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Jadine

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Is it a good idea doing low prices ?
« on: 18 September 2022, 09:55:26 pm »
Thought as it's been shit i do half prices today , tws with reports  , undesirables,  idiots texting ignoring me , I did crap , 1 guy ringing on 2 different numbers because I refused to see him as he was not my criteria and he also messaged me on aw saying I had a meltdown and im in the.wrong job lol all because I refused to see him he did me a favour as 1 of his fb shows he visits barebackers, told him about himself ,
 not being  cheaper  really makes you busier in my case .

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Re: Is it a good idea doing low prices ?
« Reply #1 on: 20 September 2022, 11:42:24 pm »
Obviously everyone will charge what they are happy with but one of the reasons I don't automatically drop my rates when things slow down a bit is because I find it tends to attract the kind of clients I don't wish to see.
I am not at the high end of the scale by any means but I have found that lowering my rate has attracted the cheapskates who want to cram as much as possible into a relatively short booking and often try to go overtime.
August wasn't great for me but things have definitely picked up in the last cple of weeks, try and hold your nerve and ride out the quiet times if you can.

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Re: Is it a good idea doing low prices ?
« Reply #2 on: 21 September 2022, 01:27:31 pm »
I agree, lowering rates attracts the wrong types. September was awful for me last year and is equally the same this year. I'm just riding it out. At least I have a bit of savings to ride me over, not much, but I'm not lowering my rates. I'm pretty much bang in the middle rates wise, I don't offer 15 minute bookings though, toying with putting it back on, but I found most booking 15 needed 20 mins plus!

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Re: Is it a good idea doing low prices ?
« Reply #3 on: 21 September 2022, 09:27:22 pm »
I would always hold out on lowering prices as tempting as it is when it gets slow, I think once you figure out slower months it helps as well as I do believe it can be fairly consistent with most of us in regards to when it gets busier and slower. I would suggest maybe just doing a little more advertising and do a few new profile pics might help (I did that today as I have been getting so slow!). As for me, next September I will either take a little holiday or simply lessen my days working so I can get guys booking on a few of the same day rather than it be excessively spaced out over the week as its my worst nightmare :o

One thing I will add, is that if I did do discounts in the past I did it in conjunction with them having to place a booking though my profile to help me with my feedback so that even though I was giving a discount it would help toward the future not having to give a discount because of the extra feedback, even though its a bit of a farce with feedback I do believe it helps having personally :)
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Re: Is it a good idea doing low prices ?
« Reply #4 on: 22 September 2022, 08:03:58 am »
Rather than permanently lower prices you could try a special offer week and specify that anybody who visits that week will always get the lower prices. Then during that week decide what to do.
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Re: Is it a good idea doing low prices ?
« Reply #5 on: 22 September 2022, 10:29:33 am »
Considering doing a discount in October for when I'm not in tour only. As tour costs just so much now

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Re: Is it a good idea doing low prices ?
« Reply #6 on: 22 September 2022, 01:12:26 pm »
Rather than permanently lower prices you could try a special offer week and specify that anybody who visits that week will always get the lower prices. Then during that week decide what to do.

I have resorted to a temporary discount the past week or so and got some bookings from it.

But it is just getting slower and slower in my area which is NW - if I’m lucky I get a few a week. I got slower when I had to stop offering full service which was expected but now it’s getting ridiculous. It has got to the point I’m going to move. This isn’t the only reason, I have major landlord issues, but is is one of them.

Jadine

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Re: Is it a good idea doing low prices ?
« Reply #7 on: 22 September 2022, 07:43:44 pm »
That's what I thought I try just once a week , but if it's not good like the last one I not bother again  .

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Re: Is it a good idea doing low prices ?
« Reply #8 on: 22 September 2022, 11:25:20 pm »
I have gone down to £150 an hour and I'm doing very well, Clients are still nice and my Diary gets full and less waiting around for work. I book an apartment and I want to be booked up, Hit my target and then chill from 6 or 7pm. I know I'm worth more an hour but when it comes to making money then it's better to price fair and get the business in. But that works for me and everyone is different. When I lower my price I get regulars booking twice a month or more and so it works for me and I'd still get work at up to £200 but works out more wasted time waiting around and I don't wait for no man lol when I'm in work mode I want to be working because I'm a natural sloth and love to be lazy so need to keep busy and after 4 days of working I'm ready to have a lazy day or 2.

