One of the scariest things about freelancing is raising your rates. If freelancing is how you earn your living, you may believe that raising your rates will cause you to lose clients (and that can be scary).
The truth is that having lower rates doesn’t always mean having more clients, and when it does the clients that you are likely to attract are not the clients that you really want to keep.
But, how do you know whether your rates really are too low? Of course, you can rely on surveys and other similar methods to determine what a fair rate is.
However, if you honestly examine your situation, you can probably also tell whether you’re charging enough for your services. In this post, I list 17 signs that indicate that your freelancing rates are too low.
You’ve probably heard this saying. It’s a cliché that is as true for freelancing as it is for life. Many freelancers fail to really enjoy their freelancing journey because they’re too caught up in worries about the future of their freelancing business.
In this post, I’ll list eight reasons why the stress of freelancing might keep you from the joy of freelancing. I’ll also add a few suggestions on how you can overcome that stress.
Posted November 2, 2010 in How-To
Should freelancers be using LinkedIn to promote their freelance business?
To answer that question, let’s take a closer look at LinkedIn:
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Posted November 1, 2010 in How-To
Every freelancer, no matter how awesome they are, goes through slow periods. They often only last a week or two–but when you’re used to getting a lot of checks in the mail, that week can go on for forever. Even though you should be used to it by now, it’s still stressful, but there’s hope yet!
If you’re like me, you probably have the tendency to sit around and stare at the computer screen or play on Twitter all day when there’s nothing to work on. However, if you make a plan for your next slow period, you can get ahead for your next work rush and come out better in the long run.
You’ll actually be looking forward to the slow periods!
Let’s take a look at some of the things you can do when there’s no client work to be found.
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