Back in May, I went to Dallas for a business conference. Today, I was thinking back to that conference, because two of my friends, Stacy and Erin, went to this conference this week in Nashville.

I was thinking back to what I learned when I went. A lot of what I heard were the same things I had already learned. The biggest thing I took away was this-

You should be paid for your time.

I know that seems so basic, but it made a huge impact on me. Sure, I had been earning money online for 2 years, but I felt guilty when I charged people for my services. It was freeing to be given the permission to earn money for the hard work I was putting in.

If you are like me, you feel guilty drafting the bills and charging properly for your time. Maybe you are constantly cutting people a deal on your services. If that is where you are, it’s time to stop it. Your time is valuable. When you spend your time working for others, you are not spending time with your family.

Doing things for free or at a highly reduced price takes from your family. Not only are you losing time with them, you are not earning enough to provide for them.

Austin and I are all for generosity. In fact, we have a designated part of our budget that we will give to others. I’m not saying that you shouldn’t be benevolent, but don’t discount someone out of guilt.

What about you? Do you have difficulties charging what your time is worth?

Other things on my mind this week-

Money Making Mom– a book full of great ideas for your business

Develop a brand to represent your authority– Rhonda is one of my clients. She is a very successful personal branding coach. I have learned a lot from this lady over the last 3 years.

The Mystery Shopping Companies to Work For– companies will pay you to mystery shop their businesses. When I worked at Taco Bell, mystery shoppers would make or break us.

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