If this is too business-y L or Stac, please feel free to remove. So I have a fairly large mom and pop custom kids' clothing store near me. The shop is called Cotton Candy Shop and the owner Lauren does little photo shoots semi annually in the area. She gets like 30+ people in the shoots and they are all mini shoots so the potential is there to make a lot of money. The BEST part is that the market caters to people who are willing to spend $70+ on a pettiskirt or a custom outfit for their sweet little girl. Just the kind of people that photogs would love, right? The only issue is that the people basicly get a steal of a deal ont he photographs taken at the shoot. NOT good for the photog. Well, I was offered to do the spring shoot which brings in somewhere between 30-40 kids. The deal is that I would have to provide 7 pics for each kid on cd. I only will get $30/child. That is far below what I feel my pictures and time are worth. BUT I could not BUY that kind of marketing. Lauren buys ads on FB and plasters the pictures with watermarks all over them. The photographer's name is everywhere and Lauren has over 900+ fans. Sooo...for those that are looking to get into business one day, would you do it? As little as it would pay compared to the work, the free advertising is almost unbeatable.
I ask because I am doing one of her mini shoots tomorrow(15 kids). If it is super crazy, I'm going to have a lot of soul searching to do and I want to have some clear heads to help me think things out. I don't want my overwhelmed head telling me "no" when I could possibly earn way more business and have $900-$1200 is sales from one event...after taxes, it's still a nice chunk towards a d700.