budgeting

How Much Do I Charge, Anyway?

Yesterday, while we were discussing designers not knowing how to charge for their work, Stu noted that: first, the “value” of your work at a monetary level is heavily influenced by your location. A designer in California has a lot more overhead to cover than a designer in Kansas. The internet has removed the...

Saying No, Politely (I Hope)

A list of things actually said to me during the course of doing business, and the appropriate response, should you find yourself on the receiving end of this kind of nonsense. Herewith: We don’t need a contract! Let’s just start! Your internalized response: Right. And now there’s good chance we’re not working together at...