November 22, 2023

Pollen Roundup: Weirdly precise pricing, most active conversations, and new Assets feature

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All happening inside Pollen.</em></span></p><p style="margin:0;font-size:14px;mso-line-height-alt:21px"> <span style="font-size:14px;">&nbsp;</span></p><p style="margin:0;font-size:14px;mso-line-height-alt:21px"><span style="font-size:14px;">➡️ <a href="http://email.runpollen.com/e/c/eyJlIjoxMjU2ODEsImVtYWlsX2lkIjoiZXhhbXBsZSIsImhyZWYiOiJodHRwczovL2FwcGxpY2F0aW9ucy5ydW5wb2xsZW4uY29tL2Zsb3cvYXBwbGljYXRpb25zL3ZhcmlhbnQvbWFpbj91dG1fY2FtcGFpZ249MTElMkYyMitXZWVrbHkrUm91bmR1cCslMjhXYWl0bGlzdCUyOVx1MDAyNnV0bV9jb250ZW50PTExJTJGMjIrV2Vla2x5K1JvdW5kdXBcdTAwMjZ1dG1fbWVkaXVtPWVtYWlsX2FjdGlvblx1MDAyNnV0bV9zb3VyY2U9Y3VzdG9tZXIuaW8iLCJ0IjoxNzEwNDM4MTc5fQ/32a8b519c08f8e946f92a27b44d33c30bda625cc257dbdceb5172be5430d020e" rel="noopener" style="text-decoration: underline; color: #343446;" target="_blank"><em>Apply to join Pollen</em></a><em> to unlock full membership benefits.</em></span></p></div></div></td></tr></tbody></table><table border="0" cellpadding="10" cellspacing="0" class="button_block block-4" role="presentation" style="mso-table-lspace:0;mso-table-rspace:0" width="100%"><tbody><tr><td class="pad"><div align="center" class="alignment"> <a href="http://email.runpollen.com/e/c/eyJlIjoxMjU2ODEsImVtYWlsX2lkIjoiZXhhbXBsZSIsImhyZWYiOiJodHRwczovL2FwcGxpY2F0aW9ucy5ydW5wb2xsZW4uY29tL2Zsb3cvYXBwbGljYXRpb25zL3ZhcmlhbnQvbWFpbj91dG1fY2FtcGFpZ249MTElMkYyMitXZWVrbHkrUm91bmR1cCslMjhXYWl0bGlzdCUyOVx1MDAyNnV0bV9jb250ZW50PTExJTJGMjIrV2Vla2x5K1JvdW5kdXBcdTAwMjZ1dG1fbWVkaXVtPWVtYWlsX2FjdGlvblx1MDAyNnV0bV9zb3VyY2U9Y3VzdG9tZXIuaW8iLCJ0IjoxNzEwNDM4MTc5fQ/32a8b519c08f8e946f92a27b44d33c30bda625cc257dbdceb5172be5430d020e" style="text-decoration:none;display:inline-block;color:#ffffff;background-color:#000000;border-radius:9px;width:auto;border-top:0px solid transparent;font-weight:400;border-right:0px solid transparent;border-bottom:0px solid transparent;border-left:0px solid transparent;padding-top:5px;padding-bottom:5px;font-family:Arial, Helvetica Neue, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:14px;text-align:center;mso-border-alt:none;word-break:keep-all;" target="_blank"><span style="padding-left:20px;padding-right:20px;font-size:14px;display:inline-block;letter-spacing:1px;"><span style="word-break: break-word; line-height: 28px;">Apply</span></span></a> </div></td></tr></tbody></table><table border="0" cellpadding="10" cellspacing="0" class="divider_block block-5" role="presentation" style="mso-table-lspace:0;mso-table-rspace:0" width="100%"><tbody><tr><td class="pad"><div align="center" class="alignment"><table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" role="presentation" style="mso-table-lspace:0;mso-table-rspace:0" width="100%"><tbody><tr><td class="divider_inner" style="font-size:1px;line-height:1px;border-top:1px solid #bbb"><span> </span></td></tr></tbody></table></div></td></tr></tbody></table><table border="0" cellpadding="10" cellspacing="0" class="text_block block-6" role="presentation" style="mso-table-lspace:0;mso-table-rspace:0;word-break:break-word" width="100%"><tbody><tr><td class="pad"><div style="font-family:sans-serif"><div class="" style="font-size:14px;font-family:Arial,Helvetica Neue,Helvetica,sans-serif;mso-line-height-alt:16.8px;color:#000;line-height:1.2"><p style="margin:0;mso-line-height-alt:16.8px"><span style="font-size:22px;"><strong>💡 Expert insight: Try weirdly precise pricing</strong></span></p></div></div></td></tr></tbody></table><table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="text_block block-7" role="presentation" style="mso-table-lspace:0;mso-table-rspace:0;word-break:break-word" width="100%"><tbody><tr><td class="pad" style="padding-bottom:10px;padding-left:20px;padding-right:20px"><div style="font-family:Arial,sans-serif"><div class="" style="font-size:12px;font-family:'Helvetica Neue',Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif;mso-line-height-alt:18px;color:#000;line-height:1.5"><p style="margin:0;font-size:16px;mso-line-height-alt:24px"><span style="font-size:16px;">“Precise numbers have more credibility than round ones. $10,000 seems arbitrary in a way that $10,175 does not.