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Offline Todd Muskopf

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Paying models?
« on: January 14, 2015, 08:01:04 AM »
Lots of models these days want to be paid. If I chose to do that, what's the best way?

Write a check? Cash?
How does this get listed in my expenses?
Do I have to declare the model a contractor or employee?

Other thoughts?

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Re: Paying models?
« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2015, 09:23:55 AM »
They're a subcontractor and as such, they are an expense.  Pay by check.  If they're paid enough over the year, send them a W-9.

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Re: Paying models?
« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2015, 08:58:18 PM »
Ditto what Jeff said.  That's how I expense it. 

I usually write a check or via PayPal if I have a balance. 

Curious - What's the going rate in your area? 
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Re: Paying models?
« Reply #3 on: January 15, 2015, 06:27:42 AM »
I've never paid a model before, but I'm considering it.

Around here, they seem to be $100/hr nude, $50 implied, $25 other.


Offline Jenny Gavin-Wear

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Re: Paying models?
« Reply #4 on: January 15, 2015, 05:34:51 PM »
Lots of models these days want to be paid. If I chose to do that, what's the best way?

Write a check? Cash?
How does this get listed in my expenses?
Do I have to declare the model a contractor or employee?

Other thoughts?


In the UK they would have to provide you with an invoice for your records.  I suggest you ask them to sign for payments.