Many times in my career I have been told I am too expensive.
Recently someone in a group I belong to on Facebook wrote that she put an offer out to do social media for clients for $200 per month. The majority of us told her that her pricing was skewed. We told her discounting her worth will end up biting her in the butt and to top it all off she would need a huge staff just to deliver on what she has promised.
Then there is the fact that you, the cheap client, will get what you paid for, and it could be a big waste of money.
I know you have been surprised yourself to read what a coach is charging, what a social media thought leader is charging, what a public speaker is charging. What got me over the shock and awe was considering what these people would be paid in the corporate world. You know that world, it is where people get benefits paid for, sick days, vacations and many other things.
We don’t get a holiday bonus, we do not have company paid insurance.
Big shocker here – we don’t get our conference expenses, where we learn from top people to make your business better, reimbursed.
In 2014 I spent over $5000 attending conferences to improve my business and that trickled down to improving your business.
Money doesn’t grow on trees, you know that. Love doesn’t pay the bills. Telling me you love my writing, you love my creations, you love my work is nice but love doesn’t put food in my refrigerator.
An offer of paying for my lunch while you ask me questions doesn’t either.
I am very good at what I do, in fact I am so good that I actually am very choosy about who I bring on board as a client. You see clients have to pass my sniff test too.