How MUCH do I PAY a FAMILY member to HELP me Out?

United States
September 19, 2007 9:53am CST
As some of my friends know of me, I am struggling eBay seller. Just recently for the upcoming winter season I purchased a large lot of blue jeans ranging in size from 0 to 13, my daughter does most of the modeling for my auctions and does very well but the size 0 jeans are not going to fit her. Now my b/f has a daughter that is quite skinny and these would fit her wonderfully, my question is how much would you pay a family member? would you offer them a pair of the jeans (what if they didn't like them?), would you give them $20 for their time, less, more?? I am at a quandry here. I don't pay my daughter, she does it for me cause I babysit for her all the time. But this girl is not mine, so the standards run different. So what would you do?
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@SheliaLee (2738)
• United States
19 Sep 07
Hi Lori! It is good to see you on line. I hope you are feeling better. I think if you offered this girl $20 for her time would be plenty. Hopefully she wouldn't expect more than that because it shouldn't take that long to model the clothes for you, just the time for changing from one outfit to another and that shouldn't take that long. Take Care! SheliaLee
• United States
19 Sep 07
i think thats a good amount too,its a very fair price and your both doing each other a favor so yes that would be good.one hand washes the other.
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• United States
19 Sep 07
Hey Shelia, Good to see you. It is just a family member don't want to insult her with a mere $20 for modeling when she thinks she deserves more or if she would be insulted that I offered to pay her, touchy situation
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@jillmalitz (5132)
• United States
19 Sep 07
Good question. To me I would guess it might depend on what she would be interested in. It might depend on her age and what thinks. I think $20 is fair. What would interest her? Obviously I would not consider any large amount, that is just silly. Depending on age, there are a lot of choice. Money and how much. Does she want money to save for something or buy something?
• United States
19 Sep 07
I think they all want something don't they? She is 23 years old, a very sweet plesant girl, but didn't know if I should offer the jeans (didn't know if she would like them) or money or something else, so puzzled.
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• United States
19 Sep 07
Ah, at that age you could have a few things to offer depending or her and her likes. Money- I say $20 is fine for a little bit of work. Gift cards are good. Who knows? She may actually like the jeans...
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@susieq223 (3742)
• United States
19 Sep 07
If someone asked me to model something--anything, I'd be thrilled! lol! Why don't you ask her and see what she says? It really depends on how much time and effort is involved and how much you can afford. IF she doesn't act interested in doing it, then start sweetening the pot with the offer of the jeans, money, etc.
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@marciascott (25553)
• United States
19 Sep 07
If it is your Boy-friends daughter, you should give here the jeans, unless their is a problem with you and her, if you like the kid, just give them to her. If you don't like her, yes sale them to her, that is what I would do. if you Boy-friend is stingy sale them to him and let him buy the pants for her.(smile) no offense.
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@worldwise1 (14887)
• United States
19 Sep 07
The only fair conclusion I find to your dilemma, texas, is to allow her to make the choice. Kids usually have a good idea of what they want, so I would place the ball in her court and let her decide. This sounds like a simple solution to me.(:
@winky73 (1396)
• United States
19 Sep 07
Money is always better recieved than being given goods for a job and that goes for either family or friends.I would base it on the time she has to spend and of course how much you think you will be making by selling the jeans.A $10 bill for a hours worth of work sounds very reasonably(if it would even take that long).Of course you can give her more....but like I said....base it on how much you will be making.....because you will want to end up making a profit or other wise it would not even be worth your time.
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@mirage108 (3403)
• United States
20 Sep 07
Well that depends on how much you plan on making from those size 0 jeans. I would pay a percentage of what your expecting to make. which would be fair in my oppinion
@ash6666 (819)
• India
20 Sep 07
If you are thinking that girl is also a part of your family means you just dont hurt by offering money,give something which she is fond of as gift and she will be very much happy seeing that.And if you dont consider her in that way just treat as a baby model and pay accordingly.
@GardenGerty (115100)
• United States
20 Sep 07
First, I would ask the boyfriend what he thinks you should do. Then, if you think that she might not like the jeans, find something of similar value, and offer it to her. Or offer a very small percentage of all the pants you sell in her size, and see how entrepreneurial she is.
@crazed_moma (1054)
• United States
19 Sep 07
All she's doing is getting her picture taken.... Ask her if she'd rather keep a pair of jeans or get $20. :) I'd take the jeans myself.