Setting Your Rates and How Much for Freelancers to Charge : The Ultimate Guide - Do you need to figure out how much to charge your customers? This is the ultimate guide for freelancers and consultants for figuring out how much to charge when setting their rates.
Pricing and Positioning Amongst Other Freelancers - There are a few factors you should consider when contemplating pricing and positioning amongst others.
AllFreelance Pricing and Payment Guide PageCracking the Billable Hours Ceiling - While you could certainly name the economy or inadequate marketing as the culprit, I'd like to suggest a third alternative. It may be the constraints of the billable hours model that keep you from your financial goals.
10 Ways to Attract Higher Paying Clients - Some people have little difficulty attracting and maintaining clients who have higher discretionary funds to spend for solutions. Others can't get to first base.
12 Realities of Pricing Design Services - For most designers pricing services is not something that is the highlight of the job. Still, it is something that you’ll have to deal with if you’re freelancing or working for a small firm. Here’s my take on pricing web design services.
Make a Cost & Overhead Analyzer The world's best source of actual prices and pricing-related information for the desktop professional
A Few Words about working on spec (Provider.com)there will be times when it seems appropriate to do spec work.
Charging Hourly vs. Flat Rates for Graphic Design Projects - A common decision to be made when starting a graphic design project is whether to charge a flat or an hourly rate. Each method has pros and cons, as well as ways to work towards a fair deal for both you and your client.
Design: Pricing Your Work - A client will only pay for design if they already know what it’s worth.
Estimate Projects With Less Precision - Always build in a cushion for yourself when giving an estimate.
First Steps to Graphic Design Pricing - How much to charge a client is one of the most talked about topics in self-employment, and here I offer points to consider for designers setting their graphic design pricing.
to Set Rates FAQ (hwg.org)the purpose of this FAQ
is to provide you with a number of ways to arrive at your
rates, and to do so without once running afoul of Guild policies
or discussing the actual rates of any particular web developer
How Do You Know Your Clients Can't Pay More? - "My clients can't afford higher rates." When more than 330 business owners and self-employed professionals checked off reasons why their income was not going through the roof, this statement was chosen more often than any other.
How Do You Set Consulting Fees? - The ways of billing clients are numerous. There are hourly rates, by-the-job fixed rates, contingency or performance arrangements, flat fee plus expenses, daily fee plus expenses, and many other methods of charging for your consulting services. Which one is best?
How to Successfully Raise Your Rates (BrennerBooks)The world's best source of actual prices and pricing-related information for the desktop professional
Make a Cost & Overhead Analyzer (BrennerBooks)The world's best source of actual prices and pricing-related information for the desktop professional
Overcoming Objections to Price - How much more could you earn if your prospects didn't object to your prices? You'd close more sales and be more successful.
Pricing A Project - Today we are going to break an unwritten rule for agencies: We’re going to reveal an important page from our playbook on how we price a project. One of the last things a business should hide from a potential client is how pricing works.
Pricing Your Service or Product : Things to Ponder - Part 1 of 2 - How does someone price a product or service?"
Pricing Your Services - Things to Ponder Part 2 - Life is all about making choices and growing. The same hold true with pricing your product or service.
Pricing Your Projects Part 1 - Determining how much to charge for your services is often one of the biggest challenges for a new freelancer. If you charge too much you won't get hired and if you charge too little you'll starve.
Pricing Your Projects Part 2- Determining how much to charge for your services is often one of the biggest challenges for a new freelancer. If you charge too much you won't get hired and if you charge too little you'll starve. Take the time to read this article and you will figure out what you need to charge to thrive.
Figuring out How Much to Charge - Figuring out how much to charge is one of the hardest parts of freelancing… With experience though you get better at estimating without needing to do that.
Freelance Pricing Part 3 - Quoting To Win! - Some people call it a bid and others call it a quote or proposal. But no matter what you call this process, make sure that the document is concise, powerful, and easy to understand.
How Much to Ccharge for Graphic Design Work? - How much should I charge for design? It is one of the commonest questions asked by freelance graphic designers. It is also one of the most difficult to answer.
How Much Should a Web Design Cost? – Nine times out of ten, my answer causes them to run for the hills. Scary thing is, based on industry buzz, my prices could actually be considered totally reasonable by comparison. Don’t believe me? Well, today you get the whole scoop - my prices, their prices, and my always-priceless editorial commentary on the subject :-)
How do you Rate? : Figuring Your Real Hourly Rate - If there's one question I'm asked by designers more than any other, it's how to figure out what to charge for a project. We have several ways. We can look it up in the Graphic Artist Guild's Handbook of Pricing and Ethical Guidelines (PEG). We can charge the "going rate." Or we can make a good guess at what the client is willing to pay and charge that. There are others, but I've got a project to get out, so I'll go for brevity.
