[DMCForum] Re: detailing D's ( AR DMC)
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[DMCForum] Re: detailing D's ( AR DMC)



I understand the finacial aspect to everyone's point. First thanks
for everyone's concern. Secound the detailing job will only be
getting my gas money. I make enough money at my job right now to pay
all my bills. The detailing would be a hobbie you could say. Then
after I gratuate from college then I will sell the business if there
is anythig to sell.
I have look at the price to detail cars and your average price is
about $75.00 for a DeLorean and $175.90 for the bigger vans and
trucks.
Josh


--- In DMCForum@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "Farrar Hudkins" <fhudkins@xxxx>
wrote:
> I wholeheartedly agree with this point of view. Especially if you
are
> getting started in the business.
>
> As a young freelance musician, I once considered taking a job for
no money,
> because I thought it would be good publicity. My trumpet instructor
wisely
> told me: NEVER do anything for free. Once you do it -- and you only
have to
> do it once --  you'll get the reputation of somebody who gives
something for
> nothing. This is a bad reputation from a financial standpoint.
Perhaps you
> could offer a discounted rate for DMC-12 owners, but I'd keep it on
the
> Q.T. -- don't advertise it, but make sure they know they're getting
a good
> deal when they come to you. (Perhaps their receipt has a "DeLorean
Discount"
> on it.)
>
> In my case the trick was to ask the church what they could AFFORD
to pay.
> They were very gracious and admitted that they wanted to hear me
play after
> having a good recommendation. Now I play there on a regular basis,
and my
> pay continues to increase as my services become more in demand. And
in my
> case, this is good as it speeds me on my way to buying a DeLorean.
(After
> Uncle Sam takes his cut of course -- few churches pay cash to
musicians.)
>
> Lesson learned: People pay for what they can afford. In my
business, it
> means the difference between a $150 wedding and a $300 wedding. In
your
> business, I'm sure it means a lot more! See what other people
charge for
> similar services, and then make your rates competitive. Then
perhaps offer
> services that competitors do not -- but at a price worthy of the
services
> you offer, and that ensures profit.
>
> I'm not in marketing, but it's my opinion. Greg has it right.
>
> Wisdom after three dry martinis brought to you by
>
> Farrar Hudkins
> New Orleans, LA
>
> > I understand your desire but never offer your services for free. 
You will
> > only devalue yourself and your business.
> >
> > Greg


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