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How much to up my fee's by per hour?

Discussion in 'General Forum' started by clairelitt, Jan 11, 2011.

  1. clairelitt

    clairelitt New Member

    In April I am going to up my fee's for one of my clients who are particularly successful (even in the recession!). I currently charge £22 per hour for drawings and cad work and was going to charge £25. How much does everyone else up by, is £3 too little?

    Thanks :)
  2. glebe digital

    glebe digital Member

    Your 5.5% rise seems pretty reasonable to me.

    However, does this mean you have 'variable' fees for different clients?
    This is a hard one to justify, it smacks of 'charging according to the size of your wallet'.....no-one likes to be on the recieving end of that.

    Just a thought. :)
  3. clairelitt

    clairelitt New Member

    Only because I gained a new client last year and was going to put my fee's up anyway... Thanks for the advice :)
  4. glebe digital

    glebe digital Member

    Good luck! :)
  5. LeeCole

    LeeCole New Member

    Okay, I'm not in the UK, but I see the same thing everywhere, freelancers completely undervaluing their work. Why not raise your prices by 25% on new clients. Don't sell your services compared with everyone else. Sell quality, sell you as a total package. I sell SEO services to local businesses. I'm able to get hundreds of dollars more per job than my competitors (literally!) because I don't just sell SEO. I sell marketing, my ability to make the cash register ka-ching!
  6. AdamC

    AdamC New Member

    That's a good strategy. I can understand not wanting to charge too much if you're just starting out but if you have experience then there's no reason not to try and get as much as you can for your work. For now, I think a 3 pound raise is alright, but I'm sure you could easily boost it in the future.
  7. hubert

    hubert Banned

    It depends on the kind of work and task you are going to do for your client.

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