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- September 24, 2014 at 7:54 AM #82321FitzufilmsParticipant
Curious to know what, if any, arrangements you have with photographers that you are willing to share? I have had good luck with networking with photographers in the past and have gotten plenty of referrals from them. However, I have had new photographers approch me asking about referral fees. Have you all ever paid referrals? If so how much? Or do you just try and return the favor? Thanks.
We made relationships with many different photographers who claim to refer us. I never heard of a referral fee though. I probably wouldn't pay it, but offer to refer them in return.
Depending on the quality of the refferals shelling out some cash isn't always a bad option when you can turn a profit, as well as, future refferals from the client.
We work with numerous wedding photographers in Toronto.
One of the photographer whom we work the most, pays us about $250 per client we refer him. He is very honest and always keen to his word. We work with him about 10 to 12 times a year.
Most other photographers I have worked with never pays us, and we never bother asking just to keep a good relationship going. I would usually say, if a photographer approaches you for refererral and mentions compenstation, then is proper to discuss the amount. If not, I wouldn't do it.
In terms of other photographeres who brings us business, there was only one time where we paid a referral fee. Which was only $100. We did just as a sign of good faith and to establish a continue business with them.
In my honest opinion, however, you don't want to build a business based on referrals. Is best to devise a marketing strategy to reach your intended audience.
Instead of other photographers, I would try to talk to some wedding planneres, they usually have a better clientele to refer to you.
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