One of the questions I regularly get from friends and readers who do freelance work is, “Suraya, a client is interested in my services. How much should I charge them?”
I’m still learning myself, but let me share what I know. Here are five methods you can use to figure out how to charge your clients. This guide is suitable for freelancers who sell services like writing, designing, consulting, etc, not products.
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Method #1 – Get the client to make an offer
This is a favourite method of mine – I use it whenever I can, especially if the request is slightly different from usual and I have no idea what’s considered a ‘fair’ compensation for it. Your conversation might go something like this: