Month: June 2017

Are You Charging Too Low for Your Professional Singing Services?

How much should you charge for your professional singing services? It is a difficult question to answer because you call the shots for this one. Many times, you do not have the basis as to the range of how much you should charge. Should it be based on training, performance, schooling, clients, or awards received? These considerations are not easily quantifiable unless you join ‘The Voice’ and get to the semi-finals, and by then you can automatically increase your rate.

concert band on stageFrom whom do you have to base your rate? And when do you know that you are charging too much or too little for your services? These are difficult questions, but it is only you who can answer them.

treat your services as a businessIf you are charging too much, you will see that you are not having as many clients as you expect. Potential customers almost always back out when they know of your fees. And if you readily give out a contract without the customer finalizing, it can most likely scare off the client, and he/she may back off after the first email exchange.

If you are charging too little, you will realize that you are getting burnt out and exhausted, and your schedule is always full, yet can barely pay your rent and taxes. Sometimes you even say “no” to some events since you have just enough to get a cab to and from the area.

Charging too much and too low are both detrimental to your professional singing business. Having high fees will continue to stave off your potential client base, and having little costs can exhaust you and can have others devalue your work. So, it is crucial to have the right price for your talent, training, and work background. As mentioned, these elements are not easily measured, so you must look around to see what works for others.

It can be difficult to know the right price for your wedding band services.  In the UK, there’s a music union guide on how to fairly compensated. However, here are ways for you to get a good gauge if how much you are charging is too much, too little, or just enough. How would you know? Here are some tips to help you get a good assessment of your professional singing fees:

1. Where are you located?

singers should adjust fees in smaller townsIf you are in a big city, it is acceptable to charge more compared to singers living in the suburbs. However, that is where it gets tricky because people always want to go with those whom they can have bigger savings.

If you are a professional singer, there are no restrictions as to where you can perform. So, if you live in the suburbs and offer lower fees than performers residing in the city, clients may most likely book with you. But, you also have to include your transportation costs when giving a rate. It is a big mistake to simply estimate on your transportation because it can be a big blow to your budget. So, make sure you have all the other expenses included when giving your fee.

2. Are you better than all the other singers?

more exposure means you can charge higherBeing a performer means you have the confidence to do what you do. However, being overly confident without giving much thought about performance can be detrimental to your professional singing business. If you charge too much when you know other singers sound and perform better than you do, then you must pull down your pride. You must accept that you have to charge less, given that you are not as skilled as them just yet.

When the time comes that you have upgraded your skills, and you have seen that other people are now more appreciative of your work, then you can start charging more for your services. It takes time, though, so do not rush into hurriedly increasing your rates. It takes a while to gain people’s trust, so show your worth first.

You can quickly gauge if you are giving the right rate for your services by asking yourself these questions. It can be hit-and-miss at first, but you will eventually get the perfect price for your services that you know is right for what you can offer.

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What’s All the Hype with TruBrain?

TruBrain is a lineup of nootropic supplements created by a group of the world’s top neuroscientists. TruBrain guarantees to upgrade mental capacity and capability, utilizing a variety of possible functions of the brain that would otherwise have been overlooked.

mental capacity enhancement with TruBrain“Brain drinks” are now gaining popularity, primarily due to the need to overstretch your time and energy in school, office, and at home. Not only drinks are being sold these days, but also snacks and foods enhanced to improve your memory capacity.

TruBrain has first appeared in the market back in 2012 when the introduction of nootropic supplements has just started. Five years on, TruBrain continues to amass a large following, thanks to great reviews on its efficacy (read the review here). It also helps that its developers are qualified neuroscientists who wish to defy the limitations of the human brain.

So, what makes TruBrain different from all the other nootropic supplements such as Ginkgo biloba and cholinergic? Is it any more effective because of what it contains, or is it popular just because of all the hype?

Here are some of the things you should know about TruBrain that can help you assess if you’re considering purchasing it:

What is TruBrain?

TruBrain is a new breed of mental-enhancing supplements that promise to increase the power of the brain through the infusion of natural herbs, vitamins, and minerals. A lot of nootropic supplements have come out on the market, but what sets TruBrain apart is its release of “Think Drinks,” bringing the pill into packaged liquid form.

What is TruBrain made of?

Here are the ingredients listed on every TruBrain package: Piracetam (3 grams), Acetyl-L-Carnitine (0.5 grams), CDP-Choline (0.25 grams), EPA & DHA (1.2 grams), Magnesium (0.2 grams), Pramiracetam (0.3 grams), L-Theanine (0.2 grams), and Tyrosine (0.35 grams). All these substances lean towards strengthening the function and pathway of nucleotides that support brain function. TruBrain manufacturers also promise that they only use organic ingredients.

How do you use TruBrain?

stay mentally sharp with nootropic supplementsTruBrain supplements come in pill and liquid form. For the pill form, you are required to take 11 pills a day: one pill as “extra boost,” six pills for the morning, and four more pills for the evening. For the liquid form, you must take one packet for the morning, and another pack for the night, at one ounce each. It is recommended that you try TruBrain for at least one month to see maximum results. The drinks are specially formulated to make it easier for you to drink it, so putting in a lot of thought in taste was important during the planning process. The formula comes in cranberry, pomegranate, and strawberry banana flavors.

TruBrain has gained worldwide popularity largely because of testimonials released by people who’ve used it. Some say they’ve passed their exams with ease because of this supplement, while others see a definite improvement with their productivity at work and in school.

These supplements do not come cheap, though. Twenty drinks are priced at $55, and truBrain is one of the most expensive nootropic vitamins currently available in the market.

If you think you need some push with your mental strength and capability, you can give TruBrain supplements a try. Many people have tried it and have seen its efficacy. Now it is your turn to see if it works for you, too.

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