Setting Prices

Unlocking the Secret to Effective Pricing: Insights from Barbell Logic Podcast

Explore Effective Pricing Techniques to Optimize Your Coaching Business

Dive into the art of pricing with Matt Reynolds in the latest episode of the Barbell Logic Podcast, “Pricing.” Inspired by the book “Monetizing Innovation: How Smart Companies Design the Product Around Price,” Matt shares valuable strategies that have helped Barbell Logic refine its pricing approach.

Understanding Your Market and Niche

Before setting a price, it’s crucial to identify who will be paying it and what problem you are solving for them. Initially, coaches might cast a wide net to attract clients, but over time, finding and owning a niche becomes essential. This niche could be a demographic you’re passionate about or one naturally drawn to your service. While specializing, don’t forget to consider the total addressable market (TAM)—the broader audience that can benefit from your services.

Pricing Strategy: Conceptualizing and Testing

Running a business means confronting the sometimes uncomfortable topic of money. Your pricing should reflect the perceived value of your service, ensuring customers feel they’re getting more than what they’re paying for. Testing your pricing with alpha or beta testers, such as family members, can provide invaluable feedback.

Key Questions to Ask Your Testers

  1. What price did they pay for similar services?
  2. What is an acceptable price?
  3. What is an expensive price?
  4. What is a prohibitively expensive price?

Gauge their likelihood to purchase your service on a scale from 1-5, noting that only about 30% of the 5s and 10% of the 4s will convert to buyers. Understanding their motivations and hesitations will help refine your offering.

Finding the Right Pricing Model

Aim for a sweet spot of 3-4 pricing tiers—too few options may limit your appeal, while too many can overwhelm potential clients. By striking the right balance, you can cater to a diverse customer base while maximizing your revenue potential.

Tune into the “Pricing” episode of the Barbell Logic Podcast to master the art of setting and adjusting your prices, ensuring your business thrives in a competitive market. Listen now and transform your approach to pricing!

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