freelancing advice please?

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  • freelancing advice please?


Answer #1 | 20/12 2013 00:31
If he has his own in house artists, why is he contracting freelancers? I wouldn't. Sounds fishy, stick to your pricing structure, or offer a 10% goodwill discount if you think there may be long term work.
Answer #2 | 20/12 2013 05:26
In my experience, if you come down in price, your client will try to beat you down even more. If your work is good, and you can deliver what you contracted for on time and up to spec, stick to your price. If you go cheap, word will get around and you will be stuck on the bottom rung of the pay scale. If you are really broke and need what ever money you can get, instead of backing down on this price directly, try to make a deal where you will do this trial project for and introductory fee, with the understanding, in writing, that future projects will be at full price. You could say something to the effect, I really would like to have you for a client, and am willing to give you an introductory price of $150 for this project, with the understanding that if you accept my proposal all future work will be at full price. The risk is he will take this project and never come back, or if he does he may pull the same trick again. My advice is stick to what you quoted, if he has other artist he is either dissatisfied with their work, or is trying to find it cheaper. He may come back with a counter offer. You can take the counter offer, with the same conditions of full price on future work. Best of luck The PracticaL Mentor.

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