Cheap or Reassuringly Expensive: Podcast Ep 191

Today we are offered a real-life challenge from a listener: “I am a very techy VA and I keep hearing everyone (including Nicola on the podcast) talking about outsourcing to people overseas for $10 an hour.  I am based in the UK and charge more than that per hour but I’m much more efficient and so much faster, as I know the various software inside out, I know about internet marketing, websites, direct response copywriting, funnel strategy, so I bring much more to the table in terms of what I can do, not to mention troubleshooting, using my initiative and […]

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It’s Cheap: What’s the Catch?

I learn something new every day. I see things on Facebook and on TV and in blogs which make me think. And my clients are my best teachers. So I’m indebted to an esteemed colleague who yesterday offered feedback to one of the members of my Club 100 who was launching very affordable business coaching offering. The gist of the feedback was to inquire after the reason for pricing it so low and that although we might look for and appreciate value, there’s a price which can be so low it causes us to wonder perhaps if there’s a catch. […]

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Thrifty Thoughts

I posted on the Money Gym forum today about thrift.   Having spent a month with lots of American snowbirds during December, I noticed their thrifty habits, no doubt designed to eek out their scant pensions and make them go further in the slightly cheaper, definitely warmer Caribbean. I notice that they order dinner, eat half and take the other half home for another meal, tomorrow? And I notice that they care about every dollar, taking a bag where a box would have cost them that dollar. And this is just how it should be, but its not how I instinctively […]

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