What Is Your Work Worth?

What Is Your Work Worth?

by Michael Feeley July 11, 2021


YOU SEND A BILL for your work (an hourly rate or set project fee) that stands for the value and worth of your work.

It says you know what you’re good at doing and stand behind your skills, your book of work because you’re proud of your work, and you have a good reputation.

It’s not always easy to decide what you should charge for your services. You may sell yourself short because you’re afraid you’ll be too expensive and miss out on making money and also because resistance (your nagging inner critic) says –
“Who do you think you are? You’re not worth that.”

In the Seth Godin Akimbo Freelancers Workshop, I learned two things about my value and earning a living:

1. Get yourself better clients. It’s possible. Better clients challenge you to do your best work. They know your reputation and also tell others. They pay your prices because they are looking for top results to get the job done right.

2. Don’t race against others to the rock bottom price. You’ll still be doing the same amount of work. You get paid for excellence or for being a hack. What  choice!

As a professional, I encourage you to assess your skills, know the quality of your craft, and understand what your market is willing to pay because they want YOU above all others. Because you show up, you do the hard work, and you come through. People trust you. You make people happy. You’re remarkable.


Thanks – Michael (he,him)

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And, see if this connects with you also – Your Work Can Change People.


Michael has twenty years experience matching people with positions that allows them to reach their potential. Having worked with corporate decision makers, Michael has expertise in understanding organizational needs in multiple industries. He understands, experientially and intuitively, what gets people hired and what doesn’t. With a big heart and intellect to match, Michael Feeley is an authority on bringing the best out of business owners, executives, and entrepreneurs… he has such amazing energy, not to mention a terrific business background.

Libby Gill

Business Coach, Brand Strategist & Best Selling Author

…as a trainer I watched Michael Feeley become a masterful coach, being adept at many coaching skills… he is supportive, motivational, action-oriented, open minded, authentic, confident and compassionate… such a delight to work with… fun, high-energy, intuitive, spontaneous!… I have observed him to be very inspirational, empowering, and encouraging clients to go to greater depths in their lives. He is a true ambassador of the profession… Michael has heart and soul along with the ability to deliver!

Deborah Van de Grift – CPC, ELI-MP, PCC

Vice President iPEC – Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching

You, my friend, are the Real Deal.

Matthew Carey

Host of Studio Time Podcast


Michael Feeley walks the walk and talks the talk. He is honest, authentic and incredibly generous in spirit. Michael’s deep commitment to service means his clients get his full attention and will benefit from his coaching skills, experience and wisdom.

Kathy Karn

Psychotherapist, Photographer and Storyteller /

London ON Canada

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