Are you charging your freelance clients hourly rates?
When you shift to a flat fee and project-based rates, you realize the value proposition of owning your worth.
To do this, you’ll need to understand how long it takes you to get things done and charge appropriately for communicating with your clients.
Discover my advanced tactic of project-based pricing including the questions that you need to ask yourself and your clients to stop defending your time.
It’s time to get paid a great rate for work you love!
Here are some things we covered in this episode:
- When it makes sense to charge hourly
- The risks of charging a flat rate
- How to get around pushback from clients
- How to put your client at ease when being charged hourly
- The value proposition of charging hourly
- Why your goal needs to be shifting to a flat fee and project-based pricing
- When to go to a flat fee rate
- Know the value-based outcome of the deliverable
- How to stop defending your time
- The advanced tactic of project-based pricing
- The questions you need to ask yourself and your client for project-based pricing
- What you need to put into a quote for a flat fee project
- The boundaries you need to put in place with your freelance clients
- Why you should charge for client communication and meetings
- Why you need to track your time and what it reveals
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Laura Briggs is empowering the freelance generation. Through her public speaking, coaching, and writing, she helps freelancers build the business of their dreams without sacrificing all their time, family, or sanity. Laura burned out as an inner-city middle school teacher before becoming an accidental freelancer with a Google search for “how to become a freelance writer.” Since then, she’s become a contributor to Entrepreneur, Business Insider, and Writer’s Weekly. She worked for more than 300 clients around the world including Microsoft, Truecar, and the Mobile Marketing Association. She’s delivered two TEDx talks on the power of the freelance economy for enabling freedom and flexibility and how it’s being used to address the technical skills gap in the U.S. Laura is the host of the Advanced Freelancing podcast, a sought-after public speaker on the gig and digital freelance economy, and a freelance coach focused on aspiring six-figure freelancers. Laura’s books, courses, and coaching have reached over 10,000 people.
As a military spouse, Laura is passionate about serving her community and founded Operation Freelance, a nonprofit organization that teaches veterans and military spouses how to become freelancers and start their own business.https://oembed.libsyn.com/embed?item_id=19656152