As many of you know, I launched my new series Pillow Talk this week and could not be more excited to share my personal diary entries with you throughout the next few weeks. My second episode will air on June 15 on my PBTV channel and on YouTube.
In my next episode, we are going to touch upon a subject that everyone flat-out refuses to talk about: How to steal from your clients. In other words, if you are paying 15% or more to planners or anyone else, most likely your clients are not getting what they are bargaining for.
This breakdown is a very simple one:
- Either that money is coming out of your pocket, which means you’re losing a lot of money or
- You are giving 15% less flowers or service to your clients.
I really hate to sound like a broken record, but if you continue to pay commission to get a job, you’re agreeing to help other people get rich while you (and your clients) suffer. It is time that we start trusting ourselves to get jobs based on our merits. Stop giving away your hard-earned profits.
I hope all of you will watch my next episode to see how this practice nearly put me out of business (seriously).
How do you feel about paying a commission? I am willing to have my mind changed if you can tell me how this has worked for your business.