I have been approached by a company to teach a bootcamp style class one day per week to compliment the yoga classes they already offer. They estimate 2-8 people each class and want to pay, 1099, a flat fee per week. It will be an hour long class and I am not sure how I structure the flat fee. Any suggestions will be very much appreciated.
Williston has tremendous opportunities for growth, especially in the fitness area because of the rapid growth that is going on. I was actually looking into moving there in 2011 as well, but I decided to move to Madison WI instead because I couldn’t find a place to live. I’m sure things now have improved and you are in excellent position to make it big up there :-)!
As for your question, can you negotiate to pay you monthly? It would be easier and better for you to do it that way because your time and revenue would be guaranteed for a month instead of weekly. Since they are a corporation, coming up with a fee it’s not that difficult. You can either charge per hour no matter how many people show up to your classes or charge per person (not the best choice). You could charge 50% more from what you charge for singles because of the extra work you will be doing. That is what I charge my corporate clients with the exception I do it on a monthly basis (not weekly).
I’m sure others will give you their input which you might find more suitable to your situation, but this is how I base my corporate rates. Keep in mind that you are in market where you can pretty much ask what ever you think you worth and you will most likely get it. The supply of trainers in Williston I’m sure it’s not as big as in other parts of the country (demand for trainers there is larger than the supply). And this gives you a great advantage when negotiating your rates. Good luck!