20 Pricing Principles for Freelancers

"How much do you charge?" If you're a freelancer, you've been asked that question before. You may not have known what to say, or you may not have been comfortable with the price you quoted. That's because pricing our services is one of the toughest issues that freelancers face. No one seems to agree about pricing. There's a lot of opinions out there and many of them contradict each other. What's a … [Read more...]

Why You Should Never Charge Hourly

One of the biggest and oldest debates between freelancers is whether you should charge hourly or by the project. While both sides of the debate have valid points, if you want to really go anywhere in your freelance career, you should avoid charging hourly. Why? There are several reasons for charging by the project, and it also seems to be common among the higher end freelancers I know. So, let's take a look … [Read more...]