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

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

learn to price your photography

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.”

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817 Comments

  1. June 17, 2010 at 9:04 am — Reply

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

  2. June 17, 2010 at 9:09 am — Reply

    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.

  3. June 17, 2010 at 9:10 am — Reply

    I have an MCP banner on my blog! http://sarahcarper.blogspot.com/

  4. June 17, 2010 at 9:11 am — Reply

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

  5. June 17, 2010 at 9:12 am — Reply

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

    Heather

  6. June 17, 2010 at 9:12 am — Reply

    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 🙂

  7. June 17, 2010 at 9:12 am — Reply

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

  8. June 17, 2010 at 9:13 am — Reply

    I follow MCP Actions feed through google reader.

    heather

  9. Jeannine Cooper
    June 17, 2010 at 9:13 am — Reply

    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.

  10. June 17, 2010 at 9:13 am — Reply

    I am a facebook fan of MCP Action.

    heather

  11. Amy Bowman
    June 17, 2010 at 9:13 am — Reply

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

  12. June 17, 2010 at 9:13 am — Reply

    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??

  13. June 17, 2010 at 9:13 am — Reply

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

  14. Julie
    June 17, 2010 at 9:14 am — Reply

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

  15. June 17, 2010 at 9:14 am — Reply

    I follow MCP Actions on Twitter. http://twitter.com/heatherbrandt

  16. June 17, 2010 at 9:14 am — Reply

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

  17. June 17, 2010 at 9:15 am — Reply

    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.”

  18. June 17, 2010 at 9:15 am — Reply

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

  19. June 17, 2010 at 9:16 am — Reply

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

  20. June 17, 2010 at 9:16 am — Reply

    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.

  21. Leah
    June 17, 2010 at 9:16 am — Reply

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

  22. June 17, 2010 at 9:16 am — Reply

    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.

  23. June 17, 2010 at 9:16 am — Reply

    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?!?!

  24. Twyla
    June 17, 2010 at 9:17 am — Reply

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

  25. June 17, 2010 at 9:17 am — Reply

    I’m now following you on Twitter!

    – Chelsea 🙂

  26. Trimella Vincent
    June 17, 2010 at 9:17 am — Reply

    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.

  27. June 17, 2010 at 9:18 am — Reply

    I just posted about the giveaway at my twitter account http://twitter.com/heatherbrandt (I already follow MCP Actions)

  28. Connie McClain
    June 17, 2010 at 9:18 am — Reply

    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.

  29. Susan
    June 17, 2010 at 9:18 am — Reply

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

  30. June 17, 2010 at 9:19 am — Reply

    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. http://www.erinleigho.weebly.com/my-thoughts-blog.html

  31. June 17, 2010 at 9:19 am — Reply

    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.

  32. June 17, 2010 at 9:19 am — Reply

    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

  33. June 17, 2010 at 9:19 am — Reply

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

  34. June 17, 2010 at 9:19 am — Reply

    Just posted on facebook about giveaway (heather bain brandt) http://www.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#!/profile.php?id=503519790

  35. June 17, 2010 at 9:20 am — Reply

    subscribed for daily updates!

  36. June 17, 2010 at 9:20 am — Reply

    fan on fb!

  37. June 17, 2010 at 9:21 am — Reply

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

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  39. June 17, 2010 at 9:21 am — Reply

    fan on FB

  40. June 17, 2010 at 9:21 am — Reply

    I subscribe to your RSS feed

  41. June 17, 2010 at 9:21 am — Reply

    now following on twitter! http://twitter.com/amandanbo

  42. June 17, 2010 at 9:21 am — Reply

    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.

  43. June 17, 2010 at 9:22 am — Reply

    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!

  44. Susan
    June 17, 2010 at 9:22 am — Reply
  45. June 17, 2010 at 9:22 am — Reply

    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; http://www.mikelegrayphotography.com/archives/279.

  46. June 17, 2010 at 9:23 am — Reply

    following on twitter

  47. June 17, 2010 at 9:23 am — Reply

    subscribed to feed

  48. Chelle
    June 17, 2010 at 9:23 am — Reply

    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…

  49. Connie McClain
    June 17, 2010 at 9:23 am — Reply

    I already subscribe to your updates 🙂

  50. June 17, 2010 at 9:24 am — Reply

    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.

  51. Connie McClain
    June 17, 2010 at 9:24 am — Reply

    And I am also already a fan of MCP on FB 🙂

  52. June 17, 2010 at 9:24 am — Reply

    I’m a FB fan!!

  53. June 17, 2010 at 9:24 am — Reply

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

  54. June 17, 2010 at 9:25 am — Reply

    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.

  55. June 17, 2010 at 9:25 am — Reply

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

  56. June 17, 2010 at 9:26 am — Reply

    i am now following you on twitter!

  57. June 17, 2010 at 9:26 am — Reply

    I am now receiving daily email updates! Thanks 🙂

  58. June 17, 2010 at 9:26 am — Reply

    Pricing out multiple sessions AND pricing out products.

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  60. June 17, 2010 at 9:27 am — Reply

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

  61. Brooke Reynolds
    June 17, 2010 at 9:27 am — Reply

    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!! 🙂

  62. June 17, 2010 at 9:27 am — Reply

    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.

  63. Michelle Johnson
    June 17, 2010 at 9:28 am — Reply

    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.

  64. Annie Patrick
    June 17, 2010 at 9:28 am — Reply

    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!

  65. Jessica
    June 17, 2010 at 9:29 am — Reply

    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.

  66. June 17, 2010 at 9:29 am — Reply

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

  67. June 17, 2010 at 9:29 am — Reply

    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.

  68. June 17, 2010 at 9:30 am — Reply

    Already a fan of MCP on facebook!!

  69. June 17, 2010 at 9:30 am — Reply

    Following on Twitter!! *tweet*

  70. June 17, 2010 at 9:31 am — Reply

    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.

  71. Molly
    June 17, 2010 at 9:31 am — Reply

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

  72. June 17, 2010 at 9:32 am — Reply

    My biggest pricing challenge is pricing for family and friends.

  73. Bunny Kramer
    June 17, 2010 at 9:32 am — Reply

    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!

    Bunny

  74. June 17, 2010 at 9:33 am — Reply

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

  75. June 17, 2010 at 9:33 am — Reply

    My greatest pricing challenge is under pricing my work.

  76. June 17, 2010 at 9:33 am — Reply

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

  77. Bunny Kramer
    June 17, 2010 at 9:33 am — Reply

    also following on FaceBook

  78. June 17, 2010 at 9:34 am — Reply

    I’m a fan on FB!

  79. June 17, 2010 at 9:34 am — Reply

    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.

  80. June 17, 2010 at 9:35 am — Reply

    Already subscribing to RSS feed 🙂

  81. June 17, 2010 at 9:36 am — Reply

    Following on Twitter!

  82. Jessica P
    June 17, 2010 at 9:36 am — Reply

    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.

  83. djdoel
    June 17, 2010 at 9:36 am — Reply

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

  84. June 17, 2010 at 9:37 am — Reply

    Biggest pricing challenge- friends and family!

  85. June 17, 2010 at 9:37 am — Reply

    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!

  86. Amy
    June 17, 2010 at 9:38 am — Reply

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

  87. June 17, 2010 at 9:39 am — Reply

    I follow you on facebook!

  88. June 17, 2010 at 9:39 am — Reply

    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.

  89. June 17, 2010 at 9:40 am — Reply

    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!?!?

  90. June 17, 2010 at 9:40 am — Reply

    Subscribe via blogger dashboard.

  91. June 17, 2010 at 9:40 am — Reply

    I follow you on twitter.
    http://twitter.com/nancy_mitchell

  92. June 17, 2010 at 9:40 am — Reply

    I follow you on facebook!

  93. June 17, 2010 at 9:40 am — Reply

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

  94. June 17, 2010 at 9:40 am — Reply

    i subscribe to your feeds!

  95. June 17, 2010 at 9:40 am — Reply

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

  96. June 17, 2010 at 9:41 am — Reply

    And you are in my Google Reader!

  97. Amy
    June 17, 2010 at 9:41 am — Reply

    I’m a fan on facebook 🙂

  98. June 17, 2010 at 9:41 am — Reply

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

  99. June 17, 2010 at 9:42 am — Reply

    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!

