How to price your work

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commentary:

“Yeah, information and sharing is fine. But when it comes down to doing what you do best, you have to charge.”

“…sharing is fine. But when it comes down to doing what you do best, you have to charge”

“Working for favors are ok too. Just know what the favors are going in.”

“Full price isn’t a real number. It’s what you are worth. Decide what you are worth and charge it. Don’t let clients decide how much you get paid.”

“Free allows you to work on YOUR terms. Not your client’s. You can say, “I can do it for free, but under these conditions”. As soon as money is involved, they feel like they own you.”

“Favors work well. too. Nice hookup! I did ad’s for my local shop for food and coffee too. great idea.”

“I sympathize, Chris. The market, however, is depressed right now and the prices are coming down. Taking “cheaper” work to get by may be a necessity, but those clients will never come to you and give you MORE money than they did last time. Once cheap… Always cheap. If your looking to build a client base that will pay you your rate, giving discounts isn’t the way to do it. If you cant get ANY work at your normal rate, your rate may be to high for your skill set, or (more likely) you may need to go connect with more people and meet new potential clients.”


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