59 episodes

This is a podcast for purpose driven freelancers and founders who do valuable work and want to price in a way that makes them and their customers happy. This isn't about being cheap to make customers happy or over-pricing to take advantage of people but to practice the conversations about pricing and increase your capabilities to have these conversations so that everyone shares in the value of your work.

The Happy Pricing Podcast The Happy Startup School

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This is a podcast for purpose driven freelancers and founders who do valuable work and want to price in a way that makes them and their customers happy. This isn't about being cheap to make customers happy or over-pricing to take advantage of people but to practice the conversations about pricing and increase your capabilities to have these conversations so that everyone shares in the value of your work.

    "I'm nearly doubling my prices"

    "I'm nearly doubling my prices"

    If you want to increase your prices, it has to start with an understanding of your value. Not just the mechanical tasks you perform, but the trust, familiarity, and unique value you bring to your clients. This can lead to a dramatic increase in price, which gets closer to reflecting the true value of the service provided.
    Mark Steadman is a podcast consultant who works with individuals contemplating their “second mountain”. He helps people use their voice to achieve change, as he believes the voice is the most persuasive tool we have.
    In this episode, Carlos, Ben, and Mark discuss increasing price so it aligns more closely with the real value you provide.
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    • 41 min
    The purpose of being polarising

    The purpose of being polarising

    Being polarising in your pricing and your offering is way more impactful than trying to appeal to the masses. But it means being clear about who you want to work with and focusing tightly on them.
    This not only helps attract the right customers who’ll find value in your offerings, but it saves your time and theirs, by allowing those who aren’t a good fit to self-select themselves out of the process early on.
    In this episode, Carlos and Ben explore how having a clear, distinct stance can help find the right clients, along with how pricing sends a signal that attracts those we want to work with, and repels those that aren’t right for us.
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    • 24 min
    Selling what you do differently

    Selling what you do differently

    Changing the way you present your product can greatly affect how people see its value and price. When you’re faced with a sticky patch, lowering prices or costs might not be the right thing to do. So instead, what might happen if you took those constraints and reframed the experience for the customer?
    In this episode, Carlos and Ben discuss the importance of creativity and perception in selling products and services, using the example of a restaurant owner. They explore how changing the presentation and packaging – not the product itself – can influence customers' perception of value. They also touch on the impact of physical and emotional exhaustion on an entrepreneur's ability to think creatively, emphasising the need for self-compassion and reframing one's perspective during challenging times.
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    • 31 min
    How do you sell a book for €560?

    How do you sell a book for €560?

    Pricing expertise is not determined by traditional models. It’s about understanding the value and aligning incentives with the customer. By challenging conventional pricing logic and considering factors like value and skin-in-the-game, you can better convey the true worth of your products or services.
    This week's guests are Claus Raasted and Filip Fučić. Claus is an “overpaid rockstar consultant” who specialises in areas like innovation, change management, leadership, public speaking, and marketing. He is also an author of 37 books.
    Filip is a pricing mentor who helps people charge more for the value they provide. He has a background in marketing and has made mistakes in pricing his expertise, which led him to write a book on the topic.
    Together, they discuss “pricing logics” and the importance of aligning incentives when pricing expert services. They challenge traditional pricing models and advocate for pricing expertise based on value rather than per unit or hour.
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    • 38 min
    Pricing theory vs practice

    Pricing theory vs practice

    Pricing is not just about setting a number, but understanding the value that your product or service brings to your customers. It's about considering the problem you solve and the positive change you can create for your clients.
    Pricing should be based on a deep understanding of your target audience and what they are willing to pay for the value you provide. We need to overcome the stories and discomfort that can hold us back from pricing our offerings appropriately. By connecting to our motivations and being confident in the value we offer, we can navigate the leap from current pricing to charging what we’re truly worth.
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    • 27 min
    5 lessons on how not to do pricing from Elon Musk

    5 lessons on how not to do pricing from Elon Musk

    When we approach pricing without research or strategy, we end up with uncertainty, ineffective communication, and demonstrating a lack of understanding our customers’ needs.
    We need an outside-in approach that starts with researching the value customers get from our product or service. By focusing on the customer and their needs, we can develop a pricing strategy that is clear, confident, and effectively communicated.
    This week, Carlos and Ben discuss a blog post on the perceived mistakes Elon Musk made in the wake of his attempt to charge $20 per Twitter account that wanted to receive a blue Verified badge.
    What Musk saw was resistance, ambivalence, and ultimately the need to make quick pivots. Pricing solely based on internal needs and without considering customer value can lead to missed opportunities and an ineffective pricing strategy, so what lessons can be drawn, not only from Musk’s pricing strategy, but from the value he placed on buying the company to begin with?
    LinksJoin the Happy Pricing courseJoin the conversation liveFive lessons on how not to do pricing from Elon Musk’s Twitter

    • 23 min

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