All posts with the ‘ $Money$ ’ Tag

Don’t Be Afraid to Charge What You’re Worth

I talk to a lot of freelancers about how to handle their prices, particularly how to raise their prices.

They tell me that  they want to be able to charge what they’re worth without having to worry that they’ll lose business as a result, can I help them do that?… Read More

How to Tell A Client How Much Something Costs

It seems like telling your clients how much your services cost would be a fairly straight forward process, but a lot of freelancers get jammed up when the question is put to them, and for good reason.

If you answer without asking a few questions of your own, you run the risk of either underpricing your services for the client’s needs or scaring the client … Read More

Contract Hacks: Show Me The Money

Want to know that One Thing you can do to make your contracts better? Then Contract Hacks is for you!

It’s a new semi-regular set of posts on the blog that will highlight different things you can do to make your contracts better.

First up: how to make sure you’re getting paid what you’re owed under a royalty contract.… Read More

How to Ask a Freelancer to Work For Free

Dear Person With a Great Idea/Product/Opportunity and Little and/or No Money,

Welcome to the blog! I understand that you’re in search of some high quality work  from a freelancer but don’t have a lot of cash on hand.

You may have found this site by Googling “Getting freelancers to work for free” or someone you’ve approached for work may have sent you to this post … Read More

Don’t Work For Free!

Oh but my goodness has there been a recent uptick in demands for artists to work for free!

Or maybe it’s just that Twitter makes these fools so much easier to find.

This week’s post is about how to avoid the psychological mind tricks people use when they ask you to work for free (or for booze or for the glory of [Fill in the … Read More

Freelancer Roundtable 2012!!

This marks the fourth year of the annual Freelancer Podcast with Dylan Meconis, Erika Moen & Bill Mudron.… Read More

The Con Game

I’ve heard the advice,”Fake it ’til you make it!” more times than I care to count. I’ve never given it much thought. I mean, it sounds good and people say it all the time so it must be right, right?

But I started thinking about it this week and I’ve decided I kind of hate it.

Without any context, “Fake it ’til you make it!” … Read More

Good Advice #8: How to Negotiate a Raise

Ever wanted to negotiate a raise in your day job or with a client and not known what to say? This week’s Good Advice column is for you!… Read More

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