Pricing Your Services Correctly: Meeting Recap

By: Ginny Murphy Posted in Event, Meeting Recaps, Resources

  • gold-dollar-signDo you know what to charge for the services you provide?
  • Should you charge by the hour, or by the project?
  • When was the last time you raised your prices?
  • Do you ever get tempted to drop your prices to get the job, even when you know you’re worth more?

Freelance Austin investigated “Pricing Your Services Correctly” in an interactive discussion of how we operate in the freelance marketplace. Attendees shared personal stories, lessons learned and the challenges of being an independent consultant in the Austin market.


Here are the notes from our panel.


The meeting was held at:

Ronald McDonald House
1315 Barbara Jordan Boulevard
Austin, TX  78723

Ginny Murphy


  1. Hi there, fellow freelancers! I need some advice…I’m a writer with 17 years’ experience, working mainly in K-12 education. I’ve written nonfiction, fiction, and informational text, as well as assessment questions. My question is this: a local company (who does mostly ghostwriting) is offering .10 per word for my services. I think this is too low, but am really wanting to break out of education writing. Should I ask for more (say, .15 per word?). Or is it common for the rate to be this low when you’re just starting in a new area? I appreciate anyone helping me out with this.

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