trying contests and other social marketing to gain a portrait fan base on my Facebook fan page “Into Memories Photography.” This pricing guide would help me take my business to the next level, to be successful in doing what I LOVE!

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    dee says:

    I subscribe and follow on FB and Twitter

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    I’m too emotional….I think about others before I think of myself

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    Pamela S. says:

    I subscribe to the RSS feed! :)

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    Annette says:

    My biggest challenge is staying competitive with all the photographers in my area and not feeling guilty charging more than others. I feel like photography should be affordable, something that I can afford myself :)

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    Amy Hoogstad says:

    My biggest pricing challenge is knowing how and when to decrease my discounts as my business progresses through the portfolio building stage. Thanks for the chance!

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    Julie says:

    I spread the word on Twitter.

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    Sheila says:

    Making sure I price myself high enough for all the time, effort and expertise I put into each session.

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    Celesta says:

    I’m a fan on Facebook!!

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    Annette says:

    i am a facebook fan

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    Kelly says:

    Being a newbie to the photography business, I really need some help figure out what to do with pricing. Once I give my friends a deal and sharpen up my skills, where do I go from there?
    This would be so awesome to kickstart my business!!!

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    April Hart says:

    I am just starting out and I had my prices higher than they are now and I have had nibbles but no bites and thought maybe if I lowered them I could really get started and still no luck… Am I still to high to be starting out?? Or am I to low and am I killing my start in the process?? I need some help!!

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    julie says:

    packages are my current challenge.

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    MegganB says:

    My biggest challenge is charging enough – really charging what I’m worth and knowing that I’m worth it!

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    Julie says:

    You are on my RSS daily feed. Yeah!

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    MegganB says:

    I’m a fan on facebook.

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    Alex Jacobs says:

    My biggest challenge is digital files. Pricing them correctly and whether or not I should do it at all.

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    MegganB says:

    I follow on twitter! sweetcaptures

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    Sheila says:

    My greatest pricing challenge for my business is pricing!!!!! Really, it is! I’m constantly second guessing myself and wondering why I haven’t figured it out yet!

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    julie says:

    just spread the word on facebook!

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    Kaylene Brewer says:

    I am in the process of putting together a business plan right now…the whole idea of putting together pricing is a challenge for me!

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    My biggest pricing challenge is collections/packages – giving the clients the most bang for their money while still making money myself.

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    Ganell says:

    my pricing challenge – do I have to name just one! Well, I don’t always believe in my work! I see others that are so much better than me and think that they deserve to charge that much. Two, I am not an upperclass type person. I could never afford to go to an expensive photographer, nor was I ever raised that way. I am a working middle class person, and I have always catered to that. I think my biggest fear is losing the clients I have because I raise my prices.

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    Alex Jacobs says:

    I shared this post on facebook.

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    Amy Long says:

    My biggest challenge is feeling guilty about charging people who I’m not sure can afford it. But if they can’t, they wouldn’t book right?? I always want to start throwing in a bunch of freebies.

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    Alicia says:

    My greatest challenge is living in a small town tucked in an area of the country where good paying jobs are very rare and where artist types flock. Its a fine balance between pricing it low enough and having a lot of competition.

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    Ganell says:

    I subscribed via Live Bookmarks!

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    My issues are where to start. I am still PB and need to start charging but I just don’t know where or why. I through a price list up but there was no reason for the prices just what I thought sounded good.

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    Amy says:

    My biggest challenge is putting together collections–what to include and whether to make them flexible so clients can swap out items.

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    Tami Musick says:

    My biggest challenge is feeling guilty for charging money for something I love doing. That’s got to be a crime! And do I charge for my art or time put into creating my art? I would love this book to help me out with pricing! :)

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    Ganell says:

    I am now following you on Twitter!

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    Julie V. says:

    Ugh! Pricing is so stressful. I have the hardest time knowing what to charge in order to attract the right clients and how to be confident in that pricing structure when I’m just starting out and have so much anxiety about it.

    Also, I’m now following you on twitter!

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    I think every week my greatest challenge changes! But as I’ll be changing my pricing up in September, I’m going back and forth between higher session charge & lower print prices vs. lower session charge & higher print prices.

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    I have a hard time knowing how to determine price for custom packages.

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    Sara Pinnell says:

    My biggest pricing challenge is trying not to do things for free:(

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    Christy says:

    I don’t want to undercut other local photog’s, but I want something reasonable – that the average family that lives in my struggling econimcally challenged town can afford.

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    I have to get used to not feeling apologetic for my pricing. I’ve had a business before where I made no money and it eventually failed. No thanks!

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    Angella says:

    I just want to set my prices where they SHOULD be. I feel like I have been taken advantage of too many times! This looks great!!!

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    Christy says:

    already a fan! :)

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    Tiffany says:

    Everything really, a lot of times I find myself doing or “pricing” something that I think works only to read a blog or find a book that shows me that I have thought about the issue all wrong. What I love about these types of resources it that it gives us the opportunity as artist to stop and thing like business people. Thanks for the contest!

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    Angella says:

    I subscribe through my Google Reader.

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    AshMill says:

    Finding a happy medium. I enjoy photography and don’t want it to be overpriced, yet I’d really appreciate being able to pay my bills!

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    Angella says:

    I’m a FB fan, too!

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    natalie lawson says:

    not in business yet, just probonoing and practicing, but my greatest challenge *so far* has been what will i even start my prices at since i’m new to all this….

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    I have everything al a carte, which I know hurts me, but i have NO idea how to create packages that will draw my customers, and still make me money….Seriously, NO IDEA. HELP!! :)

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    I get your blog feed!

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    Eleni says:

    My greatest pricing policy is how to price collections so that clients have value and I profit ;-)

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    Carrie Reger says:

    Estimating COGS (Cost of Goods and Services) and factoring them into my pricing!

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    My biggest pricing problem is definitely the guilty feeling of “is my work really worth that much or anything at all for that matter?” and basically I feel like I have no idea what I am doing when it comes to business stuff. I’m a photographer not a business woman.

    Cabin Fever in Vermont

    NEK Photography Blog

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    I follow you on Twitter. (MelissaYocum)

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    Jeff Mason says:

    Biggest challenge – Keeping my mouth shut after stating the price.

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    Lynn Stover says:

    I am just starting out so I am struggling with what to charge to get clients. Also I had a guy call me and want me to take some pics of him at work for a magazine and then take some pics of the lab and everyone working. He asked me what I would charge and I have no idea.

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    Michelle says:

    Currently redoing my pricing and finding it all a little overwhelming. Am I charging enough? As a boutique business, what pricing strategy and product offerings will put me squarely in the client circles I want to circulate in???

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    Hope H says:

    Knowing what is consistent yet competitive for my market.

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    Michelle says:

    I subscribe to your RSS feed. :)

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    My biggest challenge is pricing myself to make money in a small town. I feel that I am undercharging and some people still think I’m expensive!!!!

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    I struggle with the pricing of digital images.

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    Michelle says:

    … also a facebook fan! :)

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    Janel KG says:

    My biggest challenge in pricing is knowing when to move to the next level, and putting together collections. I’m just starting out and want to do it the right way!

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    Michelle says:

    …now following you on twitter. :)

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    I really struggle with all my pricing, but especially with putting collections together. I have digital collections now, but not any print collections and I really think I need to put some together.

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    Aleza says:

    Gift prints are a tasty entree: Packages are the buffet. EAP gave the recipe for the entree – the buffet I need a master chef to help me with ;).

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    Starr Crocker says:

    I think I have my “a la carte” pricing but how do I put together a package?

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    Aleza says:

    Posted to FB :)

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    My biggest pricing challenge is deciding what pricing to charge for my level of experience. I DON’T want to undercut the industry, but want more seasoned veterans to be honored for their experience by receiving higher compensation.

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    Aleza says:

    Subscribed to RSS feed :)

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    My biggest pricing challenge is on my friends and family, because most of them want free sessions and the bad thing is…I always end up doing it for free.

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    My biggest challenge is pricing my digital files. All my clients want them, but I don’t think I’m charging enough!

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    Sylvia says:

    Agggh! Sorry, left the post on the wrong part of the blog:)

    I love MCP blog post! Got that out, now for me, my biggest challenge is pricing sets. I charge differently for Senior portraits, family, pets and sometimes I have to recalculate. It is so frustrating when I talk to a client to explain pricing. Because I really don’t have a percentage I go by. I am not pulling prices out of a hat, but on the same note, I don’t know how to “value” my time, the Easy as Pie pricing would greatly help me.

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    Lori K says:

    My greatest challenge is not even knowing where to start!

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    The greatest pricing challenge for my business is simply finding a pricing strategy that will cover my expenses and actually put me in the black at tax time! I am a relatively new business, and am having a difficult time with that so far. My packages are one way right now, but I am thinking of changing them, but I’m afraid of the effects it may have on my bookings. Pleeeease! I need this!

