We’re talking about setting rates over at the Freelance Writing Jobs home page. I’m of the belief that it’s up to us as freelancers to determine our own rates. You see, the reason I’m freelancing is because I want to take charge of my own life, work my own hours and earn the wage I want to earn.
Here are a couple of ways I look at it. If I applied for a job at a restaurant or supermarket and the manager offered me less than minimum wage, I’d think he was crazy. There’s no way I would accept his low pay. Also, if worked at an office, I’d expect a periodic cost of living increase or promotional increase to reward me for my loyalty or a job well done. If that didn’t happen, I’d leave for greener pastures. Why wouldn’t I feel this same way with my writing? The choice to be paid or be paid more is mine, however.
My blog post “Who Sets Your Freelance Writing Rates” isn’t an argument about how much one should be paid, but rather it discusses why it’s up to each individual freelancer to set his or her own rates rather than leave it all up to clients. I hope you’ll drop by and weigh in with your opinion on the topic.
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