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What is the etiquette when doing business with there some unwritten "bro" deal that is expected?

Asked by Anonymous_name (10points) November 30th, 2006
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Evan's avatar
In my experience, friends often will WANT to pay you, because they know that you're worth the time, and that you'll be good at it.
Evan's avatar
A lot of the time, it simply depends on what kind of friends they are.. as in, how close are they? If they're aqaintances, then I would usually just give them a break, like 10% or something.. other times, I would just offer to do the time for free, and have them pay for materials. It really just depends.
Evan's avatar
One good way of judging is really just basing it on what you feel you 'ought' to do.. in the end that'll probably work out better than anything else. Also - I will say that almost all of the times when I've offered services for less or for free, it ends out working to my advantage in the end (monetarily, that is).
andrew's avatar
What are the specifics of the situation?
Anonymous_name's avatar
A good friend from high school, we actually still keep in touch socially. I'm thinking that 50% discount would be great--her parents will likely foot the bill, and they can seriously foot the bill. It's a wedding I wouldn't miss if she hadn't asked me to do the photos...
Anonymous_name's avatar
I recently shot a wedding as the wedding gift--but these friends were in a completely different financial situation. Should that matter? Hmmm...
Spargett's avatar

Whatever the situation, I would always make a contract EVEN if there's no money exchanged.

Trust me, its the smartest thing you can do, and I speak from plenty of experience.

Anonymous_name's avatar

Thanks for all of the responses! The wedding was glorious,the photos fabulous and I just may end up with a destination wedding trip to Mexico. I love my job!!

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