Just saw the comic (swipe ➡️) this morning and it just literally reflected my recent experience. Yesterday, I received an inquiry for an baby shower for a blogger (by her friend). They were directed to me from a local instagrammer. The event is an hour away from where I live (one way) and they wanted me for two hours.
Once I had given a quote, they requested a 'collaboration' where I basically offer 4 hours of my time away from family, the time, effort and passion in making fresh henna and coning it up, and on top of that, my artistic skill and talent FOR FREE...for a shout out on her Instagram.
My prices are firm but I reduced it a LITTLE upon further insistence for 'best price'.....she has not replied since... Just like any other Aussie family, I have bills to pay, fees, grocery shopping, not to mention valuable family time taken away due to most events are on a weekend. ...To finish off, I appreciate the recommendations and HUGE thank you to all my clients who appreciate my art and support me 💝
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