Fees vs. Markups


In this course, Sean Low will explain the difference between a fee and a markup and show you why it is important to separate the two. Sean will help you understand why, as a creative mind, your fee can be tied to what you “need” to successfully create and how to overcome the fear of placing a dollar amount on your creative process.

This course was filmed live at BizBash New York.


Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the difference between a fee and a markup
  • Determine what your creative process is worth

Course Information

Estimated Time: 8 mins

Difficulty: Beginner


CMP Credit Hours:

Sean Low

Sean Low is the Founder and President of The Business of Being Creative, a consulting firm focused on providing practical advice to those in the business of being creative. Prior to founding The Business of Being Creative, Sean spent six years as the President of Preston Bailey Design, Inc. representing Preston in his business endeavors around the world.

Sean’s client list includes, among many others: wedding designers, Tara Guerard and Michelle Rago; eventiste, Marcy Blum; wedding cake master, Sylvia Weinstock; wedding bloggerati, Style Me Pretty; wedding photographer, Christian Oth and famed interior designer, Vicente Wolf; and furnishing retailer, Interieurs. Sean is passionate about challenging creative businesses to be the best versions of themselves, helping them set the foundation for growth and development and working along side creative business owners to take their businesses as far as they want them to go.

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