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Jackie Ghedine
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What an exciting next chapter for you. When we are starting out as entrepreneurs, the money aspect is often times the mental hangup we face. Either being able to ask for what you're worth, knowing how to price it or as you've described, is there even a market for it. I would suggest thinking specifically about what you do and how it impacts the bottom line for an organization. Are you growing revenue? Are you saving money? What specific outcome do we want to promote by hiring you and your services. When we think about marketing and talking about ourselves to the market, we need to think benefit first. How does bringing me on in this capacity benefit the organization. Once you can articulate that, you'll be on your way!
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Rena Dulberg
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Hi! Congrats on going out on your own. I recently made a similar move, and am very happy with my decision. I wonder if there's a way for you to align your confidence with your skills and value-add with your pricing. Two ways I've approached this in my consulting work include setting a fair hourly rate, as well as a willingness to price-by-project. When it comes to the latter, I think about what the company or organization can now do as a result of having me compared to before my involvement--and what is that worth? With one organizational client, they can move forward with work that's been horribly stalled and even generate new revenue. Thinking in these terms helps me acknowledge that people should absolutely pay for my skills. Not sure if that's what you were after, but I hope it helps.
Melissa Moody
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Love the concept of thinking how much what *I* do will enable them to do on the business end, and realizing value in that way. Thank you.
Erica Oliveira
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Really smart, great feedback!