We all know that some clients, particularly those who are hiring for the very first time, don't always have the most accurate concept of what booking entertainers or event vendors actually costs. Nobody likes surprises, so why not give your future clients a more accurate idea of what you charge by displaying your recent quotes right on your Profile? Keep in mind you could always opt out of this feature (instructions below).
All GigMasters' Profiles feature a member's Pay Range. This gives potential clients an idea of what you charge (you can edit this, and the rest of your Profile, at any time in the 'profile' tab of your Control Panel).
Of course, every gig is different so this range has to cover a lot of ground. The good news is you can go a step further and list past quotes you've charged for GigMasters events right on your Profile (well, a link on your Profile).
In order to tell the full story, the Recent Bids pop-up displays the event type, duration of the event and number of performers in addition to the price quote you gave for 10 recent bids (*please note: for privacy's sake, we don't display our members most recent quotes. We don't want anyone else seeing what you bid on your open gigs).
To opt in or out of this feature, please follow these steps:
1. Log into your Control Panel.
2. Go to your 'account' tab.
3. Click 'Edit' for 'Feature Opt-Outs.'
4. Select 'In' or 'Out' for 'Display Past Quotes on Profile.'
5. Click 'Update.'
This feature can be a real time-saver when it comes to negotiating with clients, and should help make sure you get a fair price for your services.
But we want to hear from you. Leave a comment and let us know what you think we can do to give clients a better idea of what you charge.