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    Lori K says:

    I subscribe in google!

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    Lori K says:

    I am a facebook fan, too!

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    Posted the contest rules to a photo forum!

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    Vipha Guerrero says:

    My greatest challenge is NOT knowing what to really charge people period.

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    Kelli says:

    My biggest challenge is being in such a tiny town that I cannot ask crazy high prices because the people here don’t see photography as an art. I am sick of defending my pricing (it is freakin low low low now!) to clients and I am the high end photographer in this area. UGH.

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    Kia Parker says:

    Getting started with pricing!

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    Following on Twitter!

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    Following you on twitter now!

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    My greatest challenge is pricing my prints and creating packages.

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    AND, I already get subscription updates! (5 comments are a charm!)

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    Michelle says:

    My greatest pricing challenge by far is wedding pricing. Well, really I could use help with just about all of it. :)

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    Becky says:

    I want to make my prices affordable yet not so cheap that it lessons the value of what I’m providing.

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    Michelle says:

    I’m a fan on FB!

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    Michelle says:

    I follow on twitter!

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    Michelle says:

    I sub to your daily updates! :)

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    Tasha says:

    My greatest challenge in pricing would be I am not much of a salesman and I seem to not push enough. And I would like to focus on higher end clients but I dont know how to draw them in?

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    Tana says:

    My greatest pricing challenge is getting the courage to price high enough to make a good profit, but low enough to not scare everyone away.

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    I honestly need help just knowing where to start with everything!

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    Wani says:

    PICK ME PICK ME! My greatest pricing challenge is figuring out i) how to price for the digital images particularly for low-res images and ii) if i’m better off focusing on prints instead of digital images. For example, I just shot my first engagement shoot and I charged US$200 for an hour session, which gave them 20 high res and low res images. But when it’s time to blog the session, I prefer to put up my favourite images as opposed to the ones the client chose, which means they can just download the low res images off my blog, which means I might as well give them all the low res images but then perhaps I should price accordingly. I’m sorry it’s so long but I’m just so confused!!! :-/


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    Wani says:

    Oh and I already subscribe to the blog and am a fan on facebook – so please pick me :-)

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    April W says:

    My greatest challenge in pricing myself is how as a beginner I am trying to be competitive in a very small town , and pricing is lower than I would like here. Unsure of what to do.

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    April W says:

    I tweeted @April_Williams

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    I subscribe to your feed in Bloglines

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    Tasha says:

    I subscribe to your feed!!!And I am a fan on FB!!

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    I am a fan on Facebook!

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    April W says:

    I follow on twitter @April_Williams

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    maryanne says:

    Pricing digital files

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    Mark OD says:

    The greatest pricing challenge I have for my business is billing for extra time not realized for post processing, handling and delivery of the orders, and in some cases the paperwork involved. This is overlooked and rarely scheduled but in someway needs billed to the client.

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    Stacey says:

    Valuing myself and my efforts enough to charge what I should.

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    Betina says:

    I am just starting in the photography business. I’ve been doing family sessions for friends for about 3 years now for a token fee (basically covers my babysitter)… everyone loves the photos, raves about them. However, now that I am ready to start charging big girl prices… well… you can imagaine the hesitation on the part of the previously token paying friends. With new clients I feel comfortable charging fair prices, but the old faithfuls, the friends I’ve practiced with over these years? This is a challenge.

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    sarah beth says:

    my greatest challenge is determining my baseline pricing….and what to charge friends!

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    betina says:

    just ‘liked’ you on FB.

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    Yolanda says:

    Bought yesterday and I AM SO GLAD I did not try to jump into business without reading Easy as Pie and Pastry School first. I can’t believe how little I knew about how photographers actually make money.

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    My greatest challenge with pricing is friends/family who assume I’ll do it for free…

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    Christa says:

    Our greatest challenge is that we don’t want to sell ourselves short, but we also don’t want to over price and scare people away.

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    marie says:

    My biggest pricing challenge is putting together the different options and then feeling comfortable with my pricing and not second-guessing myself constantly, feeling like I’m priced too high (mostly) or too low (not so much).

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    Haley says:

    I have EAP and have found that it has made a big difference in both my bottom line and my confidence in my pricing structure. Would love a spoon full of sugar…My greatest pricing struggle is my collections.

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    Chelsi says:

    My greatest challenge in pricing is finding that “happy medium”. I just don’t want to cut myself short, but I also want my prices to be reasonable for my market. That’s what I’m having the hardest time working out. This would be an amazing gift to win!!

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    Chelsi says:

    RSS subscriber!

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    Chelsi says:

    facebook fan.

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    jenny says:

    the balance between getting what i deserve, but not having clients think i am overpriced. i live in a small town where many have not seen ‘lifestyle’ photography and think they can get what they need from a big ‘retailer’ for super cheap. i want them to get a quality product but i don’t want to give it away.

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    tamara says:

    to not underprice but be profitable .. packages a la carte pricing

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    Noa says:

    The biggest pricing challenge for me is how to figure out the transition from portfolio building to being fully in business while targeting a specific clientele.

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    Isadora says:

    The difficulty I have with pricing making sure that I am appropriately valuing my time/talent on top of the actual COGS. I would love to win this. Fingers crossed.

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    Teresa says:

    My greatest pricing challenge for my business is the city I live in. There are so many photographers working for peanuts with out experence. It makes me look like I am charging too much.

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    Jennifer says:

    I am currently using ala cart methods but would Like to move to packages instead

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    Jada Brock says:

    I sooooo want this!!

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    EVERYTHING about pricing is overwhelming and difficult. I have no idea what to even pinpoint! (can’t you see i need help:) )

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    Karen says:

    I need this BAD. I want to give everything away.
    I follow MCP on Facebook and subcribe to daily RSS updates. You are awesome.

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    Katherine Wall says:

    My biggest challenge……knowing where to begin!!! Thank you!

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    Deirdre says:

    My greatest pricing challenge is what to charge friends that ask for professional portraits.

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    dhana says:

    my greatest pricing challenge is how to price collections to maximize profit with low cogs

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    Sherri Dale says:

    my biggest challenge is finding the balance … high enough to make money, the right/perceived value for my customers and having the confidence to ask for more

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    Diane says:

    what is my biggest pricing challenge? It seems like everything, but it probably boils down to setting a price that makes me comfortable sticking to when clients ask for discounts, which it seems they always do these days! Trying to get this business up and running, and feel nickle and dimed on everything! And how to not provide too many options that it gets confusing, but still be able to respond when someone says, well I want that one but with this font, and this color, and these different pics, but I don’t want to pay anymore even though it’s going to take you an hour to do all that….” I want customers to be totally thrilled with their product, but I don’t want to get rolled over in the process.

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    I think my greates pricing issue is: how can i price myself at what I’m worth, when many other photographers in my area are SO CHEAP!?! And how can i get past caring, and start valuing myself??

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    Mariann Alexander says:

    Pricing is so hard when your just starting out! When do I stop pricing to “build my portfolio”? How can I become confident and KNOW that I’m worth it?

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    Kristen Werden says:

    Biggest challenge: Finding customers that are willing to spend the kind of money I ask for from them. They compare me to retail chain portrait studios and find it difficult to spend more than they would for those products.

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    Courtney says:

    Oh, that’s easy. Figuring out what prices to charge for what.

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    Courtney says:

    I follow the RSS

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    Sammie says:

    I’m just breaking into the business, so I have a lot to learn about pricing everything!

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    Courtney says:

    And I follow on Twitter

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    Courtney says:

    And lastly, I’m a fan/like it on Facebook. :)

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    kelli says:

    just knowing where to start!!

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    biggest challenge is remaining consistent from one customer to the next. I’m sure its the same for anyone new to the business.

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    Im a fan on facebook!!!!!!

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    I think a lot of photogs in my area are charging enough. When I really tried to figure out how much a session should cost so that I made more than $8 an hour, I was a lot higher than other photographers. This guide would be really helpful in trying to figure this pricing stuff out and feel confident about my prices.

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    I follow MCP on twitter.

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    I follow on TWITTER!!!!

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    Melissa M says:

    My biggest challenge is not feeling guilty about charging people for what I’ve been doing for free for so long for friends and family. I’m just starting out so I need help!

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    jinjii says:

    Don’t know where to begin. Never know if I’m charging too little or too much. All of it would be a godsend.

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    Angela T says:

    My biggest pricing challenge is like so many others, pricing myself, not too high but not too low that I am under pricing myself.

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    Angela T says:

    I already follow on FB…. but I Shared this great giveaway with my contacts on FB if that counts. :)

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    Trish Millard says:

    My biggest pricing challenge is that I’mm geting paid to shot the pic’s but editing for free… help!

