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Tracy Peterson
Re: Low quotes in NYC- what's going on?
on Feb 9, 2009 at 11:43:57 pm

As much as I hate the lowering of rates and the higher levels of competition at the moment, I can't agree with the statement that the lowered cost of entry is a bad thing.

Sure a lot of people are going to jump in, but it is far more important that you bill accordingly and work at a level where your skills are appreciated and you are provided value for your labor.

If someone with a 2CCD SD camera and a copy of windows media maker wants to make a corporate video, fine, they can charge 50 dollars a day. When I run into these clients, and I do, I just tell them good luck and don't waste any more time.

This market will normalize when people start to understand what it really costs to do the work, but still, clients will seek out the friend with the cheap camera for cheap work they aren't paying much for. The guy who tries to make a living earning 50 a day will quickly find other work, while the clients are going to start budgeting correctly for the work they need.

Tracy Peterson

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