You’re a Rookie Freelancer, and Clients Can Smell It

I made so many cringe-worthy mistakes when I ventured away from the traditional 9 to 5, but that doesn’t mean you have to.

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I started off charging $10-$12 per hour. Now, I charge $20-$30 per hour, and I’m no longer accepting a measly $15 for 2,000 word articles. That’s insane.

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Stop Thinking Like an Employee

Start Filtering Out Low-Quality Clients

Think of it this way… would you rather be the Dollar Store of writing or the Whole Foods?

When I tried to sever the business relationship, this particular client responded by leaving a horrendous review, filled my inbox with nasty, lengthy messages, and basically said that the quality of my work was so shoddy that it wasn’t worth a dime. I believe the exact word that he used was “insulting.”

Stop Setting Rookie Rates

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Manage Scope Creep From The Beginning

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Do. Not. Give. Up.

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