Greetings, havers of opinions! I am in a bit of a quandary here. I've done a few events with a yoga instructor in the past where I would provide live ambient music for her workshops, we both really enjoyed them and they were well received but splitting her usual rate in half was no good for either of us and the rates we could charge working out of the studio were fairly inflexible. We were planning to seek out options that allowed for us both to make decent money, and then lockdown happened. Fast forward, she invited me to play at an event she is doing with a local healthy eatery later this summer. The instructor and the person providing meals are both charging flat fees per person ($30 for the instructor, pretty standard for yoga, not sure of food person but I assume $30+) and she asked how much I want to charge. Now, I'm not really in any doubt about that, the time I've invested in my skills are well worth the same price she is asking, and I am confident that we are providing a unique experience. I also feel like at the price point they're already at between the two of them, the clientele they're dealing with can easily afford another $30 for an added layer of novelty. ......but somehow I still have immense apprehension about charging that much. Mostly I suppose this stems from the fact that I'm used to getting $5 a person at the door split between 5 bands and 15 people after the bar takes their 10%, and that's if I'm getting paid at all. I'm not so much looking for advice, I'm going to charge $30 and learn from whatever results that yields, but I'm curious what people's thoughts are. Share your experiences with non-traditional attempts to monetize your creativity!