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Reduced Fees, Sliding Scales, and Lessons Learned
When I first went into private practice, I tripped over several issues when offering my services for a reduced fee. Before you begin advertising that you reduce your fees for clients, there’s a few things you may want to take into consideration to avoid the same mistakes that I made. Here’s the first one . . . .
Are You Meeting Your Own Financial Needs?
Generosity is certainly admirable . . . if you can afford it. Airlines tell you to put your oxygen mask on before you try to help someone else with theirs. And, you cannot afford to give your services away if you cannot afford the rent and electricity for your home and your office.
There are other ways to do good in this world and hopefully you are doing them. But make sure that you are financially sound before you go trying to meet your clients’ financial needs.
And, if you are out there already doing good in this world without or in addition to reducing your fees, why don’t you take a moment to let us know about your good works!