Raise your prices without being the bad guy.
Give yourself a raise. Your clients accept the new price when booking. No need to have a heart-to-heart with each person.
When’s the last time you raised your prices? A year ago? Two? Five? Never?
Why? Haven’t you improved? Haven’t you gained more experience? Aren’t you just flat out better NOW than you were five years ago? And even if you aren’t (hint: you are), isn’t there something called inflation that you need to account for?
Friend… it’s time for a raise. You deserve it.
Let Hummingbook deliver the “bad” news to your client.
Your prices are listed in plain sight while clients book. Hummingbook tallies their total just like on Amazon. (There’s nothing for you to explain or rationalize.) Most clients don’t bat an eye. And to the few that do, well, do you really want someone that cries over $5?
PS: Nearly every Hummingbook customer has raised their rates. Some by $5 an item, and others by $15. Some by $150! None of them have gone out of business. In fact, they’re all making more now than ever before. Why not start an account and join the higher-paid ranks?