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Contest: The Business Stuff ~ Win a Pricing Guide & Business Forum Membership

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Contest: The Business Stuff ~ Win a Pricing Guide & Business Forum Membership

THE BUSINESS STUFF CONTEST

Prizes:

Winners will be picked and announced on Sunday, May 23rd. Winners must contact me by May 25th to claim prizes.

1. Easy as Pie Pricing Guide

One person is going to win one of Alicia Cain’s Easy as Pie Pricing Guides.

p.s. Alicia was kind enough to let me try it out and I was blown away. It is not just a pricing guide – it’s a huge packet of info to help you get your business set-up the right way. I was surprised at how inspired it left me. I am currently in the process of re-doing all of my pricing thanks to Alicia. She is one gifted gal and the pricing guide is truly worth every penny!

2.   The Biz Buzz

One person will receive access to The Biz Buzz’s The Classroom (a small online community for teaching and discussion, loads of free templates, discussions/advice/brainstorming and more). Make sure to check it out – it looks awesome!


How to enter:

Add your entry in the comment section of this MCP Blog post (not on Facebook) by answering the question: What is you biggest pricing obstacle in your business? If you do not have a business, please write what your pricing fears are?


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761 Comments

  1. May 15, 2010 at 9:18 am —

    I am a fan of your fan page on Facebook as well … I just can’t seem to get enough!! LOL!

  2. Michele
    May 15, 2010 at 9:18 am —

    My biggest fear is pricing myself too low for all of the work that goes into but feeling like my clients think it is too high as well as print prices – I haven’t offered those yet.

  3. May 15, 2010 at 9:17 am —

    My business is not up and running yet, but I am definitely afraid of pricing too high (and not generating business as a result) AND pricing too low that my prices don’t match the quality of work (and I don’t end up being compensated adequately for my time). There is no easy answer, but it helps to hear from people that have been through it!

  4. May 15, 2010 at 9:17 am —

    I am also a subscriber to your awesomeness for years now … you rock!

  5. May 15, 2010 at 9:16 am —

    My pricing fear is that I am afraid I am just not “at that level” to be charging what pros charge. I am speaking for both my experience and my equipment. I feel I should have a lot better equipment to get out there and market myself and charge, but I can’t buy better equipment until I make some money. Double edged sword. I also live in a very small community and am afraid that this small town would scoff at real prices.

  6. May 15, 2010 at 9:15 am —

    My biggest fear is not under pricing myself, but people not wanting to pay my prices that I would need in order to make ends meet. Im not sure how to find the happy medium.

  7. May 15, 2010 at 9:15 am —

    The biggest price obstacle I would say is trying to not price myself inside the other photographers in my areas box. I feel that I should compete with their prices to not loose business, but I feel I have more to offer so I can justify my prices to theirs. It’s a never ending mind game I have with myself.

  8. May 15, 2010 at 9:14 am —

    my biggest obstacle in my business is finding a happy medium between providing a quality product at a price that is both fair to the client and to me (it’s the latter that I had the biggest issue obviously – how does one decide just how “good” they really are?) : )

  9. Sherri Dale
    May 15, 2010 at 9:14 am —

    I don’t currently have an official business yet. My plan is to be in business for myself in 3 years when my kids are in school full time. My biggest pricing fear is two-fold: too high for what my perceived worth is and too low for what I am worth. I need to find a balance between the two.

  10. May 15, 2010 at 9:13 am —

    I am afraid to set any minimum print orders. I don’t know why … maybe it’s because I don’t like telling people what they need to order … gotta get in the business mind set, though!

  11. May 15, 2010 at 9:12 am —

    Afraid of pricing myself too low and then if I raise my prices detract people. What is the sweet spot for my services?

  12. Whitnie
    May 15, 2010 at 9:11 am —

    My biggest opsticle is simply knowing what I’m worth. I want buisness, but I don’t want to work and be away from my family too much.

  13. May 15, 2010 at 9:08 am —

    My biggest fear by far is putting a number, a value, a price on ‘me’ and the fact that it is my eye behind that viewfinder. I know in my heart (and in my head) that if I don’t value the uniqueness of me and what I bring then there is no way a prospective client will, but putting an actual price on that and showing it to people….. that terrifies me!

  14. Alea
    May 15, 2010 at 9:08 am —

    My fear just starting out is how to set pricing competitively without undercutting the pros- What’s a reasonable fee for my area for someone who is new to the business?

  15. Erin
    May 15, 2010 at 9:08 am —

    I am not in business yet, so everything about pricing scares me. I would LOVE to have help in this dept. Thanks for the chance to win!!

  16. May 15, 2010 at 9:07 am —

    As a photographer who is just starting out, I am worried that people won’t want to pay for my services. Oh sure, it’s easy to get friends to help you build your portfolio by taking pictures for free. But now I need to convince people that my pictures are worth paying for. It’s scary, but exciting!

  17. Debbie
    May 15, 2010 at 9:06 am —

    My biggest obstacle is being too low. I feel like I undervalue my work. I want my clients to value what I can create for them and still know they are getting a great deal.

  18. May 15, 2010 at 9:06 am —

    My biggest fear in pricing is not that I’m not worth what I charge but that people won’t think that they should have to spend more than places like Target or Sears would charge them.

  19. Bobbi Kirchhoefer
    May 15, 2010 at 9:06 am —

    I’m afraid of pricing myself too low…and also too high. Hehe. 🙂

  20. May 15, 2010 at 9:05 am —

    Definitely putting packages together! It’s so hard to choose. 🙂

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