What if a makeup artist gets a job referral through a third party?? You need to find out who is in charge of hiring you. Question to ask from your contacts:
1- Who is paying me? Is it you (The contact, salon, agency, friend, photographer, etc...) or the client directly? So find out who is paying.
2- If the first party (salon, friend, photographer, etc...) is paying then let them know your charges. You can always give a slightly smaller rate to them to makeup for the referral fee.
3- Example. You can say: I normally charge $250 for the bride and I will charge you $200.† This is an understanding between the artist and the one who made the referral. Now always give a rate that is comparable to the class of the salon. What do I mean? Some salons charge $700 for your work then you charge them $400. Some salons canít charge that much so have some one phone them and find out what is their average rates before giving them your rate. They donít have to know that you have researched their rates.
4- What if the client is paying? You must then get the clients info to get in touch with them directly or give a verbal or preferably written rate summery to your first party/ connection to avoid complications. You charge your normal rates (do not deduct referral fee) in this case. And you do your best to conduct your collection.
5- Tips: some times middle party(salon, photographers, etcÖ) do not pay the artist by making excuses about the client did not pay them. It does not matter since the artist (you) are not in charge of their collection and frailer to conduct business you wont be responsible therefore must be paid for your services. They must pay you regardless since they are hiring you not the client in this case.
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