I used to be a big fan of Steve Pavilna. He wrote really good articles on self empowerment but I think lately he's lost track of his purpose and focused more on making money and less on helping others.
My biggest qualm with Steve Pavilina is that his audience is mostly geared towards people who want self help. Most people who fit in that category are probaly handicapped on some level such as being low in finances, or lack self esteem, or can't find direction. Who else would seek self help? Healthy people, who have positive self esteen, don't need to go to a site that discusses self help, because they already have it. So people who desire self help seek it.
And those type of people don't have the self empowerment to make bookoo bucks. I took a private psychic reading from his wife - who advertises to his audience of people who are attracted to self help - and it really wasn't anything mind blowing. Someone else wrote that her readings are like getting help from a high school guidance counselor, and that fits the description, and she charges now $500.00 for thirty minutes based on her powers as a psychic.
When I had her reading, the rate was much lower, but I was dissastified with the reading, becuase it didn't help me at all. She charged me $150.00.
Now at $500.00 that reading would have felt like rape. I agree she's entitled to charge whatever she wants, but as a customer who tried her services, I can give my opinion of what that reading felt like. And her reading was not worth the amount she charged.
And to be honest, how can a psyhic offer life altering advice within thirty minutes to an hour? If you charge $500.00 for thirty minutes, you should offer me advice that would change the direction of my life for that rate, but she didn't do that.
She offered a bunch of images about how she read my energy, and answered questions that were on my mind, and her responses were fairly generic. From my opinion, a good psychic would cut through your bull***t, read your energy, and tell you what's wrong without you having to speak words. But that's not Erin, she doesn't really give you a thorough reading about your energy, she just gives you general images of what she sees, and then gives you a hefty tab based on her reading.
I will also say that at the time I had her reading I was going through some tough personal issues and I thought a psychic could offer some clalrity. She didn't. Of course I am the one responsible for my reality - not the psychic - but then again the psychic should not be taking advantage of your mental state by charging you bookoo bucks while you suffer internally and they make
income off your helplessness.
My belief is that if Erin and Steve want to make money - fine - and there is nothing wrong with making astronomical amounts of money like a Bill Gates. However you are making it off a market off of people who lack self empowerment, and don't have the resources to make bookoo bucks to fund your bank accounts.
Start advertising your business to corporate giants that have that type of money - but they don't need to read your words of self empowerment - because they don't have to go to your site in order to make their lives work to create that type of experience of money. They already know how.
Or you could cater to the market you already do have, and make your rates reasonable to the amount of money they can afford. But you also need to make sure you offer a service that is worth whatever you charge.