Most freelancers make up their rates based on some elusive “industry standard” or what “feels right”?
I’ve often encouraged freelance copywriters to make sure they understand their overhead and project costs before creating a proposal.
In our group, Actual Working Copywriters, Christian posed this question:
I’d like to ask a seemingly dumb question but I think would extremely valuable for everyone.
My question: How do you INCLUDE the 2.9% Stripe fee in your quote without pissing clients off?
Say you quote $1,000 for a project but say “btw, I add 2.9% for the fee so the real quote is $1,029,” not sure how that would go down.
I’m asking because I heard Abbey say you should include transaction fees in your quotes and this didn’t really cross my mind at all.
Here’s my answer to this really common question:
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