Working as a freelancer? If you’re a bit in confusion about how much you can really charge for your work, then this course on pricing your work will be super helpful. You’re going to see a clear blueprint of how to price your work adequately, so you don’t get underpaid, and, of course, you still get the clients that you want to have. Freelancers are a special breed of people with their specific advantages and needs, and I’m going to bring more clarity in at least one of the essential parts of your work – pricing.
Charging a low price for your freelance work is selfish. Surprised? Even if you do some freelance work for a hobby, keep in mind that low rates will hurt you as well as the whole community of those doing similar work to yours. Learning how to price your product, you’ll also hold yourself accountable for a wider community, and not just yourself.
If you happen to be in conflict with yourself when thinking about how to price your work because you don’t want to charge too much, stay calm. There’s a clear, logical, and inspiring explanation (backed up by calculations) that justifies higher rates than you may first ask shyly. We’re talking materials, we’re talking the time spent, all the years and money, and investment, and education, and learning, and patience, and practice, and all things combined, that make your work worth it. It applies both when deciding on how to price your work and how to price a product.
When you set your hourly rate (let’s say $45), and you have to do some work that you know will take the whole day, charging $400 is not a big number! Because you’re going to spend some 9 hours of your day, and you’re worth each and every dollar of those 400. Some artists make $5,000 in one day, but it doesn’t mean they do it for 20 days in a month, so those numbers are really not that frightening to ask. The good news is that there are companies and people who are willing to pay those figures when they understand the value, the complexity of your work, and they know how much it took for you to be able to deliver the highest quality and creative pieces of work.
Enroll in this course not just to learn how to price your work, but also to get inspired to do that in real life!
Peggy Dean is a self-taught artist, the founder of the Pigeon Letters and the best-selling author of the Botanical Line Drawing, Ultimate Brush Lettering Guide and Peggy Dean’s Guide to Nature Drawing & Watercolor. She is known as a nationally recognized freelance artist, with worldwide publications as a platform artist.
From early days, Peggy was passionate about art. She was dipping everything she could into the arts. Through the years, she has tried a lot of activities such as crafting, ballet, fire dancing, painting with acrylics, hand lettering, traditional calligraphy, creative writing, illustrating, jazz, and many others.
Peggy is passionate about giving back and has deeply-rooted love for animals. She loves to travel the world and share her skills with people.
On BitDegree, Peggy Dean will teach you how to value your work as a freelancer. She has enormous experience in that department, so if there’s someone who’s advice is time-tested, then Peggy Dean is the right person to turn to. So, take a course and start your learning journey with Peggy.