  100. kelly beasley
    June 17, 2010 at 9:42 am — Reply

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

  101. June 17, 2010 at 9:43 am — Reply

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

  102. June 17, 2010 at 9:44 am — Reply

    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!!

    Thanks.

    Gail

  103. kelly beasley
    June 17, 2010 at 9:44 am — Reply

    a fan of MCP on FB 🙂

  104. Melissa
    June 17, 2010 at 9:45 am — Reply

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

  105. kelly beasley
    June 17, 2010 at 9:46 am — Reply

    subscribed to daily feeds 🙂

  106. June 17, 2010 at 9:46 am — Reply

    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.

  107. Brooke Reynolds
    June 17, 2010 at 9:47 am — Reply

    Fan on facebook!

  108. June 17, 2010 at 9:47 am — Reply

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

  109. Rachel Perry
    June 17, 2010 at 9:47 am — Reply

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

  110. Shelley Kruse
    June 17, 2010 at 9:47 am — Reply

    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.

  111. June 17, 2010 at 9:48 am — Reply

    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!

  112. Brooke Reynolds
    June 17, 2010 at 9:48 am — Reply

    Following on twitter..

  113. June 17, 2010 at 9:48 am — Reply

    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.

  114. Rachel Perry
    June 17, 2010 at 9:49 am — Reply

    I follow you on Twitter.

  115. Tracy R Brewer
    June 17, 2010 at 9:49 am — Reply

    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.

  116. June 17, 2010 at 9:49 am — Reply

    Pricing… where do I start!

  117. June 17, 2010 at 9:50 am — Reply

    Just found post by scott bourne on pricing at Going Pro: http://goingpro2010.com/?p=512

    Thought this would be useful considering the topic.

  118. June 17, 2010 at 9:52 am — Reply

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

  119. June 17, 2010 at 9:52 am — Reply

    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.

  120. June 17, 2010 at 9:53 am — Reply

    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.

  121. June 17, 2010 at 9:53 am — Reply

    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!

  122. June 17, 2010 at 9:53 am — Reply

    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.

  123. June 17, 2010 at 9:53 am — Reply

    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.

  124. June 17, 2010 at 9:55 am — Reply

    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!

  125. June 17, 2010 at 9:55 am — Reply

    I subscribe. 🙂

  126. June 17, 2010 at 9:55 am — Reply

    I’m a “liker” on FB!

  127. June 17, 2010 at 9:55 am — Reply

    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.

  128. June 17, 2010 at 9:55 am — Reply

    I am a fan on FB 🙂

  129. June 17, 2010 at 9:56 am — Reply

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

  130. June 17, 2010 at 9:56 am — Reply

    I follow on twitter. 🙂

  131. Johanna
    June 17, 2010 at 9:57 am — Reply

    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!

  132. June 17, 2010 at 9:58 am — Reply

    Retweeted! @DawnFryPhoto

  133. June 17, 2010 at 9:59 am — Reply

    Tweeted – @CatMariePhotog

  134. June 17, 2010 at 10:00 am — Reply

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

  135. Aimee
    June 17, 2010 at 10:01 am — Reply

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

  136. June 17, 2010 at 10:01 am — Reply

    following on twitter

  137. June 17, 2010 at 10:02 am — Reply

    FB Fan

  138. Aimee
    June 17, 2010 at 10:03 am — Reply
  139. Rachel Perry
    June 17, 2010 at 10:03 am — Reply

    I follow your blog too!

  140. June 17, 2010 at 10:03 am — Reply

    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?

  141. Jen
    June 17, 2010 at 10:04 am — Reply

    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!

  142. Natalie G.
    June 17, 2010 at 10:05 am — Reply

    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.

  143. Rachel Perry
    June 17, 2010 at 10:06 am — Reply

    I follow you on Facebook too!

  144. Natalie G.
    June 17, 2010 at 10:06 am — Reply

    I shared on Facebook!

  145. June 17, 2010 at 10:07 am — Reply

    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!

  146. June 17, 2010 at 10:08 am — Reply

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

  147. June 17, 2010 at 10:09 am — Reply

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

  148. Natalie G.
    June 17, 2010 at 10:09 am — Reply

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

  149. June 17, 2010 at 10:10 am — Reply

    Following you on Twitter. Thanks for the opportunity!

  150. June 17, 2010 at 10:10 am — Reply

    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…

  151. Linda Kondratski
    June 17, 2010 at 10:10 am — Reply

    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.

  152. June 17, 2010 at 10:11 am — Reply

    I’m a fb fan 🙂

  153. Sarah Watson
    June 17, 2010 at 10:11 am — Reply

    Great opportunity! I’m already a FB fan xxx

  154. June 17, 2010 at 10:12 am — Reply

    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.

  155. Natalie G.
    June 17, 2010 at 10:12 am — Reply

    I just subscribed to your RSS feed!

  156. Sarah Watson
    June 17, 2010 at 10:12 am — Reply

    I’m a follower xxx

  157. Sarah Watson
    June 17, 2010 at 10:14 am — Reply

    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

  158. Sarah Watson
    June 17, 2010 at 10:17 am — Reply

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

  159. June 17, 2010 at 10:17 am — Reply

    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!

  160. June 17, 2010 at 10:19 am — Reply

    Knowing when, and how much to raise my prices!

  161. June 17, 2010 at 10:19 am — Reply

    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.

  162. June 17, 2010 at 10:19 am — Reply

    My biggest challenge: even getting started with pricing.

  163. June 17, 2010 at 10:19 am — Reply

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

  164. June 17, 2010 at 10:19 am — Reply

    I follow via RSS!

  165. Stephanie Moore
    June 17, 2010 at 10:19 am — Reply

    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!

  166. June 17, 2010 at 10:20 am — Reply

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

  167. June 17, 2010 at 10:21 am — Reply

    I am a facebook fan.

  168. June 17, 2010 at 10:24 am — Reply

    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?

  169. Debbie Gibb
    June 17, 2010 at 10:24 am — Reply

    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

  170. June 17, 2010 at 10:24 am — Reply

    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.

  171. June 17, 2010 at 10:24 am — Reply

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

  172. June 17, 2010 at 10:24 am — Reply

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

  173. June 17, 2010 at 10:25 am — Reply

    I follow your RSS feeds.

  174. June 17, 2010 at 10:25 am — Reply

    Already an MCP fan!

  175. June 17, 2010 at 10:25 am — Reply

    I follow you on FB!

  176. Jennifer
    June 17, 2010 at 10:27 am — Reply

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

  177. Dawn
    June 17, 2010 at 10:28 am — Reply

    Pricing digital files

  178. Dawn
    June 17, 2010 at 10:29 am — Reply

    follow on facebook

  179. Dawn
    June 17, 2010 at 10:31 am — Reply

    follow on twitter

  180. June 17, 2010 at 10:33 am — Reply

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

  181. June 17, 2010 at 10:33 am — Reply

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

  182. June 17, 2010 at 10:33 am — Reply

    Getting started!

  183. June 17, 2010 at 10:34 am — Reply

    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?

  184. June 17, 2010 at 10:34 am — Reply

    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?!!

  185. June 17, 2010 at 10:35 am — Reply

    following you on twitter! http://www.twitter.com/tarafied

  186. June 17, 2010 at 10:36 am — Reply

    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.

  187. June 17, 2010 at 10:36 am — Reply

    I follow MCP on twitter!!

  188. June 17, 2010 at 10:36 am — Reply

    Shared the contest on FB. 🙂

  189. June 17, 2010 at 10:36 am — Reply

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

  190. June 17, 2010 at 10:36 am — Reply

    Have your banner on my blog. <3 MCP!

  191. June 17, 2010 at 10:37 am — Reply

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

  192. June 17, 2010 at 10:37 am — Reply

    I like MCP on Facebook

  193. Regina
    June 17, 2010 at 10:38 am — Reply

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

  194. June 17, 2010 at 10:38 am — Reply

    I am a fan of yours on FB!!

  195. June 17, 2010 at 10:39 am — Reply

    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. 🙂

  196. June 17, 2010 at 10:39 am — Reply

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

  197. June 17, 2010 at 10:40 am — Reply

    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!