</span><br><br> <span style="font-size:16px;background-color:#ffdf8f;">Make your pricing weirdly precise by using 25 and 75 in lieu of 00.</span><br><br><span style="font-size:16px;">This quote from Chris Voss’s book <em>Never Split the Difference</em> lends a little more weight to this practice:</span><br><br> <span style="font-size:16px;">‘The biggest thing to remember is that numbers that end in 0 inevitably feel like temporary placeholders, guesstimates that you can be easily negotiated off of. But anything you throw out that sounds less rounded—say, $37,263—feels like a figure that you came to as a result of thoughtful calculation. Such numbers feel serious and permanent to your counterpart, so use them to fortify your offers.’”</span></p><p style="margin:0;font-size:16px;text-align:right;mso-line-height-alt:24px"><span style="font-size:16px;">- Austin Church</span></p><p style="margin:0;font-size:16px;mso-line-height-alt:18px">&nbsp;</p><p style="margin:0;font-size:16px;mso-line-height-alt:24px"><span style="font-size:16px;"><strong>Austin shares another under-the-radar pricing technique </strong><strong>in his post</strong><strong>.</strong></span></p></div></div></td></tr></tbody></table></td></tr></tbody> </table></td></tr></tbody></table><table align="center" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="row row-2" role="presentation" style="mso-table-lspace:0;mso-table-rspace:0;background-color:#f6f2ee" width="100%"><tbody><tr><td><table align="center" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="row-content stack" role="presentation" style="mso-table-lspace:0;mso-table-rspace:0;background-color:#fff;color:#343446;width:500px;margin:0 auto" width="500"><tbody><tr><td class="column column-1" style="mso-table-lspace:0;mso-table-rspace:0;font-weight:400;text-align:left;padding-bottom:5px;vertical-align:top;border-top:0;border-right:0;border-bottom:0;border-left:0" width="100%"><table border="0" cellpadding="10" cellspacing="0" class="divider_block block-1" role="presentation" style="mso-table-lspace:0;mso-table-rspace:0" width="100%"><tbody><tr><td class="pad"><div align="center" class="alignment"><table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" role="presentation" style="mso-table-lspace:0;mso-table-rspace:0" width="100%"><tbody><tr><td class="divider_inner" style="font-size:1px;line-height:1px;border-top:1px solid #bbb"><span> </span></td></tr></tbody></table></div></td></tr></tbody></table><table border="0" cellpadding="10" cellspacing="0" class="text_block block-2" role="presentation" style="mso-table-lspace:0;mso-table-rspace:0;word-break:break-word" width="100%"><tbody><tr><td class="pad"><div style="font-family:sans-serif"><div class="" style="font-size:14px;font-family:Arial,Helvetica Neue,Helvetica,sans-serif;mso-line-height-alt:16.8px;color:#000;line-height:1.2"><p style="margin:0;mso-line-height-alt:16.8px"><span style="font-size:22px;"><strong>🤝 Member wisdom: How to set expectations for future price increases</strong></span></p></div></div></td></tr></tbody></table><table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="text_block block-3" role="presentation" style="mso-table-lspace:0;mso-table-rspace:0;word-break:break-word" width="100%"><tbody><tr><td class="pad" style="padding-bottom:10px;padding-left:20px;padding-right:20px"><div style="font-family:Arial,sans-serif"><div class="" style="font-size:12px;font-family:'Helvetica Neue',Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif;mso-line-height-alt:18px;color:#000;line-height:1.5"><p style="margin:0;font-size:16px;mso-line-height-alt:24px"> <span