Dr. Freelance news

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dr freelance newsThree quick news items (with apologies to email subscribers who may have seen an earlier version of this due to the URL migration—it won’t happen again!):

1. New Dr. Freelance Website Launch. First and foremost, I am excited to announce that I’ve been working with my creative team on a much-needed major website surgery for Dr. Freelance. The big reveal will happen Thursday, including a new design, several additional service options for your freelance business or publishing needs, and a vastly improved navigation structure to make everything more intuitive and easier to find—all in the interest of helping you be more successful in your freelance jobs!

As part of the website revamp, I’m also offering a… [Read more…]

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There’s no freelance free lunch

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Dear Dr. Freelance: Recently, an entrepreneur starting a new firm contacted me for a freelance website job. I agreed to a price well below my normal rates – with an additional 35% courtesy referral discount because: 1) his funds were limited; 2) I liked him and wanted to help him; 3) becoming a resource for him could potentially yield work for me from his clients and business partners; and 4) it was a referral from a former colleague.

He loved what I did and paid the agreed-upon amount. We got along well and made plans to meet for lunch to discuss future freelance jobs. The week before the lunch appointment, he asked me to “do some retooling” of my original copy. It was a 5-6 hour job at least; this time, I sent an estimate at my standard freelance rate. [Read more…]

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