Why Selling Your Product Is More Virtuous Than Giving It Away For Free

In today’s episode we discuss whether it’s more virtuous to give your products away for free, or to charge for your work.

If a corporation is making 25% profit or more, eyebrows go up and there may be pressure to “give back.” Have you ever wondered about that language? It’s as if this implies they “took it” from someone.

Even someone as successful as Michael Hyatt, has wondered, “Is it more virtuous to give my products away?” This NY Times bestselling author, former CEO of Thomas Nelson, and blogger with over 1 Million readers per month gave his content away during his first three years of blogging.

When he started selling his first ebooks, he struggled with thoughts that he was “selling out.”

But after much consideration, he concluded that it’s essential to charge for your work.

Today I share 8 Reasons Why Charging for Your Work Is More Virtuous than Doing it for Free.

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Tip of the Week

This Week’s Tip of the Week is a Christmas gift I finally started using called Tile.  When you use Tile, you’ll never lose anything again.

Place the Tile app on your phone and put the Tile in your car, on your keys, or with anything you might misplace, and you can track the exact location of the tile, so you’ll never have to search for a missing item again.

Spiritual Foundations

John 10:14, 27. Jesus said, “I am the good shepherd;  I know my sheep and my sheep know me. My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me.”

In the past, I was troubled when Christians would say,”God told me….”

Since starting on my spiritual  journey, I have examined the stories in the Bible and nowhere does it say that these things (like God speaking) would stop happening. Jesus said, “My sheep hear my voice.”

Does God still speak today?

I want to encourage you to read the Bible for yourself, not through the lense of your pastor or your denomination, but through an objective lense.

Join us today as we discuss open visions, the audible voice of God, casting pearls before swine, hallucinations, and Parkinson’s disease. You have to hear this wide-ranging discussion for yourself.

I believe God does speak and we his children can hear his voice.

Feature Presentation “Why Selling Your Product Is More Virtuous Than Giving It Away For Free”

 

  • How to successfully struggle with feelings of selling out — Why it’s essential to ask for value when you give value.

 

  • If man’s primary purpose is to produce value, then why do we find it difficult to refine and reshape resources (and make a profit)?

 

  • Why uncovering your thoughts about expectations, value, and entitlement is essential for self-awareness.

 

  • People’s needs over people’s rights, or people’s rights over people’s needs — How examining your beliefs on this is critical to your worldview.

 

  • Why the more we pay for it, the more we value it — Understanding the impact of contextual value.

 

    • The power of social signals — How one famous real estate broker and teacher quadrupled his income by making one simple purchase.

 

  • Uncovering the problem when something feels “off” — Why leaders need integris lives and how our subconscious is always searching for contradictions.

 

  • Why it's important to uncover whether money is more than a simple commodity or a trade medium.

 

  • Why Jesus talked so much about money — What you can learn from the parable of the three servants and their money.

 

  • Your self-worth and the greatest commandment — If you love your neighbor as yourself you’ll realize this virtue.

 

  • What world view are you teaching? How expecting to be paid or not expecting to be paid impacts the world.

 

  • Are you a world-changer? How Apple changed the world (no, it wasn’t by giving it all away).

 

  • What we can learn from the one character in the Bible who condemned people for not giving to the poor.

 

  • How to become as rich as possible — Why capitalism and the creation of value have changed the world and why you should be part of it.

Resources Mentioned In This Episode

Tile app

Michael Hyatt

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Ray Edwards is a world-renowned copywriter and communications strategist, writing for some of the most powerful voices in leadership and business including New York Times bestselling authors Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen (Chicken Soup for the Soul) and Tony Robbins. Ray is a sought-after speaker and author, hosts a popular weekly podcast, and blogs at RayEdwards.com.

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