Let me first preface these posts by telling you a little bit about how I got here - I graduated from college with a degree in fine art. I then went on to get another degree in graphic design. After graduating for the second time I got married and quickly moved to the north shore of Oahu. For those of you who have never lived in "the country" on a small island there isn't a lot going on as far as job opportunities go. So, I became a freelance graphic designer out of necessity. Not because it was something I necessarily wanted to do. No no no, I wanted to stay in Portland and work at a large company and get benefits and have someone tell me what to do all the time. It was (and sometimes still is) difficult to be my own boss, make sure everyone is happy with my services and work from home (this last one is the hardest). All of the things I have learned I have had to learn twice. Once in school and then once the hard way. So I am imparting any knowledge I can on to YOU in case YOU need it.
That brings us to next weeks "2 cent" question of the day! "How much should I charge for my services? and how do I explain my pricing standard to my client?" I will be specifically talking about the use of an invoice (your soon to be new best friend) and how to gauge how much you are really worth. If any of you have any questions for future "sharing my 2 cents" posts, or have some really great ideas about this upcoming post please leave a comment in the comment section below.