There’s Nothing Shameful In Selling Something People Need

You don’t owe anyone your services for free. They have value just in the fact that you’ve made them specific and available to those who need them.

by | Jun 13, 2018 | 0 comments

There’s nothing shameful in selling something people need.

In fact, there’s a good chance you’re helping them find something they couldn’t before.

I can’t tell you how many times I’ve talked to business owners who have been shamed for asking for money for their services.

The irony is that these are usually the ones who are helping in the most selfless ways, with problems that are particularly difficult or emotional.

I’m talking about the healers, the health coaches, the spiritual and the emotional guides.

“It’s a crime that you are asking for money to provide this service!”

“You’re excluding people who you can help!”

“Stop capitalizing on other people’s problems!”

Yet these are the same people that would shell out money for a doctor or a lawyer if they needed one. Do they call them out for running a racket? Nope.

Let me tell you a story…

I have a problem with my body. There’s a part of it that’s broken. I’ve spent 30 years trying to get a diagnosis and finally I got one a couple of years ago. An obscure problem, not that common, and the clinic that diagnosed me didn’t offer much in the way of fixing it.

I was super frustrated because now I finally knew what needed to be fixed but my system wasn’t prepared to help.

Well, enter The Internet. I stumbled upon a lady in Florida who was a health practitioner and had endured the same problem, and created a course to help others. Did I think twice dropping $300 for that course? Nope. It was like an answer to my prayers.

I was THANKFUL she was there and had made it easy to find exactly what I was looking for.

You don’t owe anyone your services for free. They have value just in the fact that you’ve made them specific and available to those who need them.

And the irony? People don’t value free things. They won’t work at them and they won’t take them seriously.

If you really want to serve those in need who can’t afford to pay, then create a scholarship or offer a one-off deal privately but never, ever feel shame for asking someone to pay. You’re worth it.

Tell me in the comments…

Why do you fear charging for your services?

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