When you start your career it is so common to just take what you can get.
Often times it means charging the lowest rate possible for your services or taking on the lowest pay.
Then you try to raise the price and whether it’s an your client or employee they just aren’t having it.
So what is going on?
You are doing a great job, you are giving everything you got, but no one is budging.
It is not uncommon to be in this circumstance and many people are.
You may feel scared sometimes to tell the client or employer that you should raise your prices because of x,y,z.
You may feel your raise is too much to ask for.
That is the thing.
If you don’t feel like you can ask for a raise comfortably with conviction than you probably aren’t giving enough value to make it worth that raise.
When I make a purchase, I personally am thinking about what value am I going to get when I purchase the product. Especially if I am going to spend $100 or more.
I never want to spend wastefully (even though it will happen) and I really want to make my purchase worth it.
The same thing goes when I am trying to give to my clients.
I feel the best way to make the raise happen is to give someone value.
That is what I look for when I make a purchase.
I always strive to make sure the client is getting that value.
I can start my prices at $120 an hour for a massage and raise it within two years to $180 for a reason.
I don’t do what most massage therapists do.
Come in, tell me where, and just go for the massage.
I create an experience for my clients.
I take them through a full professional and personal experience.
I take my time to make sure you are getting $180 worth every hour.
If you are looking to make that raise, try finding out what you can give. Maybe you aren’t giving enough. And occasionally, maybe your barking up the wrong tree.