How much should I charge as a freelancer?
To figure out how much you’d charge per hour, ask yourself:
How much would you normally get at a job as a base salary?
Take that amount, double it, and divide by 2000, and that’s how much you should charge per hour.
Or, take your given salary and divide it by 1000.
This calculation takes into account that freelancers work 50% of the year (the doubling part), and the year is represented by 2000 hours.
From there, you have a wiggle room of about $10 either way.
EXAMPLE: You could earn $30,000 at your job
$30,000 x 2 = $60,000
$60,000 / 2000 hours = $30/hour
That’s how much you should charge per hour.
You could also take your given salary and divide it by 10000.
$30,000 / 1000 = $30/hour
Start there, and then either raise or lower your prices if business is not rolling in.