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    Ally says:

    My biggest obstacle in pricing is knowing where to start. I have made a “price list” and I thought I was charging right. I have been in biz for 9 months and things are picking up I am not making ANY money! I so need this resource.

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    Ally says:

    I am a MCP fan on face book

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    GayleV says:

    Being confident in my prices.

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    GayleV says:

    I am an MCP fan on Facebook.

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    GayleV says:

    I follow MCP on Twitter.

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    GayleV says:

    I subscribe to the RSS!

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    Alison says:

    My biggest challenge is coming up with a set price and sticking to it!! I am in the process of building my portfolio to launch my website in August…in the meantime I find myself wanting a certain image and basically give them away instead of doing it with a “real” client! I need more patience- and the guns to stick to it!!!

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    As a new business I offer what could be referred to as budget pricing. I have a difficult time deciding where the line should be between too low and too high. This would help me SO MUCH!

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    Bailey says:

    My greatest pricing challenge is sticking to it. And I am not sure I am priced ‘right’ for me yet. I neeeeeed Easy as Pie ;)

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    Bailey says:

    I am a fan on FB

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    Bailey says:

    I follow by RSS

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    I follow MCP daily on my Google Reader account.

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    Bailey says:

    I follow in Twitter :)

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    Jen Stafford says:

    I actually struggle with all things pricing, but my hardest is figuring out a way to price products. Especially collections! Oh who am I kidding!? I don’t know how to price anything, really. I need some serious help!

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    Jen Stafford says:

    I follow MCP on my RSS feed :)

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    Educating clients and getting them to realize the value in what they’ve hired me to do – that a print is more than a piece of paper.

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    I became a fan on FB!

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    I subscribe to the MCP RSS feed!

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    joanna wolfe says:

    I have a difficult time not pricing myself right out of the market in my small town! (where most people are ultra cheepo’s)

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    I follow on Twitter and retweeted!

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    My greatest pricing challenge is how to charge for digital files. Everyone wants them, but no one wants to pay a lot for them!

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    Jessica says:

    I don’t want to alienate past clients, but I want to attract clients that value my work and I don’t want to bring the industry down by “shoot n burn”.

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    Nanette Gordon-Cramton says:

    I could really use some help in this department. Its so hard to know all the real expenses that need to go into figuring what a photo shoot really “costs” me, and then of course, to pay myself well for my work!!

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    Yolanda says:

    I am an MCP Actions Facebook fan.

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    Amanda says:

    My biggest challenge is pricing packages so that they are enticing to clients, but profitable for me.

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    Amanda says:

    I am a huge FAN of MCP on Facebook!!!

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    Amanda says:

    I get daily e-mails from MCP in my inbox and LOVE IT!

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    Trude says:

    Right now, the toughest thing for me is pricing as a newbie pro. I’ve been shooting for three years and it’s time to get serious! And I’ve heard nothing but great things about Easy As Pie. :) Thanks for the discounts!

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    Brittney says:

    My great pricing challenge is WEDDINGS! I have changed around my pricing a lot just in the first year. I know you need to raise as you gain knowledge and experience… but what do I include and what to people REALLY want in their packages!?

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    I would say that everything about pricing is a challenge to me – I totally agree with those who said that they have a hard time not under-valuing their work. However, probably the hardest thing for me is selling my work. I can tell people all day about how awesome my new shark navigator vacuum is and how they absolutely have to go buy one, but when it comes to my own work, I don’t know what to say or how to say it!!

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    Brittney says:

    I already subscribe to the RSS feed :)

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    Brittney says:

    I already am a fan on the MCP facebook page :)

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    Brittney says:

    I currently follow MCP on twitter :) @meltonbritt

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    Trey Petty says:

    My greatest challenge is just starting out how to find that balance. How do I balance pricing to attract more clients with trying to earn money. I have a decent portfolio but am always looking to add to it. I am struggling with the balance between session fee, minimum orders, and lingering orders…

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    Shaylee says:

    Making sure I’m pricing myself correctly and deciding if I want to do package pricing

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    Shaylee says:

    FB fan!

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    Shaylee says:

    Twitter follower :)

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    Shaylee says:

    I subscribe to RSS feeds

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    Tammy says:

    My biggest challenge is pricing sitting fees, and cd’s of images.

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    tammy says:

    I follow you on Twitter

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    Tammy says:

    I like you on FB

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    Judy says:

    I don’t even know where to start, pricing baffles me! Don’t want to be so high that people won’t even consider using my services.

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    Tammy says:

    I subscribe to your blog.

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    My biggest pricing challenge has been that I don’t have it my pricing set yet. I haven’t been able to find a happy place where I feel like I’m getting paid what I deserve and still have enough clients.

    I bought this the second I saw it because it looked like an answer to my prayers and all the stress I’ve been feeling lately about pricing! I bought it yesterday, I read it and LOVED it and its the first time I’ve felt like I can actually have my prices where I feel like I’m getting paid what I deserve! FINALLY! Someone that understands and tells me how to go for it. Thank you Alicia. I would LOVE to win your “Spoon Full Of Sugar” consult. If we win that, can we apply it toward a bigger consult? Just curious. Thank you!

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    Lori says:

    Equipment! It’s hard to get started straight out of college :)

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    Cally Olson says:

    Price too high loss clients. Price too low not receiving the type of clientele you want. Confidence in myself to explain why my prices as are. I know I want high clientele but how do I price for that and then explain, yes my prices are high, but with me you get XYZ and if I am too high for you that is ok.

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    Terri says:

    My biggest challenge is how to maximize an order without sounding too pushy!

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    What is my biggest pricing challenge? How bout everything! I need help!!

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    Beth P says:

    I am very new and am having a hard time coming up with a fair pricing structure at all. I have simply been charging a flat rate for travel and sessions and I know I need to get out of that rut.

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    Lisa says:

    Thanks to Alicia, I feel confident about my pricing for portraits. Now I would love some help with pricing weddings.

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    Shelley says:

    My biggest challenge is I let people order too many
    poses and not charge for all the retouching.

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    Carolyn says:

    My challenge is pricing in general. I’m just getting started with my photography business and not really sure how to set prices so I still make a profit without over charging.

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    Jen Parker says:

    Pricing needs to be set at what I’m worth instead of worrying what others can or can’t afford.

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    jen Parker says:

    I’m an RSS subscriber!

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    Jen Parker says:

    I’m a fb fan! Woot! Woot!

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    Emili says:

    I’m a fan of MPC actions on facebook! (And Easy as Pie!)

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    Jen Parker says:

    Following MCP on Twitter!

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    Carli says:

    my greatest pricing challenge is being afraid to tell people what i charge thinking they won’t choose me. I’m slowly learning to get over it.

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    carli says:

    i have an MCP banner on my blog!

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    Michaela Wilkes says:

    This would help me out tremendously, I have a problem sticking to my prices, too nice

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    wendy says:

    not even sure where to begin. I have loved reading your 6 steps and love the inspiration it has given me hope to get more.

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    Malinder says:

    MCP Facebook fan!

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    This would be a great tool! My biggest challenge is getting myself to take the DVD out of my package and offer products! I can’t get over my feelings that clients will think my prices are too high if I take it out:(

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    I subscribe to your RSS feed!

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    Debbie says:

    My biggest frustration in pricing is establishing a “reasonable” price without cutting myself short (in comparison to time spent at shoot, editing, creating albums, etc.).

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    Debbie says:

    Facebook fan!

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    Pricing my prints is probably the toughest thing. I think my sessions are priced right but the photos………I should be marking them up whole lot more.

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    I am a facebook fan and blog follower

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    Nicolasa says:

    Wow! This would be amazing. It is so difficult to know what to charge for a session that has multiple parts to it.

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    lisa d. says:

    My desire is to price right so that I am not overpriced, but not selling myself short.

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    Debbie says:

    I subscribe to the RSS feeds

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    Erin Lenore says:

    My biggest pricing challenge is deciding whether or not to offer images on cd or strictly prints. Should I offer print collections and a minimum order amount? I just don’t know. I don’t want to undercharge or overcharge.

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    Brenda says:

    What is your greatest pricing challenge for your business?
    –figuring out how to price myself such that I can afford to actually *start* a business

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    Erin Lenore says:

    I’m a FB fan :)

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    Brenda says:

    I also have a link to from my blog.

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    lisa d. says:

    I’m a FB fan

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    Brenda says:

    I also follow you on twitter.

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    Erin Lenore says:

    RSS Subscriber

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    Brenda says:

    We’re Facebook friends and I fan the MCP action page.

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    Erin Lenore says:

    I follow MCP on twitter

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    Erin Lenore says:

    I have an MCP banner on my blog!

