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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Kai Teshirogi

Sorry if this seems unrelated. My (translation) intern job only pays me 1000JPY ($10) per hour! They also only give me half the number of ...

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  • Kai Teshirogi

    "But since then, I've started learning marketing, I finished my course on psychology, and right ...

  • Kea Disemelo

    Hey Kai. Good Luck with your interview. I think you should jump ship. Doors will ...

Lindsay Van Thoen

Love this. Sort of related to our discussion of what to charge...don't charge nothing:

Meet the Hero Designer Who Publicly Shamed Showtime for Asking Him to Work for Free

When Showtime invited Dan Cassaro to join a design "contest" he felt amounted to milking ...

http://www.adweek.com/adfreak/me...

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  • Angelica Miyagi

    I just started charging $30 per hour because that's what I needed to keep the ...

  • Gustavo Sivadon Zani

    Great topic! Here's another link related to this saying what to include in the contract ...

Porsha Lemos

When is it time? If ever to charge a monthly fee? I started freelancing out for a particular client, years ago. Graphic design, photo editing, ...

Christopher Brooks

I freelance as a trial secretary for obedience and rally trials. I kicked around ideas for a rate & fee schedule with others, and then ...

Marc Clifton

I found this "How to Negotiate Your Salary" to be an excellent read on how to go about figuring out what to charge: http://simpleprogrammer.com/2014/08/11/negotiate-salary/

Rick Penn-Kraus

This idea worked for me in figuring out what to charge. I had been charging the same medium hourly fee to my clients for years ...

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  • Lindsay Van Thoen

    I think it really does happen that way. At some point factors naturally pushed me ...

Lindsay Van Thoen

Did you ask other freelancers what charged before you set your rates? Is this something you feel comfortable talking about with other freelancers, or is ...

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  • Mark Powers

    Yes, thanks for the reminder about this book! Read it a while back and loved ...

  • Lindsay Van Thoen

    @Genvieve That's awesome. I think you're right -- the secret is just asking. That's why ...

Kai Teshirogi

Sorry if this seems unrelated. My (translation) intern job only pays me 1000JPY ($10) per hour! They also only give me half the number of ...

2 more comments
  • Kai Teshirogi

    "But since then, I've started learning marketing, I finished my course on psychology, and right ...

  • Kea Disemelo

    Hey Kai. Good Luck with your interview. I think you should jump ship. Doors will ...

Lindsay Van Thoen

Love this. Sort of related to our discussion of what to charge...don't charge nothing:

Meet the Hero Designer Who Publicly Shamed Showtime for Asking Him to Work for Free

When Showtime invited Dan Cassaro to join a design "contest" he felt amounted to milking ...

http://www.adweek.com/adfreak/me...

1 more comment
  • Angelica Miyagi

    I just started charging $30 per hour because that's what I needed to keep the ...

  • Gustavo Sivadon Zani

    Great topic! Here's another link related to this saying what to include in the contract ...

Porsha Lemos

When is it time? If ever to charge a monthly fee? I started freelancing out for a particular client, years ago. Graphic design, photo editing, ...

Christopher Brooks

I freelance as a trial secretary for obedience and rally trials. I kicked around ideas for a rate & fee schedule with others, and then ...

Marc Clifton

I found this "How to Negotiate Your Salary" to be an excellent read on how to go about figuring out what to charge: http://simpleprogrammer.com/2014/08/11/negotiate-salary/

Rick Penn-Kraus

This idea worked for me in figuring out what to charge. I had been charging the same medium hourly fee to my clients for years ...

Comments
  • Lindsay Van Thoen

    I think it really does happen that way. At some point factors naturally pushed me ...

Lindsay Van Thoen

Did you ask other freelancers what charged before you set your rates? Is this something you feel comfortable talking about with other freelancers, or is ...

6 more comments
  • Mark Powers

    Yes, thanks for the reminder about this book! Read it a while back and loved ...

  • Lindsay Van Thoen

    @Genvieve That's awesome. I think you're right -- the secret is just asking. That's why ...