Do You Value What You Do?
May 30, 2023
by Shannon Simmons

Picture this: you’re a passionate wellness service provider, dedicated to helping others achieve health and happiness. You pour your heart and soul into your work and your clients see results, consistently.

But there’s a lingering problem that often gets overlooked. Many providers in the wellness industry tend to undervalue their services, pricing them too low. And guess what? If that’s you, it’s affecting your ability to earn a livable wage. Let’s tackle this challenge head-on and explore how we can find financial success without compromising our purpose.

Your Services Are Valuable

Have you ever stopped to truly consider the value of your services? You bring unique skills and expertise to the table, making a significant impact on your clients’ lives. You facilitate transformation and help people reach their wellness goals–physical, emotional, spiritual, and more. So why do you hesitate to charge what your services are truly worth and the value that you offer your clients?

Part of the problem lies in recognizing the full scope of the costs associated with running a wellness business. There are overhead expenses, ongoing education and certifications, marketing efforts, and countless hours spent honing your craft. When we underprice your services, you fail to account for these factors, leaving you struggling to make ends meet.

It’s not just about the 1:1 time you spend with your clients. It’s all the other things that go on behind the scenes and the time and education it took you to get to where you are.

It’s time for a mindset shift. Embrace the fact that your services hold immense value. You have the power to create positive change in the lives of your clients. Confidence in your worth will not only benefit you but also attract clients who truly appreciate the value you bring.

Finding the Balance

But how do you find the balance between affordability for our clients and financial sustainability for ourselves?

Start by conducting market research. Explore industry standards and gain a better understanding of what others in your field are charging for similar services. This will give you a baseline to work with as you develop your pricing structure.

When setting your prices, consider not just your immediate financial needs but also the long-term goals you have for your business. How much income do you need to sustain a comfortable lifestyle? Factor in your expenses and ensure you’re accounting for all the costs associated with running your business.

Remember, it’s not just about making ends meet. Incorporate Profit First principles into your approach. Prioritize setting aside a portion of your earnings as profit, allowing your business to thrive and giving you the financial security you deserve.

Educate your clients about the value they receive from your services. Communication is key. Help them understand the transformative results they can expect and the dedication and expertise you bring to the table. By building relationships based on trust and understanding, you’ll cultivate long-term client loyalty and generate positive word-of-mouth referrals.

It’s time to take a hard look at our pricing strategies. You deserve to be properly compensated for the incredible work you do. Embrace your value, set appropriate prices, and communicate your worth to your clients. Let’s unlock financial success while staying true to our purpose as wellness service providers. Together, we can make a positive impact and create a thriving business that supports our own well-being too.

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