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7 Ways to Get Paid to Speak
Fee Flexibility is the Key to Getting Paid
Have you set your speaking fee yet? This is largely determined by your experience in speaking, your brand (if you have an established one) and your credibility within your industry.
Many experts begin speaking within one company, branching out to other divisions of the company or other geographical locations of the same company. If you are salaried already, it is unlikely that you will be paid additionally to speak.
If you’re retired but want to start speaking, research the speaking fees of others with your expertise. Their websites are easily found through Google. Though speaking fees are rarely posted on websites, there are fee range indications given by bureaus representing high profile speakers or those published and more commonly known.
Even if you’re at the stage where you are just beginning to speak and you’re not sure what fee to charge, set a standard fee. Let’ say that you would like to charge $2,500 plus expenses for all appearances in your home state. You can create a fee schedule where your out of state fee is $3,500 plus expenses.
Though you should always have a published fee, meaning a one sheet that describes your fee structure, you should have some fee flexibility.
There are basically 7 ways that you can get paid to speak:
1. Fee plus expenses
This is the most common payment for an appearance. The contract states that the deposit is due at a certain time and the balance due at another time, usually on or before the date of your appearance. Expenses such as airfare, ground transportation, lodging, meals and tips are additional.
2. Fee only
This is most common for local engagements as you will not incur expenses. Some agreements will state that there is one fee to include your expenses whether it’s local or long distance.
3. Expenses only
Expenses can be mileage or airfare, ground transportation, lodging, meals and tips are additional. Since these are incurred at the time of the appearance, expenses are generally billed after your appearance. It’s best to get the organization to put your lodging payment on their company credit card so that you do not have to come out of pocket.
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