When you are a freelancer, you set your own prices. There’s no boss to give you a raise, and no HR manager to negotiate your salary with.
Getting your first couple freelance jobs is exhilarating. Someone is trusting YOU with their business, putting their brand in YOUR hands. It’s easy to feel like you are the lucky one. They hired ME? But I’ve only been doing this for a few months!
Even so, didn’t you start this whole freelancing thing so you could up your income? But how can you avoid lowballing your client if you aren’t sure what fees are standard in the industry?
When it comes to setting your freelance rates, there’s no one-size-fits-all. There are so many questions to consider: How long will the project take? Is the client a breeze to work with? (or not?) How much money do you need to make to turn a profit? How much experience do you have?
Skillcrush designer (and experienced freelancer) Kristina Zmaic came up with the ULTIMATE guide to calculating your rates as a freelancer. Below, you’ll find a free PDF download that will help you decide what to charge, whether you’re a fresh-faced rookie building custom icons or a long-time WordPress developer.
So don’t let your first clients make you TOO starry-eyed. Enter your email address, download the FREE PDF guide, and calculate a freelance rate that will pay the bills, and then some!
[download file=”wp-content/uploads/2014/10/The-ULTIMATE-Guide-to-Charging-for-Freelance-Web-Design.pdf” title=”The Ultimate Guide to Charging for Freelance Work”]
Are you SO ready to freelance, but lacking a few skills? You are just in time! Our next round of Skillcrush Career Blueprints start Monday, October 6. Learn web design or web development in a supportive community of fellow learners and passionate instructors, or join our brand new (!) WordPress Developer Blueprint. Sign up here.
No idea where to start? Freelancing on the side? Launching a whole new career? Something else?! I’m hosting a webinar TOMORROW at 1:00 p.m. CST to help you decide what career change is right for you, and where to go to learn the skills you need to make your dream a reality. Sign up now!