How To Price Freelance Services — Understanding Your Costs

One of the questions I often get asked is how do you price your services? What should you charge when someone approaches you to design and/or develop a website? Since, we’re talking about custom work, the answer, as you might expect, is it depends. I’d like to share some thoughts about what it depends on.

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Finding the Balance Between Craft and Automation

Which is more important for your design business, craftsmanship or automation? The former leads to greater quality in each site. The latter leads to a greater quantity of sites. Craftsmanship helps you sell individual projects, but automation helps you sell more projects. Which is more important?

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Why A Sense Of Purpose Motivates Better Work

Which contributes more to a fulfilled work life, money or a sense of purpose in what you do? Which motivates you to do better? While money is certainly important, feeling some kind of purpose in your work generally leads to a happier working environment and often a more profitable one as well.

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How To Recognize When An Opportunity Is Right For You

How often does opportunity strike? Is it a once in a lifetime proposition. Is it your only hope for starting a business before it’s gone forever? Or is it something that comes again and again waiting for you to be ready for it?

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Procrastinate Your Way To A Successful Business

Sounds too good to be true, doesn’t it? Sit around and procrastinate and watch as success sweeps over you? Well it is and it’s not quite what I’m saying with this post. What I’m talking about is a way to figure out what you feel passionate about, and how to incorporate more of that into your business.

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