Once youandve started to get a little buzz around your work with all the probono jazz, start to charge a minimal fee. Youandll get to the point where youandre drowning in shoots because you are the right price.$0, and that is how youandll know itands time to charge.
Be prepared to feel slightly uncomfortable at first accepting money for your services. I had an exceptionally hard time with this for a million reasons. Just remind yourself that youandre worth it, and then prove yourself right. Now that my sitting fee is 8 times the fee I charged in the beginning .I get a big kick out of how difficult it was for me to accept that measly $50.