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Old 07-24-2008, 02:51 PM
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Re: Types of retouchers

It's amazing how a straight forward question gets only 1 straight answer. Thanks diggnikon. I know rates vary region to region, experience counts, the type of client counts, and I'm not looking to get rich quick. I just want to pay off student loans and have a house one day. Most of all, I want to make one of the things I enjoy most in life, retouching, my profession. Which means I am curious about what other people are doing.
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Old 07-24-2008, 09:26 PM
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So....you honestly expect everyone to jump and tell some stranger on the internet how much they make? What world are you from?
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Old 07-25-2008, 01:01 PM
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I guess it was naive of me to ask questions at a place where your supposed to share and learn from each-other. Silly me. I don't expect everyone to, but those who are excited about what they do usually are happy to share with other people. They are secure enough in their own lives not to be threatened by giving knowledge.
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Old 07-25-2008, 01:05 PM
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Hey, if you came to learn how to a "Dave Hill" look, or make little girls look like dolls, you're in the right place. But asking people how much they make is rude. Besides, they're just going to lie to you too. Just as if you asked them how large something else, um, they, um, carry around, you know, on them...selves............
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Old 07-31-2008, 03:00 PM
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If a client asked how much your rates are it's not rude, but a fellow retoucher it is???? Doesn't make sense to me.
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Old 07-31-2008, 03:24 PM
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Re: Types of retouchers

does your school offer a career office, where perhaps they can offer you some guidelines as to what the starting salary range to expect is, for someone with your qualifications?
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Old 08-01-2008, 08:05 AM
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If a client asked how much your rates are it's not rude, but a fellow retoucher it is???? Doesn't make sense to me.
You're right, I'm sorry to confuse you. I was a little cranky because the Porsche wouldn't start and the landscapers cut the grass a little short.
I make 180,000 a year with free use of my firm's Aspen ski house and St. Lucia beach house. Free breakfast, lunch, massages as I work. They give me a new Mac every year. But, somehow, I want more.
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Old 08-01-2008, 09:34 AM
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Re: Types of retouchers

You earn what you deserve. It’s all a sliding scale. If you are still in school it seems insane to ask what people earn, you will get a million answers which mean nothing to you at your stage of your career. I have been the industry for around 20 years. I earn what I deserve with my skill sets, and I admire those you make more and encourage those you make less. Get your head rapped around your talent and not around money.
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Old 08-01-2008, 11:47 AM
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You earn what you deserve.
Gotta call you on that one. I've worked with a lot of people who really lucked out. Usually in a soft, corporate environment. When you get out to the real world of freelance, yeah, water finds it's own level.
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Old 08-01-2008, 12:19 PM
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Truth be told and I agree. I have been on both sides and agree.
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