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Thread: going rates?

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    Im just starting out doing poster design, and I've got a question. I have an job to do some handbills for a bar, and I have no idea what to ask for the job. The deal is for me to do a monthly calender and bi-monthly handbills. I just want to be in the ballpark with what to expect. thanks,
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    Hi Blucadet,

    Seems as if the forums are a bit dead today....

    There is a book called The Graphic Artists Guild Handbook, Pricing and Ethical Guidelines isbn 0-932102-08-5 that some artists use as a starting point to estimate jobs. It's a good book to have, but due to the nature of the book, I think they publish one every year as an update to the last.

    Most bars & promoters are notoriously known for not wanting to pay very much, so my advice would be to start a bit higher than you really want and negotiate a little until both parties are happy.

    Good luck with your project!

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    pm ,i want 2500 per poster if thats okay

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    Uh, hold on Harry.... I'll have to go get my currency converter....

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    We at factor27 make nada for posters. We are lucky if we make any money back through selling them. We do posters 'cause we love to screen. For regular commercial print &amp; web work we usually bill at $75 an hour and higher as the project demands, i.e. short deadlines, etc.

    You can also goto aquent.com and request the AIGA Aquent salary annual. It is a general yearly booklet listing regional and national pricing for different types of creative work. Hope that helps.

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    okey dokey,i'll still be here when u get back

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    zzzzzzzz

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    lmao @ Harry snoring.... sorry, mate, I had to go block out a couple of screens and pack some posters we SOLD to CUSTOMERS who LIKE the non-conceptual posters we print....

    Is this correct? 2,500 British Pound = 3,565.50 US Dollar

    I dunno Harry, PAYING you for WORK is so CAPITALISTIC and quite possibly UNETHICAL....



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    yep thats about right,just call it 3600 bucks eh,to round it off. but keep it under your hat cause i dont wanna be accused of needing money to live or anything,sssssh

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    OK, I'll not tell a soul!

    Besides, some artists get their money from govt grants.... but is that only here in the states? Do you Brits (&amp; other countries) have programs that take money from people who earn it to use in grant programs, also?

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