Everything Costs Something: The Key To Healthy Negotiations

By Mo Bunnell

In this episode of Real Relationships Real Revenue, we are talking about the principle that we need to make everything cost something. We all know that there is no such thing as a free lunch. Many times clients will ask for something at a lower rate or they’ll ask for something to be thrown in for free. There will be times when you do that. However, in this episode, we are talking about negotiating a specific project and why you should always ask for something in return.

Topics We Cover in This Episode:

  • Healthy negotiations.
  • Why everything has to cost something
  • Why exact prices are trusted more

When your client asks for something, you have to ask for something in return. That is the bottom line. If they call and ask for a favor, take your time and think about what you can ask for in return. You don’t want to make it too easy for them. This will help you get farther faster.

It’s also important to remember that you’ll get more wins by not rounding the number of your price. Keep it exact and you will build more trust and increase your ability to raise prices going forward. Check out the research on why rounded prices should be avoided at the link below!

Resources Mentioned: Check out the research on why you should use exact prices