Are you web or graphic designer? Below are 3 main steps which will help you to increase your design rates.
All that extra income is exactly what dragging many freelance web designers and graphic designers to their laptops and computers and making them sit for hours together. It’s true that new freelancers don’t get paid enough even after hours of hard work. But just like any other market, demand is what plays the major role. The key is to prove that you are better than the rest when it comes to smartness and efficiency. Building up a unique style of your own can let you find a good number of clients. Try teaming up with other skilled freelancers who have different style of working the same or other supportive job such as different style writers, writers with designers and editors.
Dealing with good number of clients always help in increasing your income in freelancing. Do not hesitate in raise your demand while comparing with other freelancers with similar skills. It’s true that there are some clients who refuse to acknowledge your skill and stick with their low pay outs, but sometimes it may not be their fault. So knowing your client is necessary before demanding high.
Your client may belong to same profession but the pay-out may change according to location and business type. Companies and organization pay higher compared to individual. (E.g. Individual < Non-Profit < Small/Medium Business < Large Company < MNC)
Never forget to leave low paying clients after getting better chances. Raise rates according to your skill and experience in a slow manner and don’t let your clients slip away from you. Remember that it’s not always possible to stick to your highest rates. Adapting to circumstances while negotiation and knowing exactly what your client wants from you is necessary.
Choosing Suitable Work:
It is always important to step into the field you can excel with your special talent instead of stepping into the demand field. Since it’s an obvious truth that it’s not the field these are in, but in fact, it is the role these are playing”.
But never forget to try as many fields as you can, because no one can ever guess where you’re lucky door is waiting. And it’s always better to find it as soon as possible to jump up heights quickly and easily. So find your right track- whether it is website design, logo design or graphic design or even any other area of design.
Research and Work Smart:
It is always important to know what is going on around. A proper and keen research can keep you update with the current market. Equilibrium of demand, supply and price are the three variables to keep an eye on. Having more clients than you can actually handle can let your focus on your supply capability. But remember demand and prices are inversely proportional and that means if the price decreases demand increases. It is also important to remember that low price than necessary can bring suspicion about the quality in your client’s brains. So, maintaining the equilibrium of the three is highly beneficial. Uniqueness can always bring idealness which let you stand out of the crowd. But, pushing yourself to the limit and working hard always gives you success. Always remember to increase the speed of your work without losing quality. Build up your competitiveness while joining up other skilled freelancers and pull your rank up.