Aug 09, 2012
Sorry if this has been asked before but I couldn't find it.
I am at the early stages of my freelance career, I've done the freebies and want to start charging. Does anyone have any guidelines as to how much to charge clients.
I have one bride and some members of the bridal party coming up.
Check with other freelance artist in your area on what they charge. You don't want to undercut them but at the same time, you want to be paid what you are worth.
That's what I did. :)
How do you find freelance artists in your area?
I network as much as I can. Also, look at fb pages to look at their websites. Most artist (like me) have their prices listed.
Aug 12, 2012
It truly depends upon 1. whats in your kit, 2. your experience
Aug 19, 2012
How much does your local counter charge for a special event makeup? Use that figure then factor in your overhead costs as a freelancer. That would be a basic place to start.
Also, what type of services will you be offering? Your rates depend on type/area of makeup. For example, Bridal rates and On Set rates are completely different.
Aug 20, 2012
I own a mobile service and will say that it depends on your experience, the area you will work in, and the type of brides you'll be marketing your services to. Also traditional or airbrush. Best of luck to you!!!
Aug 21, 2012
Thanks guys. I've had a look at a few local makeup artists and judged by that :)
Sep 04, 2012
When I was a practicing MUA my day rates:
Sep 22, 2012
Charge what YOU think is appropriate...how much would you pay to get your makeup done?
Sep 24, 2012
look at the prices in your area and based on your experience and what you can offer, come up with a price you think is fair enough to not cut yourself short :)
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