September 12, 2014
Deciding on what to charge clients for your freelance video editing work can be pretty intimidating.
You may have an idea on what you want to charge based on the industry average, but sometimes that little voice in your head starts to pipe up and you become embarrassed that you are going to overcharge, and end up charging peanuts for gold quality work.
Or on the other hand, ambitiously set a rate that may not reflect your quality of work (no offense!) and you stifle future business.
If this sounds like a problem that’s currently plaguing you, whether you’re just starting out in the industry, or looking to review your pricing, we’ve created these helpful hints that should make your decision process a whole lot easier and comfortable.
We’ll take you through the pro’s and cons of how to charge for your services (day rate / project rate / alternative pay / no pay), and also discuss how to price yourself!
So grab a coffee and get comfortable. Hopefully by the end of this article you’ll have a better idea of what to charge and whether what you are currently charging is appropriate.
Lets start with…DAY RATE.