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    • fewgroats
    • By fewgroats 3rd Oct 17, 3:42 PM
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    Retainer Package vs 20%?
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    • 3rd Oct 17, 3:42 PM
    Retainer Package vs 20%? 3rd Oct 17 at 3:42 PM
    Had an email about someone offering a retainer package over my freelancing website. Is giving an agent's fee preferable to this? Anyone had any success with retainer packages?
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    • paddyrg
    • By paddyrg 3rd Oct 17, 4:51 PM
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    Can you provide a bit more context?
    • fewgroats
    • By fewgroats 3rd Oct 17, 5:38 PM
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    • 3rd Oct 17, 5:38 PM
    I know it's tricky. PR firm offering a consultation to begin with. I think that's it, help with my freelancing business, rather than an agent who takes 20% of my writing money.

    Still, it was nice while it lasted...
    Last edited by fewgroats; 03-10-2017 at 10:15 PM.
    • paddyrg
    • By paddyrg 4th Oct 17, 4:18 PM
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    • 4th Oct 17, 4:18 PM
    So it's about a PR firm. What help are they offering? I'd suggest that if the value proposal isn't clearly defined and that unless you're making enough money to make enough of a living to not miss the fees if they don't deliver, it seems a cost you may not want.
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    • By fewgroats 4th Oct 17, 5:01 PM
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    I know, but it's depressing.
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