This week's online freelance writing tidbits video looks at the reasons that I don't publish a rate card. You really don't need one, especially if you plan to be flexible in your pricing.
This week I'm starting something new: a video series that offers online freelance writing tidbits. These are short videos that answer questions I receive from readers. The production value isn't very high, but I hope the content makes up for that. My first online freelance writing tidbit addresses why you don't need a rate card for your freelance writing site.
Clearly, I do need to do some work to fix the sound. Probably need to pull out the old mic. This is a learning experience because, of course, “Perfect is the enemy of good.” I'm just going for it.
I hope you enjoy this new feature, and I hope that, if you have a question, you'll let me know what it is. Leave a question in the comments, or email it to me (get rid of the spaces): miranda marquit @ gmail . com
0 thoughts on “[Video] Online Freelance Writing Tidbits: You Don’t Need a Rate Card”
Hi Miranda – Through trial and error I’ve come to the same conclusion about rate cards. Flexibility is a big part of the mix. The type and complexity of the assignments, as well as market factors, make setting standard rates impossible. Each engagement is different, so having standard rates just gets in the way. Outstanding advice!
I agree about the impossibility of setting “standard” rates for yourself. It just doesn’t work in today’s in-flux economy. I offer specialized and customized work — and my rates reflect that.
Great video! And I like that saying, “Perfect is the enemy of good.” I used to get analysis paralysis but then I just started going for it. Everything’s working much better now. 🙂
Thanks for the kind words! I’m trying to adopt that mindset more and more. There’s no time like the present to just start getting things done!