  198. June 17, 2010 at 10:42 am — Reply

    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. 🙁

  199. June 17, 2010 at 10:43 am — Reply

    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.

  200. June 17, 2010 at 10:45 am — Reply

    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! 🙂

  201. June 17, 2010 at 10:46 am — Reply

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

  202. June 17, 2010 at 10:47 am — Reply

    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.

  203. June 17, 2010 at 10:49 am — Reply

    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?!

  204. June 17, 2010 at 10:49 am — Reply

    I’m a twitter follower 🙂

  205. June 17, 2010 at 10:50 am — Reply

    I RSS the blog!

  206. June 17, 2010 at 10:50 am — Reply

    Facebook fan/liker

  207. June 17, 2010 at 10:54 am — Reply

    Facebook fan!

  208. June 17, 2010 at 10:55 am — Reply

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

  209. Dee
    June 17, 2010 at 10:56 am — Reply

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

  210. Estelle
    June 17, 2010 at 10:56 am — Reply

    My biggest pricing challenge is where to start!

  211. June 17, 2010 at 10:58 am — Reply

    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.

  212. June 17, 2010 at 10:58 am — Reply

    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!

  213. dee
    June 17, 2010 at 10:58 am — Reply

    I subscribe and follow on FB and Twitter

  214. June 17, 2010 at 11:00 am — Reply

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

  215. June 17, 2010 at 11:01 am — Reply

    I subscribe to the RSS feed! 🙂

  216. June 17, 2010 at 11:02 am — Reply

    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 🙂
    Annette

  217. June 17, 2010 at 11:03 am — Reply

    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!

  218. June 17, 2010 at 11:03 am — Reply

    I spread the word on Twitter.

  219. Sheila
    June 17, 2010 at 11:04 am — Reply

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

  220. June 17, 2010 at 11:05 am — Reply

    I’m a fan on Facebook!!

  221. June 17, 2010 at 11:05 am — Reply

    i am a facebook fan

  222. June 17, 2010 at 11:05 am — Reply

    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!!!

  223. June 17, 2010 at 11:05 am — Reply

    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!!

  224. June 17, 2010 at 11:06 am — Reply

    packages are my current challenge.

  225. June 17, 2010 at 11:07 am — Reply

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

  226. June 17, 2010 at 11:08 am — Reply

    You are on my RSS daily feed. Yeah!

  227. June 17, 2010 at 11:08 am — Reply

    I’m a fan on facebook.

  228. Alex Jacobs
    June 17, 2010 at 11:08 am — Reply

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

  229. June 17, 2010 at 11:09 am — Reply

    I follow on twitter! sweetcaptures

  230. June 17, 2010 at 11:09 am — Reply

    I subscribe!

  231. June 17, 2010 at 11:10 am — Reply

    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!

  232. June 17, 2010 at 11:11 am — Reply

    just spread the word on facebook!

  233. Kaylene Brewer
    June 17, 2010 at 11:11 am — Reply

    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!

  234. June 17, 2010 at 11:12 am — Reply

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

  235. Ganell
    June 17, 2010 at 11:15 am — Reply

    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.

  236. June 17, 2010 at 11:15 am — Reply
  237. Alex Jacobs
    June 17, 2010 at 11:15 am — Reply

    I shared this post on facebook.

  238. June 17, 2010 at 11:15 am — Reply

    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.

  239. Alicia
    June 17, 2010 at 11:18 am — Reply

    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.

  240. Ganell
    June 17, 2010 at 11:18 am — Reply

    I subscribed via Live Bookmarks!

  241. Ganell
    June 17, 2010 at 11:19 am — Reply
  242. June 17, 2010 at 11:19 am — Reply

    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.

  243. June 17, 2010 at 11:20 am — Reply

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

  244. June 17, 2010 at 11:20 am — Reply

    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! 🙂

  245. Ganell
    June 17, 2010 at 11:20 am — Reply

    I am now following you on Twitter!

  246. June 17, 2010 at 11:22 am — Reply

    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!

  247. June 17, 2010 at 11:29 am — Reply

    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.

  248. June 17, 2010 at 11:30 am — Reply

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

  249. June 17, 2010 at 11:30 am — Reply

    Fan on FB!

  250. June 17, 2010 at 11:31 am — Reply

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

  251. Christy
    June 17, 2010 at 11:32 am — Reply

    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.

  252. June 17, 2010 at 11:32 am — Reply

    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!

  253. June 17, 2010 at 11:32 am — Reply

    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!!!

  254. Christy
    June 17, 2010 at 11:33 am — Reply

    already a fan! 🙂

  255. June 17, 2010 at 11:33 am — Reply

    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!

  256. June 17, 2010 at 11:34 am — Reply

    I subscribe through my Google Reader.

  257. June 17, 2010 at 11:35 am — Reply

    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!

  258. June 17, 2010 at 11:35 am — Reply

    I’m a FB fan, too!

  259. natalie lawson
    June 17, 2010 at 11:36 am — Reply

    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….

  260. June 17, 2010 at 11:36 am — Reply

    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!! 🙂

  261. June 17, 2010 at 11:37 am — Reply

    I get your blog feed!

  262. June 17, 2010 at 11:37 am — Reply

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

  263. June 17, 2010 at 11:37 am — Reply

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

  264. June 17, 2010 at 11:38 am — Reply

    I’m a fan on FB

  265. June 17, 2010 at 11:38 am — Reply

    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

  266. June 17, 2010 at 11:38 am — Reply

    I follow you on Twitter. (MelissaYocum)

  267. June 17, 2010 at 11:41 am — Reply

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

  268. Lynn Stover
    June 17, 2010 at 11:41 am — Reply

    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.

  269. Michelle
    June 17, 2010 at 11:41 am — Reply

    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???

  270. June 17, 2010 at 11:42 am — Reply

    Knowing what is consistent yet competitive for my market.

  271. Michelle
    June 17, 2010 at 11:42 am — Reply

    I subscribe to your RSS feed. 🙂

  272. June 17, 2010 at 11:42 am — Reply

    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!!!!

  273. June 17, 2010 at 11:43 am — Reply

    I struggle with the pricing of digital images.

  274. Michelle
    June 17, 2010 at 11:43 am — Reply

    … also a facebook fan! 🙂

  275. Janel KG
    June 17, 2010 at 11:44 am — Reply

    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!

  276. Michelle
    June 17, 2010 at 11:46 am — Reply

    …now following you on twitter. 🙂

  277. June 17, 2010 at 11:48 am — Reply

    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.

  278. Aleza
    June 17, 2010 at 11:49 am — Reply

    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 ;).

  279. Starr Crocker
    June 17, 2010 at 11:51 am — Reply

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

  280. Aleza
    June 17, 2010 at 11:51 am — Reply

    Posted to FB 🙂

  281. June 17, 2010 at 11:51 am — Reply

    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.

  282. Aleza
    June 17, 2010 at 11:52 am — Reply

    Subscribed to RSS feed 🙂

  283. June 17, 2010 at 11:53 am — Reply

    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.

  284. June 17, 2010 at 11:57 am — Reply

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

  285. June 17, 2010 at 11:57 am — Reply

    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.

  286. June 17, 2010 at 11:58 am — Reply

    My greatest challenge is not even knowing where to start!

  287. June 17, 2010 at 11:59 am — Reply

    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!

  288. June 17, 2010 at 12:00 pm — Reply

    I subscribe in google!

  289. June 17, 2010 at 12:00 pm — Reply

    Already a FB fan

  290. June 17, 2010 at 12:00 pm — Reply

    I am a facebook fan, too!

  291. June 17, 2010 at 12:01 pm — Reply

    Posted the contest rules to a photo forum!

  292. Vipha Guerrero
    June 17, 2010 at 12:01 pm — Reply

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

  293. June 17, 2010 at 12:01 pm — Reply

    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.

  294. Kia Parker
    June 17, 2010 at 12:02 pm — Reply

    Getting started with pricing!

  295. June 17, 2010 at 12:02 pm — Reply

    Following on Twitter!

  296. June 17, 2010 at 12:02 pm — Reply

    Following you on twitter now!

  297. June 17, 2010 at 12:03 pm — Reply

    My greatest challenge is pricing my prints and creating packages.

