If you’re an independent health and fitness professional, you may be the only person who can give yourself a pay increase. Nobody wants to ask for more money, especially when you have to do it multiple times. If your schedule is full, your only other options for bettering your finances are to tighten your spending habits or create new streams of revenue.
Most people are fearful of raising their rates, but many do it successfully year after year. Keeping up with inflation and earning a decent living are perfectly reasonable reasons for requesting a pay raise. Most people expect it. Put yourself in your clients’ shoes. If they like you and find what you do to be valuable, a slight change in fees won't be a problem. If it is, they’ll tell you.
Here are six steps to help you prepare for this exciting change: