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  • Can I let potential clients know that I always pay the 5% booking fee on their behalf?

    Yes. Did you know that GigMasters members who always pay the 5% booking fee (minimum $20) on behalf of their GigMasters clients average 40% more bookings than our members who let their clients pay? Here's how you can let potential clients know that you will pay the 5% booking fee (minimum $20) on their behalf:

    1) Log into your GigMasters Control Panel.

    2) Go to the `account' tab.

    3) Click the "Edit" link for "Billing Information" option.

    4) On the next page, check off the "Always Pay 5% Booking Fee" option.

    5) Click on the button that says "Click Here Once To Update".


    Please note: this option will only apply to bids going forward, and will not affect bids that have already been placed.

  • How do I set up Saved Responses?

    Learn how to save responses by viewing this tutorial.

    Or, simply follow these instructions:

    1. Log securely into your Control Panel

    2. Go to the 'leads' tab.

    3. Click the 'Edit' link for 'Saved  Responses.'

    4. Click the 'Create New Response' button.

    5. Name your new Saved Response

    6. Fill out the Quote info.

    7. Click the 'Update Saved Response' button.

  • I am not sure exactly how much I would charge the client. I need more details. What do I do?

    Submit a quote and inform the client that your quote might change pending further information by leaving a message in the section labeled "Type a personal message to the client..."

  • Should I make my deposit non-refundable or refundable?

    In general, we recommend that you make your deposit non-refundable. This protects you. However, if you, the vendor, cancel or fail to appear for the event you will be expected to refund the deposit.

  • Should I require a deposit?

    Yes, we generally recommend that you require a deposit. This protects you as well as your clients.

  • When should I use the 'Add additional Travel/Lodging charge' option in my quote?

    If you will be traveling out of your normal travel range or if you will need overnight accommodations, you should let the client know that you will need to be compensated for these extra fees. It is important to remember that your travel/lodging expenses will NOT be included in your 5% booking fee nor your total booking dollars earned towards your GigMasters search results ranking.

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