Pricing

Do we charge less? Do we value ourselves less than we should? Do you think that sometime in the future, there will be this perfect product at the perfect price, and the perfect client will come along? I used to have a client who had exacttttttly the same problem And I can categorically tell you […]

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Imagine you’re going to a workshop. The price of the workshop is $700 (Let’s call this Option A). And then there’s a premium version of the workshop that’s priced at $770 (Let’s call this Option B). Which of the two options would you choose? The $700 or the $770 option? I know, I know. You […]

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In the year 2007, the rock band Radiohead did something really unusual. They gave their customers the chance to pay whatever they wished for the album. If you wanted it free, it was yours to have. If on the other hand you wanted to pay a few bucks, well, that was your prerogative as well. […]

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On June 29, 2007, Apple brought out the iPhone—and then promptly cut back the price by a third as December approached. That was a chunky $200 off. And buyers got mad. Especially when you consider Apple’s situation where early adopters are more rabid than the usual rabid fans. These early adopters would have slept out […]

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Imagine you’re driving down the road to fill some petrol. As you get to the petrol station, you see the headlines on the newspaper, letting you know that petrol prices are likely to go up by 20 cents. What do you do? Fill just $10 worth of petrol in your tank? Or $20? Or do […]

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Right outside my front door is a guy called Roger. And Roger has almost zero-cash flow problems. He also happens to have no need to go to networking meetings And no need to do any advertising or marketing whatsoever. You see, Roger mows the lawns. And he’s got a revenue-generating system that most businesses never […]

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I’ve never actually seen ‘The Godfather’. Or read the book. I know, I know, I haven’t lived. But I’ve lived long enough to understand the concept of a Godfather-offer. Namely: To make a offer that simply cannot be refused. Cannot be refused? Does such an offer exist? Yes, it does, but only once you become […]

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You know the story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears, don’t you? The one where Goldilocks entered the bear’s house, and ate the porridge. And the porridge in the first bowl was too hot. The porridge in the second bowl was too cold. The porridge in the third bowl was just right. Now if only […]

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Would a customer buy a product just to brag? Would they pay more just to say: “I paid more?” What if you sold something that wasn’t something spiffy like a diamond? What if you sold a bed, or teacups, or tiles? What if you sold a training course instead? In any business the price can […]

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Let’s do something really, really stupid. Let’s avoid increasing your prices. Let’s actually decrease them. By a whole 50%. So instead of earning $50 per hour, you actually start earning a measly $25.Then just for good measure, let’s reduce your prices by another 50% to $12.50 an hour. And now let’s do some calculations, shall […]

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You see that house on the hill? What’s the price of that house? The owner thinks the price should hover around $550,000. The real estate agent thinks she’ll get $575,000 or more if you go to auction. The council sincerely believes the property is worth $495,000. The bidding fails to rise about $528,000. But then […]

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Are you worried you’ll get more unsubscribes if you send a newsletter fornightly instead of monthly? Do you think your ad has too much copy and customers won’t read it? Do you think your presentation is too salesy? The answer depends on your auditing ability So how much is 5 + 5? Well, the answer […]

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