This week, Val and I talk about one-on-one work, and how this type of work can be very lucrative in the service-based industry. Many people don’t like one-on-one work – with very valid reasons. This working model can often make you feel drained – both emotionally and physically. So how do you do one-on-one work without leading to burnout? What ways can you make it work for you while improving your bottom line? How do you determine when to say “no” to a client? Should you raise your rates? How do you raise your rates? When should you should you ask your clients for feedback? We will discuss all of this and more in the show and hopefully give you a better perspective of how we handle this type of working model in our own businesses.
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In This Episode You’ll Hear:
- What are the two types of one-on-one work?
- What are some ways you can make one-on-one work, work for you without resulting in “burnout?”
- How to set expectations and boundaries with your clients.
- When to say “No” to a client, and when to raise your rates.
- How to raise your rates with existing clients.
- When to ask your clients for feedback or testimonials.
- How to wrap-up a one-on-one gig.
- What are in-take forms or working guides and how can you use them in your business?
Mentioned In This Episode:
- Nikki Elledge Brown on Lady Business Radio with Jessica Kupferman (check out Nikki’s comment below where she clarifies some things about her initial one-on-one offering, which is fascinating!)
- Ramit Sethi shares his email script on raising rates with Marie Forleo TV fans
- Ramit’s email script: I know we said we’d include the entire script in the shownotes, but because we don’t want to step on any potential copyright land mines, we’re gonna let you watch that video and write it down yourselves.
The TL;DR of the show:
Make one-on-one work, work for you!
- One-on-one work is the fastest path to cash.
- It sets the foundation for everything else you’re going to build.
- It provides testimonials and referrals.
- Minimum Viable Services could net you $5,000 per month.
- Raise your rates – after you have testimonials.
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Thanks for listening! Time to go get yourself paid. :)