Episode 02: What’s Your Worth
You’re listening to the Writer Insider, Episode 2. Welcome to the Writer Insider and I’m your host, Susan Kiley…This podcast is designed to uplift, inspire and add a little extra presence to your everyday.
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Let’s get started on todays topic!
So this amazing thing happened to me. I had this client come to me and tell me I was the one she wanted to work with…BUT there was one stipulation. “What’s that I said?”
She said, “I must pay you for what you’re worth, not what you charge.” I said, “Okay, I don’t necessarily understand but I’ll give it a whirl.”
I started researching and saw that what she was proposing on paying me was 10x’s lower than what I’d been charging clients for years. I’d heard from several clients over the years I was “cheap” and I wasn’t charging nearly enough for my time and talents. No where near!
I know I’m not the best in the world, not even close to it. BUT…I know I have tremendous heart. I know I give 120% on each and every project I work on.
I quickly started her project.
I quickly kept track of every resource—tool and program I used while working on and completing her project.
I started plugging in my courses, planners, and mentors I’d worked with over the years. And let me tell you, there were many.
What I found is that by working on her project alone and being paid for what I was worth, I went from a 3-figure earner, to a 5-figure earner in less than 30 days! That had never happened. I went from a freelance business pulling my hair out and ready to throw the towel in to making $15-22,000 a month as a legitimate business for the first time in years. Years!
I could finally breath knowing I could afford to take my children out to dinner at a restaurant we once enjoyed, all because I started to value my time and I started giving myself to others in a more business mindset. Because she believed in me, I believed in myself.
I know, it sounds weird and cliche…but I started attracting others who needed my assistance and was willing to pay top dollars for those services. It was because of that switch I made.
Then I started the switch to move toward passive revenue so I didn’t have to take every client. Because as a service provider, you can only take on as many clients as there are days, hours, and minutes. And, as a provider you know the battle of money—money rules your thinking. You know there are times you have to take a less than ideal client because you need the money. And so, once I made the switch and started generating passive income, providing resources and tools for others to do as I’ve done.
It allowed me to find the clients I really wanted to work with…
And the funny thing is that because I got less desperate (money mindset) and more sure of who I am and who I wanted to serve, it actually attracted more people! People were waiting in line to work with me. [Laughs] I guess the whole Law of Attraction really does work, when you are not coming from a desperate or money mindset.
Doesn’t matter if you’re a writer, entrepreneur, business owner or are thinking of wanting to become a freelancer, entrepreneur or writer, marketer, etc… or you don’t fit the normal stereotype—I DIDN’T EITHER! Seriously. My life has changed many times over the last 2 decades. I get to work from home, be a writer, spend precious days and events with my three amazing children, and I get to enjoy financial security.
And that is all because of the one moment in time I decided to say, “Alright, I am worthy of greatness. I can do this. I am valuable…time to share my talents and gifts with others.”
I would encourage anyone interested in being in their own business or they already are but are struggling as a freelancer, to give my resource guide a chance because it may change your whole life.