Fish or Cut Bait

Chats, Getting Started, Setting Fees

Fish or Cut Bait

Fish or Cut Bait

This week’s #solopr Twitter chat was once again a fun and informative hour. In honor of the former (and the fact that it's April Fool's Day), I couldn't resist including an image that relates to an inside joke among chatters – the transcript reveals why this week's discussion was dubbed the “fish chat” by some. I don't know about you, but I think any group that has its own inside jokes is a true community – so thank you all for that!

This week we covered the following topics:

1) Are you charging more for social media services, or just including it in your programs?

2) How important is pricing power? Client wants to cut PR budget to 25% of original – should I cut bait?

3) Can or should PR pros play the role of reporter/blogger? Is it crossing an ethical line?

4) Do you have any clients that requires stringent legal reviews? If they make your stuff sound like gobbledygook, what do you do?

Once again, Kate Robbins showed she has a way with words by sharing one of the most popular quotes of the day:

I've been awfully generous this past year and it hasn't bought me dry ground on earth or a place in heaven. I'd rather hear, “If you can get her,” than “You know who's really cheap?

Be sure to check out the transcript in PDF for more pearls of wisdom. Do you agree with the chatters — any suggestions to add? Did anyone have fish for dinner last night? 🙂

The #solopr chat – held each Wednesday from 1-2 p.m. Eastern – is a weekly ritual for some of the most savvy Solo PR Pros on Twitter. Anyone with a Twitter account is welcome to participate – see Join Us for the #solopr Chat on Twitter to find out how!

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Written By Kellye Crane
Kellye Crane is the founder of Solo PR Pro, which provides the tools, education, advocacy and community resources needed for indies to succeed and grow. She's a veteran and award-winning communicator with more than 20 years of experience - 19 of them solo.