(Closed) Trades! And excited – salon just called…

posted 6 years ago in Money
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee

That’s so awesome! I”m so happy for you!

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I never thought about this being an option! I’m glad this worked out for you. I don’t know what I could possibly offer any of my vendors though 🙁

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I didn’t trade with any of our wedding vendors, but last year we traded my pickup truck for the labor on a new kitchen.  I never drove the truck anywhere anyway, and there’s no way we could have afforded such a gorgeous kitchen renovation if we hadn’t gotten the labor as barter!

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

That’s awesome!  It’s nice to save on the budget in ways that work for everyone involved.

Just an FYI…you probably don’t want to hear this, but….legally you are supposed to pay taxes on the value of services traded.

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

That’s so awesome! I work in a salon and traded color services to one of my photographer clients for my wedding photos…worked out great for me and her (:

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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

That’s awesome girl! I ‘ve been doing the same thing with design work and it’s saved SO much! Yay for talents that pay off! 😉

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Newbee
  • Wedding: April 2012

Are you a professional designer?  I actually think you are losing out a LOT with that salon deal unless you’re setting them up with a website template.  That is not an even trade at all! 

$580 for a new website and marketing materials is a really great deal – FOR THEM. Of course they’d want to do a full trade, you’re saving them thousands of dollars.  I think you should reexamine this trade and think about the value of what you’re giving them.  Even at the low freelancing price of $50 per hour of your time, that is only 11.5 hours of work!  Unless you’re a magician or giving them a pre-made template, you’ll end up spending far more time than that, is it really worth it?

If you do move forward – you must get a contract locking them into only one design direction and one round of revisions or they will drive you insane – ask me how I know! (been there).

Post # 12
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Newbee
  • Wedding: April 2012

Sounds like you’re thinking through it then!  I just get worried for people – I’m an art director and see far too many people getting screwed over working for friends or working for trade!

I definitely still recommend a contract so everyone’s expectations are managed!

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

That’s great.  I don’t really have anything I can trade my vendors for… fi does but he does not have the time (designer as well). The only thing I can do for the vendors is recommend their services and that helped me get a discount with my caterer. 

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