This is arguably one of the most important aspects of running your own business; working out how much you’re going to charge your clients, either as a one-off project-based fee, or as a daily (or hourly) rate.
It’s always best to do some research first, to get a sense of the going rate for your services or skill set. Naturally, it will depend on your level of experience, but you need to make sure you’re charging enough to cover your costs.
There are lots of articles out there sharing advice on this subject, especially as guidance differs by industry. Here are some of our favourites:
- How to set your freelance rates, by Creative Boom
- A beginner’s guide to pricing for freelancers, creatives and consultants, by Imogen Roy – Medium
- Freelance pricing guide, by Work Notes (NB. this is charged at $16)
What other guidance or tools have you used, or found useful, when setting your rates?