Top 10 Reasons to Raise Your Freelance Rates
10 It feels like your clients treat you like a warm body who'll do their bidding, not an expert to be trusted.
9 You're always working... but you never seem to get anywhere.
8 You find yourself prioritizing your day based on which client is the most angry, the most urgent and will pay the fastest.
7 You make dark, cynical jokes about living off coffee and the 30-day grace period on your credit cards.
6 You find yourself working for clients you'd never hire for anything.
5 Whoops! You forgot to include marketing, networking, sales calls, administrative work, writing contracts, and "just one quick change" work in your hourly rate.
4 Health insurance? Vacation? Sick days? Retirement fund? Evenings spent relaxing with friends? Ha!
3 You feel under immense pressure to take gigs that don't make sense, that you don't want to do, because you need the money.
2 You can't find enough time or energy to do your best work. (And your clients? They can't even tell the difference.)
1 You miss having a job.
The Bottom Line
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