“If you think it’s expensive to hire a professional to do the job, wait until you hire an amateur” ~ Red Adair
I quoted 300 Euros for a narration on a prestigious corporate video for an overseas client the other week, who was making something for a client of his own. He’s used me before and he said no problem, he’d get prepayment from his client, pay me, and then I could get on with it.
After a week of hearing nothing further, I contacted him to see what was going on. He replied that his client had found another voice over person, telling him that he was “twice cheaper.”
Not sure whether this meant the other chap did it for 150 or maybe even 75 Euros, I was rather miffed at being heftily undercut. But I took some small comfort from his parting comment:
“I sliced half of the voice over as it was unusable.”