I’m going to bet that if I asked you your minimum hourly rate, you wouldn’t be able to tell me…if you can’t, that’s a problem, but by the end of this post, you’ll be on your way to having your starter rate and getting a measurable handle on your freelance income. What Is A […]
If you follow me on Twitter, you might have seen me worrying-out-loud about a client who I’m concerned is about to drop me. It’s my biggest client, and while when I first started freelancing, I counted this kind of thing as part of the game, I’m at a point now where it sometimes can get […]
If we’re going to be honest, some clients matter more than others. Some keep the lights on, others just add on a little extra spending money. Some keep you engaged and interested with challenging new projects, others are just check boxes on your to-do list. As a freelancer, you have a responsibility to yourself to […]
Getting Paid: What’s your minimum project size for a deposit? Mine is $500 and I generally ask for 50% up front. Anything less than that, I can handle being screwed over on…I’ll be upset, but not sick-to-my-stomach upset. What’s yours? Want to discuss this in private? Join BlackFreelance and visit the forum topic today!
Your portfolio is an experience. Testimonials, samples…I stressed about getting those together into a great package when I first started freelancing as a writer. What I didn’t realize at the time, was that the traditional portfolio—that collection of art work, photographs, successful projects—was just one of many checkboxes that clients were looking to tick before […]
Backstory: It was announced on Friday that Univision (owned by Haim Saban) had purchased The Root, the Black news and culture site co-founded by Henry Lewis Gates, Jr. I don’t trust Univision. I’ve watched for over a decade (in my studies of Spanish), and their programming is socially juvenile at best. I don’t mean that […]