Many successful freelancers will insist that you should always ask for a respectable rate and comfortable responsibilities when you take on new work. They’ll insist that this should be the case even when you’re just starting out as a freelancer — and, to a certain extent, that’s true. However, setting, compromising on, and negotiating rates and expectations is much trickier than simply worrying about if you’re shortchanging yourself.
For instance, there’s the simple fact that if you set your rates too high, you’re going to price yourself right out of getting any paying work in the first place.
If you find yourself struggling to negotiate successfully with new clients, here are a few tips and suggestions to help smooth those troubled waters and guide you toward a win-win scenario for everyone involved.
Communicate and Organize
Clear communication is crucial in the freelance world. With so much work taking place independently and out of the client’s view, it’s essential that you respond quickly and strive to keep clients up to date throughout your working relationship.
Good communication isn’t something that should grow over time, either. It should be in full effect from the first time you make contact with a potential client. Make sure that you’re