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YouTube Help What should I charge for my rate

Jeff Goober

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I had a company reach out to me for me to do a video on their product and they asked me what my rate is…. The product goes with my channel theme and it’s something I would actually like so I might even get it for free..Should i charge them a high amount and see what happens… I usually ignore emails like this because they are product not related to my channel but this one seems like a desent product… what would you do
 

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It's important to understand what your rates are going to be. If you're charging by the hour, you need to determine the number of hours it will take you to complete each project. If you're going to charge per project, it's important to know how many projects you can handle in a given period of time. You also need to understand how much your work costs, so that you can make sure that your rates are reasonable based on the value that you provide. pokedle fnaf
 

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Instead of answering what their rate is - ask them what is their budget. legit companies with legit products will have a budget. You can then decide if that is something you want to consider. (keep in mind this is coming from someone that's never done a sponsorship / paid review - but I've seen very kjnowledgable people say just that).
 
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.....UPDATE...... So after a few emails back and forth I told them my rate would be $150 to see what they would do. they said my channel didn't have enough views the past month and stuff like that and they said if it works out then maybe in the future they would give me my requested rate. so they offered me $70 for a minute video and to give them good reviews on amazon...So they first sent me $40 on Paypal to buy the amazon product so it was pretty much free and $70 for the minute video..they had video examples of the video they wanted me to do and what to show...This was my first time doing a product review and it was the easiest $70 I've ever made lol plus I got a cool product out of it =) If you have any questions ask away
 

TCC learncanva4yt

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.....UPDATE...... So after a few emails back and forth I told them my rate would be $150 to see what they would do. they said my channel didn't have enough views the past month and stuff like that and they said if it works out then maybe in the future they would give me my requested rate. so they offered me $70 for a minute video and to give them good reviews on amazon...So they first sent me $40 on Paypal to buy the amazon product so it was pretty much free and $70 for the minute video..they had video examples of the video they wanted me to do and what to show...This was my first time doing a product review and it was the easiest $70 I've ever made lol plus I got a cool product out of it =) If you have any questions ask away

the "good reviews" on amazon would have been a non negotiable for me. I would have been like what if I don't LIKE the product. I need to be able to leave a LEGIT review - not just a "good" one. I'm not sure what Amazon things about a "paid" reviewer. I'm not experienced in this so I'm not sure, but that would have been my one thing. Hopefully they meant a legitimate review and not just a positively glowing review even if you weren't fond of the product.
 

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.....UPDATE...... So after a few emails back and forth I told them my rate would be $150 to see what they would do. they said my channel didn't have enough views the past month and stuff like that and they said if it works out then maybe in the future they would give me my requested rate. so they offered me $70 for a minute video and to give them good reviews on amazon...So they first sent me $40 on Paypal to buy the amazon product so it was pretty much free and $70 for the minute video..they had video examples of the video they wanted me to do and what to show...This was my first time doing a product review and it was the easiest $70 I've ever made lol plus I got a cool product out of it =) If you have any questions ask away
Thats great you got the product and the deal .... but be very cautious with the amazon review thing and doing the "leave us a good review " thing amazon is really trying to crack down on alot of these people and groups doing that. I personally got caught up in it a couple years ago, not with a video review but just a written one and I can no longer do any reviews at all on amazon. However if they were just wanting a LEGIT review then cudos my friend as there is a huge base for video reviews and I know of a few that are now getting very high priced items worth several thousand dollars. Wishing you Good Luck !!