Money. It’s a charged subject. Our culture makes talking about it taboo, and that’s really a shame because that just reinforces whatever money mindset issues we have lurking in our subconscious mind.
These can be things that your parents said to you growing up…
“Money doesn’t grow on trees.”
“Money is the root of all evil.”
“Easy come, easy go.”
“We can’t afford it.”
There are so many things that affect our money mindset, and most we aren’t even aware of. What you can be aware of is how money makes you feel. Do you feel uncomfortable when talking about money? What about when offering your services for hire?
If you have hesitation and an uneasy internal feeling when thinking about asking for money for your photography services, it will be very challenging to come out of the gate in your photography business charging thousands of dollars. Your subconscious mind simply won’t allow it and you will end up self-sabotaging all that you are trying to work for.
While I want every single one of you to create a profitable pet photography business in which you are paid well for your time, sometimes you need to start where you are.
This conversation that I recently had with Heather Lahtinen from the Flourish Academy (and resident editing ninja here at Hair of the Dog) is for those of you who want to start charging but are scared to start, don’t know where to start, or have some mindset blocks that are preventing you from putting yourself out there at a higher price.
My hope for you is that after watching this video, you get started. Right where you are. Gain some confidence and see where you can go from there.
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