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    Cortney says:

    What is your greatest pricing challenge for your business?
    Finding a happy medium. I want to price things so I have enough work but so that I am also making enough money for my time spent.

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    I really have a problem charging people for everything i do.I feel like i should do things for free all the time and it really has to stop.friends and family are the hardest.I really need to learn how to make money from something i love so much!!

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    Adrianne says:

    My biggest challenge with pricing? Knowing where to start!! I feel like I get brain lock when I try to figure it all out. So much to think about and take into consideration.

    I’m already a follower on RSS and FB. Thanks, again, Jodi! Thanks, Alicia!

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    Crystal says:

    I’m not ‘in business’ yet, but I don’t want to make some of the mistakes others have before me….and be taken advantage of. Easy as Pie gets such great reviews I would love to start out with the best way and not have to go through trial and error to get it right!

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    Jennifer Campbell says:

    I don’t want to undervalue myself. Nor do I want to price myself out of the market. I want to find my own niche.

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    Jennifer Campbell says:

    Facebook Fan

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    Jennifer Campbell says:

    Follow on twitter

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    Billy Hubbell says:

    My biggest pricing challenge is trying to figure how much is low enough for my friends & family to afford but still make a profit.

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    My biggest pricing challenge is defining packages that are both economical/beneficial to my client and my business.

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    Kasey Mikelle says:

    Facebook Fan

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    Where do I start? I’m just starting out and have no idea what to charge for my sessions – portrait, seniors, engagement, families. I could use something to help me get a feel for what to charge without undervaluing my work.

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    Ashley says:

    My greatest pricing challenge is to be confident in what I’ve set so when people call just to yell at me for NOT being $50 for the whole shabang type of photog, I do not need to apologize.

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    Sam says:

    Pricing has always been my downfall. I didn’t know what to charge or any good pricing theories so I just did the old well that sounds good! Terrible way I know! And because I’m not confident in my pricing I’m always negotiating – I think having a tool such as this will really help grow my business to where I want it to be :-)

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    Jen says:

    I know that I am priced too low, but I can’t quite work out how to set higher prices AND find the people who are willing to pay those prices. I’m not part of my target market, and I’m finding it difficult to find a way in to that market. If I set my prices to properly compensate me for my time and effort and talent, then I certainly couldn’t afford me! And none of my friends nor my current clients could afford me either!

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    jen says:

    I have a link to MCP actions on my blog, listed under ‘resources’. You can find it here:

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    Jen says:

    I subscribe to daily updates via email.

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    Jen says:

    I’m a fan of MCP actions on FB

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    Heidi Lawson says:

    Greatest challenge is definitely not feeling guilty when I see people spending so much money!

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    Melinda says:

    I feel my biggest challenge with pricing is wanting to make my service affordable but not to undersell myself or my skills. :S

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    Brandy Collins says:

    I’m just starting my biz, and I worry about under or over pricing myself!

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    Christina says:

    My greatest pricing challenge is believing in myself as being good enough to charge what other photographers charge, and worrying that my prices may be too high for some people and scare them away. :(

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    Lori says:

    My biggest challenge is trying to be fair and balance the amount of work that goes into an image with the final cost. It’s hard to know where that balance is….

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    jill t says:

    i need to attract the good customers – i think that this would help a lot!

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    Nicolasa says:

    A friend just recommended this book to me! Something I struggle with is trying to figure out what to charge for something that wil span over multiple sessions.

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    Lori says:

    I have MCP Actions button on my blog!

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    I am JSO and not really sure where to start. I have seen a few people locally doing a $50 session plus CD with all the images and just think that they are completely undervaluing their time and talents! I want to be competitive in my pricing, but make sure that I am getting compensated for the amount of time that it takes to shoot and post process, plus figuring in the other costs involved.

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    Nicolasa says:

    I follow you on twitter

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    Helen S says:

    My problem is coming up with packages and prices. I am just starting out and I am afraid that I will under myself…

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    Lori says:

    I follow MCP on FB.

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    Nicolasa says:

    I follow you on twitter!

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    Nicolasa says:

    I subscribe to your feed

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    Lori says:

    I follow MCP on Twitter.

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    Rachael Ice says:

    My greatest pricing challenge?
    Probably being too nice and giving everyone the “friends and family” deal. Thus, working for pennies…

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    Donna Green says:

    My biggest pricing challenge is knowing how to charge for labor. I end up charging for images, but don’t know how to price the time it takes me to prepare, shoot, and edit….a per hour fee? a standard studio fee? Arg!! see what I mean??

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    I’m challenged by all of it, especially valuing myself for what I’m worth!

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    I’m a fan of MCP facebook

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    I follow MCP on twitter

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    Bethanie says:

    My greatest pricing challenge would be keeping a set price for everyone. I feel bad charging people so I don’t always stick to my prices :(

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    Nancy says:

    My biggest pricing challenge is being consistent, and just deciding on my pricing and leave it alone!

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    Amy Hoogstad says:

    I subscribe via Google Reader!

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    julie says:

    Finding the right balance between too high and too low and creating enticing packages.

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    Julie Vella says:

    How exciting! My biggest challenge is working out what are the right prices for my personal business, working out what I need to come out in front. Actually I pretty much need help with all pricing lol!

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    I have always had ala carte pricing. My biggest challenge is building collections with incentives for my clients.

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    Alisha says:

    My greatest pricing challenge is how much to charge when still PB and develop pricing for packages

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    Julie Vella says:

    Oh and I’m already a follower of your facebook, get your feeds to my email and subscribed to twitter :)

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    The biggest problem I have is tying to figure out what to charge my family and friends…

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    I posted this giveaway on my FB page!!

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    I joined MCP on FB!!!

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    Julie says:

    My greatest pricing challenge comes in dealing with family and friends. I really do want to give them a discount, but don’t seem to know where to draw the line. I often end up feeling like I’ve been taken advantage of and I know it’s my own fault. I’d love ideas for how to treat family and friends extra special besides giving them a discount.

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    Julie says:

    I ‘liked’ you on fb.

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    Julie says:

    And I subscribe to get your daily updates.

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    Nataly Harris says:

    I really hope I win! My biggest pricing challenge? Determining solid pricing for my business that includes both printing goodies and digital formats…maybe it’s just me, but I think my market is a challenging one! Help me!

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    Amy Hoogstad says:

    I’m a Facebook fan.

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    Amy Hoogstad says:

    I follow on twitter @AsherImages and @amymom24

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    Karen says:

    I am the greatest pricing challenge to my business…and I have a hard time getting clear guidelines from other photogs..who seem all to eager to give their time and talent away for the love of the craft. Learning the business is where I’m at now. Thanks for all the posts on this site that are greatly helping me sort it all out.

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    Karen says:

    Just recently put together packages based on what I’ve read here..haven’t sold any yet though

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    Christina Z. says:’s all hard for me.. I really struggle..because I am sooo frugal’s hard to price knowing I personally would have a hard time Ugh!

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    Stacee Taft says:

    Where do I start? I’ve had a graphic design business for 19 years and 4 years ago added photography. (still don’t have a photography website up…) My greatest pricing challenge is probably packages vs. a la carte pricing. Every time I think I have it just right I start doubting myself and rework the whole thing. It’s horrible and needs to be fixed once and for all! I NEED to win this! :)

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    Jen says:

    My biggest pricing challenge is finding out how to price myself accurately. I started out low and have been inching forward. I really need to price myself accurately instead of making adjustments. Then I can find my market and grow from there.

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    Jen says:

    following on twitter sdjenb

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    Jen says:

    “liked” on facebook. :)

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    Gina Yeo says:

    I was sitting down to price my packages (which is my biggest challenge) and was reading my email (yes, procrastinating) when I discovered this post! Order up!

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    Lindsey says:

    My biggest challenge is pricing to compete with beginning photographers in my area who are dirt cheap! I want to make money, but I don’t want to scare off potential clients. I would LOVE to win!

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    Lynne says:

    I hate when people say “you’re so expensive”. OMG, I wanna rattle some necks. I’m giving personal service here. If you don’t want that, go to Wal-mart. And btw, I’m not “expensive”!! Grrr. Sorry.

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    Ally says:

    My biggest challenge is wanting to find the right price for me. I struggle with wanting to have low prices so those who don’t have a lot still can get quality pictures but not wanting to be so low I don’t make any money or people don’t take me seriously.

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    Lynne says:

    I’m following you on twitter.

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    Lynne says:

    I like you on facebook. :)

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    Lynne says:

    I subscribed to the daily feed!

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    My biggest pricing challenge is setting fair prices for myself and sticking with them when it comes time for the customer to place their order.

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    Mary Jane Bohlen says:

    I am just starting out, so any help in pricing my work would be beneficial. My photographic art sells well and I have it fairly priced.

