So I’m patrolling Twitter today looking for interesting tidbits to read and share, and I came upon something extremely interesting and useful: the Freelance Switch Rate Calculator. It’s a good one, it takes into consideration all your overhead and expenses, considers your profit and calculates your suggested hourly rate.
The funny thing is, I actually spoke with a developer a few months ago about creating a rates calculator to post here at FWJ. I backburnered it to work on other projects and Freelance Switch beat us to the punch. Though I can kick myself, I’m happy to recommend this tool to all freelancer writers in order to ensure you’re receiving the payment you deserve.
Check it out and tell us what you think.
Edited to add: I never noticed the rate calculator on the Freelance Switch site until it was brought to my attention today. Apparantly it’s not new. Even so, it’s a very cool tool and gets my stamp of improvement.