For creative freelancers, setting your rate can be one of the trickiest parts of getting started, and there's so much information out there that it's hard to sift through it all and figure out which advice to follow and which to ignore.
We have compiled a short list of our favorite resources from our friends and colleagues in order to help you make an informed, confident decision about your rates.
From our own experiences as freelancers, we know fair pricing is one of the toughest things about the freelance market these days. That is why we have done the research and hard work to help you figure out how to appropriately price yourself. Hourly rates are just a starting point for your final equation but we thought we would give you a start by helping you pinpoint what price range you should fall under due to your experience and skill level.
This article by Scopic freelancer, master hand-lettering artist, and educator Dina Rodriguez, can help you feel confident in asserting the value of your work to potential clients.
An inside look into what techniques are necessary to establish the confidence to charge clients what you’re worth. Time + Expenses + Value = Value Based Pricing
People seem to think that they only need to be compensated for their time and expenses, but what about the overall value of what you’re providing to your client. If that new website your building is going to allow that business to grow and make over 500K over the next 3 years then you should be charging a higher more appropriate price to reflect that.
In this article, our friend, community organizer Marina Martinez, provides a practical, no-nonsense guide to pricing so that freelancers and those who hire them can start out on the same page.
As contract workers, we are afraid of working too much and not earning enough; as business owners, we are afraid of paying too much and not making enough. As both, I can say that they are equally valid concerns. However, this should not keep contractors and business owners from communicating with each other about our needs and expectations.
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