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    Annie P says:

    I follow on FB!!

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    I retweeted about the contest on Twitter.

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    I’m a fan on facebook!

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    I’m an MCP Facebook fan!

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    I have subscribed for updates from the MCP Blog -

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    I’m an MCP follower on Twitter.

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    I subscribed to the RSS feed!

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    Tina says:

    I am not sure what I am worth I am a self taught photographer and I worry that since I don’t know everything how could I charge like the professionals. And when your self taught how do you know when your a professional? Is there a test…lol I would love a future article on that. “How to know when your a Professional Photographer”

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    Valerie says:

    Just getting started…not sure where/how to begin pricing.

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    Valerie says:

    I follow MCP on twitter.

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    Valerie says:

    I am also a fan of MCP on FB. :)

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    Yvonne Berg says:

    My greatest pricing challenge is how to price myself for low volume, high profit without being overpriced for my target market.

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    Victoria says:

    Coming up with packages/collections that are not confusing to clients and beneficial to my bottom line.

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    Terry says:

    My biggest challenge is asking friends/family who want me to do photos for them to hand over the money. The difference in people’s opinions on what photography is worth is hard to deal with, too. Some people tell me I’m not charging enough. Others get that look on their face like “you charge THAT for taking some pictures???” when I tell them a price. UGH!

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    I am only a year in the business and feel like I over and underprice myself in the same breath.

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    I so believe in, “things happen for a reason.” I just upgraded my camera this week to a Nikon D90 and have high hopes of launching my own business. I have a friend that has been helping me but I am at a TOTAL LOSS on the pricing. I don’t want to feel like I am getting over on a client or vice versa. My most recent experience as to why I so desperately NEED this information is 2 weeks ago I had a client want engagement pictures. Being my worst critic and underestimating myself I charged them $150. Since then they have decided they want to shoot in an additional location and assumed I would just charge them an additional $150, not so. To make a long story short I ended up eating some cost b/c I am new in this field and don’t want to make a bad name for myself as I am just starting out. I graduated 1 year ago this month and have no 9 to 5. I too am planning on homeschooling but as you know it is not cheap to furnish everything your child will need. OK I will stop this is getting wordy and I could keep going on about how I need this, so PLEASE CONSIDER ME!!! I NEED HELP!!!

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    My biggest challenge… I don’t even know how to begin with pricing. I’d love to start freelancing both graphic design and the photography, I’m hoping this guide can help me with both.

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    I’ve subscribed to RSS

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    I’m a fan on Facebook!

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    I follow @mcpactions on Twitter

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    Shelly says:

    Biggest pricing challenge…..all of it really. My friends say my prices are too low, that I don’t think highly enough of my work. I’m just not sure how to price things.

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    My biggest challenge is not giving customers a deal! I have set prices then always back down at the slightest hesitation. I am a wimp!

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    Julie says:

    friends and family

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    Krystal Mruskovic says:

    Living in a small town and having the pricing to be right for my clients and be profitable. Everyone wants everything for free

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    Julie H says:

    My challenge is being competitive but not cheap. I am new to the industry & need to get established.

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    Julie H says:

    I like MCP Actions on Facebook

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    Julie H says:

    And I subscribe to MCP by email updates

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    charging what i’m worth.

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    Pricing myself to make it worth my time away from my family! And not having people look at me like I am CRAZY when I tell them my prices!!

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    I’m just starting out. I’ve been taking hundreds of pictures, adjusting them, having them printed and basically learning every single thing that I can about photography and loving every minute of it. I’m dying to do this for money, but the thought of actually pricing my time and photos sends me into a frenzy. I’m afraid I would be over or under, offer too much or not enough, there are a thousand things that I can think of that stop me from starting. I think I’ve become my own worst enemy.

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    I would say pricing what my time is worth.

    I tweeted @rowz_e

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    Erin says:

    Knowing that I’m a new photographer and wanting to get customers, but not undervaluing my time/skill.

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    Larry Green says:

    MCP rocks, I enjoy read there news letter. I thick there action are cool and easy to use.

    Keep up the great work.

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    My biggest pricing challenge is all if it! I don’t know how to price my sessions, prints, etc. I have a hard time deciding on the right price…I feel like I under price to make people happy! Then when I realize that my price mirrors my quality of work, I think of raising my prices. But, then it comes down to me not wanting people to think that I’m too expensive and to turn away from me because of it.

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    Nina says:

    Want to be reasonably priced, but also want to be profitable.

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    My greatest pricing challenge is in the post-processing part of photography (the behind-the-scenes) Sure, you can charge a session fee, but what covers the endless hours of editing, prepping, and finalizing a session? How can you put a price on your time? :-)
    I am learning step-by-step and I hope Easy as Pie can help me!!

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    Kelly says:

    I’m a military spouse so we’re always moving, on average every 6 months. By the time I build up my name I have to go. . . one of the thing I feel I HAVE to do in order to get my name out there is to run specials to get clients in the door. Even my regular non-special prices are low for the experience + quality I provide, but NO ONE will pay me my non-sales rate. If I don’t run sales, I get no business. I know my work is probably geared to more select customers, but I don’t have many options living the lifestyle I do. I feel I have to short myself to accommodate fellow Army families who usually do not have much money to spare. So what do I do? Charge very little or get no clients ever? HELP!

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    Kelly says:

    (big) fan of MCP on Facebook!

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    Kelly says:

    I also follow/stalk MCP on Twitter!

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    Staci Brock says:

    Greatest pricing challenge? Wanting to provide a reasonable/affordable fee, fair for both parties (client/photographer)

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    Fan on Facebook :), Tweeted–> rowz_e and following you on twitter :)

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    kimi says:

    I have a hard time trying to figure out how to price add ons… adding one or two items to a package

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    My biggest pricing challenge is not knowing if people will pay it.

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    Following daily updates! =D

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    I’m a fan of the MCP Actions Facebook Fan Page

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    Terry says:

    Ummmm . . . that I’m still not charging anyone??? I haven’t had the guts yet to leap from “Sure, I’ll take your photo” to “Here’s my fee”.

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    Kelly Rooney says:

    Packages!! I’m just starting out and my website is brand new, I have not set up any pricing for weddings, seniors OR any packages of any kind because it literally gives me a headache! I LOVE what I do but am having so much trouble getting a business going because I don’t know how not to give in to the people who try to negotiate and talk me down when I feel like my prices already may be too low. Ugh!

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    Tasha says:

    That’s a toughie but my greatest challenge is numbers. I’m terrible at math and sitting down to try and figure it all out myself is just painful. I have no idea where to begin, I start plucking numbers out of the air and then I get frustrated and quit because I know I’m not getting anywhere with it! It’s really frustrating when a potential clients asks about your prices and you have to hem and haw and look like a complete idiot that doesn’t know what she’s doing because you are grasping at numbers.

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    Beth says:

    My biggest challenge is keeping myself competitive with all the other photographers in my area, seems like there are a ton!!

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    Heidi Brand says:

    I think the biggest pricing challenge is to value your work, but still give clients value, when all they have been used to is chain stores for photography. I know I am not a chain photographer, but it is challenging to find the right price difference.

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    velena says:

    My biggest pricing issue is what to include with the session fees and how to get clients to order more then just the minimum.

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    I find that customers desire personal attention and great customer service. Their expectations are high as they should be, but somehow it does not already translate into high sales. The norm is multiple backgrounds, locations, clothing changes etc. but when it’s time to order they seem overwhelmed. Like eating at a buffet, too much choice, and even I usually select something safe and familiar. They want it ALL when you are shooting, but after viewing their images, can be very selective when buying! Oh, let me add taking camera phone photos when you aren’t looking with their camera phones (just one for grandma)! Oh, rude!

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    Nikki says:

    My greatest pricing challenge is charging what I think I’m worth.

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    Kelly Ann says:

    I have a had time pricing canvas portraits. My thought is that if more people own them, more will want them, but people feel that there is too big of a gap between photographic paper and canvas wraps.

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    Kelly Ann says:

    I subscribe to you RSS feed. =)

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    Kelly Ann says:

    I follow you on twitter: Siaba

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    Kelly Ann says:

    I tweeted too! (Siaba)

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    Alicia says:

    I am in a small town with very price sensitive people living here. No idea where to start with pricing!

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    Allison says:

    I will be JSO in a few months so my biggest challenge is I have NO pricing!!

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    Allison says:

    I have a MCP banner on my blog.

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    Allison says:

    I follow MCP on Twitter

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    Allison says:

    Joined the MCP FB fan page.

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    Kelly Sparks says:

    My biggest challenge is just figuring out what to charge so that I feel like the time I’m spending shooting and editing is worth it. Thank you. Would love to win!

