Tuesday, 24 August 2010
Freelancing - How Much Should You Charge?
"How much are you looking for?" says the scary person on the other end of the phone. You get into an absolute panic. Should I work for free? Maybe just charge a little, like 50? But wait, Bryan got paid 400 a day for his job. I think I'm worth at least 300. But maybe their whole budget is 300? I'm confused???
"Hello? Are you there? How much are you looking for?" repeats the scary woman.
"Well uh, y'know," you say, hoping she'll respond with "oooh, you want 600 a day? Sure!"
How much should you charge? How much are you worth? How much do they have? What is the most you could get? How much would others get? How much is too much? How much is so little that they assume you're an amateur?