We’ve already discussed how to tell if you are charging too little, but what if your prices have gone right the other way? For your amusement here are some signs you may be charging too MUCH!
To justify the price on your quotes, you’ve started writing extra words that usually mean the same thing…
eg. Creation of Concept, Concept Development, Concept Refinement, Tweaking to Concept, Amendments to Concept ….
You’re still living off a job you finished in 2005.
Even large clients ask to pay you in installments.
Clients ask if you are perhaps quoting in Singapore dollars even though you live in Ohio.
When you mention that a change request is going to incur additional charges, most clients start to hyperventillate.
No-one ever hires you twice.
When presented with an estimate, clients often say things like “If you didn’t want to work with me you could have just said so”.
When you tried to use the FreelanceSwitch rates calculator your computer exploded.
When you hear how much your lawyer charges per hour you think ‘peh, small fry!’.