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    Lindsay says:

    I just don’t know where to start…. I have base prices but sometimes I feel they are too low for the time I spend, and sometimes I feel that they are too high and no one will book me. I neeeed this!!!

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    Lindsay says:

    fan of mcp on facebook!

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    Lindsay says:

    follow on twitter!

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    Lindsay says:

    subscribed to RSS feed

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    rachael s says:

    trying to figure out how to combine a la carte items into collections that will work for my clients.

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    rachael s says:

    i follow mcp on twitter @littlebites

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    rachael s says:

    i joined the mcp facebook page

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    rachael s says:

    i subscribe to mcp’s daily feed

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    Josie says:

    I priced myself too low and now I can’t go up. To top it off friends think I’m expensive.

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    josie says:

    I have your button on my blog

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    josie says:

    I’m a fan on facebook.

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    josie says:

    I have your feed and read daily.

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    Amy says:

    Definitely my biggest personal challenge is having the confidence to charge the prices I feel that I am worth. I’m also struggling with coming up with collections.

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    Erin says:

    It would be pricing appropriately for the level of photography that I’m at, still working on this!

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    Erin says:

    I have you blog button on my photo blog

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    Erin says:

    I’m a FB fan!

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    Erin says:

    I subscribe to your blog, too!

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    Rhonda says:

    My biggest challenge is knowing the threshold for my area. There aren’t a lot of professional photographers in my area, but the ones that ARE here are fairly well-know and charge very little. And they are fairly competitive in nature as well. Where they are at is a good starting place, but definitely not enouch for me to maintain a full-time income doing the number of shoots/week that is reasonable for my circumstance. And starting there, how do I grow to where I need to be?

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    Rhonda says:

    I follow MCP on twitter.

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    Rhonda says:

    I’m an MCP FB fan

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    Rhonda says:

    I subscribe to your RSS feed via Google reader.

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    Elizabeth says:

    Since I’m just starting out, I’m not sure what I should charge for a sitting fee. Knowing that I will be increasing my sitting fee in the future, I’m struggling with what to charge new clients, friends, etc.

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    Vanessa Y says:

    Setting up the business, my hardest decision is where to set the base price point!

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    Annie says:

    I follow on Twitter!!

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    Crystal says:

    Would LOVE a little ‘kick’ in the rear to help me to NOT be talked down on the lowest prices around! Since still pretty new to this, the challenge to me is wanting the customer to feel that they are getting ‘a deal’ without putting me into the poor house! LOL I know how I LOVE deals. This would be such a gift and something that would truly be treasured!

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    Vanessa Y says:

    On your fan page!

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    Crystal says:

    Just became a Fan on Facebook….that makes for another entry, no? =) yay!

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    Brindi Atkins says:

    My greatest pricing challenge is pretty much everything, but since I am a begginer, I am having trouble with pricing my session fees so they are not too high but not too low. I dont know where to start!

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    Gina says:

    My biggest challenge is feeling confident in my pricing. A little nagging voice plays in my head asking things like, “Am I really worth that much?” I would love to feel more confident with my pricing and silence those voices!

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    Susan Peck says:

    I’ve gotten great advice from EAP already, but my greatest challenge is finding my “audience”!

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    Susan Peck says:

    RSS feed subscriber!

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    Susan Peck says:

    Following on twitter! (@susanpeckphoto)

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    Sherry says:

    Getting clients to not question the sitting fee

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    Brandy Treguboff says:

    My biggest pricing challenge is probably like most of the other comments. I don’t want to under price my work but I am afraid of over pricing. I also haven’t come up with the “right” price for friends. UGH!!! It just makes me want to pull my hair out!

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    Leah says:

    i’m a newbie to the buisness. i bought my camera for my benefit but when others asked me to take their pictures I realized I need to start pricing myself out. soooo now what?

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    Jennifer B says:

    biggest pricing challenge – starting to charge money! So far I’ve taken donations/thank you gifts, but I’m just not sure where to start.

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    Mary Curry says:

    My biggest issue right now is knowing if I have priced myself competitively since I am done portfolio building and have just put myself out there for new business. Also family and friends….what do you do with them!

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    haley says:

    My biggest pricing challenge is selling the image rights- I have no idea how to price that!

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    stacey bode says:

    My biggest pricing challenge is deciding when it’s time to raise my prices after having used a certain structure for a while.

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    Pam Heggie says:

    Wondering if the client will think their images were worth the money!!

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    Melissa says:

    Making sure I am paid for my time. I spend alot of time editing (acne removal, etc.) plus adding affects such as MCP eye action, etc. and I don’t charge any extra for this. I need to make sure my prices reflect time spent.

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    Melissa says:

    I am a Fan on FB.

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    Melissa says:

    I subscribe to your RSS feed already. Love it!!!

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    Debating how to include a cd of digital images in my collections is my biggest pricing challenge.

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    Tiffany says:

    Were to start

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    Tiffany says:

    Facebook, Twitter and rss follower

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    Kristi H says:

    My biggest pricing challenge at the moment is trying to put packages together that will be of value to my clients and still profitable to me :)

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    Nic says:

    I guess my biggest pricing challenge currently is knowing where to start! I want to start my business effectively, planning to suceed, believing in myself and having my clients believe that what i charge is fair and resonable for the work that i do.

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    Convincing myself that I’m worth more – and getting the courage to raise those prices!!

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    follow on twitter + tweeted.

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    Pricing is such a headache. I don’t want to be too high I won’t get customers or too low it isn’t worth it to me. I have only been doing photography for a year so it is hard to decide what I am worth.

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    Dana says:

    I follow you on FB!

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    dana says:

    I struggle with pricing myself! I am a cheapskate so I understand why people want a good deal….but I need to make money!

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    Dana says:

    Twitter follower!

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    Cass Mooney says:

    Being consistent price points and not discounting for every friend, frined-of-friend, sob story, cute couple, loving family…I just love doing this but need to remember its a business too:-)

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    Laurie Ferri says:

    My biggest challenge is not wanting to under price myself yet have the confidence in my work to price it correctly!

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    Kallie says:

    My biggest pricing challenge is determining how much to charge in order to make it worth my time and effort while still being affordable.

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    Kallie says:

    Fan on Facebook!

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    Kallie says:

    Receiving Daily Updates!

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    Jennifer says:

    Biggest challenge as I’m starting out is to find a price that is fair and reasonable to both parties.

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    Jennifer says:

    I’m a twitter follower, too. :)

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    Jennifer says:

    Plus, I follow your RSS feed.

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    Erica Young says:

    My biggest challenge is to not be to low or to high. I don’t want to rip anyone off but I want to make it worth my while.

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    kristin says:

    “What is your greatest pricing challenge for your business.”
    Creating the need for higher end items in my clients instead of the standard 8x12s and 4x6s.

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    Kathy Brine says:

    Juggling what customers are willing to pay for photography in a small town such as mine, yet compensating myself for the time, effort and experience that has gone into each session. What am I worth?

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    Lisa says:

    I am a fan on fb!

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    Lisa says:

    My biggest challenge is everything! I am just started and am very confused about how to charge my time and all that goes into it. thanks!

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    Erin B says:

    I think I have the same challenge as most new to the market…finding pricing that keeps me competitive AND allows me to actually make some money (and have it be worth all the time and effort I put in…which is substantial!)

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    I’m following on Twitter!

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    I subscribed to the feed!

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    My biggest pricing challenge is not knowing what range to be in and not having the confidence to know that if I raise my session fee that it will work.

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    gail says:

    I know my prices are not too high compared to other photographers, but I still seem to scare people away when I quote a price. What to do….

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    Under or over? Who knows! After much research into the market in my surrounding area I feel more confused and critical about my work and my pricing structure. Before where I was confident and ready – I am now second guessing and undervaluing myself. Photography is my way of life and so the hardest part for me is knowing that I belong next to the established photographers in my town – not behind. It seems that pricing is a huge part of this mentality. Please help.

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    Kari Busard Photography says:

    “Liked” your facebook!

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    Kyna says:

    I haven’t yet opened my business…I’m still in the planning phase! I think my biggest challenge is figuring out how to price myself, between prints and retainer fees, so that I can ensure that I make enough from each session to remain profitable (and thus, keep my shop open!)

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    Erika Snow says:

    Packages for sure!

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    Kristin says:

    Figuiring out when to raise my prices as I progress.

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    Christine says:

    following on twitter

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    Christine says:

    not pricing so low not worth my while

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    Jennifer says:

    Just got Easy As Pie/Pastry School this week and it is A M A Z I N G! I could use the Spoon Full of Sugar Pricing Consult now. Fingers crossed


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    Biggest pricing challenge: My husband teaches at a small college so we really get to know the students (like family in many cases). Charging them for senior, engagement or wedding pictures is hard.

