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Calender Printing: Profitable?  
User currently offlineKlgaviation From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 243 posts, RR: 3
Posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 1739 times:

Guys,

I received an email from Phyl Durdey, the Director of Training at Flightline Training Services asking to use an image of mine in their yearly calender given to customers. I am wondering what proper "sales etiquette" is and whether or not it is right for me to profit off of this. In the email, no money was mentioned which brings me to believe that I should just give the OK and ask for the calender to be sent to me.

The business:

http://flightlinetraining.com/

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Your opinions? All the best,

Chris


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User currently offlineSulman From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 2035 posts, RR: 32
Reply 1, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 1701 times:

I'd be tempted to charge.

Although the calendar is being given free to their customers, it's part of their marketing and client management. Thus, it can all influence their bottom line.

Cheers


James



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User currently offlineINNflight From Austria, joined Apr 2004, 3765 posts, RR: 60
Reply 2, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 1684 times:

You should not give away your image for free! Ask them how many calendars will be printed, how large, etc.... then tell them an appropriate price.

Either they accept and you are happy, or they do not accept - but you are still happy  Big grin

Good luck,

Florian



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User currently offlineKlgaviation From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 243 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 1627 times:

Guys,

The director anticipated only about 50 copies to be printed and I assume they will be at the standard size of around 8*10.

Chris



There is a fine line between a picture and a photo. The latter seems to be disappearing.
User currently offlineMartinairYYZ From Canada, joined Nov 2003, 1209 posts, RR: 7
Reply 4, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 1590 times:

Tell then to send you a copy and you'll give them the image! I would not charge for that...


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User currently offlineMaiznblu_757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 5112 posts, RR: 50
Reply 5, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 1559 times:

The director anticipated only about 50 copies to be printed and I assume they will be at the standard size of around 8*10.

You should have stated that in the beginning then.  Big grin

I would ask for a copy of the calendar.


User currently offlineKlgaviation From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 243 posts, RR: 3
Reply 6, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 1539 times:

Maiznblu,

I just had gotten that information when I posted it.

Afterall, I gave permission and just asked for a copy of the calender. Thanks again guys.

Chris



There is a fine line between a picture and a photo. The latter seems to be disappearing.
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