State Your Value
I was amazed but not surprised after meeting another self-employed at a luncheon yesterday.
In our chit chat she briefly shared her cat's issue and I recall nodding that yes I could help.
On the drive home she called, I pulled over and responded with several suggestions.
The issue is that I allowed what turned out to be another freebie.
The irony is that she sells a product. I know if I had suggested wanting her item she would have told me the cost and I would have paid it.
In this case, I did not tell her the price of my product - my Time, Expertise, Experience, Knowledge, i.e., Value.
What is your Value? And, are you willing to state it? If you are not than be willing to accept free.
Animal and People Communicator