When you’re just setting out in the world of freelance design, knowing what to charge can be difficult. There are no hard and fast rules and everyone does it differently. Then there’s the complicated matter of how to charge. Do you use an hourly rate or charge a per project fee? And what about price lists? We’ll take a look at how to charge without undervaluing your worth, and what method to apply when.
If you’re sick of of the 9-5 rat race and office bureaucracy, freelancing can be the perfect escape. You can set your own hours, work from your own bed…No more packed lunches or hasty trips to the supermarket at lunch time because you can just have a cheeky snack whenever you like. Best of all, you can do all of this while binging on as much Netflix as your heart desires! But with the wrong attitude, these perks can end up really holding you back and ruin any hope of productivity. To succeed as a freelancer, you really need to develop self-discipline too.
It’s been 12 days, 6 hours and 42 minutes since you’ve seen another living creature besides your goldfish. The solitude of freelancing isn’t quite what it’s cracked up to be and you find yourself missing people. If this sounds a bit too familiar, it might be time to take advantage of co-working spaces.