Conflict of interest... but also only fair way if things aren ’ t defined or you can ’ t define it
Careful of “ we ’ ll pay you X now but later we can pay you more... ” -- almost never happens
Actually have time to get some real stuff done.. Not a full day, maybe 5 hours/day or so, leaving room for emergencies ---- Much less context-switching
Was against this when I thought of weekly... Works great for small, really well defined projects Annoying to keep going back saying “ out of scope ” . When it works well... AMAZING hourly rate
Determining what they value, Re-using products and libraries you ’ ve created, proven quantitative (or qualitative) results. ROI could be $, or insurance
Insurance w/ much higher hourly rate If this becomes max X hours and those hours all used up with new features... no room for emergencies.
Hear thoughts and just say “ I can do that!! ” *keyboard clicks* --- elance
Unless they have a ruby project they need modified... What we do is **magic** to most clients
30-50k??? I don ’ t need target.com!! Find your niche, and figure out what clients you want to work with. Validate. Alex King: Good clients breed good clients (word of mouth)
still need to ask for the sale... but should be something they want through asking the right questions. hard to do in one sitting, but can do research before meeting to try...
so they ’ re specific to benefits
Not a good way to build a freelancing ‘ business ’ (not talking to the clients directly in most cases, less say in how the work is being done, etc). ALSO potential legal issues (but more on the employer, except expenses)
Hard to pin down a dollar value. If you go there trying to sell, good luck. Organic process.
Pricing and Marketing for Freelancers - How to?
Pricing and Marketing