  298. June 17, 2010 at 12:03 pm — Reply

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

  299. June 17, 2010 at 12:05 pm — Reply

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

  300. June 17, 2010 at 12:05 pm — Reply

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

  301. June 17, 2010 at 12:06 pm — Reply

    I’m a fan on FB!

  302. June 17, 2010 at 12:06 pm — Reply

    I follow on twitter!

  303. June 17, 2010 at 12:07 pm — Reply

    I sub to your daily updates! 🙂

  304. June 17, 2010 at 12:07 pm — Reply

    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?

  305. Tana
    June 17, 2010 at 12:10 pm — Reply

    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.

  306. June 17, 2010 at 12:12 pm — Reply

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

  307. June 17, 2010 at 12:13 pm — Reply

    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!!! :-/

    PLEASE PICK ME! 🙂

  308. June 17, 2010 at 12:15 pm — Reply

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

  309. June 17, 2010 at 12:15 pm — Reply

    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.

  310. June 17, 2010 at 12:18 pm — Reply

    I tweeted @April_Williams

  311. June 17, 2010 at 12:18 pm — Reply

    I subscribe to your feed in Bloglines

  312. June 17, 2010 at 12:19 pm — Reply

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

  313. June 17, 2010 at 12:19 pm — Reply

    I am a fan on Facebook!

  314. June 17, 2010 at 12:20 pm — Reply

    I follow on twitter @April_Williams

  315. June 17, 2010 at 12:20 pm — Reply

    Pricing digital files

  316. Mark OD
    June 17, 2010 at 12:23 pm — Reply

    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.

  317. Stacey
    June 17, 2010 at 12:25 pm — Reply

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

  318. June 17, 2010 at 12:27 pm — Reply

    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.

  319. sarah beth
    June 17, 2010 at 12:29 pm — Reply

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

  320. June 17, 2010 at 12:29 pm — Reply

    just ‘liked’ you on FB.

  321. June 17, 2010 at 12:31 pm — Reply

    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.

  322. June 17, 2010 at 12:31 pm — Reply

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

  323. June 17, 2010 at 12:33 pm — Reply

    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.

  324. June 17, 2010 at 12:34 pm — Reply

    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).

  325. June 17, 2010 at 12:48 pm — Reply

    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.

  326. June 17, 2010 at 12:51 pm — Reply

    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!!

  327. June 17, 2010 at 12:52 pm — Reply

    RSS subscriber!

  328. June 17, 2010 at 12:53 pm — Reply

    facebook fan.

  329. June 17, 2010 at 12:58 pm — Reply

    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.

  330. June 17, 2010 at 1:00 pm — Reply

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

  331. June 17, 2010 at 1:01 pm — Reply

    Facebook fan

  332. June 17, 2010 at 1:04 pm — Reply

    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.

  333. June 17, 2010 at 1:07 pm — Reply

    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.

  334. June 17, 2010 at 1:20 pm — Reply

    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.

  335. June 17, 2010 at 1:22 pm — Reply

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

  336. June 17, 2010 at 1:23 pm — Reply

    I sooooo want this!!

  337. June 17, 2010 at 1:24 pm — Reply

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

  338. Karen
    June 17, 2010 at 1:25 pm — Reply

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

  339. Katherine Wall
    June 17, 2010 at 1:26 pm — Reply

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

  340. June 17, 2010 at 1:28 pm — Reply

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

  341. June 17, 2010 at 1:33 pm — Reply

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

  342. Sherri Dale
    June 17, 2010 at 1:35 pm — Reply

    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

  343. June 17, 2010 at 1:40 pm — Reply

    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.

  344. June 17, 2010 at 1:42 pm — Reply

    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??

  345. Mariann Alexander
    June 17, 2010 at 1:42 pm — Reply

    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?

  346. Kristen Werden
    June 17, 2010 at 1:48 pm — Reply

    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.

  347. June 17, 2010 at 1:51 pm — Reply

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

  348. June 17, 2010 at 1:51 pm — Reply

    I follow the RSS

  349. Sammie
    June 17, 2010 at 1:51 pm — Reply

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

  350. June 17, 2010 at 1:52 pm — Reply

    And I follow on Twitter

  351. June 17, 2010 at 1:52 pm — Reply

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

  352. kelli
    June 17, 2010 at 1:53 pm — Reply

    just knowing where to start!!

  353. June 17, 2010 at 1:55 pm — Reply

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

  354. June 17, 2010 at 1:55 pm — Reply

    http://nicoleklingler.blogspot.com/2010/06/need-pricing-help.html

    I posted a link to this giveaway on my blog!

  355. June 17, 2010 at 1:56 pm — Reply

    Im a fan on facebook!!!!!!

  356. June 17, 2010 at 1:57 pm — Reply

    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.

  357. June 17, 2010 at 1:57 pm — Reply

    I am a fan on fb

  358. June 17, 2010 at 1:59 pm — Reply

    I follow MCP on twitter.

  359. June 17, 2010 at 2:00 pm — Reply

    I follow on TWITTER!!!!

  360. Melissa M
    June 17, 2010 at 2:10 pm — Reply

    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!

  361. jinjii
    June 17, 2010 at 2:10 pm — Reply

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

  362. June 17, 2010 at 2:12 pm — Reply

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

  363. June 17, 2010 at 2:17 pm — Reply

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

  364. Trish Millard
    June 17, 2010 at 2:19 pm — Reply

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

  365. June 17, 2010 at 2:20 pm — Reply

    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.

  366. June 17, 2010 at 2:24 pm — Reply

    I am a MCP fan on face book

  367. June 17, 2010 at 2:26 pm — Reply

    Being confident in my prices.

  368. June 17, 2010 at 2:26 pm — Reply

    I am a twitter follower!

    http://twitter.com/AllyC213

  369. June 17, 2010 at 2:27 pm — Reply

    I am an MCP fan on Facebook.

  370. June 17, 2010 at 2:27 pm — Reply

    I follow MCP on Twitter.

  371. June 17, 2010 at 2:28 pm — Reply

    I subscribe to the RSS!

  372. Alison
    June 17, 2010 at 2:31 pm — Reply

    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!!!

  373. June 17, 2010 at 2:42 pm — Reply

    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!

  374. June 17, 2010 at 2:42 pm — Reply

    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 😉

  375. June 17, 2010 at 2:43 pm — Reply

    I am a Facebook fan!

  376. June 17, 2010 at 2:43 pm — Reply

    I am a fan on FB

  377. June 17, 2010 at 2:44 pm — Reply

    I follow by RSS

  378. June 17, 2010 at 2:44 pm — Reply

    I follow MCP daily on my Google Reader account.

  379. June 17, 2010 at 2:44 pm — Reply

    I follow in Twitter 🙂

  380. June 17, 2010 at 3:03 pm — Reply

    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!

  381. June 17, 2010 at 3:06 pm — Reply

    I’m a fan!

  382. June 17, 2010 at 3:06 pm — Reply

    I follow MCP on my RSS feed 🙂

  383. June 17, 2010 at 3:12 pm — Reply

    I have your banner on my blog: http://www.kahoogstad2.blogspot.com/

  384. June 17, 2010 at 3:19 pm — Reply

    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.

  385. June 17, 2010 at 3:21 pm — Reply

    I became a fan on FB!

  386. June 17, 2010 at 3:21 pm — Reply

    I subscribe to the MCP RSS feed!

  387. joanna wolfe
    June 17, 2010 at 3:22 pm — Reply

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

  388. June 17, 2010 at 3:23 pm — Reply

    I follow on Twitter and retweeted!

  389. June 17, 2010 at 3:28 pm — Reply

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

  390. June 17, 2010 at 3:30 pm — Reply

    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”.

  391. Nanette Gordon-Cramton
    June 17, 2010 at 3:32 pm — Reply

    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!!

  392. June 17, 2010 at 3:46 pm — Reply

    I am an MCP Actions Facebook fan.

  393. June 17, 2010 at 3:56 pm — Reply

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

  394. June 17, 2010 at 3:56 pm — Reply

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

  395. June 17, 2010 at 3:57 pm — Reply

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

  396. June 17, 2010 at 3:58 pm — Reply

    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!

