OKINAWA BRIGHT + VIBRANT PHOTOGRAPHER FOR HAPPY, KIND SOULS
Last week I wrote a blog talking about the biggest mistake I made in my business. If you missed that blog post you can find it right HERE. This week I wanted to touch on something that I did RIGHT in my business and hopefully that will encourage or help someone else who is in the entrepreneur world!
The one thing I know I did right in my business is I stood up for myself and continue to stand up for myself. It can be SO hard when you are starting out to be haggled out of your pricing or guilted into working for free. But I stood my ground on most occasions. When I raised my prices for the first time I knew I was going to lose clients. But I held my ground firm with my new prices and my ideal clients started to line up.
I knew early on in my business I wanted to reach a specific audience with my photography aka my ideal clients. I wanted to stand out from the crowd & I wanted to do something different (like everyone does), but because I had those goals, I was (and am) constantly gaining and losing clients. I get the individuals who want the quality of work we do but do not want to pay the price. We hold our ground. We know what we are worth, what our experience is worth, and why we charge what we charge, and in turn we receive the clients who WANT the quality, WANT the experience, and understand why we charge what we do. If I bent over backward to include everyone and didn’t stand up for myself and my business I wouldn’t have a business.
Standing your ground on anything can be a challenge. Especially when it comes to your business. I know I am a people pleaser & if I would people please everyone when it came to my business I would be unable to continue doing this job!
So while I definitely have everyday struggles and have made some big mistakes in the past, STANDING MY GROUND on certain issues has definitely been the right thing for me to do!
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