Podcast: Know Your Worth And Asking For It, Plus Tax

Whether you’re an employee, freelancer, entrepreneur or business owner, many of you are giving away your power because you’re afraid to talk about money.

Know Your worth & Asking for it Plus Tax

Are you one of those people who feel uncomfortable charging for your worth? Maybe you do what you do because you love it, but you can’t seem to bring yourself to ask people to pay for it? Perhaps you’re job hunting but afraid to ask for that high number? Or you have an upcoming job performance review and is nervous to ask for that raise?

Rihanna had it right when she said “pay me what you owe me.” Yes, it might feel weird to charge someone for your particular skill or to negotiate a higher pay. But why undermine your efforts with rates that are beneath your results? As long as you’re able to strike a balance between reality and expectations, stop undervaluing yourself. Don’t let self-doubt make you feel like you have to accept every offer that crosses your path.

Listen as we share how to “know your worth and ask for it plus tax. And for bonus, we’re also giving you a couple of things you should know when negotiating your worth.

Key Points:

  • Being self-aware

  • Don’t just be happy with being a part of something

  • Set your terms and be willing to negotiate

  • Why you don’t discount your rates

  • How to negotiate your worth

  • ...And being willing to walk away if necessary

Key Resource Mentioned

  • We’re Going To Need More Wine Please (book)

  • Payscale.com: research and compare average salaries

  • GlassDoor.com: Search millions of jobs and get the inside scoop on companies with employee reviews, personalized salary tools and more.

  • Squarespace: the all-in-one platform to build a beautiful online presence.

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Credits: Music and Audio editing by Rodney Carter Music

Produced: Nicole Williams, www.nicolewilliamspr.com