Why am I always broke

Money Problems - Why You're Always Broke

If not, it's up to you to change that! Especially when you work independently, it is often up to you how you position yourself and what you offer at what price. You should never hear about yourself: "Oh, this is great, it is so insanely cheap !!!" (No. Nobody, absolutely nobody, wants to hear that about themselves! In no way.)

If you are employed until: It is helpful if you meticulously write down for three months when, where and how you were useful for the company. Did you do an excellent job? Won customers? Colleagues successfully guided? Did you help the company win an important contract?

Let the decision-makers in your company know!

Most of the time, they have no idea what you are doing all the time and how important you are for the company. Don't put your light under a bushel - let it shine!

Well prepared, of course. And in an appropriate manner.

Even the self-employed should really check their pricing on a regular basis. I myself have fallen into the trap of not changing the prices for my work for a long time. Sometimes you just need someone who the impetus from outside in addition there.

As a self-employed person, you can also “surcharge” too little income because too few customers are willing to make use of the service. Then the key question is why that is.

  • Do you offer a solution to your customers' problems?
  • Are you visible, or do you hide yourself and your skills?
  • Are you positioning yourself sufficiently pointedly in the market to justify high prices?
  • And are you good enough not only to meet your customers' expectations, but in the best case even to exceed them?

Most self-employed people who do not have enough customers have problems in one area or another - or even in several. It is important to answer your questions honestly. And optimize. In my opinion, there is no such thing as failure, only learning. If you are ready to do so, draw the necessary conclusions and initiate changes.