How Bartering Can Hurt Your Business

Welcome to season six of the Coach Pony podcast

We are here to help you get paid to coach!

In this very cheesy eighties-themed season of the podcast, join me, Christie Mims, a career and business coach, and Bobbi Palmer, a dating coach, as we answer your burning questions about your coaching business. Bobbi and I have built six and seven-figure businesses of our own, and we’ve learned a thing or two along the way. And now, we’re sharing all that knowledge with you.

Today’s caller wants to know if it’s ever a good idea to barter services, and boy, do we have thoughts.

And of course Bobbi and I have thoughts.

We’re going to dig into when it can work, why it usually doesn’t, and how to make sure you’re actually getting a good deal.

Listen to the full episode to hear about:

  • Why you should only trade services when the offer is something you actually need
  • How bartering can go sour when you don’t set and stick to expectations and boundaries
  • Other ways you can stretch your dollars and set priorities for spending when you’re just starting out
  • Why you have to treat a barter like any other business agreement

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