A person on a management forum recently asked if we would rather manage an overachiever or an underachiever. It probably comes as no surprise that I would rather manage an overachiever, but I’ve worked with both and there are a few different things that we need to recognize.
Could I get your thoughts on something? I read a really good article yesterday about why freelancers should charge more for their services. I know that I have a tendency to value my services the same as my current salary at the University, but there were a lot of things I wasn’t taking into account.
Many freelancers will be in the attitude of thinking this (for example):
I want to make £30,000 a year. Therefore if I work 5 days a week and 8 hours a day, my hourly rate is around about £16 an hour.
You will see how it ought to be at least twice this amount; otherwise you will not net £30,000.
Check out the article and leave me a comment with your thoughts. I’m reevaluating a few things and am really interested in your feedback.