  397. June 17, 2010 at 4:04 pm — Reply

    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!?

  398. June 17, 2010 at 4:05 pm — Reply

    I already have the MCP Banner on my blog: http://www.designs-by-brittney.blogspot.com 🙂

  399. June 17, 2010 at 4:05 pm — Reply

    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!!

  400. June 17, 2010 at 4:05 pm — Reply

    I already subscribe to the RSS feed 🙂

  401. June 17, 2010 at 4:06 pm — Reply

    I already am a fan on the MCP facebook page 🙂

  402. June 17, 2010 at 4:07 pm — Reply

    I currently follow MCP on twitter 🙂 @meltonbritt

  403. Trey Petty
    June 17, 2010 at 4:09 pm — Reply

    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…

  404. Shaylee
    June 17, 2010 at 4:10 pm — Reply

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

  405. Shaylee
    June 17, 2010 at 4:12 pm — Reply

    FB fan!

  406. Shaylee
    June 17, 2010 at 4:12 pm — Reply

    Twitter follower 🙂

  407. Shaylee
    June 17, 2010 at 4:13 pm — Reply

    I subscribe to RSS feeds

  408. Tammy
    June 17, 2010 at 4:20 pm — Reply

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

  409. tammy
    June 17, 2010 at 4:21 pm — Reply

    I follow you on Twitter

  410. Tammy
    June 17, 2010 at 4:21 pm — Reply

    I like you on FB

  411. June 17, 2010 at 4:21 pm — Reply

    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.

  412. Tammy
    June 17, 2010 at 4:22 pm — Reply

    I subscribe to your blog.

  413. June 17, 2010 at 4:23 pm — Reply

    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!

  414. June 17, 2010 at 4:25 pm — Reply

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

  415. Cally Olson
    June 17, 2010 at 4:25 pm — Reply

    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.

  416. Terri
    June 17, 2010 at 4:29 pm — Reply

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

  417. June 17, 2010 at 4:45 pm — Reply

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

  418. June 17, 2010 at 4:58 pm — Reply

    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.

  419. June 17, 2010 at 5:04 pm — Reply

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

  420. June 17, 2010 at 5:06 pm — Reply

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

  421. Carolyn
    June 17, 2010 at 5:06 pm — Reply

    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.

  422. June 17, 2010 at 5:09 pm — Reply

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

  423. June 17, 2010 at 5:10 pm — Reply

    I’m an RSS subscriber!

  424. June 17, 2010 at 5:10 pm — Reply

    I’m a fb fan! Woot! Woot!

  425. June 17, 2010 at 5:11 pm — Reply

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

  426. June 17, 2010 at 5:11 pm — Reply

    Following MCP on Twitter!

  427. June 17, 2010 at 5:12 pm — Reply

    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.

  428. June 17, 2010 at 5:13 pm — Reply

    i have an MCP banner on my blog!

  429. Michaela Wilkes
    June 17, 2010 at 5:15 pm — Reply

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

  430. wendy
    June 17, 2010 at 5:20 pm — Reply

    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.

  431. June 17, 2010 at 5:24 pm — Reply

    MCP Facebook fan!

  432. June 17, 2010 at 5:28 pm — Reply

    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:(

  433. June 17, 2010 at 5:31 pm — Reply

    I subscribe to your RSS feed!

  434. Debbie
    June 17, 2010 at 5:54 pm — Reply

    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.).

  435. Debbie
    June 17, 2010 at 5:57 pm — Reply

    Facebook fan!

  436. June 17, 2010 at 6:00 pm — Reply

    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.

  437. June 17, 2010 at 6:02 pm — Reply

    I am a facebook fan and blog follower

  438. June 17, 2010 at 6:08 pm — Reply

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

  439. June 17, 2010 at 6:10 pm — Reply

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

  440. June 17, 2010 at 6:11 pm — Reply
  441. Debbie
    June 17, 2010 at 6:11 pm — Reply

    I subscribe to the RSS feeds

  442. Erin Lenore
    June 17, 2010 at 6:11 pm — Reply

    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.

  443. June 17, 2010 at 6:11 pm — Reply

    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

  444. June 17, 2010 at 6:11 pm — Reply

    I have your button on my blog http://www.lisadphotos.com/blog

  445. Erin Lenore
    June 17, 2010 at 6:12 pm — Reply

    I’m a FB fan 🙂

  446. June 17, 2010 at 6:12 pm — Reply

    I also have a link to from my blog.

  447. June 17, 2010 at 6:13 pm — Reply

    I’m a FB fan

  448. June 17, 2010 at 6:13 pm — Reply

    I also follow you on twitter.

  449. Erin Lenore
    June 17, 2010 at 6:13 pm — Reply

    RSS Subscriber

  450. June 17, 2010 at 6:13 pm — Reply

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

  451. Erin Lenore
    June 17, 2010 at 6:16 pm — Reply

    I follow MCP on twitter

  452. Erin Lenore
    June 17, 2010 at 6:20 pm — Reply

    I have an MCP banner on my blog! http://erinlenore.blogspot.com

  453. June 17, 2010 at 6:20 pm — Reply

    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.

  454. June 17, 2010 at 6:35 pm — Reply

    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!!

  455. Adrianne
    June 17, 2010 at 6:59 pm — Reply

    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!

  456. Crystal
    June 17, 2010 at 7:01 pm — Reply

    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!

  457. Jennifer Campbell
    June 17, 2010 at 7:20 pm — Reply

    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.

  458. Jennifer Campbell
    June 17, 2010 at 7:21 pm — Reply

    Facebook Fan

  459. Jennifer Campbell
    June 17, 2010 at 7:22 pm — Reply

    Follow on twitter

  460. Billy Hubbell
    June 17, 2010 at 7:32 pm — Reply

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

  461. June 17, 2010 at 7:40 pm — Reply

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

  462. Kasey Mikelle
    June 17, 2010 at 7:41 pm — Reply

    Facebook Fan

  463. June 17, 2010 at 7:43 pm — Reply

    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.

  464. Ashley
    June 17, 2010 at 7:57 pm — Reply

    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.

  465. June 17, 2010 at 8:05 pm — Reply

    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 🙂

  466. June 17, 2010 at 8:15 pm — Reply

    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!

  467. June 17, 2010 at 8:17 pm — Reply

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

  468. June 17, 2010 at 8:18 pm — Reply

    I subscribe to daily updates via email.

  469. June 17, 2010 at 8:25 pm — Reply

    I’m a fan of MCP actions on FB

  470. June 17, 2010 at 8:30 pm — Reply

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

  471. Melinda
    June 17, 2010 at 8:36 pm — Reply

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

  472. Brandy Collins
    June 17, 2010 at 8:45 pm — Reply

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

  473. June 17, 2010 at 8:49 pm — Reply

    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. 🙁

  474. June 17, 2010 at 8:53 pm — Reply

    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….

  475. June 17, 2010 at 8:53 pm — Reply

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

  476. June 17, 2010 at 8:54 pm — Reply

    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.

  477. June 17, 2010 at 8:54 pm — Reply

    I have MCP Actions button on my blog!

  478. June 17, 2010 at 8:54 pm — Reply

    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.

  479. June 17, 2010 at 8:54 pm — Reply

    I follow you on twitter

  480. Helen S
    June 17, 2010 at 8:54 pm — Reply

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

  481. June 17, 2010 at 8:55 pm — Reply

    I follow MCP on FB.

  482. June 17, 2010 at 8:55 pm — Reply

    I follow you on twitter!

  483. June 17, 2010 at 8:56 pm — Reply

    I subscribe to your feed

  484. June 17, 2010 at 8:57 pm — Reply

    I follow MCP on Twitter.

  485. Rachael Ice
    June 17, 2010 at 9:01 pm — Reply

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

  486. June 17, 2010 at 9:04 pm — Reply

    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??

  487. June 17, 2010 at 9:07 pm — Reply

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

  488. June 17, 2010 at 9:08 pm — Reply

    I’m a fan of MCP facebook

  489. June 17, 2010 at 9:09 pm — Reply

    I follow MCP on twitter

  490. June 17, 2010 at 9:10 pm — Reply

    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 🙁

  491. June 17, 2010 at 9:14 pm — Reply

    Tweeted about the contest http://twitter.com/cbayless_photos

  492. June 17, 2010 at 9:14 pm — Reply

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

  493. June 17, 2010 at 9:22 pm — Reply

    I subscribe via Google Reader!

