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Powerful Pricing Strategies to Build Your Creative Business

by D'Arcy Benincosa

In this episode, D’Arcy and Nicole discuss powerful pricing strategies for creative businesses. Discover how to set yourself apart from the competition through innovation, prioritize profitability while staying true to your artistic vision, and leverage workshops to attract aligned clients. Tune in for strategies and inspiration to help you build a successful and sustainable creative business. Hit play!

Meet Nicole Chapman:

Nicole is an artist, poet, sculptor, wife, mother, and philocalist.

If you’re looking for ways to stand out from the competition and build a successful creative business, understanding the strategies behind pricing, budgeting, and leveling up your portfolio is key.


1. Innovation

One powerful strategy is to innovate and do things differently. Instead of following traditional methods, consider using innovative approaches that set you apart. For example, using water instead of foam for sustainability can make really big impact on the presentation and longevity of flowers, if you’re a florist. By looking at your competition, you can ensure that you look and feel different, attracting more clients.

2. Pricing

When it comes to pricing, it’s essential to understand the importance of being profitable. Remember, your business comes first, and then you can focus on your art. Underbidding yourself or lowering prices to secure bookings may seem tempting, but it has negative consequences for you and your clients. Numbers matter more than self-worth in business, as they determine your success and sustainability.

3. Budgeting

Budgeting for additional work that you know you’ll provide is crucial to maintaining a healthy business. Whether it’s extra coaching, flowers, or hours spent, planning for these additional services ensures that you can deliver quality work while feeling fulfilled as a creative director.

4. Continued education

Participating in workshops can be incredibly beneficial for your business. They offer high-value content and experience at a fraction of the cost, allowing you to attract aligned clients without a hefty price tag. Workshops also provide opportunities to connect with others in the industry, expanding your network and increasing your chances of landing future projects.

By implementing these pricing strategies and focusing on innovation and profitability, you can build a successful and sustainable creative business that attracts clients and enables you to thrive in your artistry.

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free training

Not booking $10k+ weddings?

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Play

It Brave

podcast

A few of my favorite business tools:

CREATIVE LAW SHOP

Contracts, Privacy Policies, and more. Use code DARCYB10 for 10% off!

goodlight presets

Struggle to match your digital to your film? You've met your match. Use code PLAYITBRAVE to get $50 off!

pic-time

Say au revoir to lazy galleries! Use code DARCY to get your first month free.

tonic site shop

Crappy website? Say no more. Get 20% off a template with code PLAYITBRAVE. You're welcome.

Have no time to submit to publications?

Don’t let your images gather dust on a hard drive – GET THEM SEEN (and gain street cred too).

free guide

Learn my simple tweaks you can make that will have you attracting your dream clients with the portfolio you have TODAY.

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  1. Laura says:

    I absolutely love that you are introducing us to different and outstanding artists!! Thank you!!

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