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What Should You Charge for Copywriting Services?

5. August 2010

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What Should You Charge for Copywriting Services?

If you are in the business of freelancing writing then it is crucial that you figure out what you are going to charge your clients. There is a fine line between pricing yourself too high so nobody will hire you and pricing yourself so low that you are starving to death. Discovering what you charge [...]

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Overdelivery and Expertise Equals Profits

26. July 2010

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Overdelivery and Expertise Equals Profits

A lot of freelance writers and content providers can manage to get the customers to their site or profile on elance.com or guru.com but very few can get them to return or tell other people how great their experience with you as a freelancer actually was. The secret is not to rest on your laurels [...]

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Making Serious Money as a Freelancer in the Recession

13. April 2010

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Making Serious Money as a Freelancer in the Recession

Freelancers have a unique opportunity in their work lifestyle. This is the ability to work as much or as less as you want. Being a freelancer may mean that you can work in your pyjamas and start work at any time, but it ought to mean more than that. You should go beyond this beginners [...]

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Should I Increase My Hourly Rate as a Freelancer?

12. April 2010

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Should I Increase My Hourly Rate as a Freelancer?

Every freelancer has had to make their own decision on what to charge for freelancing projects, be that an hourly rate or a fixed rate. Whichever method of pricing you prefer, there is always a lingering issue which eats away at the mind of many freelancers and causes them to change their rate, especially in [...]

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Why I Screwed Up At Freelancing

5. April 2010

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Why I Screwed Up At Freelancing

It may come as a surprise to some of you, however, I was not always a successful freelancer. When I started off as a freelancer I failed, in fact, I failed drastically and at times I would regret even choosing this path. After so many failures and mountains of bills later, I actually started making [...]

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3 Ways to Evolve Your Freelancing Career

29. September 2009

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3 Ways to Evolve Your Freelancing Career

There comes a time during the course of your career as a freelancer where you have a steady influx of clients, and most of them go away satisfied with your services, ready to refer other people to you. Things are going well, and you’ve even had to turn down clients because of being swamped with [...]

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Fixed vs. Hourly – The Rate Faceoff

9. September 2009

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Fixed vs. Hourly – The Rate Faceoff

Fundamentalism can have its disadvantages in today’s world. Many freelancers will stick to their ideologies and never swim in different waters, perhaps fearing that they may try new things – God forbid! Some freelancers who charge fixed task-based rates will never charge to hourly and vice versa. I will, therefore, make the case for fixed [...]

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