Be the client you want your customers/clients to be.
Be willing to invest in training, business building, social media understanding, your art, and yourself.
I get many many requests for information on my Ceramic Hand & Footprint Training program. Many lookie loos who are interested but not willing to commit to training. Many who want to start a business but are scared to get started. Many people not willing to invest in themselves and pay for a training program.
They would rather "pick my brain."
All of that is fine and well, BUT I know my training is valuable. I know my training is comprehensive. And I know my training program will help you get a home business running and running well.
I want you to do the same with your business.
When you believe in the product you are creating, you will charge what you feel is best.
Your business will be more than the little ceramic hand and footprints you create. It will include perfecting your craft. Building a website. Marketing. Customer Service. Bookkeeping. And more.
This is what your customers are paying for too, all the behind the scenes that they have no idea about.
This is part of doing business.
For example, I have put a monetary value on my training. It is the combination of thousand of hours of blood sweat and tears. Plus, all that it takes to keep my business running.
I have found that when someone does not feel like they are making an investment in themselves, they are not as likely to get the business up and running. There is a lot of psychology behind pricing and I could go on and on, but I won't. :)
But the bottom line is YOU have to decide you are ready to invest in yourself.
It will feel scary! How do I know? Because I did the same thing you are doing, weighing all the pros and cons.
In the end, I decided to invest in myself, knowing that I was worth it.
Treat this business as just that, a business and not a hobby and you will do well!