  494. julie
    June 17, 2010 at 9:23 pm — Reply

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

  495. Julie Vella
    June 17, 2010 at 9:28 pm — Reply

    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!

  496. June 17, 2010 at 9:29 pm — Reply

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

  497. June 17, 2010 at 9:29 pm — Reply

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

  498. Julie Vella
    June 17, 2010 at 9:30 pm — Reply

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

  499. June 17, 2010 at 9:34 pm — Reply

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

  500. June 17, 2010 at 9:37 pm — Reply

    I posted this giveaway on my FB page!!

  501. June 17, 2010 at 9:37 pm — Reply

    I joined MCP on FB!!!

  502. Julie
    June 17, 2010 at 9:39 pm — Reply

    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.

  503. Julie
    June 17, 2010 at 9:43 pm — Reply

    I ‘liked’ you on fb.

  504. Julie
    June 17, 2010 at 9:45 pm — Reply

    And I subscribe to get your daily updates.

  505. Nataly Harris
    June 17, 2010 at 9:49 pm — Reply

    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!

  506. June 17, 2010 at 10:00 pm — Reply

    I’m a Facebook fan.

  507. June 17, 2010 at 10:01 pm — Reply

    I follow on twitter @AsherImages and @amymom24

  508. June 17, 2010 at 10:08 pm — Reply

    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.

  509. June 17, 2010 at 10:12 pm — Reply

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

  510. June 17, 2010 at 10:21 pm — Reply

    Photos..sessions..albums..it’s all hard for me.. I really struggle..because I am sooo frugal myself..it’s hard to price knowing I personally would have a hard time paying..lol. Ugh!

  511. June 17, 2010 at 10:24 pm — Reply

    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! 🙂

  512. June 17, 2010 at 10:27 pm — Reply

    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.

  513. June 17, 2010 at 10:30 pm — Reply

    following on twitter sdjenb

  514. June 17, 2010 at 10:31 pm — Reply

    “liked” on facebook. 🙂

  515. Gina Yeo
    June 17, 2010 at 10:31 pm — Reply

    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!

  516. June 17, 2010 at 10:33 pm — Reply

    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!

  517. June 17, 2010 at 10:35 pm — Reply

    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.

  518. Ally
    June 17, 2010 at 10:36 pm — Reply

    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.

  519. June 17, 2010 at 10:38 pm — Reply

    I’m following you on twitter.

  520. June 17, 2010 at 10:38 pm — Reply

    I like you on facebook. 🙂

  521. June 17, 2010 at 10:40 pm — Reply

    I subscribed to the daily feed!

  522. June 17, 2010 at 10:48 pm — Reply

    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.

  523. Mary Jane Bohlen
    June 17, 2010 at 10:51 pm — Reply

    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.

  524. Annie P
    June 17, 2010 at 10:53 pm — Reply

    I follow on FB!!

  525. June 17, 2010 at 10:58 pm — Reply

    I retweeted about the contest on Twitter.

  526. June 17, 2010 at 10:59 pm — Reply

    I’m a fan on facebook!

  527. June 17, 2010 at 10:59 pm — Reply

    I’m an MCP Facebook fan!

  528. June 17, 2010 at 11:00 pm — Reply

    I have subscribed for updates from the MCP Blog –

  529. June 17, 2010 at 11:01 pm — Reply

    I’m an MCP follower on Twitter.

  530. June 17, 2010 at 11:03 pm — Reply

    I subscribed to the RSS feed!

  531. Tina
    June 17, 2010 at 11:07 pm — Reply

    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”

  532. June 17, 2010 at 11:10 pm — Reply

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

  533. June 17, 2010 at 11:10 pm — Reply

    All of it!!!

  534. June 17, 2010 at 11:11 pm — Reply

    I follow MCP on twitter.

  535. June 17, 2010 at 11:11 pm — Reply

    I am also a fan of MCP on FB. 🙂

  536. June 17, 2010 at 11:16 pm — Reply

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

  537. Victoria
    June 17, 2010 at 11:20 pm — Reply

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

  538. Terry
    June 17, 2010 at 11:22 pm — Reply

    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!

  539. June 17, 2010 at 11:23 pm — Reply

    I haven MCP button on my blog http://www.craigolsenfamily.blogspot.com

  540. June 17, 2010 at 11:24 pm — Reply

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

  541. June 17, 2010 at 11:31 pm — Reply

    Alicia,
    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!!!

  542. June 17, 2010 at 11:34 pm — Reply

    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.

  543. June 17, 2010 at 11:36 pm — Reply

    I’ve subscribed to RSS

  544. June 17, 2010 at 11:37 pm — Reply

    I’m a fan on Facebook!

  545. June 17, 2010 at 11:38 pm — Reply

    I follow @mcpactions on Twitter

  546. June 17, 2010 at 11:39 pm — Reply

    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.

  547. June 17, 2010 at 11:42 pm — Reply

    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!

  548. Julie
    June 18, 2010 at 12:08 am — Reply

    friends and family

  549. Krystal Mruskovic
    June 18, 2010 at 12:20 am — Reply

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

  550. Julie H
    June 18, 2010 at 12:29 am — Reply

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

  551. Julie H
    June 18, 2010 at 12:30 am — Reply

    I like MCP Actions on Facebook

  552. Julie H
    June 18, 2010 at 12:31 am — Reply

    And I subscribe to MCP by email updates

  553. June 18, 2010 at 12:34 am — Reply

    charging what i’m worth.

  554. June 18, 2010 at 12:39 am — Reply

    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!!

  555. June 18, 2010 at 12:49 am — Reply

    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.

  556. June 18, 2010 at 1:03 am — Reply

    I would say pricing what my time is worth.

    I tweeted @rowz_e

  557. Erin
    June 18, 2010 at 1:25 am — Reply

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

  558. Larry Green
    June 18, 2010 at 1:25 am — Reply

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

    Keep up the great work.

  559. June 18, 2010 at 1:25 am — Reply

    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.

  560. June 18, 2010 at 1:37 am — Reply

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

  561. June 18, 2010 at 1:39 am — Reply

    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!!

  562. June 18, 2010 at 1:44 am — Reply

    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!

  563. June 18, 2010 at 1:45 am — Reply

    (big) fan of MCP on Facebook!

  564. June 18, 2010 at 1:46 am — Reply

    I also follow/stalk MCP on Twitter!

  565. June 18, 2010 at 1:47 am — Reply

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

  566. June 18, 2010 at 2:26 am — Reply

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

  567. kimi
    June 18, 2010 at 3:43 am — Reply

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

  568. June 18, 2010 at 4:16 am — Reply

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

  569. June 18, 2010 at 4:20 am — Reply
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  571. June 18, 2010 at 4:23 am — Reply

    Posted on a second Facebook! http://www.facebook.com/Verity.Moonshine

  572. June 18, 2010 at 4:40 am — Reply
  573. June 18, 2010 at 4:41 am — Reply

    Following daily updates! =D

  574. June 18, 2010 at 4:44 am — Reply

    I follow MCP Actions http://www.twitter.com/pequenakid

  575. June 18, 2010 at 4:44 am — Reply

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

  576. June 18, 2010 at 6:50 am — Reply

    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”.

  577. June 18, 2010 at 7:20 am — Reply

    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!

  578. June 18, 2010 at 7:25 am — Reply

    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.

  579. June 18, 2010 at 8:03 am — Reply

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

  580. Heidi Brand
    June 18, 2010 at 8:23 am — Reply

    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.

  581. June 18, 2010 at 8:27 am — Reply

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

  582. June 18, 2010 at 8:39 am — Reply

    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!

  583. June 18, 2010 at 8:48 am — Reply

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

  584. Kelly Ann
    June 18, 2010 at 8:54 am — Reply

    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.

