I am in several Facebook groups that are for online swap sites. Basis is people buy/sell used or like new products. Every so often I see posts for people looking for “Affordable” services. Whether it be lawn care, photography, construction work, auto care, etc, I constantly see them say they want cheap, or “affordable.”
Here’s the thing though…
What you can afford is completely subjective.
For example: With the jobs my husband and I have, we can afford a $70,000 house, Two $20,000 vehicles, and trips overseas. However, because we choose those things to spend our money on, I can not afford to buy the tattoos I want.
Now let’s take a doctor for example: A doctor can afford a $500,000 house, a Maserati, and trips overseas. On top of that they love to travel so much they also bought an RV.
There are also the people who use meager means to fulfill their basic and essential needs like a home, vehicle, etc. However, since they don’t use much of their money on “The basics,” they spend their money on whatever makes them happy.
What do all these people have in common? They’re all the same actually. They buy what they want, and they buy what is important to them.
So you see, “affordable” is based solely upon what is important to you. For some people, that could be their house, others-their cars, or another couple value art.
When you go from service to service, don’t expect all services that are similar in offering to be the same price. Some people value their business differently than others.
There’s also the obvious reasons for price difference, such as different cost of doing business. But perspective of their priorities is a HUGE factor.