Mind Map Showcase: 16 Rules for Being Paid What You're Really Worth
This week, we're looking at a mind map shared on Biggerplate by our very own lead developer, Nick! This mind map - 16 Rules for Being Paid What You're Worth Instead of What Doesn't Feel Scary - is adapted from Andy Maslen's tip of the week and outlines some key things to keep in mind when negotiating rates of pay to ensure you're earning as much as you should be!
Some of the takeaways from this map include:
- Nobody knows how much your worth until you tell them.
- There is no "going rate", just a price many underpaid freelancers have fallen into by accident.
- If asked to reduce your quote, ask what they would like to cut from the project!
While the original article is aimed at copyrighters, this mind map has been slightly tweaked to make it more applicable to anyone working as a freelancer.