style="font-size:16px;">There are a variety of factors that can lead to wanting to raise prices on an existing scope of work — such as giving yourself an annual raise, or the client going through a fundraising round. </span></p><p style="margin:0;font-size:16px;mso-line-height-alt:18px">&nbsp;</p><p style="margin:0;font-size:16px;mso-line-height-alt:24px"> <span style="font-size:16px;">It can be tricky to raise the subject, but Pollen Member <strong>Alexa</strong>&nbsp;recommends setting the expectation from the beginning:</span></p><p style="margin:0;font-size:16px;mso-line-height-alt:18px">&nbsp;</p><p style="margin:0;font-size:16px;mso-line-height-alt:24px"> <span style="font-size:16px;"><strong>Alexa: </strong>“<span style="background-color:#ffdf8f;">I always add wording to my SOW or contract that says, 'Rates will be reviewed every 3-6 months and will be adjusted accordingly.'</span></span></p><p style="margin:0;font-size:16px;mso-line-height-alt:18px">&nbsp;</p><p style="margin:0;font-size:16px;mso-line-height-alt:24px"> <span style="font-size:16px;">You could also refer to it as 'month to month consulting' if you don't like the word 'retainer', but regardless I would lock them in for at least a minimum amount of time.&nbsp;</span></p><p style="margin:0;font-size:16px;mso-line-height-alt:18px">&nbsp;</p><p style="margin:0;font-size:16px;mso-line-height-alt:24px"> <span style="font-size:16px;">In the case of fundraising, I think you could just add a line like 'Once completion of a fundraise, rates will be subject to increase.'"</span></p><p style="margin:0;font-size:16px;mso-line-height-alt:24px"><br><span style="font-size:16px;"><strong>See more tips for </strong><strong>building in a price increase</strong><strong>.</strong></span></p></div></div></td></tr></tbody></table><table border="0" cellpadding="10" cellspacing="0" class="divider_block block-4" role="presentation" 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style="font-family:Arial,Helvetica Neue,Helvetica,sans-serif;text-align:center"></div></td></tr></tbody></table><table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="text_block block-2" role="presentation" style="mso-table-lspace:0;mso-table-rspace:0;word-break:break-word" width="100%"><tbody><tr><td class="pad" style="padding-bottom:10px;padding-left:20px;padding-right:20px"><div style="font-family:Arial,sans-serif"><div class="" style="font-size:12px;font-family:'Helvetica Neue',Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif;mso-line-height-alt:18px;color:#000;line-height:1.5"><ul style="line-height:1.5;mso-line-height-alt:18px"><li> <strong style="font-size:16px;background-color:transparent">Community Coworking Sprint</strong><span style="font-size:16px;background-color:transparent;">: Monday, November 27th from 1pm-5pm ET / 10am-2pm PT </span></li><li><strong style="font-size:16px;background-color:transparent">November Onboarding</strong><span style="font-size:16px;background-color:transparent;">: Tuesday, November 28th at 11am ET / 8am PT</span></li><li><span style="font-size:16px;"><strong style="background-color:transparent">Strategy Share: Podcasting</strong><span style="background-color:transparent;">: Tuesday, November 28th at <span style="">12pm ET / 9am PT</span></span></span></li><li><span style="font-size:16px;"><strong style="background-color:transparent">Assets Show &amp; Tell</strong><span style="background-color:transparent;">: Wednesday, November 29th at 11am ET / 8am PT</span></span></li><li><span style="font-size:16px;"><strong style="background-color:transparent">Branding Office Hours with Jamie Cox</strong><span style="background-color:transparent;">: Wednesday, November 29th at 12pm ET / 9am PT</span></span></li><li><span style="font-size:16px;"><strong style="background-color:transparent">November Retro</strong><span style="background-color:transparent;">: Thursday, November 30th at 12pm ET / 9am