Institute of Awesome
Summer School for Freelancers
Top 10 Reasons to Raise Your Freelance Rates
10 It feels like your clients treat you like a warm body who'll do their bidding, not an expert to be trusted.
9 You're always working... but you never seem to get anywhere.
8 You find yourself prioritizing your day based on which client is the most angry, the most urgent and will pay the fastest.
7 You make dark, cynical jokes about living off coffee and the 30-day grace period on your credit cards.
6 You find yourself working for clients you'd never hire for anything.
5 Whoops! You forgot to include marketing, networking, sales calls, administrative work, writing contracts, and "just one quick change" work in your hourly rate.
4 Health insurance? Vacation? Sick days? Retirement fund? Evenings spent relaxing with friends? Ha!
3 You feel under immense pressure to take gigs that don't make sense, that you don't want to do, because you need the money.
2 You can't find enough time or energy to do your best work. (And your clients? They can't even tell the difference.)
1 You miss having a job.
The Bottom Line
Earn more and work less
Okay, we admit it: Time tracking is not a sexy subject. But earning more money?
Working less? Being more productive? Definitely sexy. And AWESOME.
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I fell in love with the numbers.
I'd never really tracked my time. It sounded like a lot of work.
But it was so easy to get started with Freckle. And I fell in love with the numbers. I loved being able to see where my time had gone.
After I'd used it for a month, I got really excited. I learned something that changed my business:
I wasn't working nearly as many hours as I'd believed.
Using Freckle helps me give more accurate quotes — because I know how much time the last job really took me. And it showed me that I needed to raise my rates!
My productivity has increased, too. Now I can truly see how much time I spend goofing off during the week.
Tracking my time with Freckle's been a huge eye opener for me, and a real help.
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