Please help me figure out what to charge for video segments
May 12, 2009 9:09 AM   Subscribe

I have an opportunity to create some short (say, less than 5 minutes) video segments for a popular, ad-revenue-generating blog. How can I figure out how much to charge for each one?

Some things I've thought of:
  • Charge a flat fee per video, whether it's used or not, whether it's popular or not
  • Charge a flat fee and get a bonus for each time it's played
  • Charge a fee only for each time it's played
  • Charge for the video creation, but based more on my time and effort, not just a flat fee
  • Charge a fee based on the length of the video
I have no idea what a flat fee or bonus fee looks like. Help?

Other considerations that probably shouldn't be influencing my decision:
  • the blog's owner is an old friend of mine
  • I really want to be getting in the habit of creating videos like this
  • the blog's owner publicly posts the revenue generated from the blog, so I could base my decision partially on how much he can afford
posted by bryanjbusch to Work & Money (3 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
Best answer: It's work for hire, so compute your daily expenses, figure out how many days it'll take you to
make each video, and then multiply by 3. Look at that number, figure out how it makes you
feel, and then figure out why you feel that way.
posted by the Real Dan at 9:21 AM on May 12, 2009 [1 favorite]

Paying a flat fee per video is pretty standard.
posted by nitsuj at 9:24 AM on May 12, 2009

That said, so is negotiation.
posted by nitsuj at 9:24 AM on May 12, 2009

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