Reality check: There will always be someone offering cheaper rates than you.
There’s no doubt about it. You might be the cheapest writer on the forum or websites that you frequent, but there’s guaranteed to be someone out there doing what you do for a lower price.
While price is often number one on the list of hiring criteria that clients take into account, it’s also the one thing that you should leave well alone.
Take my advice: set your prices and stick to them. Only change them if absolutely necessary — even then, they should only be going up, not down.[Read more…]