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Pricing your work
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I came about this quote on a blog and thought I'd share it. The principle itself could be applied to how you price your work when doing jobs/commissions but only in an obvious less-extreme way.

Legend has it that Pablo Picasso was sketching in the park when a bold woman approached him.

“It’s you — Picasso, the great artist! Oh, you must sketch my portrait! I insist.”

So Picasso agreed to sketch her. After studying her for a moment, he used a single pencil stroke to create her portrait. He handed the women his work of art.

“It’s perfect!” she gushed. “You managed to capture my essence with one stroke, in one moment. Thank you! How much do I owe you?”

“Five thousand dollars,” the artist replied.

“But, what?” the woman sputtered. “How could you want so much money for this picture? It only took you a second to draw it!”

To which Picasso responded, “Madame, it took me my entire life.”



Quoted from How to charge, one of the archived posts on 1099 — “the magazine for independent professionals.” The post was written by Ellen Rohr, author of How Much Should I Charge?
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Took me a while to understand, but thanks to Wage's explanation on Skype, it means it took Picasso his entire life to learn those skills.
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(09-24-2016, 12:01 AM)Fo Shizzle Wrote: Took me a while to understand, but thanks to Wage's explanation on Skype, it means it took Picasso his entire life to learn those skills.

I'm sure it has a much deeper meaning than that but that's the gist of it.
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