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    Samantha says:

    My biggest pricing challenge is figuring out how much time I spend on each session- I’m new and it seems to be different every time. So my hourly rate changes every week!

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    Miranda glaeser says:

    What a big help this would be. I guess I would have to say packages, do I do them or just ala cart? And what about digital files? Thanks!

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    Heather Borton says:

    My biggest challenge is believing that I’m good enough to charge those higher prices, and not feel like I’m ripping people off!! I live in a lower income area, and it’s really difficult to find that middle ground for pricing.

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    Staci Zohlen says:

    My biggest challenge is getting started =) I’m not in business yet, but this guide will be very helpful once I am!

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    Dawn Hudson says:

    I think my biggest challenge is not knowing how much I am worth.

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    Pam says:

    I can never price accordingly; my greatest challenge is the value I put on myself and the fact that I have changed due to the market.

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    Elise says:

    My biggest challenge is knowing how to price as high as I can without losing my client base! I feel like I underprice myself constantly.

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    Miranda Glaeser says:

    I subscribe to your daily feed!

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    Miranda Glaeser says:

    I am a loyal FB fan :)

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    Miranda Glaeser says:

    I follow all your tweets!

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    Miranda Glaeser says:

    Just tweeted about this awesome giveaway

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    Kristen says:

    My biggest pricing challenge is having the confidence to charge what I think I am worth and not caving when people are lookign for a deal!

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    My greatest pricing challenge is collections/packages. What to include and how to price.

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    Beckie K says:

    I recently ordered my first canvas of a beautiful artsy-type floral image I had just done. Someone just asked me the other day how much I would sell it for. I have no idea!!

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    Michele Fahey says:

    My greatest pricing challenge is finding the right balance. Weddings, sports – I can never seem to get it right.

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    Since I’m just starting out, my biggest pricing challenge is setting my prices where they need to be based on my experience and expertise.

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    Dana says:

    My biggest challenge is knowing what to put into packages.

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    Daniele says:

    I’m a fan on Facebook!!

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    Sheri says:

    The greatest pricing challenge for me is figuring out that sweet spot of making enough money and bringing in clients. I need a structure that allows me to work as little as possible and maximize my profits.

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    Jenny Astle says:

    I need to make some changes to my pricing and this would help a lot

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    edda says:

    I would love to win this! I have been struggling with pricing for the last couple of years.

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    Crystal says:

    Whooo..hoooo…just subscribed for the daily updates!! I *think* (and I use that word LOOSELY) that makes 3 for me? Unless it’s too late! OOOOO….I want it, I want it, I want it! =)

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    Sheri says:

    Just posted a link on FB.

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    Melissa Abbey says:

    retweeted on twitter by snapshotartist

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    traci says:

    i keep throwing all my pricing out the window and starting over … not a good strategy, i know. i need to have something set in stone and feel good about it whether it’s for new clients, friends or family (with a discount?) just something that i can send and not waver on. then packages, how best to price so i still make money.

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    link to mcpactions on my blog

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    Sheri says:

    Loyal FB fan!

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    Sheri says:

    Twitter follower!

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    Kerry says:

    My biggest challenge is now moving into a different market, from NEBRASKA to MINNESOTA. I need help as I am continuing to improve and have the hardest time charging full price. Yikes!

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    I tried to set my prices according to others in the area. I am waaay below some, but so much higher than others. But when it comes time to tell prices, people still complain or give that “ugh” sigh like it’s too much. I want people to value the photos like I do. I just never know if I’m doing things right, explaining things right. Should I be doing packages, specials, etc??? I am not very good at this business part of this :(

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    Melissa Abbey says:

    My biggest pricing challenge essentially comes down to figuring out how to price competitively as a newbie self-taught photographer in this industry without giving away my work.

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    My biggest pricing challenge is pricing competitively, but also have my pricing fit my lifestyle.

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    Sheri says:

    Added to my RSS feed.

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    I am a newbie in the business and I am not really sure where my pricing points should be. I would love to be able to win a prize like this.

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    Francesca says:

    My greatest challenge is pricing my albums and packages. I am afraid of pricing!!

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    bethany says:

    My greatest challenge with photography pricing is that I want to make sure the customer is getting a really good deal. I feel bad when I charge too much for prints etc. I know I need to stop this and actually start making money! I need help with pricing!

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    I shared on my facebook :)

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    I just retweeted on Twitter :)

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    Laura Graham says:

    Wedding packages for “very much on a tight budget” brides. I’m just nice and I try to make everyone happy, even if I have to lose :)

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    Danielle says:

    My biggest pricing challenge is valuing my work. I have a fear clients won’t think I’m good enough!

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    Ami says:

    I’m just starting out so I’m trying to be reasonable, but not sell myself short. I’m still building my clientele. I need some sort of structure that I can stick with.

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    Jodi Lebrun says:

    My greatest pricing challenge is that I’m just starting to get noticed and friends are asking for me to ‘shoot’ them. I don’t want to do for free now and charge later-awkward-so I’m in need of pricing advice for a newbie. Thanks!

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    The greatest pricing challenge would be where to start and come up with a range that would be fair for both me and the client.

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    Hilary says:

    My biggest pricing issue is how much to sell that silly CD for.

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    jackie P says:

    all of it actually :) What is fair for me and my work and also to the client.

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    Stefanie says:

    Pricing packages to make it enticing and financially valuable.

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    Kim People says:

    My biggest challenge is as a newbie, is not knowing what to start charging for different packages. I have no idea what my value is in regards to my work, am I under/over pricing myself? This guide would be so helpful!

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    Geoff Hughes says:

    Wall portraits! Where should I be at?

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    Jill Lycett says:

    My biggest Challenge with pricing myself is that I don’t I give myself the credit I deserve, if people don’t want to pay the price I end up giving ‘discounts.’ I end up pricing myself low to show people I am good at what I do. I need the business but also want to make money not loose money!

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    Stacy Burt says:

    My biggest pricing challenge is with pricing digital images and collections. There is a demand in my marketplace for high res digital images … I think clients are shocked when they see the prices for digital images with rights. How do I price them fairly without undercutting my bottom line, but still make them attainable to my clients? I hope I win this giveaway!!! *fingers crossed*

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    Nicolasa says:

    I follow on twitter!

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    Jessi says:

    My greatest challenge now is determining what the right price is for the market I’m in now (just completely moved from one state to another).

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    Sara K says:

    My greatest pricing challenge is the area that I live in. It’s rural and some photographers are way overpriced and some are way under priced. It’s so hard to determine where to start out at.

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    Sara K says:

    I posted on Twitter!


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    Jessi says:

    tweeted about the contest on my twitter account

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    Kathryn Falconer Photography says:

    My biggest challenge is….well, all of it! I don’t charge nearly enough now, but I’m afraid if I raise my prices I will loose business. And how much should I charge for prints?? Winning this give away would be wonderful!!

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    My greatest pricing challenge is session fees.. for family and individual non-standard sessions. Like a 4 hour birthday party in a low-light building, or a spring portrait session outdoors with 5 changes of clothes and 2 kids. Prints are no problem pricing for me.

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    i am brand new at this…i feel like i have NO idea what i am doing when it comes to setting up fees. i know i am undercutting myself a little. mostly i feel ok with that because i am building up a portfolio and getting practice…but someday if i actually want to make money at this, i may need to be charginf people “real prices”. whatever those may be.

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    Misty says:

    I just moved into a new market and am redoing my pricing to be competitive without giving the impression that I’m too cheap and therefore not very experienced. It’s hard! I’m also trying to add package pricing, special plans, and digital pricing to the mix and am pretty lost there too.

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    Morgan says:

    Where do I start with pricing. Time is money but how much money do you want to charge with your time. Our pricing models change almost once a year because they sometimes don’t always work.

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    My greatest challenge is knowing what to charge for my prints.

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    Cayce Elms says:

    A lot of clients want to purchase a CD of the images (since I take so many), how do I either cut down on the amount of proofs I give them OR set a good price for the prints on a CD?

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    Angel says:

    Haaaa, all of it!!!!!!!!!!! Sometimes I think I am pricing myself too high but then somedays I feel I am too low. And the first year baby package stumps me too. I need help!

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    AprilR says:

    I struggle with being accessible(affordable) to young and growing families, but still making enough to make a difference for my own family.

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    pam says:

    being a newbie, pricing is torture. my county is severely depressed also. good people still being layed off.

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    AprilR says:

    I subscribe!

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    AprilR says:

    I am a FB fan

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    AprilR says:

    I shared your post.

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    I am newly branching info family/child portraiture (been wedding only for 5 years), and could really use some help
    on package print pricing and sessions that are priced for profit and return business.

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    Jay says:

    Photography as a business is new to me. How do I price myself competitively?

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    My biggest pricing challenge is events. They often SAY 2 hours, but end up going for 3 or 4!

