Well, it took me four years of not getting paid as a volunteer event planner to realize that volunteering was not working for me! I got sick and tired of being sick and tired and I started charging a percentage of the budgets for the companies and individuals that wanted me to plan their events. But I still didn't know how to write my value in a contract.
I prayed about it and God blessed me with the company, Ameriprise Financial Group, who hired me to plan their "Lunch & Learn" events. I told them upfront that I didn't know how much to charge for retainer events and since I quit my job, I was working temp jobs and struggling as an event planner.
Being honest helped! They sat me down and created a fee structure for me to make $10,000 a month. Within my first year with their help, I made over $117,000! I haven't had a traditional job ever since! I have been a full-time event planner for over 15 years!
It took me four years to figure it out but you don't have to waste your time, I put it in my books for you. I also have online classes for the books if you need additional guidance, the classes are on my website www.correlationsllc.com.
You don't need to be a pro, because I've boiled down the very best of my professional event expertise into simple, step by step books.