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What's up everybody? This is Petra from the Rebels Den and you're listening to Coffee with the Rebel podcast, the show that talks about life, business, and all the shenanigans in between. So let's grab a cup of coffee and do this thing.
Today I wanna talk about feeling confident in your pricing. I just spend two days at a Wine and garlic festival, selling my artwork. And you know, over the years, learning how to price my handmade Creations similar to my service-based offerings has been a bit of a challenge because we deal with this imposter syndrome and confidence of who we think we are to be charging X amount of money for the things that we do and how we do them, et cetera. But I've also been working on my mindset and knowing that listen, not everybody can Woodburn. It's not a skill that everybody has the same way, not everyone is an acrylic painter or all artists, right? Like there, we all have these different skills and talents that when we nurture them, we become really good and we deserve and are worthy of getting paid.
I will say, I don't love the phrase charge your words or anything because it just is so unclear just like I and the holder, it is worth it, right? There are so many different thoughts about it, and I just don't love that phrase personally. It doesn't resonate with me, um, many ways. But I have found my own pricing strategy when it comes to my artwork and my services and I stick to them. I am confident in my pricing. I believe in my pricing and that is what it is. So anyway, I was at this event and I have this one art piece and this person asked how much it is. Cause not everything has a price on it, It's my bad. But this person asked how much this item was, I told them it was $30 and they were like, Well, how about 20? And I said, No, thank you. This wasn't a flea market. I am not desperate to be selling that. And so, no, I did not take less for this artwork than I did. This was me standing in my confidence in my artwork and believing in my pricing. That place was, is there worth $30 and that is what I'm going to charge. Yes, I did lose that sale of it, and he actually ended up buying something else, that was cool.
I'm like, Yeah, sure, totally. Just to get the sale. I already had a really incredible weekend and I am just now worried about losing the sale. The same applies to my service-based business. Cause I've heard it time and again about, well, you charged too much. The things it not my responsibility to help you figure out how to pay for these things, or if you believe it's worth it. Clearly, this gentleman didn't think $30 was worth the item, and that's fine. He doesn't owe me that and I don't owe him anything, right? So when you are out there offering, your work, whether it's a service or product, feel confident in your pricing. Again, somebody else may have said, Sure, $20 is fine, and that's totally cool.
But as artists, creatives, spiritual folks, whatever it is that you do, service-oriented people, it's so easy to undervalue and undercharge what it is we already do. And a lot of my stuff I hear time and again, is underpriced, especially when it comes to my artwork, but I'm okay with it. Again. I have figured how a formula that works for me that balances it out. So feel confident in that pricing. Stick to your pricing. Don't take anything less unless you feel good about it. If you don't feel good about it, it's, again, stick to it. You do not need to undervalue yourself and the work that you put out there, I see it all the time, especially in this argument where people do not charge the work that they put into their creation. You deserve to get paid for the work that you do, and for the talent skills that you have, if pricing for into my and into my biweekly q where you, even if you can't attend live, there's a way where you can ask questions in advance. I will be happy to answer them. You can watch the replay before it gets moved into the space. And I to any question as far as, and feeling and being okay with losing a, anything like that. That's all I have for today.
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I turned my passion into my profession! Not only do I get to create art every day, but I also get to help other creatives pursue their own dreams of bringing their ideas into reality, so they too can have the cake and eat it too!
I know firsthand how easy it is to make excuses and how to make those excuses disappear like magic.
I have a BS in Accounting and a Ms in Mental Health Counseling, and a dual “PhD” in overcoming adversity from the School of Life.