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Re: Is it a good idea doing low prices ?
« Reply #9 on: 23 September 2022, 01:47:48 am »
I have gone down to £150 an hour and I'm doing very well, Clients are still nice and my Diary gets full and less waiting around for work. I book an apartment and I want to be booked up, Hit my target and then chill from 6 or 7pm. I know I'm worth more an hour but when it comes to making money then it's better to price fair and get the business in. But that works for me and everyone is different. When I lower my price I get regulars booking twice a month or more and so it works for me and I'd still get work at up to £200 but works out more wasted time waiting around and I don't wait for no man lol when I'm in work mode I want to be working because I'm a natural sloth and love to be lazy so need to keep busy and after 4 days of working I'm ready to have a lazy day or 2.

This. It's all very well (and makes sense in some ways) to refuse to reduce your prices, but principles don't pay the rent. Surely it's better to knock 10 or 20 quid off  your hourly rate and be busy/busier, than keep them high and not get enough punters to cover your expenses?
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Re: Is it a good idea doing low prices ?
« Reply #10 on: 23 September 2022, 09:17:25 am »
I have gone down to £150 an hour and I'm doing very well, Clients are still nice and my Diary gets full and less waiting around for work. I book an apartment and I want to be booked up, Hit my target and then chill from 6 or 7pm. I know I'm worth more an hour but when it comes to making money then it's better to price fair and get the business in.

Well no person is 'worth' or 'not worth' any monetary amount, because human beings aren't consumer durables. 'Can charge more' yes, but to be fair the thread is about low prices, not lower prices and £150ph isn't low no matter where you are, in the UK at least.

It's all very well (and makes sense in some ways) to refuse to reduce your prices, but principles don't pay the rent. Surely it's better to knock 10 or 20 quid off  your hourly rate and be busy/busier, than keep them high and not get enough punters to cover your expenses?

If this is the case in whichever area somebody's in then fine, but I suspect it makes less difference than people think provided we're still in the realms of normal pricing; ten or twenty quid makes no odds where I am and likewise, I don't think a punter who thinks I'm completely unappealing and doesn't fancy me at all is going to suddenly want to shag me because I've gone £10 cheaper than Flossie up the road who he really wants to shag. He'll just not bother and wait until he has the £10.

What you will get at very low prices (as in significantly lower than everybody else around you) are the punters who literally don't give a damn what they stick it in as long as it's cheap, and while I definitely agree that money is money and it keeps the bills paid, I don't want to be dealing with those punters day in and day out.

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Re: Is it a good idea doing low prices ?
« Reply #11 on: 29 September 2022, 02:10:43 pm »
I've tried lowering my prices for a couple of weeks to see if it makes a difference at all but in my case, it made pretty much no difference like the only thing it did was giving my regulars a chance to see me at a discounted price (they always know very well when you've lowered you prices but always act surprised when you tell them you raised them lol, cheapskates  :-\), it only brought me a couple of extra bookings from new clients for the whole trial period so to my opinion, definitely not worth decreasing my prices permanently so I ended up raising them again back to normal.

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Re: Is it a good idea doing low prices ?
« Reply #12 on: 29 September 2022, 02:30:14 pm »
I have never done really cheaper prices as it's not something i am comfortable with and means i have to see more to make my target which stresses me more and my accomodation less discreet.

I have however dropped prices by 10 to 20 to test it out and cannot say i noticed much difference really. I think lowering rates probably work better for more traffic if someone is just chsrging 100 to say 120 an hour and if you offer a lot for that i would expect if photos look good you would get more work by having those prices.

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Re: Is it a good idea doing low prices ?
« Reply #13 on: 30 September 2022, 11:55:14 am »
I’d rather cut my flaps off than reduce prices. Fuck that even if your not busy give the illusion that you are x
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Re: Is it a good idea doing low prices ?
« Reply #14 on: 30 September 2022, 07:18:49 pm »
Lowering prices only puts you in competition with everyone else and lowers the price floor clients come to expect. Unless you stand out like a sore thumb and there's an obvious discrepancy between what you expect and reality I don't see any reason to lower prices or put up with the emotional labour and hassle of attracting the bottom end of the market.