Money & Pricing for Privilege

Let’s talk about pricing

It’s my vision to provide business to business services for those communities who are often marginalized and ignored, or simply priced out, by other service providers. I want to help LGBTQIA+, POC, and low income people with visions put their work in the world through entrepreneurship. This is my heart.

This is why my rates are as low as you see listed here. I chose these price points to make sure that my people and my community have the support they needed to climb the ladder to wherever it is they want to go.

But these are not my across the board rates. In reality, I have a sliding scale rate system where those people who are in a position to pay more, and who have some measure of privilege they are able to leverage, are charged a slightly higher rate.

Why is that?

It’s because being sure I serve those who can’t afford higher prices puts me at risk of not being able to continue serving them. But it’s also because I firmly believe in using what privilege we have (for myself, I am a white femme-passing person living in America) to give a leg up to those below us on the privilege ladder. I find that many of us WANT to do that: to offer concrete help, to use our privilege for good – but we aren’t sure how to do that.

This is one of the ways.

When you self-identify as being able to pay a rate further up the sliding scale, you are in effect using your extra income to allow me to continue serving those who can barely afford my listed rate. I help you in your business, and you give a leg up to someone in a historically oppressed community: POC, LGBTQIA+, those living in poverty.

Access is more important to me than rates, and so this sliding scale will only come into effect if YOU self-identify as being willing and able to pay a different rate. I will not interrogate you about where you should be on the scale, nor will I use any form of judgement on what I think you should be paying. I will simply take your word for it. And we will go from there.

Let me know if you’d like to know what your rate will be if you identify as having privilege that enables you to afford more, or if you have any questions at all about my rate system.