A psychosis exists in the minds of most freelancers. What is it? It’s the perpetual attitude that time is cheap, and possibly that they have to charge less in order to make more. For instance, on sites like Elance, freelancers are charging $10.00 for a 700 word document. If you are researching the despairing and ever dropping numbers too-then it’s easy to see people are bidding in desperation.
But what’s the point of trying to work online and make money online if you are going to be paid less then an McDonald’s employee? I mean flipping burgers is far less stressful overall.
Do not be afraid to charge what you are worth. Notify all clients that you are doing it, and give them time to let it sink in. Why? Because for some of us paying the mortgage is a priority!
Raise your rates today to see improvements tomorrow!
Okay when I say raise you’re writing rates, I mean reasonably as well. For instance, $200 for a blog post is a little outlandish to the small business owner. So think more than $10 and less than $200.
Things to remember when you raise your rates:
Keep in mind your audience: Are you catering to well established businesspeople? Then think higher.
Try not to go low: Consider the cost of living, break down the hours of time that it will take you to create the work and go from there.
Okay, now it’s time to go out there and raise those rates.