How to create a Rate Card
Do you have a rate card? The majority of freelancers don’t.
When I started my freelance career I’d always hate it when someone asked me what my styling day rate was. Invariably it was via email and I would answer with a one-line sentence that really didn’t show the potentially new client the awsomeness they were getting. And that’s when I created a rate card.
It was a game changer. This episode is what I did and how I make my rate card work for me and how you can too!
There is a blog post to accompany this podcast which you can find here.
A few things we covered in this episode :
Things to put on your rate card
- Who you are and what you do
- Who have you worked for? Make sure you put down everyone or at least the most impressive.
- Social media links
- Rates – Your pricing, travel, assistants
- Contact details – Email, phone, blog etc
- Other things that the client needs to know – 1/2 day rates, advance for props etc
- Images – As a watermark background or sharing examples of work.
- What to charge – ask others in your field for their rates.
- Be flexible
- Canva, Photoshop, Downloadable templates (See below)
- Here are some downloadable templates from Canva