Dear Freelance Editor, My co-worker, Ted, and I are having an argument – is it one space after a period, or two? We’ve stopped speaking over this issue, but I’d really like to print this out and stick it on his desk. Ted is such a jerk. Sincerely, Totally A Real Person and Not a Convenient Excuse to Address This Issue (TARP-NCEATI) Dear TARP-NCEATI, I am so glad you asked! It’s one space. Always, always one space. Yes, really – virtually all modern typographers and major modern style guides concur. Once upon a time, your fourth grade teacher may ...
Many freelancers begin by undercharging for their work -- and then get stuck in an endless cycle of mediocre gigs. This is because when you’re just starting out, getting gigs is more important to you than finding the right clients who pay you what you’re worth. And then you get trapped -- both financially and professionally -- because you’re settling for less interesting projects and lesser clients. Here are 5 reasons we get stuck in undercharging mode: #1: We’re Stuck in the 9-5 Most new freelancers think their price per hour should be what they got at their 9-5 job. ...
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When someone visits your website, sees your business card, or follows you on social media, they are perceiving a lot about you and your business beyond your name and what you literally say. This ephemeral, “intangible sum of a product’s attributes” is your brand. And whether you cultivate it or not, you have one -- and it’s one of the most important factors in your success. It’s time to be intentional about your branding. So take a step back, deeply consider who you are and what you do, and follow this guide to begin the process of cultivating an effective ...
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As a freelancer, your goal isn’t just to make ends meet -- it’s to get paid what you’re worth. This quick guide will help get you started, but you’ll have to revisit this topic throughout your career. Remember, what you charge will largely depend on your industry, your level of experience, and your area -- and may also vary client-to-client. Some of these tips come from the founder of Freelancers Union, Sara Horowitz. If you want to learn more about pricing, check out her book, The Freelancers Bible. Figuring Out Fees Always take into account the following: Billable time: Whether ...
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Good basics about setting rates worth reviewing for all of us
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