As a newbie in the world of freelance, we usually do not worry too much about the cost of the services offered. Freelancers’ ordinarily only follow the current market price and concentrate on how to get clients?
After operating for a few months and having numerous clients, even recommendations, freelancers start thinking about these rates. We both know that the cost of living is unpredictable. To keep monthly finances, of course, freelance service charges must be raised.
The obstacle is, not all freelancers are confident of increasing service rates. There is the fear of losing clients, fear of expensiveness, and so on. But did you know? This fear will only torture you and reduce productivity. If your freelance services are worth paying more, why not? The step you need to take knows how to increase the tariff. Some of them are like:
Raise Rates for New Clients
The most accessible way to increase freelance service rates is when you negotiate with new clients. Your money is more knowledge and offers several benefits to clients. Not wrong if you sell valuable services to your clients. You better offer a high price at the beginning, rather than negotiating prices again when you already know each other.
Dealing with Old Clients
If you have a project that is still running with old clients, you can respectfully ask if they are willing to proceed to use your services if the tariff is raised. You need to agree with clients and make engaging offers to talk about prices again. The example offers a package and explains the benefits that will be obtained from the new tariff.
In this position, you need to believe in yourself. If the client says no and you take it for granted, this could be a boomerang. Clients may think you have no pride and can be paid cheaply forever.
Another way is to develop a project that was granted in advance. If there is a project extension, you can discuss this rate increase. If the client is not willing, don’t be afraid to refuse.