Part of manifesting wealth abundance and prosperity for oneself involves knowing that your time is valuable and that, eventually, you will have to place a monetary value on your time. You’ll also be instituting assertiveness especially if you wish to work from home. This goes for acquaintances, customers, friends, and yes, even family. So, in this article, we’ll be discussing manifesting wealth abundance and prosperity by helping you understand that your time is money, that you need to protect it, and, for those who demand your time, there will be something asked for in return whether that something is money, or support and respect while you focus on your goals. But, the basic message is this. It does begin with you, personally. Therefore, you must begin to learn your own value, learn that you are worthy of respect and worthy of being paid for your time.
Being Afraid to Ask for Money
Have you ever had to ask someone to return a tool or other borrowed item? For most of us, it can be an uncomfortable situation – especially if you’ve already asked for it several times. Asking for money from a client or customer can also be uncomfortable, even though you’re providing valuable information.
This is especially true for new entrepreneurs who may be unsure of the real value of the information they’re providing. The consequences include giving your information away for free – or at a highly discounted price – and never getting your business off the ground floor.
You may wonder why customers don’t simply hand over payment when they’re helped without being asked or invoiced. You need to feel more confident about closing the deal and asking for the payment you deserve.
Understanding the Value of Information
There are dozens of online entrepreneurs who get paid very well for the information they research and provide. These successful entrepreneurs have built their businesses on the quality and uniqueness of the information they offer and aren’t shy about setting a price and expecting to be paid.
They know their worth. If you’re afraid or lack the self-confidence to put a price on your entrepreneurial efforts, you should begin to understand the value of the information you’re providing by doing some simple research.
First, understand that people are willing to pay for well-thought-out and researched information that will help them in their own endeavors. See what other marketers are charging for their own products and pay attention to how they ask for payment.
Also, research the quality of information provided on other sites. When you know you have a quality product, you’ll be able to tout it much more effectively. Pay attention to the type of information people are offering, too.
Some products may be seasonal (such as Halloween costumes) while others are called evergreen, meaning that they can be promoted throughout the year. Your marketing campaign for each product should be based on the latest and most accurate information.
Be crystal clear in your efforts to encourage clients and customers to pay for the information you provide. When you’re specific, you come across as more confident and will build trust within your customer base.
Your customers want to know they’re getting monetary value out of the information you’re providing, so it’s necessary for you to communicate that message before asking for payment.
Once you have the inner self-confidence that you’re offering a product of value, you’ll have less fear of asking for money – and your customers will be more willing to pay for a product that is unique and well worth the asking price.
Support and Respect
This also goes for close friends and family members. While you won’t be asking for money, you will be asking for both support and respect for your time. And, if you are ready to embark on a “work from home” opportunity, this is especially hard – because … “you’re home!”
So, while a home office is a tremendous help, so aren’t visuals – as in actual signs. Don’t be afraid to actually post up signs on closed door to your office, or wherever, to remind those at home that mommy or daddy is working and should not be disturbed. This may take a while to accomplish, but if you are mindful of your time’s value, and you are consistently protecting it, you will be able to establish a more clear “work” time and a separate family time even while working from home.
There’s more to come in this series – so, I hope you check back! In the meantime,
Here’s To Your Wealth!
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