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Getting Over The Weirdness

Daniel feels awkward about charging his friends for his photography business services. Dave gives him a small business strategy to work through that.

QUESTION: Daniel is starting a side photography business. How can he get past the weirdness of charging money to his friends? Dave has a novel idea.

ANSWER: You’ll do the work for free if they help you get 6 new clients. Get something out of it and do a little trade with them. It’s all right to charge them, because you are serving them. If they hire another photographer, they’ll get charged, and they won’t get the joy out of working with their friend.