Someone from a marketing agency told me that I charge too high for a post on my Instagram timeline. I’ve taken no offense because (1.) it’s not like I have a trillion followers and (2.) everyone is entitled to their own opinions. At the end, we respectfully parted ways and agreed to possibly collaborate in the near future.
To be honest, I personally don’t think I charge “too much.” I take a lot of pride in The Static Food Bin. The way it is now didn’t come for free. It takes a lot of muscle, sweat, time, and thoughtfulness to keep this blog running. Not to mention the mental exhaustion and mileage that is put on my car. I’m not even complaining because I love it. I’m merely stating that I know my worth after running this “marathon” for 10 months. My photographs and writing has improved as well as my approach when networking with business owners. I set my own expectations and even though it fluctuates, I do my best to meet it.
Moral of the story: believe in yourself and do not sell yourself short. Sure, some money is better than no money. However, I’m not a person who wants to settle for less. I feel that I do a good job in capturing the beauty of food. I do not use filters or amp up the HDR because I care about capturing the beauty of food the way it is. No false advertisement. I really hope that a business would appreciate my work for that. At the end of this experience, I was proud of myself for not budging and not allowing someone to take control of what my price SHOULD be. Take it or leave it.
Thanks, I just really wanted to talk about that out “loud.”