  585. Kelly Ann
    June 18, 2010 at 8:56 am — Reply

    I subscribe to you RSS feed. =)

  586. Kelly Ann
    June 18, 2010 at 8:58 am — Reply

    I follow you on twitter: Siaba

  587. Kelly Ann
    June 18, 2010 at 9:00 am — Reply

    I tweeted too! (Siaba)

  588. Alicia
    June 18, 2010 at 9:08 am — Reply

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

  589. Allison
    June 18, 2010 at 9:11 am — Reply

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

  590. June 18, 2010 at 9:13 am — Reply

    I have a MCP banner on my blog.

  591. Allison
    June 18, 2010 at 9:14 am — Reply

    I follow MCP on Twitter

  592. Allison
    June 18, 2010 at 9:14 am — Reply

    Joined the MCP FB fan page.

  593. June 18, 2010 at 9:18 am — Reply

    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!

  594. Lindsay
    June 18, 2010 at 9:35 am — Reply

    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!!!

  595. Lindsay
    June 18, 2010 at 9:35 am — Reply

    fan of mcp on facebook!

  596. Lindsay
    June 18, 2010 at 9:36 am — Reply

    follow on twitter!

  597. Lindsay
    June 18, 2010 at 9:37 am — Reply

    subscribed to RSS feed

  598. rachael s
    June 18, 2010 at 9:39 am — Reply

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

  599. rachael s
    June 18, 2010 at 9:40 am — Reply

    i follow mcp on twitter @littlebites

  600. rachael s
    June 18, 2010 at 9:41 am — Reply

    i joined the mcp facebook page

  601. rachael s
    June 18, 2010 at 9:43 am — Reply

    i subscribe to mcp’s daily feed

  602. June 18, 2010 at 9:48 am — Reply

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

  603. June 18, 2010 at 9:50 am — Reply

    I have your button on my blog

  604. June 18, 2010 at 9:50 am — Reply

    I’m a fan on facebook.

  605. June 18, 2010 at 9:51 am — Reply

    I have your feed and read daily.

  606. Amy
    June 18, 2010 at 10:04 am — Reply

    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.

  607. Erin
    June 18, 2010 at 10:08 am — Reply

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

  608. Erin
    June 18, 2010 at 10:10 am — Reply

    I have you blog button on my photo blog
    http://erinhatch.blogspot.com/

  609. Erin
    June 18, 2010 at 10:11 am — Reply

    I’m a FB fan!

  610. Erin
    June 18, 2010 at 10:12 am — Reply

    I subscribe to your blog, too!

  611. June 18, 2010 at 10:28 am — Reply

    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?

  612. June 18, 2010 at 10:30 am — Reply

    I follow MCP on twitter.

  613. June 18, 2010 at 10:31 am — Reply

    I’m an MCP FB fan

  614. June 18, 2010 at 10:32 am — Reply

    I subscribe to your RSS feed via Google reader.

  615. June 18, 2010 at 10:42 am — Reply

    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.

  616. June 18, 2010 at 11:10 am — Reply

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

  617. June 18, 2010 at 11:29 am — Reply

    I follow on Twitter!!

  618. June 18, 2010 at 11:45 am — Reply

    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!

  619. Vanessa Y
    June 18, 2010 at 11:47 am — Reply

    On your fan page!

  620. June 18, 2010 at 11:51 am — Reply

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

  621. Brindi Atkins
    June 18, 2010 at 12:34 pm — Reply

    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!

  622. June 18, 2010 at 12:44 pm — Reply

    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!

  623. June 18, 2010 at 12:53 pm — Reply

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

  624. June 18, 2010 at 12:54 pm — Reply

    RSS feed subscriber!

  625. June 18, 2010 at 12:55 pm — Reply

    FB fan!

  626. June 18, 2010 at 12:56 pm — Reply

    Following on twitter! (@susanpeckphoto)

  627. June 18, 2010 at 1:12 pm — Reply

    Getting clients to not question the sitting fee

  628. Brandy Treguboff
    June 18, 2010 at 1:19 pm — Reply

    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!

  629. June 18, 2010 at 2:44 pm — Reply

    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?

  630. Jennifer B
    June 18, 2010 at 3:09 pm — Reply

    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.

  631. June 18, 2010 at 3:31 pm — Reply

    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!

  632. June 18, 2010 at 4:27 pm — Reply

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

  633. June 18, 2010 at 4:37 pm — Reply

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

  634. Pam Heggie
    June 18, 2010 at 5:35 pm — Reply

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

  635. June 18, 2010 at 6:12 pm — Reply

    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.

  636. Melissa
    June 18, 2010 at 6:15 pm — Reply

    I am a Fan on FB.

  637. Melissa
    June 18, 2010 at 6:18 pm — Reply

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

  638. June 18, 2010 at 6:29 pm — Reply

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

  639. Tiffany
    June 18, 2010 at 6:57 pm — Reply

    Were to start

  640. Tiffany
    June 18, 2010 at 7:00 pm — Reply

    Facebook, Twitter and rss follower

  641. June 18, 2010 at 7:32 pm — Reply

    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 🙂

  642. June 18, 2010 at 7:34 pm — Reply

    Facebook fan!

  643. Nic
    June 18, 2010 at 8:18 pm — Reply

    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.

  644. June 18, 2010 at 8:28 pm — Reply

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

  645. June 18, 2010 at 8:29 pm — Reply

    fan on facebook.

  646. June 18, 2010 at 8:30 pm — Reply

    follow on twitter + tweeted.

  647. June 18, 2010 at 9:02 pm — Reply

    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.

  648. June 18, 2010 at 9:53 pm — Reply

    I follow you on FB!

  649. June 18, 2010 at 9:54 pm — Reply

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

  650. June 18, 2010 at 9:54 pm — Reply

    Twitter follower!

  651. June 18, 2010 at 10:02 pm — Reply

    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:-)

  652. June 18, 2010 at 10:40 pm — Reply

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

  653. Kallie
    June 18, 2010 at 10:46 pm — Reply

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

  654. Kallie
    June 18, 2010 at 10:47 pm — Reply

    Fan on Facebook!

  655. Kallie
    June 18, 2010 at 10:47 pm — Reply

    Receiving Daily Updates!

  656. Jennifer
    June 18, 2010 at 11:09 pm — Reply

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

  657. Jennifer
    June 18, 2010 at 11:10 pm — Reply

    I’m a twitter follower, too. 🙂

  658. Jennifer
    June 18, 2010 at 11:11 pm — Reply

    Plus, I follow your RSS feed.

  659. June 18, 2010 at 11:45 pm — Reply

    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.

  660. June 18, 2010 at 11:49 pm — Reply

    “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.

  661. June 19, 2010 at 1:03 am — Reply

    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?

  662. June 19, 2010 at 1:47 am — Reply

    I am a fan on fb!

  663. June 19, 2010 at 1:48 am — Reply

    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!

  664. Erin B
    June 19, 2010 at 8:31 am — Reply

    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!)

  665. June 19, 2010 at 9:28 am — Reply

    I’m a fan!

  666. June 19, 2010 at 9:28 am — Reply

    I’m following on Twitter!

  667. June 19, 2010 at 9:30 am — Reply

    I subscribed to the feed!

  668. June 19, 2010 at 9:32 am — Reply

    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.

  669. June 19, 2010 at 10:10 am — Reply

    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….

  670. June 19, 2010 at 10:29 am — Reply

    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.

  671. Kari Busard Photography
    June 19, 2010 at 10:32 am — Reply

    “Liked” your facebook!

  672. Kyna
    June 19, 2010 at 10:32 am — Reply

    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!)

  673. June 19, 2010 at 10:47 am — Reply

    Packages for sure!

  674. June 19, 2010 at 12:43 pm — Reply

    Figuiring out when to raise my prices as I progress.

  675. Christine
    June 19, 2010 at 1:57 pm — Reply

    following on twitter

  676. Christine
    June 19, 2010 at 1:57 pm — Reply

    not pricing so low not worth my while

  677. Jennifer
    June 19, 2010 at 5:05 pm — Reply

    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

    JennW
    🙂

  678. June 19, 2010 at 9:10 pm — Reply

    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.

  679. June 19, 2010 at 11:36 pm — Reply

    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!

  680. Miranda glaeser
    June 20, 2010 at 12:33 am — Reply

    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!

  681. Heather Borton
    June 20, 2010 at 12:34 am — Reply

    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.

