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gsidhe
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One more thing I "bartered" for.
I auctioned off one of my shows for PBS Television auction. The trade was simple enough- Public Exposure. This was back when I still did mostly kidshow stuff. I wound up being in studio and on air for most of an hour in front of a higher class yuppie demographic that has $.
I got a lot of work out of it. Great advertisement.
And I got a great swag bag out of it. I didn't pay to go out to eat or to see a movie for about a year.
One of the few times I did a gig that was strictly for the sake of being seen. The only time it actually worked.
And it was for a good cause, so I was able to write off the show on my taxes.
They do these about once a year where I am. Well worth looking into.
Gwyd
Fred Kirkland
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Bartering is a good thing, but beware, word gets a round and then people think your cheep or work for anything. Schools, Day Cares, and Churches, too, take advance of this. If bartering, make it worth your time and the same value in trade. 29 years plus, we falling in that trap. You get the job for barter, and some one will see you, and I am getting payed in barter. You can not pay your bills that way, trust me.
Fred K Magic
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Flec
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I got my website by doing a show for my web designer's 50th birthday party.

I tried to tell her I charged £1,000 so I'd want a £1,000 website, but she was having none of it. (She must have known I only charge around £300, lol!)
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I find it far better to get paid very well to do what I do, then find the best bargain for what I want to buy.

It depends on what your actual show price really is.
Danny Doyle
<BR>Semper Occultus
<BR>In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act....George Orwell
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