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I didn't try the easy Friday method, but have pushed my pricing up gradually over the last 4-5 months and It doesn't seem to make much difference to up take, you just make more, however I wouldn't have tried this earlier as the volume of calls wasn't there to take the risk with.

 

 

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A gem of wisdom buried on page 10 and so worth resurrecting:

I earn more now Im sick of tree work than I ever did when I enjoyed it.
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After reading Tom’s post at that time,I sat down and thought yes,here we are, running around chasing every enquiry and trying to beat all the other quotes that potential customers were pushing under my nose.

And what to show for it - a bank balance from hell, early starts late finishes and a bad back.

So I jacked my pricing structure right up, and surprisingly my life and bank balance has changed dramatically, my equipment is new or newish and all paid for and I generally only work 4 days a week now.

So I’d say go for it, charge a realistic rate for your professionalism, and your bank statements will look a lot more pleasing to the eye.

 

 

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That’s great news, glad it’s worked for somebody.. it’s still working for me..

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Pricing work correctly makes the difference between misery and happiness, it means you wake up looking forward to the day, rather than dreading it.

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I increase my prices every year.

I do loose some clients but the good ones remain and attract new clients.

 

Also the people with deeper pockets are more likely to have contacts in the commercial world than the cluents who grumble over a few quid extra.

 

You get the clients you deserve.

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