When I started out freelancing, I had ZERO idea how to do any of the “business” things. All I knew was how to make a website (sorta), I didn’t know how to build a project plan, how to accurately scope a project and I wasn’t particularly diligent about sending out invoices…
Turns out all that stuff wasn’t even the hard part, the HARD part was: figuring out what to charge.
Somehow though, I figured out what I was doing, and one freelance project turned into five, and then turned into a consulting businesses with a partner and huge clients (like the NY Times)!
How did I do it? Not gracefully, that’s for sure.
But looking back, I realized that there were 3 distinct phases in building my freelance career. Each phase called for different types of client relationships, and different pricing.
If only someone had told me about this! I would have made a lot more money when I started out and had a lot less stress.
Well, lucky you! Because that’s exactly what I’m about to do.
Are you thinking about launching freelance or consulting career?
If so, join me for a FREE webinar:
The 3 phases of a freelance web career — and how much to charge at each stage!
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Adda is not only the CEO and founder of Skillcrush, but also an instructor. With her self-taught tech skills, she’s worked on building sites for the New York Times, ProPublica and MTV.