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MJ Marrs
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On 2007-09-09 08:17, Julian Franklin wrote:
I sell mine for $1. It is something that is so cheap that anyone can afford it and it acts as a prompt to get them to go to the table. Once there they are more likely to purchase other things for sale.




I like this idea Julian. The only problem I would have with such a tactic is that I'd be purchasing 8X10's from the professional photographer who did an awesome job with a great illusion shot of me for quite a bit more than a dollar.
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I sell posters for $5, but give them away when they buy my dvd or t-shirts.

Although I may not be a "name" to the general public, hopefully to that audience, I am a "name".....
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On 2007-09-08 13:44, mrbilldentertainer wrote:
I sell mine for $1000.00. I figure I only need to sell one per show. It's how I only charge $50 for a show.


I think you're on to something here. Smile
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I printed my photos on glossy, heavy stock paper (not photo paper) and they were black and white with a red "stamp" so they were not four color printing. I ran 10,000 and they cost me about 7 cents each. At a sale price of $1 I still make a decent profit.
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I do a dollar and signed.

Here is the way to look at it. If you find those 10-15 people who will pay $5 for an autograph picture that is good. But you could find those 70-100 who will pay $1.

Just think about it!

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On 2007-09-12 08:42, WagsterMagic wrote:

Here is the way to look at it.


Could there be another way? Smile
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If I could find 100 people willing to spend a buck for my autographed picture I probibly could sell half of them a $5 membership card to my fan club.

Thank goodness I have my wife to keep me grounded, or I would start to believe that baloney.
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On 2007-09-12 09:29, magicalaurie wrote:
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On 2007-09-12 08:42, WagsterMagic wrote:

Here is the way to look at it.


Could there be another way? Smile


Don't be silly! OF course there is no other way.

I always get a kick out of the numbers people use. I mean yea if you CAN get 70 people to spend tha buck your right. But who says you can?
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Interesting...

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On 2007-09-12 14:07, TheDean wrote:
Hehehehehehehehehe...


That always makes me kinda nervous. Smile
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Who was it again that said something to the fact of "When you start believing your own press/hype is when your career is at an end"?
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Aaaaaaall-righty then.
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I'm with Tim Hannig on this one. Five bucks will do it per 8X10. That's for a good quality photo.

But, like he said- do a combo sale. This only works for me when I play in a theatre; never a corporate show- but you can easily do it at a benefit banquet gig. I do giveaways at a corporate show, but that's something totally different. If it's a national benefit organization show- most of the people want to meet/greet/socialize/drink afterwards anyway. So, it's a perfect time to set up your table with stuff.

When someone buys a bunch of my merchandise; I normally would throw in either two 8X10s or just a large 16X20 color poster. Merchandise to me is a biggy. It reflects the professionalism that you have; and it gives the great crowd something to take home with them. Product sales at the end of my shows; normally are very helpful to me. Not only in added income, but future bookings. At corporate shows; I give a limited number of promo. pieces away. Many reasons for this one- mainly I'm making enough money to give the stuff away three fold. Two- it gives the clients something more to remember. They'll surely be reminded everytime they drink coffee out of my mug, or write with my pens.

Your goal with any promotional giveway/merchandise is to keep them remembering you. If they had fun--- and enjoyed your show; five bucks isn't a whole heck of a lot for a photo. Something to think about:0)

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Dead-On Matt! - Thanks!

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On 2007-09-08 09:25, Al Angello wrote:
I charge $100 each, because some day I'll be famous, and my autographed picture will be very valuable.


If that is the case, you do not need to be charging so much. You will be rich and famous anyway!
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On 2007-09-12 08:42, WagsterMagic wrote:
I do a dollar and signed.

Here is the way to look at it. If you find those 10-15 people who will pay $5 for an autograph picture that is good. But you could find those 70-100 who will pay $1.

Just think about it!

-Brandon


OK I did. At the highest level it would only be $25 dollars more. Not to mention far less production costs for you if you charged $5.00 each. At $1.00 you would most likely be losing money, or gaining very little depending on photo quality. I would rather find 300 people who would pay $3.00. Now that would be sweet, but $5.00 would be a lot sweeter.
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Depends on how famous you are!
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On 2007-09-15 15:58, mesmer wrote:
Depends on how famous you are!


Keep in mind when you are performing for a group of people in a control setting (theater, corp, school, library) you are the invited entertainment. So in their prospective you are famou. So create your image to be of such!!!

I give out postcard size photos of me and sell my DVDS and if they don't buy one I hand them another postcard that promotes the DVD. This method works very well for me.... You be surpirse how many people come up to the table with 20's ready to hand them over... Keep in mind most people love to buy things as well as to support entertainers. You are the star at that moment!.....
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So it seems like that most folks who've responded as selling their photos are going with a price of either one or five dollars.

The photographer who did my photo shoot would sell 8x10's to me for about five bucks each.

Anyways, paying five to make five would be breaking even. It would still be good publicity, and therefore, good in the long run; but not really making an immediate profit. I guess that asking the photographer to come down in the price for a large quantity order would probably be the approach I'll be going for. This way I'll have a bit of a profit and some good publicity.
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You have GOT to be kidding about paying five bucks each for photos.
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