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  1. Hi Nick,

    again a very interesting podcast. I agree 100% with you about pricing. I have my own company “tonjuwelen GbR” now since 10 Years. But there is one real important thing you forgot. Tax!!!

    One day (sooner or later) you have to pay 20% to 35% of your income to the state you live in. And trust me, it`s so important to keep this in mind. Or you´re broke…

    Cheers Frank

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  2. You are brilliant man, that’s the most accurate sysnthesis that I’ve ever heard about what I have been learning this last year, our first one as a production team. It’s pretty obvious sometimes but from now on you are the voice that I will need in my brain when it comes to budgeting stuff…
    Oh, and the things you said that I didn’t know. Thanks man! And thank the world because there’s so much to learn, and there will be.

    (I beg your pardon for my english)
    Gracias
    & Cheers!

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    • klamor

      hahaha oh yeah. the andrew kramer tut beeing totally overused the first few minutes even made it better

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  3. I’d really like to see that tropicana commercial now, can you post a link?

    Great Podcast !

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  4. Hi Nick, very interesting talk! Thanks for all your insight!

    I have a question about pricing. You mentioned that when you sit down with a client, you should show them the math, explaining the hourly rate of employees, etc. My question is, how do you justify your profit margin with your client?

    Obviously we want to make a bit of a profit from our projects, so what is the polite way of saying, “We have 3 employees working 5 days for $35/hour, which is $4200, but we will charge you $5000 because we need to make a profit?”

    Thanks!

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    • You don’t need to tell them your internal structure. Just price it so you make money and give them that hourly price.

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      • Alright, wasn’t sure of the level of transparency you meant. Thanks for the clarification! :)

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  5. nice one. I think this represents a typical workflow for a production, atleast with my experience. Keep it up nick !

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  6. Mindzeh Designs

    You should really put your PodCast on Zune! It would help me a whole lot.

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  7. Travis

    Hey Nick!
    Got any recommendations for account and business tracking software that is geared towards creatives?

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