Via GetRichSlowly.org, I learned about an ebook giveaway on the Oprah Winfrey site. For Valentine’s Day only, the Oprah site is offering a free copy of Suze Orman’s Women & Money ebook. (Scroll to the bottom of that page.) Whether you are a woman or a man, this ebook has some great advice for consultants. Orman discusses the need to set your consulting fees at a professional level.
I’ve only read a few chapters, but I appreciate Orman’s discussion of how many consultants (especially women) set their fees too low, do barter when they don’t want to, and shy away from asking clients for more money. She talks about the need to stop putting yourself on sale — instead, treat yourself as a professional, not a bargain basement deal.