web design pricing and fees

How to Set Your Web Design Rates – My Friend Ken’s Letter to Me

How to Set Your Web Design Rates – My Friend Ken’s Letter to Me

Hey Kenn, Ken from up north here, how are you?! Listen I got some great news! Remember how I talked about the book I was working on before summer? Well, I just finished writing it! It became a whopping 15.000 words, 60+ pages jammed packed with some really valuable content. I’m super excited to share this with you! To give you some insight on what it’s all about, I’ll give you a quick run through. 🙂 The one big mistake freelancers make when setting their rate is probably not being confident enough about what they charge. As soon as someone…

Web Design Pricing 2.0 Basics

The pricing model that many new web designers default to when determining their fees doesn’t work well. I’m referring to working on an hourly basis. The problem with hourly work is that your focus is on pounding out hours. And, this is bad for both you and the client. For you, your work motivation becomes something you must do to get the money. And according to Daniel Pink, author of Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us, this style of carrot-and-stick motivation (carrot is the money, stick is the lack of money) often kills creativity because your focused is…