I get a ton of requests from people wanting a discount in return for tags on social media. Lol right? The requests have been from photographers, brands, and influencers.
Do you guys get this? How do you handle it?
Most people that come here tag my location as Bali, Costa Rica, Hawaii etc. It’s flattering and we dont blow anyone’s cover. We dont mind because they are paying full rates. It’s nice when they credit us but it seems most people want to keep us a secret.
However, to ask for a huge discount with the promise to tag me on “behind the scenes” seems absurd on so many levels. I sometimes dont mind working within budgets for the right client, I appreciate someone wanting to give something back, but really, IG stories, not even the main feed.
Another crazy thing is that even though they are professional and are the brand executive or an influencer, when they reach out they literally ask for a discount in exchange for “some tags”. When I ask them to be more specific they don’t professionally make a solid proposal for me to review.
Who else gets this? And what are your thoughts ?