A lot of the times in life and business, we tell ourselves that our intuition doesn’t matter. We feel something but we ignore it because we’re told that’s not the way to do things.
We listen to the opinions of others and trust what they say more than trusting how we really feel about something.
As you may know, I’ve just reopened the doors to the Bestselling Author Mastermind and we’re now accepting new members. I’m SO pumped about this as BAM is one of my most favorite things that I’ve ever created and it just keeps on getting better and better.
But something that’s been nagging me for days now is the new price for joining BAM. I was advised by several people that I should be charging $97 a month for all of what’s included in the BAM membership.
That price didn’t really feel right to me. So I went with a price that was slightly lower and a number that I really, really love ($77). But it still hasn’t felt right.
Because I want this group to not only be accessible for most writers, but I also want it to be the most insane value EVER for what you’re paying.
I believe it is. And I believe it still would be at $97 a month or $77 a month or even $197 a month. The value is more than there.
But here’s the thing… just because you can charge that much, doesn’t mean you should.
Yes, the BAM membership is worth that much, it’s worth much more. You get an insane level of access to me in a private Facebook group, you get tons of kick-ass trainings and resources in the member’s site to help you write, revise, publish and sell your books, you get weekly accountability check ins and work sessions so you can get shit done, you get free access to all of my workshops and digital products that cost $100 or less (and let’s be honest that pretty much means EVERYTHING), and you get to be part of the best community online of like-minded writers and authors who are all heading in similar directions and are super supportive of each other.
So I originally made the price what I was told it should be for all the value I’m delivering.
But it hasn’t been sitting well with me. I’ve actually been thinking about it all day long since I launched on Friday.
And the truth is, I’d do the BAM site for free. I love it that much and believe in it that much. So it didn’t make sense for me to be charging a price that felt out of alignment for the goal I have for the group, which is to make it a killer deal and easily accessible for most people.
If I was in it just for the money, maybe I would charge more. But I’m not. I’m in it because this group is amazing and because it has helped me to step up in my own writing life in so many ways.
I love delivering the trainings and I love having BAM members in my workshops that I run. It’s a blast to get to hang out with the members and get to know them and support them in their writing lives, wherever they are in their journey so far.
So I’ve decided to throw the price I was told I should be charging out the window and just charge what I feel in my gut is the right price.
Maybe I’m totally insane and maybe I’m “leaving money on the table” by not charging more. But I honestly don’t give a fuck.
I believe that you should LOVE your business and LOVE the work you’re doing and I also believe you should always, always, always follow your heart and do what feels good for you.
And the higher price just didn’t feel good to me.
So I changed it.
You can do this too, with anything in your life that doesn’t feel good to you. You don’t have to stick with something just because at one point you committed to it and decided you needed to do it. You don’t have to keep doing something that sucks or that makes you feel like shit.
You get to choose.
And changing your mind doesn’t at all make you flaky or irresponsible, either, as so many people will tell you that it does. In fact, changing your mind and having the courage to own it and then move in that new direction is extremely brave in a world where people will suffer ’til their last breath just to keep other people from judging them for their choices.
The BAM community is a place for learning and for growing. It’s a place for finding out who you are as a writer and author and stepping into the identity of who you want to be.
Running this group has changed so much for me, and it’s also allowed me to finally give myself permission to make a massive change in my writing business and life… one that I can’t tell you about right now (but I will very soon!!).
Being a BAM member will change your life and will make you a better, happier and more productive writer and author. And all for the price of one dinner out a month.
If you’re ready to step the fuck up in your writing life and get your book written or finished or start selling more copies of the book you’ve already got out there, there’s no better place in the world for you then right here in this group.
>> Details and sign up here: www.jenniferblanchard.net/landing/mastermind
Dream life or bust,