Monday, December 3, 2012

TIPS60 - When to walk away from a deal and identifying red flags

Here is another of our videos offering tips and inisights into the business of photography. a transcript of the video is included after the jump.

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TRANSCRIPT:Here a few thoughts on maybe when to walk away from a deal. I'm John Harrington. A lot of times, when you're dealing with clients who are initially overly difficult on the phone, who are nickel and diming you during the estimating process, who were calling and requesting a lot of hand holding, also for clients who are contacting you and saying, ""Hey, can you tell me how to do this?"" and give me all of your information without actually booking you, signing on the bottom line and so that you know that you're that photographer. There are a lot of red flags that get raised when you're talking to a prospective client about whether or not they're going to be difficult to work with. Some clients are just not the right clients for you and you need to walk away from them. Other clients you need to explain to them that there is a fee and there is a charge that is associated with all this additional services that we provided to you. Trying to explain to you what's necessary or walk you through things that are typically are handled on the client side of things. So there are red flags in just be comfortable walking away.

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