What I do is specify in my profile, exactly what I do and how much it costs. I realize not every profession can do that, but if you can, it really helps. Also, when the first question is about price, or something else specified in your profle, you know the person either didn't read, or is fake. I don't bother with those leads.
Yea again that just doesn't work as they don't really read that. The see the pricing as a certain amount and think it includes things that it doesn't I wish there was a way to take out the "digital proofs" as its very misleading in this business.
@cgema So if I'm understanding correctly you'd like to be able to set your base prices and then include an amount on top of that for what's included in digitals? Would it be feasible to simply increase your base price to an amount that would include digitals? If I've missed something here let me know and what you'd like to recommend. I'd be happy to suggest something for your category to possibly help with this pain point.
Most photographers I know don't include digitals (like the High Resolution ones) in their pricing. Prints or Digitals can be purchased AFTER they view the images. By stating the base pricing includes "digital" proofs, clients think that means the digitals are included and/or that they can print from those digital "proofs". I would just like to take out the word "digital" from the base price so its not misleading. "proofs" is more then sufficient.
My pricing simply doesn't include products or digitals in that base pricing. I don't believe in locking my clients into a huge upfront cost (which is what it would be if I included digitals) before they even get to view the end result. I know many other photographers who operate the same way. I've been in business 17 years so I really don't want to change the way I do business by starting to include things I don't normally include (aka digitals).
Thank you! I just think everyone offers something different in their base pricing and the choices given might not work for everyone. It would be nice to be able to customize just what is included in our base pricing.