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#1 SASSYGIRL

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    Posted 08 August 2007 - 10:26 AM

    I really enjoyed making our slideshow for our welcome dinner. It was a huge hit with our guests and left tears in everyones eyes. Since we got back I have made 2 more (one for a birthday party and one for a funneral.) They are pretty time consuming but it is something I enjoy doing and it is a creative outlet for me.

    I am kicking around the idea of starting a side business creating slideshows. What do you think? Is this something that you would be interested in? Do you see a need for it with our forum girls? If so what would you pay for a 3-5 minute slideshow that is set to music of your choice and can be played on any DVD player? Thanks for your honnest advice - I know you wont lead me down the wrong path!
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    #2 Christine

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    Posted 08 August 2007 - 10:28 AM

    I think there is a need for it as many people are not computer literate, but I have no idea how much someone would charge for it.
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    #3 TammyB

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      Posted 08 August 2007 - 10:30 AM

      Hmm Do you have a sample of what you did? If you able to produce something like the photographers do, then I say go for it. Price, hmm I was charged $100.00 for my slideshow so depending on the quilty will depend on the rate to charge.

      #4 RaydensMama

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        Posted 08 August 2007 - 10:30 AM

        I think that is a great idea! Many people love slide shows but cant create them themselves. As for price, I would say around $80-$100 depending on how detailed they want it to be. Obviously if they wanted it longer then 5 minutes I would charge more.

        #5 MikkiStreak

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          Posted 08 August 2007 - 10:35 AM

          I think it's a great service to offer and I checked the $150 price range because I know things are higher priced in California than other parts of the country. So when Tammy said she paid $100 (and she's in Michigan), then I'd say $150 as a base price for a certain length of time (either based as slide count or time count) and then establish pricing tiers (like $25 for every 5 slides/5 minutes type thing)...

          #6 twinkletoes

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            Posted 08 August 2007 - 10:42 AM

            I have just started to do this sometimes on the "side" myself. Nothing official yet. The biggest 'target audience' I get is from graduations. I've also done them for like sports banquets. I just created one for a company's annual banquet as well. I am working on one now for a family reunion at the end of the month. Ideas are endless.

            You wont really make a lot of money by just selling 1 per function. I usually give a discount to the host of the function if they allow me to sell the dvds at their function. Parents love this!

            Other ideas:

            * Mother's/Father's Day presents
            * Retirement parties
            * Anniversary parties

            As far as price, I kind of tailor it to how long they want they dvd,how many pics they want to include, # of captions, how many songs, etc.

            Hope this helps :~)
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            #7 TammyB

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              Posted 08 August 2007 - 10:44 AM

              Quote:
              Originally Posted by MikkiStreak
              I think it's a great service to offer and I checked the $150 price range because I know things are higher priced in California than other parts of the country. So when Tammy said she paid $100 (and she's in Michigan), then I'd say $150 as a base price for a certain length of time (either based as slide count or time count) and then establish pricing tiers (like $25 for every 5 slides/5 minutes type thing)...
              Except that is the price I paid for Juan to do it in Cabo... I think it is his flat rate.

              #8 JulieG

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                Posted 08 August 2007 - 10:54 AM

                I say around $100. I can't see me paying more than that for it, I would try to do it on my own first, before paying more than $100. But, some people would pay more. I think you should maybe start at $100 for around 3 mins, and charge more from there. I think that is fair.

                #9 REBECCA

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                  Posted 08 August 2007 - 10:59 AM

                  I would pay for it, as long as it seemed affordable? What were you thinking of charging?
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                  #10 StephanieMN

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                    Posted 08 August 2007 - 11:03 AM

                    This is a tough one. I have professional software and am doing my own but couldn't imagine paying over $50 for it but I know it is very time consuming. This is one of those things that would be need to be laid out for the customer letting them know they will receive x amount of hours of work for a certain amount of footage.




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