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Will a Day Rate Undermine My Other Services?

Today’s question is:

I’m about to launch a copywriting day rate service because it’ll be AMAZING for bundling up those odds and ends type jobs. And also containing work/hours. 

But I’m worried as a service that promotes quick results without the lengthy research phase / I can write an about page in eight hours is going to undermine, cut its lunch, cannibalize, contradict, not sure the right description here, my other service, which is a full-scale website project with SEO and VOC research, et cetera. 

The full website package is not a small investment. And I guess the client is paying for all the legwork that goes into it. 

So can the two services co-exist, is this even a question or am I this far into an overthinking hole right now?


Overthinking Olive.

In this week’s episode, we help a listener to work out whether a day rate will undermine her other bigger, more expensive services. And talk through how you can help differentiate the two offers to make each one seem appealing for the right people.

In this episode:

  • Day rates can coexist with project services. 2.30
  • Preliminary services. 4.50
  • How to use day rates. 6.30
  • A gateway to bigger projects. 8.50
  • A paid test for your clients. 10.50

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About Business Badassery

Amy’s a conversion copywriter, business coach and serial business owner who’s been reading advice columns since she was nine. With decades of business experience, she’s gotten very good at quickly reading situations and coming up with solutions – especially on the fly. You can find her at

Kirsty’s a launch copywriter and ex-psychotherapist, who’s smack bang in the middle of scaling her business with online courses. She’s good at making sense of human tendencies, selling things with words, and only following the work that feels good. You can find her at

“Amy and Kirsty are wonderful, wise and witty!

I already push myself hard enough so I'm not interested in working with coaches that are going to "crack the whip" and "kick my arse".

Kirsty and Amy both have a gently challenging coaching style. I always left sessions feeling validated, smart and capable but with a clear idea of how to make things even betterer.”

Anna Rogan
Creative Copywriter

“Kirsty seems to have this ability to see things that aren't being said. And then she brings them to light in such a nurturing way. 

Amy is direct AND caring all at the same time. It makes it easier for me to get to the point cause I know you'll get to the point when you ask about the things you need more info on.

Together — I love that neither of them hold back when their opinion/suggestion/perspective differs from the other's. It just makes it all so much more valuable. 

Also, they’re both so genuine, warm, smart and hilarious. Those 'good' traits just compound when you put the two of them together, ya know?

Miish Grixti
Conversion Copywriter

“All I'd ever heard about Amy was that she's a great coach. Welp, she's a great coach. Knows the right questions to ask to get through the bullshit and get to the root issue.

And my sweet, sweet Kirsty. Using all of her best therapy tricks to keep us moving forward. And making us feel loved :)

Together? Stop. So good. I have never felt so supported. 

I think the value in coaching is having someone hold a bigger vision for you than you can see yourself. So having TWO of you hold that for me was extremely motivating.”

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Email Copywriter