I am trying an experiMetal: lowering my Mix pricing a bit for 1 month to see if it makes any difference.
When I look at sellers who do reasonable work and get regular business, I see that once you get past the loss-leader options that their pricing for the kind of work I offer from the get-go (without the flim flam) is very similar.
I have grave concerns over doing this “remove the steering wheel” style of marketing. I see how it is clever but I also feel it dishonorable to the craft. I can’t see it is ok to say here is the mix oh by the way did you want reverb with that as that costs more despite the initial promise-expectations.
Lowest option was to start at $25 but that is $20 for 4+ hours of specialist work. If it brings quality work and activity maybe, but I have tried that before and gotten nothing but chancers who waste time and make me look like them. Don’t get me wrong, I have no drama with mixing sub-optimal work if the person has passion, I just don’t like chancers who have neither passion nor talent.
So starting at $50 ($40 for me) for a straight 5-Stem Mix. That was $75 and aimed at Rappers but honestly, most of them are only willing to spend $15. I’d rather a Rock Band or anyone who cares about what I can do as me (not just some kid listing Waves Plugins like they make songs good - pah).
Diarised to see in 1 month what, if anything, happened.