Money, money, money.
Whatever a business’ goals, motivations or structure, it needs to make money to survive. Businesses have to charge enough to stay in business.
It’s a complex topic with lots of questions, especially for new freelancers:
- How much should you charge?
- Should you charge by the hour or by project?
- What is value pricing?
There’s a lot of secrecy around rates and the charge what you’re worth mantra of motivational posters isn’t particularly helpful.
One thing’s for sure: freelancers have to get comfortable talking about money. Money’s such a personal thing, that can be a bit of a hurdle, but it gets easier with practice and experience.
In this section, we’ll be looking at some of the practical money aspects to running a freelance business.
The Freelance Pricing Guide
The Work Notes Freelance Pricing Guide has helped 400 freelancers set rates than work for them.