PT</span></span></li></ul><p style="margin:0;font-size:16px;mso-line-height-alt:24px"> <span style="background-color:transparent;font-size:16px;"><strong>Catch this past event recording: </strong>Pitch Day</span></p></div></div></td></tr></tbody></table><table border="0" cellpadding="10" cellspacing="0" class="divider_block block-3" role="presentation" style="mso-table-lspace:0;mso-table-rspace:0" width="100%"><tbody><tr><td class="pad"><div align="center" class="alignment"><table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" role="presentation" style="mso-table-lspace:0;mso-table-rspace:0" width="100%"><tbody><tr><td class="divider_inner" style="font-size:1px;line-height:1px;border-top:1px solid #bbb"><span> </span></td></tr></tbody></table></div></td></tr></tbody></table><table border="0" cellpadding="10" cellspacing="0" class="text_block block-4" role="presentation" style="mso-table-lspace:0;mso-table-rspace:0;word-break:break-word" width="100%"><tbody><tr><td class="pad"><div style="font-family:sans-serif"><div class="" style="font-size:14px;font-family:Arial,Helvetica Neue,Helvetica,sans-serif;mso-line-height-alt:16.8px;color:#000;line-height:1.2"><p style="margin:0;mso-line-height-alt:16.8px"><span style="font-size:22px;">📋 <span style=""><strong>Go farther together with Pollen Assets</strong></span></span></p></div></div></td></tr></tbody></table><table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="image_block block-5" role="presentation" style="mso-table-lspace:0;mso-table-rspace:0" width="100%"><tbody><tr><td class="pad" style="width:100%;padding-right:0;padding-left:0"><div align="center" class="alignment" style="line-height:10px"><img class="fullWidth" src="https://userimg-assets.customeriomail.com/images/client-env-125681/1700414483723_assets%20(11)_01HFM9KV9XW2MCTBCRHX90THMR.png" style="display:block;height:auto;border:0;max-width:400px;width:100%" width="400"></div></td></tr></tbody></table><table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="text_block block-6" role="presentation" style="mso-table-lspace:0;mso-table-rspace:0;word-break:break-word" width="100%"><tbody><tr><td class="pad" style="padding-bottom:10px;padding-left:20px;padding-right:20px"><div style="font-family:Arial,sans-serif"><div class="" style="font-size:12px;font-family:'Helvetica Neue',Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif;mso-line-height-alt:18px;color:#000;line-height:1.5"><p style="margin:0;font-size:16px;mso-line-height-alt:24px"><span style="font-size:16px;">Introducing Assets! </span></p><p style="margin:0;font-size:16px;mso-line-height-alt:18px">&nbsp;</p><p style="margin:0;font-size:16px;mso-line-height-alt:24px"><span style="font-size:16px;">As an independent, you're often starting from scratch, looking for templates, or left wondering how others do what they do.&nbsp;</span></p><p style="margin:0;font-size:16px;mso-line-height-alt:18px">&nbsp;</p><p style="margin:0;font-size:16px;mso-line-height-alt:24px"> <span style="font-size:16px;">Starting today, this community is further redefining independent collaboration with the launch of Assets. <span style="background-color:#ffdf8f;">Assets are real work examples created by members of the community, including documents, presentations, spreadsheets, flow charts, marketing campaigns, and more.</span></span></p><p style="margin:0;font-size:16px;mso-line-height-alt:24px"><span style="font-size:16px;">&nbsp;</span></p><p style="margin:0;font-size:16px;mso-line-height-alt:24px"><span style="font-size:16px;">Assets aren’t generic or empty templates — these are real work examples that you can adapt into something novel.</span></p><p style="margin:0;font-size:16px;mso-line-height-alt:18px">&nbsp;</p><p style="margin:0;font-size:16px;mso-line-height-alt:24px"><span style="font-size:16px;">Best of all, Assets come from your peers within the Pollen community. 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