So, I have a friend who is a personal trainer and we are considering a trade. I would sew/quilt for her and recieve her personal training services in return.
We haven't discussed pricing yet, but that is something that will be worked out b-4 we get started. What I'm trying to figure out is what to tell her for my pricing.
I'm really thinking it'd be best for her to buy the materials so she can pick out what she likes and so I don't have to worry about that end of things. So aside from materials how do I figure out what to charge for labor? I have a LA, so I would just charge her what I would charge any customer for the quilting, but for piecing and binding how do I work that out? I know the standard answer is just keep track of time and multiply it by an hourly rate, but what kind of hourly rate should I charge?
She will likewise charge me her hourly rate, I don't know what it is, but assuming it's $25/hr (to make the math easy) if I charge $10/hr for piecing/binding plus my rate for quilting it could very well be over $200 (I know this is a low guess, but I'm just guessing here) for the labor on a quilt which would equal 8 hours of personal training.
Any ideas on how a person would feel about trading 8 hours (or more) of personal training for a quilt (on the personal trainer's side)?
I don't think she'd have a problem with that, but we're not really close friends, so I can't be sure.
I like to barter, but I don't want anyone to feel they are getting the raw end of the deal.
Thanks in advance for any input.