Originally Posted by LadyLove
My biggest problem is figuring out what to charge clients... I don't want to go too high or I may lose the job, and I don't want to go too low, or people will think I cheap... and do cheap jobs.
Sure, itís a walk on a thin line. But once you have decided for a price donít show insecurity in the way you tell your client. It is the price and thatís what you charge. If the client is serious they will negotiate in a constructive manner (i. e. they will tell you itís very high and you can discuss ways to make it cheaper, as described by Jeremy above). But if you lose a potential client because youíre too expensive for them donít be too irritated by that because there are thousands of other people out there you can look for. Generally you have to be thick-skinned because youíll experience more often than not that people donít hire you but someone else. But thatís the way it is so donít worry too much. On the other hand there are also people that will hire you
and therefore drop someone else.
I personally think that sometimes itís better to lose a job offer because Iím too expensive rather than having lots of jobs without earning much. I know what I can and what Iím good at so there will
be people that appreciate this and hire me anyway.