Freelance work is a numbers game. There’s only a tiny hourly cost margin between prosperity and ruin. It is a hard decision how you actually need to charge for your work. I don’t think there’s one answer to it. And neither do I think you should blindly follow anyone’s advice when it comes to how you should charge.
The best way to start is to look around and see what your
competitors fellow freelancers in the same niche tend to offer–that’s what your client is likely to be used to. The next step is just trying different frequently used models. Knowing the market and knowing yourself can help you make smart choices about your hourly rate and income before you hang out your shingle.
Yes, there are many disadvantages in charging hourly, but I know from experience that in many cases you will still have to charge an hourly rate. So, in case you are trying to learn how to properly charge per hour, here are seven essential tips and tricks!
The growing popularity of social media only means greater opportunities for freelancers. On one hand, we can and should use social media to attract more prospects and clients. On the other, we can expand our service offerings to cover social media services and consulting.
While it’s vitally important for freelancers to charge what they are worth, many freelancers move from being too timid to charge a fair rate to being too eager to dismiss a potential client because the work isn’t enjoyable enough or the pay isn’t high enough. In fact, a few freelancers are downright rude about the way that they dismiss inquiries that don’t their standards.
As you can imagine, this diva-like behavior can leave a pretty bad taste in a potential’s client’s mouth.
Of course, some clients really are tire kickers with no real interest at all in doing business with you. So, it does pay to be careful sometimes. (We’ve already provided a lot of information on how to screen clients, so this post deals with the other side of the problem–the freelancer who is just too picky for his or her own good.)
In this post, I’ll distinguish between being a careful business person and being a freelancing diva. I’ll also explain how not to be a freelancing diva when it comes to examining new client prospects.
In this post, I will share my experience, some of the issues I faced and how I handled them in the hopes that this will help other freelancers who are concerned about moving. This post should be of interest to anyone who is interested in becoming location independent.
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