What are you worth? Over the last few days I’ve had an invitation to lunch and a couple of calls from friends who are going freelance and want some tips – a sign of what’s happening in the industry, perhaps? They all seem to want the same kind of advice about how to set up and – most of all – what to charge. So here are a couple of web-resources which might help them and others get the thinking started.
- Freelance Switch: Nine factors to consider when determining your price – does pretty much as it says…
- Price freelance projects – good advice on adding in a buffer on your rate, dealing with bad clients and not waiting til the end of a job before you get paid
- FreelanceUK – repeats much of the others but includes some advice on what to do when the client changes the brief.
I like this list of how to generate the business in the first place – Freelance Switch again. And at the risk of self-referentially disappearing up the spout of my own blog, here’s one I wrote earlier about actually getting paid