When starting out as a freelance writer, it’s easy to lock yourself into sub-par rates. Someone offers you work, and you’re afraid to say no because you don’t know when the next project will come along. So you accept, even if the work pays a pittance.
One of the best lessons you can learn as a freelance writer is not to be afraid to ask for more money. Everyone needs a raise from time to time, and freelance writers are no different. As long as you learn how to navigate a negotiation, you should be able to raise your rates bit by bit.
In this article, I’ll explain how to decide what are reasonable increases for your rates. Then, we’ll talk about how to ask for a raise without spooking your clients. Let’s get to work! [Read more…] about How to Renegotiate Your Rates as a Freelance Writer (And When to Do It)