As an authentic entrepreneur, I have paid my dues for well over a decade LEARNING the theory and practice of the various solutions I provider.
The client base I boast, comprises over 80% experts in their own right, who have maintained relationships with me for YEARS after making their first ever purchase from me.
It therefore goes without saying that I have proven myself capable of delivering what I promise, to clients’ satisfaction. That effectively makes me an AUTHORITY at what I do -and I refuse to be shy in stating that fact, or asserting myself based on it.
If I want to share what I know for FREE, I RESERVE the exclusive right to decide WHERE to do so, WHY I do so.
For instance, to make it easy for any persons trying to make up their minds, I recently published a blog in which I mentioned a FREE talk I offer on entrepreneurship. The others are PAID.
If I want to teach others how to get paid for what they know, it makes sense that I should DEMONSTRATE that I do it myself.
Below is an excellent tweet on this theme, that resonates with me -for obvious reasons.
The author rightly notes that he has unique insights to share and the requesting organisation is charging attendees BIG money but offers to pay HIM, the speaker they are inviting, NOTHING.
Like I always say, YOU NEED TO KNOW WHEN TO SAY NO!
If you are an expert, take a cue from what I’ve said here.
Know your worth. Resolve to get it.
In the long run, you WILL be glad you did.