Creatives Top Ten Reasons for Underbilling

I got this from Oz: The Journal of Creative Disciplines. Sharon Wasserman, one of the founders of Atlanta’s Freelance Forum gives the top ten reasons members undercharge clients.

  1. “I’m not doing any other work at the time…”
  2. “My client doesn’t want to pay that much…”
  3. “I haven’t been doing this that long…”
  4. “I just do not know what the going rate is…”
  5. “I quoted them a lower amount before…”
  6. “Someone else will do it for this amount…”
  7. “The economy is bad…”
  8. “I cannot raise my fees to keep up with the cost of living because the client will use someone cheaper…”
  9. “I do not feel confident asking for what I am really worth…”
  10. “I really enjoy starving for my art…”
Advertisements

3 thoughts on “Creatives Top Ten Reasons for Underbilling

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s