CategoryMoney Matters

Everything I wish I knew about pricing creative services


Let me ask you a question, how much does a private jet cost? Never thought about it, right? Now before you go on Googling for an answer, let me tell you that according to Bankrate, the price for a brand-new private jet ranges from $3 million to $90 million. So, let’s say, I’m selling you a private jet for $10,000. What would you think? And, what about if I tell you that the price is $500 million...

3 Critical Money Mindset for Ambitious Business Owners


Have you ever had someone tell you that they don’t need money? Or have you had this thought yourself? As weird as this may sound to some, they’re not alone in having these thoughts. It turns out that many people have a love-hate relationship with money. Many creatives believe that making too much money would transform them into a sell-out. For example, I once spoke with a guy who shared this...

3 Ways You Are Limiting Yourself. #2 will double your income!


Working as a solo business owner can be very challenging.  You will have to deal with some complex technical issues while managing clients and keeping up-to-date with rapidly advancing technologies. Freelancers also have to spend a lot of time sending invoices, promoting services and ensuring other aspects of the business is running smoothly.  It can be overwhelming at times!  With so many...

Should you ever work for free?


One of the most common questions I get from new business owners is whether or not they should work for free to build their portfolio, gain experience, and then start charging. In most cases, my answer is NO! Never work for free — Except when it makes sense to do so. That doesn’t help much, does it? Well, I then go deeper to explain the situations where it would make sense. So, today...