How do you figure out what to charge?

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I'd love to hear how other freelancers figured out what to charge. It's always a tricky thing.

 

 

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Haris Silic

What is your price?

This article will explain how you should set your price ranges

What is your price?

Compensation is a point of contention in many employer/employee relationships. But how do we price ...

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Margaret Konecsni

Nonfiction by an ESL priest

I have had clients who give me fiction, who have English as their second language, and even given me nonfiction. This will be the the ...

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  • CC Turner

    Sorry no idea, I have been searching online for similar things and am going to ...

  • Margaret Konecsni

    Thanks, CC, I'm checking them out now. Sorry I missed the Twitter chat.

Jennifer Cole

Transitioning client from hourly to project billing

Has anyone successfully transitioned a long-term client, who is accustomed to hourly billing, to project-based/value-based billing? I have two long-term clients for whom hourly billing ...

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  • Ben Lloyd

    In my experience, you just need to explain that a flat project fee makes it ...

Katie Ramos

Deposits, rates, collaboration terms

I've really been struggling with setting deposit amounts. I'm an editor, and my work depends on very regular feedback and collaboration with my clients, sometimes ...

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  • Wendy Sheridan

    the post's not that long. (You reminded me of a long letter from a famous ...

  • Katie Ramos

    What do you think of a larger deposit? Do you ever do that? Thank you ...

Parvathi Pappu

Is there anyone who write Capability Statements? I have taken training to write Capability Statements. How much do I charge my clients to write the ...

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  • Jim Gerard

    Hello, Did you ever figure out how much to charge a client for a capability ...

Charles Euchner

What to charge for dynamic webinar

I have been asked by a Fortune 500 company to deliver three one-hour webinars on writing for 50-100 people. There are some attractive followup possibilities. ...

Sagan Morrow

Free workshop: learn how to set rates for your freelance business

Hey friends! I'm hosting another free live workshop this coming Tuesday, Dec. 6: https://saganmorrow.leadpages.co/webinar/ You'll learn tips on how to set rates for your freelance ...

Sagan Morrow

Get paid what you're worth - live training

Hi all, An upcoming webinar on April 19 features pricing strategies for freelancers, including topics on hourly vs. project-based rates, how much is too much ...

Calin Yablonski

Freelance Rate Calculator

Hi Everyone, A few months ago my team and I built a Freelance Rate Calculator for those struggling to determine their hourly rate. It's free ...

Rate Calculator

A simple way to calculate your hourly rate. The Freelancer's Hourly Rate Calculator provides an ...

http://www.freelancebusinessguid...

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  • Calin Yablonski

    Robin, That's a really good point. I may look to build the tax calculation into ...

  • Calin Yablonski

    Katie, I'm happy to hear you found the tool valuable. I find that being realistic, ...

Jim Gerard

What should I charge for a 1-2 page capability statement plus 2 sales scripts?

Rochelle Broder-Singer

Do any of you mark-up subcontractors' fees when you charge it back to clients?

If you work with subcontractors, do you mark up what they charge you before billing clients? If so, by how much?

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  • Rochelle Broder-Singer

    Hardly a copout. Just trying to determine how other freelancers do things. And this helps.

  • Jordan Rodriguez

    Usually, I just go by the average today, and what my highest wage to date ...

Wailana Kalama

On-call work?

Does anyone have thoughts on what to charge for on-call freelance work? I'm talking about website management, web design, CMS matters, booking platforms. Keeping an ...

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  • frank camuglia

    Hi Wailana. I am a web designer who offers just about all the things you ...

Khurt Williams, CISSP, CRISC, ITIL

WordPress Web Site Development

I want to offer clients a set of WordPress web site packages. 1. Basic setup and configuration of one template on client's hosting provider 2. ...

3 more comments
  • Barbara Day

    Hi Kurt, My thoughts on WordPress security, after experiencing several clients getting their sites hacked, ...

  • Khurt Williams, CISSP, CRISC, ITIL

    @Barbara my original intent was to fold the security work into the service offering. However, ...

Genevieve Zarnowski

How many of you require a deposit up front before you start working? Does it depend on the size of the job? How much of ...

