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Freelance Pricing

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The Hidden Benefits of Raising Your Prices

Creating an effective pricing structure for your freelance web design business can be challenging. Ideally, you’ll want to strike a balance between making a decent living and providing value. This…

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Should a Web Designer Ever Provide Discounts?

Discounting your services is not really a good move. But, there are some scenarios where it does make sense to offer a lower price for your web services.

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Freelancers vs. Design Agencies: A Fair Fight?

In your freelance career, you’ll inevitably run into a situation where you’re bidding against several competitors for a project. That competition may not only include others in the freelance space,…

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The 5 Traits of an Ethical Freelance Web Designer

Many-a-person in this world has utilized unsavory tactics for making some fast cash. While it might bring some temporary success, those practices usually catch up to you at some point….

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How to Make a Side Income as a Designer or Developer

A lot of developers I speak to are interested in earning a side income. The extra cash could be a necessity, a comfort or to go on vacation. Regardless of…

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How to Make a Decent Living as a Web Designer

Recently, I had a discussion with a designer in the early stages of their career. They wondered if it was both possible and realistic to earn a comfortable wage ($70k…

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How Value-Based Pricing Will Make Clients Beg You to Work for Them

If you’ve ever been to a good sushi restaurant, your initial thought when you looked at the menu was probably, “That’s a bit pricey.” It’s true — well-prepared, aesthetically-presented sushi…

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Getting out of the Freelance Web Design Pricing Trap

Freelancing is riddled with challenges. First, freelancers are left to figure out how to land new clients. They have to cold call potential leads, effectively display their portfolio, and expertly…

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7 Things to Think About Before Setting Your Freelance Rates