Don’t Undersell Yourself

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.

WRONG!

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.