As many of you know, I’ve been running a series on setting freelance fees. In the way of synchronicity, one of the best small business advisors in the world has just written an illuminating article on the topic.
Mark Silver, who teaches people how to run their businesses with heart and without selling out has published an article called When You Charge More Than You Yourself Can Pay.
The article makes three points that I just love:
- First: The Price is Not About You
- Second: The Price is Only About You
- Money is Not Special
Go read the article (bookmark it for the future if you like it even half as much as I do. (By the way, you may want to poke around his site – he’s got lots of free resources that work well for writers.)
By the way, the setting fee series starts here.
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