I must say that I never gave freebies!!! I charged everyone the same including some of my family!!! There's only a few people I don't charge and that's my mum (of course), my nan and my sister-in-law.
I've always had my nails done and when I became a tech I decided that I would still go and have my nails done as I didn't think it was fair if I stopped to do everyone else's
When I qualified a client that went to the same salon as me decided to become a client of mine (she was a friend) as I think that she though I was going to do her nails cheaper :evil: I didn't but she never said anything and she's still a regular client of mine now 3 years later
As for advertising, I, like Laystar talk non-stop about nails. It must be an Essex thing
I have given out a few cards but I always seem to meet clients in the strangest of place like the doctors surgery or standing outside another nail shop! He He!
Sorry waffling now. See I wasn't lying when I said I talk about nails non-stop!!!!!!!!!