Pricing Web Work - What Should You Charge? - You've used every trick in the book to get visitors to your site, encourage enquiries from prospects, and land that sale... but it's no good if you sell your services for next to nothing. If you're a freelance Web designer, or you own a Web design shop, your business survival may rest on the development of an appropriate pricing model. Here's how.
Raising Your Rates Can *Increase* Your Business - At some point, the "conversation" always turns to price. That’s where I find a lot of online business people making their mistakes.
Real Prices (BrennerBooks)Here are more REAL PRICES. This section is designed to compliment the 1999 Regional Pricing Tables reference book.
Setting Your Hourly Rates - Determining how much to charge for your services is often one of the biggest challenges for a new freelancer. If you are a new freelancer, you have probably searched the Internet trying to look for average rates of professionals in your field.
Setting Your Freelance Graphic Design Fees - One of the most pressing concerns for any freelance graphic designer is setting appropriate fees. Set them too high, and you'll lose valuable business opportunities. Set them too low, and potential clients might be suspect of your abilities. Here's how to set your fees to find projects and retain clients.
The Art of Business: Setting Rates for Your Small Design Firm - If you want to turn a profit and create accurate bids, it pays to learn how to calculate different rates for different members of your team.
The Price of Design - Why does the world in general consider design as a free commodity? Do people not realise the power of design? Design can make or break a brand, it can be the difference between converting a customer or turning one away. Design is power.
Top Ten Signs You May Be Charging Too Little - Finding that pricing sweet spot where you make a great income without scaring clients away is one of the most asked about issues here on FreelanceSwitch. Today for your amusement, here are ten signs you might have gone the other way are charging waaay too little…
How to Set a Price for Web Design Work : Per Page, Per Hour, Per Project - If you're first starting out as a freelance Web Designer, you need to think about how much you're going to charge, and how exactly you'll charge. But before you quote a price, you need to take a few things into consideration.
How to Price Graphic Design Services - Numbered answers to the pricing conundrum.
The Costs of Under Pricing Your Design Services - Many web designers fall into a trap by pricing their services lower than they should, which can have a serious impact on their business. Here is a quick look at the many different ways that under pricing your services can hurt you.
Best Graphic Design Career and Business Books - Ultimate List of Books for Freelancers & New Designers - I decided to compile a list of the best graphic design career and business books collected from reading people's favorites listed on forum posts and blogs. I came up with the following graphic design career and business books.
Business Cards: Ideas and Inspiration, Part II
Today we continue looking at business cards that stand out, and here’s hoping you get some inspiration and ideas! After all, you only get one first impression, so your business card should be something that showcases the best of your design abilities. On Wednesday we looked at the use of interesting shapes, 3D business cards, [...]
Business Cards: Ideas and Inspiration, Part I
As a graphic designer, your business card should do more than let people know how to contact you. If you’re interested in truly making a good first impression, the business card has got to stand out. Whether through color, design, die cutting, unique materials, 3D shapes, or actual samples of your work, a stand-out business [...]
Collaborating and Negotiating: Part II
Today, we’re looking at the collaboration side of negotiation and collaboration in graphic design. Because your work is ultimately for the client, at times you as the designer must be willing to compromise to reach a mutually agreeable goal. Here are some tips to help you collaborate with clients. Ways to Collaborate Listen. On page 28 [...]
Collaborating and Negotiating: Part I
It’s there in the design brief: the problem your client wants you to solve. But whether your objective is to create an advertisement, exhibition or public announcement, sometimes you and the client aren’t quite on the same page about what exactly the best design solution is. OC Photographer asked a great question about the collaborating [...]
When Things Go Bad: 5 Tips for Firing Clients
Most graphic designers will be in a similar situation at some point: the client will not pay, the client is never satisfied with your work yet won’t collaborate to fix it, or you simply realize that you and the client are not meshing. Regardless of when and why you need to fire a client, everyone [...]
Tips for Working with Clients: Approaching the Relationship
Whether you’re looking for design classes, design degree programs, internships or first jobs, it’s important to choose an option that will help you learn clear communication, especially when it comes to designer/client relationships. Knowing how to work with clients should always be part of a successful graphic design education. The following tips can help you [...]
Working for Good: Pro Bono Design, Part II
If you’re interested in doing pro bono graphic design work, it’s important to educate yourself about smart ways to do it. Once you’ve got some guidelines, you can approach your pro bono work with creativity; unless your client specifically requests it, you don’t need to limit yourself to a brochure. Consider these ideas for pro [...]
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