4 more comments
  • Wendy Sheridan

    I ask for a deposit on ALL jobs with new clients, no matter how small, ...

  • Barbara Day

    Always: 50% at start of the job and 50% on delivery/completion. I also include a ...

Laura Murphy

Is it time to raise your rates?

Some tips from Kate Hamill on making more dough for the work that you do. When do you raise your rates?

Make more dough: when to raise your rates

Freelancers should raise rates with some regularity - but it’s hard to know WHEN to ...

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Sagan Morrow

Pros & cons of 3 common pricing strategies

This article + infographic may be useful for any new freelancers trying to figure out how to set rates: http://saganmorrow.com/rhetorically/how-should-you-set-rates-as-a-freelancer/

1 more comment
  • Sagan Morrow

    Glad to have helped!

  • George Burns

    An excellent article that brings up many points worth considering when figuring out fee schedules. ...

Taylor Dunham

White-label a web design?

In the late stages of a web design project for a tech startup. Suddenly they are requesting that the website be white labeled (no design/development ...

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  • Barbara Day

    I could be wrong, but saw something a while ago that said Google doesn't rate ...

Katie Ramos

Deposits

I'm curious what you all charge for deposits and how you determine it. I'm considering raising mine from 20% to 50%. I'm an editor, so ...

Chris Penick

Recording a technical book

I work as a technical instructor and have done voiceover work. I've been asked to narrate books from other authors in my field. This narration ...

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  • Royal Pitchford

    Chris, one approach would be to consider how many pages you can complete in an ...

  • Chris Penick

    Thank you, Royal. This is a great approach. I'll set up a little experiment today ...

Colleen Gratzer

I would never charge creative work on an hourly basis. It doesn't matter if it takes 5 minutes or 5 days to come up with ...

1 more comment
  • Colleen Gratzer

    I include in the agreement a specific number of designs plus a certain amount of ...

  • Rochelle Broder-Singer

    I've found that I usually make a better hourly rate when I charge by the ...

Haris Silic

What is your price?

This article will explain how you should set your price ranges

What is your price?

Compensation is a point of contention in many employer/employee relationships. But how do we price ...

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/w...

Margaret Konecsni

Nonfiction by an ESL priest

I have had clients who give me fiction, who have English as their second language, and even given me nonfiction. This will be the the ...

Comments
  • CC Turner

    Sorry no idea, I have been searching online for similar things and am going to ...

  • Margaret Konecsni

    Thanks, CC, I'm checking them out now. Sorry I missed the Twitter chat.

Charles Euchner

What to charge for dynamic webinar

I have been asked by a Fortune 500 company to deliver three one-hour webinars on writing for 50-100 people. There are some attractive followup possibilities. ...

Sagan Morrow

Free workshop: learn how to set rates for your freelance business

Hey friends! I'm hosting another free live workshop this coming Tuesday, Dec. 6: https://saganmorrow.leadpages.co/webinar/ You'll learn tips on how to set rates for your freelance ...

Wailana Kalama

On-call work?

Does anyone have thoughts on what to charge for on-call freelance work? I'm talking about website management, web design, CMS matters, booking platforms. Keeping an ...

Comments
  • frank camuglia

    Hi Wailana. I am a web designer who offers just about all the things you ...

Khurt Williams, CISSP, CRISC, ITIL

WordPress Web Site Development

I want to offer clients a set of WordPress web site packages. 1. Basic setup and configuration of one template on client's hosting provider 2. ...

3 more comments
  • Barbara Day

    Hi Kurt, My thoughts on WordPress security, after experiencing several clients getting their sites hacked, ...

  • Khurt Williams, CISSP, CRISC, ITIL

    @Barbara my original intent was to fold the security work into the service offering. However, ...

Sagan Morrow

Pros & cons of 3 common pricing strategies

This article + infographic may be useful for any new freelancers trying to figure out how to set rates: http://saganmorrow.com/rhetorically/how-should-you-set-rates-as-a-freelancer/

1 more comment
  • Sagan Morrow

    Glad to have helped!

  • George Burns

    An excellent article that brings up many points worth considering when figuring out fee schedules. ...