Girl who dances in a cage (cagekitten) wrote,
Girl who dances in a cage

How high should I go?

My web designer extraordinaire just updated my website with my new prices. But I'm having second thoughts. I'm the only pole dancing school in town. I have no competition other than a few gals who give private one on one lessons. Other than that, I'm it. And I'm a more experienced teacher now. Maybe $175 is pretty low for 6 classes. I'm thinking of going up to $185. Or is $195 reasonable?

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?

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