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Capitalism means I'm free to charge whatever I want. No one has to pay it, but I am free to set my pricing however I wish. There's nothing stating you can't merely pull a figure out of thin air and see who bites. There's never any need to explain or rationalize pricing to anyone. Thats what free market is all about. I charge what I think I should earn and ...


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Think of it this way. There are people in this world charging 300$, 500$, 1000$ or more, per hour. Not all designers, but certainly doctors, lawyers and executives. And guess what, they also have to deal with cooking, kids and other personal stuff, thinking at their clients/work at the same time. When you're not full-time employed, hourly rates are good and ...


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I've been freelancing for a few years now, I've worked at some small studios wearing many hats. My two cents from what I've learned over the years: You should get a timer like Toggl to track your time regardless of the project. After doing this for a while, it will help you gauge future projects because you'll be able to compare time, and realize what areas ...


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I have bad news. Even if your pricing model does not work on hours spent. It has to account for hours ( or any other timespan) spent, at least in aggregate. What do I mean by this? Ultimately it is all about covering your cost, cost of business and cost of living. So if you miscalculate this you will eventually lose out. Bad news here is that you may not ...


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