Keep in mind that at the S Factor school where I learned most of what I'm teaching, it costs $450 for 8 classes. Compared to that, $195 for 6 classes would be a bargain. But of course folks in Seattle don't know that my rates are competitive. But classes are small, only 6 students each. So they do get quite a bit of individual attention. Then again my studio is quite small, with only 3 poles. Some larger schools across the US have one or two poles per student. Then again, there are no larger schools here in Seattle to compete with. So again I find myself back to the original argument. I'm the only game in town. It won't always be that way, I may have to lower my prices later to compete. So does it make more to sense charge more now while I still have no competition?
One person even told me today that he got more respect and more business when he raised his prices. Thoughts anyone?