Last night I had the pleasure of meeting with fellow NIM ‘loser’ (as if baby), Gail Greenberg. Yes, here in Jerusalem, Israel.
    I had a post ‘in waiting’ for the right moment and good ol’ Gail has inspired me to share part of it now.
    Gail and I discussed how we are each working on putting ourselves out there. You cant believe the stuff this girl has up her sleeve. I am talking serious internet SUCCESS! As internet marketers, we can see potential online $$ value in every idea/business/concept, etc..
    So Gail wants to know… why am I so embarrased to charge what I am worth??
    I hide behind potential partnerships – Any time someone mentions some interesting niche topic, I never tire of thinking of potential partnerships and money to be made. I figure people are not interested in paying and here is a chance to get 50% of a business instead of a small sum consulting. Yet, since they have no idea what they are receiving, and yes – dont pay for it! – they dont value what I suggest and shrug it off..
    If I charged them what the information is worth, perhaps they would take me more seriously?
    This is a big ‘woman’ problem (sorry for generalizing). How often have you given free advice, done a friend a favor, and not received pay for it. How often have you been EXPECTED to (I almost lost a friend over this, when she expected me to offer to work for her for free, and ironically I would have (but shouldnt have) but didnt want to impose my service on her in case she was not interested!)
    Charlie Cook (yes a MAN!), in his Marketing for Success Blog, nails it with Why Women Dont Make What they Should. Basically, women feel guilty asking for pay, and see themselves as problem solvers.
    Gail really gave me a pick me up. She is more determined than I am for me to recognize my worth, my mad marketing skills, how ridiculously valuable they are to most businesses who cant translate their offline/online businesses into the success, and how much people were really taken with me. True her experience was with the voting for The Next Internet Millionaire Reality Show (for which I was first runner up).
    Yes, she insisted that people really respond to me, and will really respond to me. I caved and said ‘aww shucks’ (more! more! more!)
    So this is how I am feeling now ;) ..

    Thanks Gail… right back at ya!
    Other women entreupreuners…
    Are YOU Getting what you are worth?? What advice would you offer?

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