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    Gail Roles says:

    I would love to own this guide. I seem to be constantly struggling with myself about my prices. I know I should be charging more than I do, but am always struggling not to take it out of the reach of my young families, wrestling with what the competition is offering, not too high–not too low…trying to place and guess at what price is the best value. Education (and reinforcement) are key. Thanks again for offering another great tool to place in our toolbox of tricks and tips.

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    Bridgette says:

    My biggest challenge is that I’m just starting out & afraid I will price myself too high.

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    Lisa says:

    Knowing how to reasonably price myself as a photog that’s new to the field without underpricing.

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    By biggest pricing challenge is shipping costs. Alaska is still in the United States but we’re faced with significant shipping challenges and these often have to be passed on to the customer. I don’t want to gouge my customers. I want them to find affordable portraits so they will come back eagerly. I hate high shipping prices. It’s unreasonable to charge more to ship a print to Alaska.

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    kristen says:

    My greatest pricing challenge is knowing what to charge for the session fee/time/editing.

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    My greatest pricing challenge is knowing how much to charge for photo sessions because I see others charging hundreds of dollars, but I’m starting out and feel I should charge less because of my lack of experience…

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    Stacey Boulmetis says:

    Just starting out and wanting to charge a “starter price” but not end up in a bucket with the discount photogs in the area!

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    Julie says:

    My biggest pricing challenge….wanting to come up with “fair” pricing.

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    Lauren Miller says:

    My greatest pricing challenge is knowing where to begin!

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    Donna Beck says:

    I am new in the business….I want to offer a fair price and sitting fee, but encourage add-on’s through packages – I have no idea where to start!

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    Annie says:

    I follow on Twitter!

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    Angela Brown says:

    The biggest pricing challenge for me right now is how to price myself competitively since I’m just starting my bsiness withthout underpricing myself.

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    Harry says:

    I think my biggest worry is as a new(ish) photog where do i start in my pricing and what warrants me to increase on these prices as time goes(except bills/expenditure).

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    Valeria says:

    I am am just starting, so pricing is a new animal to me. I need all help that I can get

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    Sarah G says:

    my biggest challenge is how to price myself to be competitive with the other photographers in my area without underpricing (which I know I totally am) -but I’m from a small town & the economy has definitely affected us – so how do I make money while offering affordable services? or do I go elsewhere for business! help!

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    Amy says:

    I only plan to do photography very part time (in addition to my full-time job). I want to learn how to price myself in the best way to compensate me for this time away from my family and on top of another career. It needs to be worth my time and I struggle with the pricing piece so much!

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    Tori says:

    Not underpricing myself!

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    claudia says:

    My biggest challenge are all those relatives and friends who want/expect work for free. I see this for close relatives but friends of friends? I live in a very small town and everybody thinks they are entitled to free pix… Very hard to deal with!

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    Myra says:

    My greatest challenge is knowing what to make my sitting fee.

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    NicoleB says:

    My biggest challenge is pricing packages.

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    Gioncarla says:

    I am very much a beginner. I LOVE photography and I’ve been asked to do a few shoots for friends and acquaintances in my spare time. Ultimately I would LOVE to be doing this full time and doing it someday very soon. Pricing is a complete mystery to me now since I have found my love of photography I haven’t paid for portraits in years! I have no earthly idea as to how to go about setting a price that both I and the clients will feel good about. It’s not as easy as they think to capture their lives in a photo and the time spent editing is precious, yet I do know I’m a beginner and that I’m not taking something worthy of a professional magazine spread or anything either so I could really use ALL the help I can get to find a happy medium!

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    Jennifer says:

    As a part-time professional lifestyle photographer the biggest challenge with pricing has been trying to get my potential clients to realize the value of what I have to offer them. Sure, anyone can go to a department store studio for cheapy prices, but they end up with generic pictures that really don’t show the emotion or tender moments like they get from me. I think we all never want to undervalue our work so we try to set our prices fair. It’s just difficult for those that are not in this industry to realize we do so much more than snap pictures. We capture some of the most intimate moments in people’s lives, we give them tangible evidence of that moment…and all this for more than a reasonable price. How do we get the client to realize this?

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    Heather Craven says:

    My greatest pricing challenge is what to offer with my sessions and how to best price them.

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    Leslie says:

    My greatest challenge is for bigger packages…do I put the sitting fee towards the cost of the package or keep them separate for new clients…especially when they specifically ask about this. Or should I set up a payment plan? The goal is to give them a good experience and to bring them back of course…but I still need to build my business and I’m stuck with this kind of problem

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    Melissa says:

    My greatest pricing challenge as a soon to be business owner is what exactly to charge?

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    sharon says:

    Everything about it! I’m just starting out.

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    Christina says:

    Greatest challenge? Hmm. There seem to be so many … focus,time, pricing!

  786. 786

    My biggest pricing challenge is–all of it! I feel as though I am an order taker, not a seller. And, if pushed the smallest amount, I give in too much.

  787. 787
    Tisa says:

    My biggest challenge is determining where to start and how to price it competitively for the area.

  788. 788

    Im just getting started, so all pricing issues are a challenge to me. I’ve get to find the right mix of sessions fees and minimum orders, package, vs. ala carte buying. I know I need to “sell” more and not just let the images do it. the book looks like great help!

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    Lori says:

    My biggest challenge is would be putting packages together. I’m not too sure if I’m selling too many prints in my packages for too cheap. ANNND deciding if I should just have a one session fee and a couple of packages for my clients to choose from? Or should I have 3 for each session. For instance a simple portrait session might not want a 11×14 like a family session would….. UGH! Confusing.

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    amancay says:

    having people back out of events or sessions (people I know personally) after I send my typical proposal out.

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    Tammy says:

    What is hardest for me is coming up with a price that is fair to me and my customers, then trying not to feel bad about it!lol

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    I have a link to your site on my blog!

  793. 793

    I am a fan of yours on Facebook!

  794. 794
    Holly G says:

    Already following on Twitter! :)

  795. 795
    Holly G says:

    MCP Actions is added to my Favorites under my Facebook page, Delicate Dewdrops Photography.

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    Holly G says:

    Oh, and greatest pricing challenge is figuring out how to price things to begin with!

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    Holly G says:

    Also forgot, I actually have also “Like”d MCP on Facebook! (in addition to being on my Page’s Favorites :D )

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    Melissa says:

    Well, I’m just starting everything is a challenge. Does that count?

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    Sheryl Clark says:

    My biggest problem is trying to not cheapen myself, but also be affordable to my clients. I live in a small town in Illinois. It’s closer to a little bit larger city who will pay more, but there’s still a difference that is hard to figure out.

    Many of the sites and info that I see are for very high end photography and I need something more middle of the road…for now anyway.

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    I find that the biggest challenge for me in terms of pricing has been what to charge coming out of “portfolio building”. I have done a lot of “pro-bono” work to kinda get my name out there and build my portfolio. But when is the right time to begin raising my prices to reflect what I am really worth now….

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    Sheryl Clark says:

    I just posted how great your actions are for professional photographers on my FB page–Sheryl Russell Clark. Check me out.

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    Gabby says:

    Trying to work out what I am actually worth, don’t want to underprice but also want to make sure my clients can afford me.

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    photomagic247 says:

    ALL of it is a challenge! I am gearing up to start my “pro” business and pricing is the hardest part. I live in a small town that has been hit really hard with unemployment so I struggle with pricing. I don’t want to undersell myself but I also don’t want to charge so much that I can’t get the business.

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    photomagic247 says:

    I already am a subscriber to the RSS feed on my Google Reader!! ♥

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    Niki MannIng says:

    Would LOVE help pricing newborn packages and encouraging upselling with incentives.

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    photomagic247 says:

    I’m a fan on Facebook! ♥

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    Kari says:

    My biggest challenge is pricing digital images… or whether to sell them at all.

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    Dana says:

    Challenge: putting a value on the time and worth of the photo – not giving it all away!

  809. 809

    My biggest pricing challenge is competing with all of the other (dozens) of photographers in my area and knowing the right prices to charge…not too much, but not too little!

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    Aimee says:

    my greatest pricing challenge is believing i’m worth paying at all. because if *i* learned to take fantastic photos, couldn’t anyone?

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    Aimee says:

    i just subscribed to this blog~

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    Aimee says:

    i just followed on twitter!


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    Vanessa Young says:

    Would love some advice on where to price my lowest session fee at

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    Vanessa Young says:

    I’m a Facebook fan! Would love to win this, I need it!

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    T. Henion says:

    website is in the works…posting to facebook

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    Pam Davis says:

    Pricing for relatives, or the worst is when families want multiple familes done at the same setting for the same setting price!!

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    Jordon526 says:

    I would love to get the pricing guidelines


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