- what is pay-what-you-can pricing? why do you use it?
i use pay-what-you-can/what-it's-worth pricing for my digital products and commonly for workshops as well. i use this system because it increases accessibility. pay-what-you-can means that people pay as much as they are able to, in accordance with the value they feel they are receiving from the product. pwyc/wiw is different from a sliding scale because there is no upper or lower limit to how much people can give. if you have a sense of financial security and you find value in my work then by all means i encourage you to give generously. your generous donations make it possible for lots of other people with less means to give in accordance with their limited financial access. this structure allows for me to get paid well and for everyone to access the products no matter how little money they might have. if you find this system confusing, please feel encouraged to email me and we can talk about it. i believe thinking and talking about money is a good thing. these conversations carry their own potent shadow work.
- why don't you offer pay-what-you-can for tarot and herbal consultation?
with a digital product, once i make it it's easy to share. it doesn't require much more labour for the product to be shared with more people. the potential for growth is exponential. in a workshop there are many people gathered in the space so folks can pay at a wide range of price points and i can still make a living thriving wage. one on one emotional and magical labour, on the other hand, is a more finite resource. i can only give so many readings and consultations in a day. i feel i would start to resent my clients and my work if i was frequently receiving less money that i needed to survive, in exchange for my limited and skilled emotional labour. i believe that women and femmes deserve to be compensated well for their skills. my prices are in accordance with industry standards and take into consideration all the unpaid work i do writing and sharing my ideas in ways that folks can access for free. my prices also reflect the cost of running a business and accessing ongoing learning opportunities so i can serve you better. i also offer a range of tarot readings at different price points and occasionally offer reduced price readings on a case by case basis. it's also important to keep in mind that i frequently give money and herbal gifts to front line resistance causes, as well as offering generous scholarships to BIPOC folks to my workshops. accessibility and giving back to community are important to me and they needs to exist in balance with the stability and abundance of my livelihood.
- you're canadian, why do you charge in us dollars?
- i just ordered something from you, how long will it take until i receive it?
- do you offer refunds?