7 ways to get motivated on a lazy day

Today is one of those days when not even a cup of black tea does the job. How can you?

As a freelancer consultant, I get one of those lazy days after I had a few days of intense work. The need to unwind is very normal, but I can’t do that in the middle of the week. So I have a few tricks to shake the lazy off and keep on going until the weekend and much-needed sleep and relaxation. Read More…

How much to charge for your services

Discussing about money with a client is often uncomfortable and you never know how much to ask for. For a freelancer this is even harder.

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So, how do you know how much to charge for your services?

A great piece of advice I got was to divide the sum I am aiming for in a month to the amount of time I have for my work. This way I will get to the hourly ideal payment.

Some clients take more time, others less. Finding a balance between how much time you spend on a project and a minimum sum you are willing to do the job for is a starting point. THis knowledge is important when you get to the negotiation phase.

Always leave a door open at the negotiation table to come back if you find out the project exceeds your initial estimation of time and resources and you need more to continue. I usually give a three months period to settle in, and if something is not right I call another talk. Read More…

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