Knowing what to charge and why you should charge it is a big part in preparing for a successful career as a fashion stylist. In Determining Your Worth, you'll learn all about the various influences on what you will charge and how to take competitive research into account when setting your rates. You'll look at both hourly rates and per project billing, learn how to work with each, as well as learn how to set rates to suit your region, experience, and service offerings.
Later in this book, you'll learn about self-presentation and its importance to prospective clients. How you present yourself, from the way you look to the way you speak, will play a huge role in determining how successful you become in your fashion styling career. We'll teach you how to lead with confidence, use verbal and nonverbal communication to your advantage, the necessity for honesty, and how to sell your services. On top of this, you'll also learn how to approach and pitch to potential clients, as well as how to deal with rejection.
Having the ability to overcome obstacles, including rejection, is a necessity in the fashion styling industry. In Determining Your Worth, you'll learn how to approach rejection as a challenge and clever ways to get down to the root of why someone is saying "no." You'll learn clear cut techniques to encourage a new client to work with you, and how to close the deal so you can start making money.