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Pricing & Payments

Articles about pricing & payments, organized by topic.

A Beginner’s Guide to Value-Based Pricing

A value-based project is simply a fixed-fee project where the price is determined by the value of the outcome to the clients business – not the estimated time it will take to complete.

Pricing & PaymentsProject Management
6 Pricing Strategies for Freelancers (and When You Should Use Each)

As a freelancer, you get to decide how to bill your clients – and there's no right or wrong billing strategy. In this article, we'll look at hourly rates, daily rates, weekly rates, monthly retainers, fixed-fee projects, and value-based pricing methods and identify the pros and cons of each.

Pricing & PaymentsProject Management
How to Make Your Invoice Names a Little Less Awful

Most freelancers don't spend time thinking about the best way to name an invoice, but caring about the seemingly trivial aspects of your business (that other freelancers ignore) is what will set you apart in the eyes of your clients.

Pricing & PaymentsProject ManagementStarting a Business
How to Structure Your Bank Accounts for Massive Financial Success

As a freelancer, getting paid is at the top of the priority list. But what do you do with the money once you have it? It's time to structure your finances.

Pricing & PaymentsStarting a Business
How I Sold a $6,000 Website to a Non-Profit Using Value-Based Pricing

Find out how I sold a $6,000 website to a non-profit using value-based pricing and why they agreed to pay 100% of the total cost upfront.

Pricing & PaymentsProposals & NegotiationStarting a Business
Struggling with Late Payments? Stop Blaming Your Clients

Have you ever been stiffed by a client? You convinced them to hire you, everyone was eager to get stared, and everything seemed to be going great, but the client either paid you late or never paid you at all.

Getting ClientsPricing & PaymentsProject Management
3 Pricing Strategies Freelancers Use to Calculate Project Fees

You probably know by now that most freelancers will use hourly rates to calculate the price of your project, but did you know that there other pricing methods too? Today, I'd like to introduce you to a few common pricing strategies used by freelancers.

Pricing & PaymentsStarting a Business
How Much Does a Website Cost?

It’s surprising how many clients ask for a ballpark quote. Unfortunately, answering that question requires more information as each quote should be tailored to the clients specific business and needs.

Pricing & PaymentsProject ManagementStarting a Business