  682. Staci Zohlen
    June 20, 2010 at 1:53 am — Reply

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

  683. June 20, 2010 at 8:21 am — Reply

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

  684. June 20, 2010 at 9:55 am — Reply

    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.

  685. June 20, 2010 at 10:21 am — Reply

    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.

  686. Miranda Glaeser
    June 20, 2010 at 10:46 am — Reply

    I subscribe to your daily feed!

  687. Miranda Glaeser
    June 20, 2010 at 10:47 am — Reply

    I am a loyal FB fan 🙂

  688. Miranda Glaeser
    June 20, 2010 at 10:48 am — Reply

    I follow all your tweets!

  689. Miranda Glaeser
    June 20, 2010 at 10:50 am — Reply

    Just tweeted about this awesome giveaway http://twitter.com/mkqueener

  690. June 20, 2010 at 11:00 am — Reply

    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!

  691. June 20, 2010 at 11:02 am — Reply

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

  692. June 20, 2010 at 11:04 am — Reply

    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!!

  693. Michele Fahey
    June 20, 2010 at 11:05 am — Reply

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

  694. June 20, 2010 at 11:05 am — Reply

    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.

  695. June 20, 2010 at 11:08 am — Reply

    My biggest challenge is knowing what to put into packages.

  696. June 20, 2010 at 11:08 am — Reply

    I’m a fan on Facebook!!

  697. June 20, 2010 at 11:08 am — Reply

    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.

  698. June 20, 2010 at 11:09 am — Reply

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

  699. June 20, 2010 at 11:09 am — Reply

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

  700. June 20, 2010 at 11:10 am — Reply

    Facebook fan!

  701. June 20, 2010 at 11:10 am — Reply

    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! =)

  702. Melissa Abbey
    June 20, 2010 at 11:11 am — Reply
  703. June 20, 2010 at 11:11 am — Reply

    Just posted a link on FB.

  704. Melissa Abbey
    June 20, 2010 at 11:12 am — Reply

    retweeted on twitter by snapshotartist

  705. June 20, 2010 at 11:12 am — Reply
  706. June 20, 2010 at 11:13 am — Reply

    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.

  707. June 20, 2010 at 11:13 am — Reply

    link to mcpactions on my blog

  708. June 20, 2010 at 11:13 am — Reply

    Loyal FB fan!

  709. June 20, 2010 at 11:14 am — Reply

    Twitter follower!

  710. June 20, 2010 at 11:14 am — Reply

    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!

  711. June 20, 2010 at 11:15 am — Reply

    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 🙁

  712. Melissa Abbey
    June 20, 2010 at 11:15 am — Reply

    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.

  713. June 20, 2010 at 11:15 am — Reply

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

  714. June 20, 2010 at 11:15 am — Reply

    Added to my RSS feed.

  715. June 20, 2010 at 11:19 am — Reply
  716. June 20, 2010 at 11:21 am — Reply

    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.

  717. June 20, 2010 at 11:21 am — Reply

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

  718. June 20, 2010 at 11:22 am — Reply

    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!

  719. June 20, 2010 at 11:22 am — Reply

    I shared on my facebook 🙂

  720. June 20, 2010 at 11:23 am — Reply

    I just retweeted on Twitter 🙂

  721. Laura Graham
    June 20, 2010 at 11:25 am — Reply

    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 🙂

  722. June 20, 2010 at 11:29 am — Reply

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

  723. June 20, 2010 at 11:33 am — Reply

    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.

  724. June 20, 2010 at 11:33 am — Reply

    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!

  725. June 20, 2010 at 11:33 am — Reply

    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.

  726. June 20, 2010 at 11:35 am — Reply

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

  727. jackie P
    June 20, 2010 at 11:35 am — Reply

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

  728. June 20, 2010 at 11:35 am — Reply

    Pricing packages to make it enticing and financially valuable.

  729. June 20, 2010 at 11:36 am — Reply

    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!

  730. June 20, 2010 at 11:40 am — Reply

    Wall portraits! Where should I be at?

  731. Jill Lycett
    June 20, 2010 at 11:45 am — Reply

    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!

  732. June 20, 2010 at 11:46 am — Reply

    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*

  733. June 20, 2010 at 11:47 am — Reply

    I follow on twitter!

  734. June 20, 2010 at 11:49 am — Reply

    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).

  735. Sara K
    June 20, 2010 at 11:49 am — Reply

    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.

  736. Sara K
    June 20, 2010 at 11:51 am — Reply

    I posted on Twitter!

    @sarakingphotos

  737. June 20, 2010 at 11:53 am — Reply

    tweeted about the contest on my twitter account
    http://twitter.com/jessistringham

  738. Kathryn Falconer Photography
    June 20, 2010 at 11:53 am — Reply

    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!!

  739. June 20, 2010 at 11:55 am — Reply

    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.

  740. June 20, 2010 at 11:56 am — Reply

    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.

  741. Misty
    June 20, 2010 at 11:58 am — Reply

    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.

  742. Morgan
    June 20, 2010 at 12:01 pm — Reply

    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.

  743. June 20, 2010 at 12:10 pm — Reply

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

  744. June 20, 2010 at 12:12 pm — Reply

    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?

  745. Angel
    June 20, 2010 at 12:12 pm — Reply

    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!

  746. AprilR
    June 20, 2010 at 12:15 pm — Reply

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

  747. pam
    June 20, 2010 at 12:16 pm — Reply

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

  748. AprilR
    June 20, 2010 at 12:18 pm — Reply

    I subscribe!

  749. AprilR
    June 20, 2010 at 12:18 pm — Reply

    I am a FB fan

  750. AprilR
    June 20, 2010 at 12:19 pm — Reply

    I shared your post.

  751. June 20, 2010 at 12:23 pm — Reply

    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.

  752. Jay
    June 20, 2010 at 12:26 pm — Reply

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

  753. June 20, 2010 at 12:30 pm — Reply

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

  754. June 20, 2010 at 12:41 pm — Reply

    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.

  755. June 20, 2010 at 12:43 pm — Reply

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

  756. June 20, 2010 at 12:46 pm — Reply

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

  757. June 20, 2010 at 12:48 pm — Reply

    i am a FB fan!

  758. June 20, 2010 at 12:56 pm — Reply

    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.

  759. kristen
    June 20, 2010 at 1:03 pm — Reply

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

  760. June 20, 2010 at 1:13 pm — Reply

    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…

  761. Stacey Boulmetis
    June 20, 2010 at 1:14 pm — Reply

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

  762. Julie
    June 20, 2010 at 1:15 pm — Reply

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

  763. Lauren Miller
    June 20, 2010 at 1:20 pm — Reply

    My greatest pricing challenge is knowing where to begin!

  764. June 20, 2010 at 1:23 pm — Reply

    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!

  765. Annie
    June 20, 2010 at 1:38 pm — Reply

    I follow on Twitter!

  766. June 20, 2010 at 1:41 pm — Reply

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

  767. Harry
    June 20, 2010 at 1:46 pm — Reply

    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).

  768. Valeria
    June 20, 2010 at 1:49 pm — Reply

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

  769. June 20, 2010 at 2:05 pm — Reply

    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!

  770. June 20, 2010 at 2:06 pm — Reply

    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!

  771. Tori
    June 20, 2010 at 2:09 pm — Reply

    Not underpricing myself!

  772. claudia
    June 20, 2010 at 2:15 pm — Reply

    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!

  773. June 20, 2010 at 2:27 pm — Reply

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

  774. NicoleB
    June 20, 2010 at 2:28 pm — Reply

    My biggest challenge is pricing packages.

  775. Gioncarla
    June 20, 2010 at 2:28 pm — Reply

    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!
    Thanks!

  776. June 20, 2010 at 2:32 pm — Reply

    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?

  777. Heather Craven
    June 20, 2010 at 2:52 pm — Reply

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

  778. June 20, 2010 at 2:56 pm — Reply

    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

  779. Melissa
    June 20, 2010 at 2:58 pm — Reply

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

  780. sharon
    June 20, 2010 at 3:35 pm — Reply

    Everything about it! I’m just starting out.

  781. June 20, 2010 at 3:36 pm — Reply

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

  782. June 20, 2010 at 3:44 pm — Reply