One of the biggest issues that beginner freelancers face is deciding how much to charge their clients.
It can be difficult to decide how much to bill for your work. While it is something you do figure out with time, you have to start somewhere.
A piece of sound advice is to decide how much you need to make in a year to be happy (taking expenditures into account), estimate the number of billable hours you will work, and figure out your rate that way.
Of course, even estimating the amount of billable hours you will work can be difficult. A year is a long time, and a lot of unexpected things can happen.
But in the midst of all the confusion there is one certain thing: as a freelancer, you should charge more than you would be making as an employee!
Here are a few reasons why…
Unlike a traditional employee, who may go years without being interviewed once they have been hired, a freelancer may face an interview nearly every time a prospect considers them for a project. So, good interview skills are an important part of a freelancer’s arsenal.
In this post, I’ll provide some tips to help freelancers prepare for various types of interviews that they might face. I’ll also identify some good answers to tough interview questions that freelancers get asked.
Posted November 12, 2011 in News
The leaves have dropped off the trees. It’s time to light a fire in your fireplace. Are you ready for the cold weather?
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Posted November 11, 2011 in Productivity
Or so I thought.
Unfortunately, taking the “shortest” route used an extra hour. I wound up being late for my destination. My shortcut wound up being the worst way to go.
I hear about freelancers taking shortcuts all of the time. At first glance, what freelancer wouldn’t want to take a shortcut? Taking a shortcut might seem like a good idea, but unfortunately, many of those shortcuts wind up costing the freelancer.
In this post, I’ll explain what went wrong with my shortcut. I’ll also explain why freelancing shortcuts may not always work.
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