I'm very good at digital imaging restoration work and I'm starting to get some people locally asking me to fix their damaged family heirloom photos. One local photographer he hooked me up with a client recently and she was very happy with the job I did on a really badly damaged photo of her family. I know he charged that woman at least $100, but I did it in trade for some camera gear, that time. I'm happy. I bartered and I got some good stuff out of the deal but he has asked me to give him a ballpark figure for doing further work because he wants me to be available to do more for him, should the need arise. He says he's always getting people asking and I can see that because he's one of the more popular photographers in the area. He apparently either doesn't like doing it or doesn't have the time to do the really hard stuff though. I do, and I'm happy for the business but he of course wants his percentage of whatever work I'll do for him in future. I've looked online and the bare minimum for a job like the one I just did is about $100-150. I figure he's going to charge at least that for anything that's not a simple fix and that likely he's going to hand me the really hard jobs because he knows I can do them. My question is if he's going to be handing me jobs that he's getting paid $100-150 for what should I be asking for in terms of my own percentage? I don't want to turn him down because I could use the money, but I don't want to take a mere pittance for doing a really hard job either. I figure yeah, it's his client, but it's me doing the hard work and ultimately I should be making more than minimum wage here. He won't quote a fee or an hourly rate. He clearly expects me to decide what I'll charge, and that's fine, but I have a feeling that if I do suggest a split that's really commiserate with level of work I'll be doing he'd probably just balk. I can't be sure I'll be getting a huge amount of work from this guy, probably it will be decent, but I guess it could make me some extra $$$ for gear... I do want to make some $$$ but I don't want to rip myself off either. What would you charge him? Do you think I should do it, or that maybe I should just back off, get some business cards printed and concentrate more on getting more business in the area myself? He's a nice guy, but I just have a feeling he wants me to do the really hard work on the cheap, you know? I'm not talking just getting rid of some dust or a crease here. The last project I did I was restoring noses, teeth, ears, and so forth. It wasn't easy and it took several hours.