It is important that you know what your worth is.
There are a few different levels to this but right now I’m specifically speaking of your value in the marketplace. This is the value of yourself that can be translated in the dollar bills. This assessment requires a bit of objectivity (although I believe that we are not capable of objectivity but that’s a whole another post.) You need to calmly see yourself in relationships to others on the market and understand where you stand. You don’t need to be overly humble and you don’t want to overestimate. If you need an opinion of trusted (and honest and loving, I might add) friends, that might be a good idea. I can give you my assessment on the issue but I am known to be too honest and it’s not recommended for everyone. Lol.
Another thing you need to know is when to/when not to ask to have your full value paid in cash money. There are times that it makes sense for you to take the gig despite that sad bread. It is good for you to know that certain gigs bring you other benefits (and this type of situation usually calls for your long-game thinking) that outweighs an immediate cash money. In these situations, it pays for you to graciously do the gig and not make any fuss about money. In the long run. Again, I can help you if you are not sure. Read More