Re: Virtual Tour Pricing
- --- In PanoToolsNG@yahoogroups.com, Robert Slade <robert@...> wrote:
> Perhaps an emotive subject ... but I am interested in what people are
> charging for 360x180 virtual tours.
> Do you charge a fixed fee, or quote per individual job? Do you charge
> based on your time, or based on the client's budget or ability to pay?
> Does anyone licence virtual tours in the same way as stills photos e.g.
> depending on end use, duration, territory etc?
> Should a global company using VTs to promote multi-million dollar
> projects pay the same as the guest house landlady who wants a VT to make
> her website more interesting?
> Robert Slade, Photographer
> Manor Photography 07890 564889
A while back I decided to go for a set price list rather than the 'see what the client can pay' route. I wanted to work for smaller companies and individuals, so this seemed the best route. Later I got to grips with HDR and therefore started taking more shots per Pano and with it, the extra processing time. I haven't really got around this price-wise. I want to do the best job, but there is no reason why my client has to have the complete explanation of how a cheaper pano may have the windows blown out, but if you pay extra, you'll be able to see outside. Rather, I just do the right job and a quick as I can.
I originally wanted to offer a quality service for iPix prices - surely a good selling point? Well, Its not easy, but I'm still standing.