I edited a book for freelancers to help them figure out things like how to price, how to chase payment and how to make sense of their accounting reports. It's pretty comprehensive, and it's free to download. [more inside]
We think that checklists are great for all sorts of things, so we made a tool to make it easier for people to make and share them. In addition to building checklists for personal use, you can also become a "Checkspert," and share your lists publicly. If people add you to their team, you will earn a fee. We are really excited to share this with the community and have you guys help tell us what can be improved.
First published in 2006 as a short ebook, Consulting Fees has turned into a hard copy print book. I originally wrote a blog post on what to charge as a consultant and it went viral in the indie consulting and freelance community. So, I expanded it and turned it into an ebook not long after. Due to demand from readers, I've now expanded the original ebook to cover more areas and taken it into print format. Consulting Fees covers how to set and get your rate, deal with sticky client situations, overcome objections to pricing, navigate emotional roadblocks to charging fees that reflect the value you offer and make the move to Solution-based Fees. Professionally written, edited and designed, Consulting Fees tries to take a kinder, gentler approach to helping people manage the world of pricing for consultants, freelancers and other service providers. [more inside]
Thanks to the advice of several MeFites, I've finally got round to building a site to show off my projects (how delightfully meta!), write about the interaction of the web and small business, and maybe drum up a little freelance WordPress work.