Freelancers - What Hourly Rate Should You Charge?
There are a lot of assumptions about Freelancers and self-employed people. Some are true - yes the freedom to make the schedule and ‘’choose’’ your clients is great. However, unlike a standard 9 to 5 job where your role is clear and defined, where the organisation you work for scales your salary and aligns it closely with specific experience and also - provides a pathway to earn more, freelancers are left to structure their income themselves as well. The assumption is - this is great, you can really charge what you are worth! However, clients tend to assume freelancers have a ‘’discounted rate’’ or that their direct rate entitles them to harsh negotiations. Quite simply, this is not the case. For freelancers, in this case, it is very important to know how much you should charge, and why - so you can negotiate your worth. In this article, we are going to take a look at what hourly rate you should be charging.