How do you figure out what to charge?

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Founded Aug 2014

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About this hive

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

 

 

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Traci Browne

Tip for getting paid...

I recently tried a new thing. I've offered three clients 10 percent off if they paid the total fee for their job upfront. All three ...

Stuart Rosenberg

What to Charge

There are several ways I use to calculate what to charge. One method I have used is to derive your target income. Included in this ...

Michelle Summers

Any Professional Resume Writers here?

Any Professional Resume Writers here?

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  • Sharon Bruce

    Hi Michelle! You can try www.bklynresumestudio.com/ -- Dana is a member and a Spark leader ...

  • Michelle Summers

    Thank you.

Kelly Catteau

I am new to the freelancing community and need to know what a fair professional rate is for Program/Project Management Services for someone with over ...

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  • Xavier Fan

    Hopefully somebody with freelance PM experience similar to yours will chime in (or you can ...

  • Adam Arkfeld

    Kelly, it's been awhile since you asked this question, but when I'm determining my pricing ...

Elaine Joli

Hi Sara, On my website, www.indieawesomeness.com I have two awesome "What can I charge?" generator tools to help you figure out what to charge - ...

Mathew Barker

I'm new to freelancing still, doing mostly small jobs here and there. I just acquired my first real client who wants me to implement and ...

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  • Adam Arkfeld

    Mathew, Welcome to the freelancing world! When first starting out, it's important to establish your ...

Kristin Jaworowski

What to charge

Hello Everyone! I'm a designer/art director and I got an opportunity to work on a cookbook with a client. I am also a photographer, so ...

2 more comments
  • Diahann Lohr

    What an exciting project! I'm jealous!. I have no experience in pricing such a project, ...

  • Wendy Sheridan

    There are so many variables on a project like this, it's difficult to ballpark one ...

Gabrielle Golenda

Raise my rate?

I write for an online architecture blog. I was an intern and they asked me back to be a part of the fellowship pprogram. The ...

Kathryn Mora

I am always interested and want to know more about what to charge for my writing and filmmaking services.

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  • Adam Arkfeld

    Hi Kathryn, I know your message was posted over a month ago but I just ...

Greta Rushion

I have a very good offer for a three month event gig BUT total payment is at end of the event. I've never heard of ...

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  • Lila Stromer

    It may be too late to offer a helpful response, but I would request at ...

Sarah Cox

I'm going to be helping a local non-profit organization enter the 21st century by updating their website, opening and possibly managing a Twitter account for ...

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  • Sarah Cox

    Okay, you're my new favorite person. (To be honest, I wasn't expecting anyone to answer!) ...

  • Xavier Fan

    You're welcome! Glad I could help. Feel free to post more questions as you get ...

Simon  Matthews

Hi, I'm trying to create a pricing model for website animations

has anyone discover a role of thumb pricing model for this. I know that it depends on length, complexity and style. I keep arriving at ...

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  • Carol Koch

    I think $400/day sounds very fair. When I travel overseas for business the number of ...

  • Simon Matthews

    Thanks Carol! That's really helpful.

Matthew Soble

I'm a freelance video editor and I have a client that books me for my time but doesn't always have work for me to do. ...

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  • Matthew Soble

    Thanks so much for your input Traci...I completely agree. With this particular client, I am ...

  • Carol Koch

    I also freelance for a company where I work at the design headquarters, but often ...

Lila Stromer

Through a temp service I have been working part-time (hourly) for the same client since June 2012. The client would now like me to become ...

1 more comment
  • Lila Stromer

    Dear Xavier, Thanks for your response. Your last paragraph sums up my quandary exactly. This ...

  • Xavier Fan

    You're welcome, Lila! Yes - if your work with this company may stop you from ...

Belen Ward

I have a question. I have an opportunity to RFP contract with a city of 30,000, for a logo redesign. They are requesting a budget. ...

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 ...

Christian Nahas

Hello everyone, How much should I charge (flat fee) for a responsive email template? Thank you.

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  • Adam Arkfeld

    Hey Christian, if you know how long the project will take, I'd start by estimating ...

Sharon Bruce

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Belen Ward

I have a question. I have an opportunity to RFP contract with a city of 30,000, for a logo redesign. They are requesting a budget. ...

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  • Elaine Joli

    check out the "How much do I charge?" generators on www.indieawesomeness.com It is a simple ...

Christian Nahas

Hello everybody, I am currently working on a postcard design for a client. I would normally charge the client my hourly rate, but this time ...

3 more comments
  • Christian Nahas

    This is a first time client, but they do have a lot of work lined ...

  • Xavier Fan

    Sounds good! Just make sure that you and the client are clear on the agreement, ...

Traci Browne

Tip for getting paid...

I recently tried a new thing. I've offered three clients 10 percent off if they paid the total fee for their job upfront. All three ...

Stuart Rosenberg

What to Charge

There are several ways I use to calculate what to charge. One method I have used is to derive your target income. Included in this ...

Michelle Summers

Any Professional Resume Writers here?

Any Professional Resume Writers here?

Comments
  • Sharon Bruce

    Hi Michelle! You can try www.bklynresumestudio.com/ -- Dana is a member and a Spark leader ...

  • Michelle Summers

    Thank you.

Kristin Jaworowski

What to charge

Hello Everyone! I'm a designer/art director and I got an opportunity to work on a cookbook with a client. I am also a photographer, so ...

2 more comments
  • Diahann Lohr

    What an exciting project! I'm jealous!. I have no experience in pricing such a project, ...

  • Wendy Sheridan

    There are so many variables on a project like this, it's difficult to ballpark one ...

Gabrielle Golenda

Raise my rate?

I write for an online architecture blog. I was an intern and they asked me back to be a part of the fellowship pprogram. The ...

Simon  Matthews

Hi, I'm trying to create a pricing model for website animations

has anyone discover a role of thumb pricing model for this. I know that it depends on length, complexity and style. I keep arriving at ...

Comments
  • Carol Koch

    I think $400/day sounds very fair. When I travel overseas for business the number of ...

  • Simon Matthews

    Thanks Carol! That's really helpful.

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 ...