MUA Janine wrote:
How should I go about offering rates to models/photographers that I don't necessarily feel would benefit me TF wise? Would it be terribly rude sending them a breakdown of my rates?
Not rude at all, inho. Think of the explanation of your rates as a positive thing. If the photographer or model doesn't want to pay, no love lost, you've just officially weeded out someone you don't necessarily need to work with. But you never know, they may agree to pay!
Just be upfront about it from the very start. Something like, "I'm not doing TF (or limited TF) right now, but my rates are $___."
Or, if you are uncomfortable giving your rate (or you're not exactly sure what your rate should be yet) you could say, "I'm not doing TF (or limited TF) right now, but I would welcome the opportunity to work with you. Please let me know your budget. I use high quality products and my rates are reasonable."
We all want to make money at some point and I think most photographers and models respect that.
^^^Derrr, sorry for that blank post. Not really sure what MM did there.