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TimestampHow many years have you been freelancing/consulting?How do you describe yourself?What is your hourly rate?How do you bill for your services?What are your billing terms?What are your payment terms?Have you raised your rates within the last year?Do you plan on raising your rates within the next year?How do you feel about your ability to charge for the value you deliver?Do you save for retirement?Looking ahead, do you plan on making any changes to your business?How do you invest in yourself and your business?Since you've been self-employed, have you taken vacations?Does your spouse or significant other help support your household?How many dependents do you have?Do you have health insurance coverage?Do you have adequate savings for emergencies or unexpected expenses?Do you feel supported by family & friends in your self-employment?How do you feel about getting a straight job?Did we miss anything?
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10/13/2013 19:05:574 to 5Developer - mobile$126 to $150Time & materials basis, Fixed bid basis, Based on perceived value of workMonthly progress billingDue within 30 days of receipt of invoice (Net 30)Yes - 10 - 20 %Yes - 10 - 20 %Just right - I'm billing close to what I'm worthYes - but not enoughYes - I plan on merging with another businessI attend conferences in town, I have a coworking membership, I spend time/money on networking, I invest in new technology, I travel to attend conferencesYes - at least 1 month per yearNo NoneYes - I pay for it directlyYesYesI'm thinking about it
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10/13/2013 19:43:233 to 4Copywriter, Strategist/consultant - social media, Strategist/consultant - content$76 to $100Time & materials basis, Based on scope of workTotal due upon completionDue within 30 days of receipt of invoice (Net 30)Yes - more than 20%NoExcellent - I bill even more than what I'm worthYes - but not enoughYes - I plan on expanding my services/capabilities, Yes - I plan on creating a productI take continuing education classes, I attend conferences in town, I have a coworking membership, I spend time/money marketing my services, I spend time/money on networking, I invest in new technology, I travel to attend conferencesYes - at least 2 weeks per yearYesNoneYes - I pay for it directlyYesYesI might consider it
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10/13/2013 19:46:131 to 2Videographer$126 to $150Fixed bid basisPartial up front, remainder at specific project milestones or upon completionDue upon receipt of invoiceYes - by less than 10%NoJust right - I'm billing close to what I'm worthNoYes - I plan on expanding my services/capabilitiesI take continuing education classesNo - due to lack of timeYes1Yes - provided by my spouseNoDepends on how well the business is doingI might consider it
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10/13/2013 19:47:484 to 5Strategist/consultant - content, Strategist/consultant - marketing$101 to $125Time & materials basis, Fixed bid basis, Based on scope of workMonthly progress billingDue upon receipt of invoiceYes - by less than 10%Yes - 10 - 20 %Needs improvement - I don't quite bill what I'm worthNoClosing businessI take continuing education classes, I attend conferences in town, I have a coworking membership, I spend time/money marketing my services, I invest in new technology, I travel to attend conferencesNo - due to lack of moneyYes2Yes - provided by my spouseNoYesI'm actively hunting for a job
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10/13/2013 19:52:451 to 2CTO for hire / pilot project accelerator$101 to $125Time & materials basis, Fixed bid basis, Based on perceived value of work, RetainerPartial up front, remainder at specific project milestones or upon completionDue upon receipt of invoiceNoNoJust right - I'm billing close to what I'm worthYes - probably the right amountYes - I plan on expanding my services/capabilities, Yes - I plan on hiring employeesI take continuing education classes, I attend conferences in town, I have a coworking membership, I travel to attend conferencesYes - at least 1 week per yearYesNoneYes - provided by my spouseYesYesI might consider it
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10/13/2013 20:24:160 to 1Strategist/Consultant - usability$126 to $150Time & materials basisMonthly progress billingDue within 30 days of receipt of invoice (Net 30)Yes - more than 20%Yes - more than 20%Just right - I'm billing close to what I'm worthYes - but not enoughYes - I plan on expanding my services/capabilitiesI take continuing education classes, I attend conferences in town, I spend time/money marketing my services, I spend time/money on networkingNo - due to lack of moneyN/ANoneYes - I pay for it directlyYesYesI might consider it
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10/13/2013 20:30:374 to 5Strategist/consultant - marketing$76 to $100Fixed bid basisMonthly progress billingDue within 15 days of receipt of invoice (Net 15)Yes - 10 - 20 %NoJust right - I'm billing close to what I'm worthYes - but not enoughYes - I plan on expanding my services/capabilitiesI have a coworking membership, I spend time/money on networkingYes - at least 2 weeks per yearYes2Yes - provided by my spouseNoYesI might consider it
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10/13/2013 20:41:2510 to 20Developer - web, Developer - mobile, Developer - back end$126 to $150Time & materials basis, RetainerPartial up front, remainder at specific project milestones or upon completionDue within 15 days of receipt of invoice (Net 15)Yes - 10 - 20 %NoNeeds improvement - I don't quite bill what I'm worthYes - probably the right amountNoI have a coworking membership, I spend time/money on networking, I invest in new technology, I travel to attend conferencesYes - at least 1 week per yearYesNoneYes - provided by my spouseYesNoI would never consider it
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10/13/2013 21:12:515 to 10Developer - web$101 to $125Time & materials basis, Based on scope of workretainerretainerYes - 10 - 20 %Yes - 10 - 20 %Just right - I'm billing close to what I'm worthYes - but not enoughYes - I plan on expanding my services/capabilities, Yes - I plan on creating a productI take continuing education classes, I attend conferences in town, I spend time/money marketing my services, I spend time/money on networking, I invest in new technologyYes - at least 1 week per yearYes2Yes - provided by my spouseYesNoI might consider it
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10/13/2013 21:21:155 to 10Strategist/consultant - content$50 to $75Time & materials basisMonthly progress billingDue upon receipt of invoiceNoNot sureNeeds improvement - I don't quite bill what I'm worthYes - but not enoughNoI travel to attend conferencesYes - at least 1 week per yearYes3Yes - provided by my spouseNoNoI'm actively hunting for a job
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10/13/2013 21:36:135 to 10Developer - web$50 to $75Time & materials basis, Fixed bid basis, Based on scope of workPartial up front, remainder at specific project milestones or upon completionDue upon receipt of invoiceYes - by less than 10%Yes - 10 - 20 %Needs improvement - I don't quite bill what I'm worthNoYes - I plan on expanding my services/capabilities, Yes - I plan on hiring employeesI attend conferences in town, I spend time/money marketing my services, I spend time/money on networkingYes - at least 2 weeks per yearYes3Yes - I pay for it directlyNoYesI might consider it
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10/13/2013 23:27:1610 to 20Developer - back end$76 to $100Time & materials basis, Based on scope of workWeekly progress billingDue within 15 days of receipt of invoice (Net 15)Yes - by less than 10%Yes - by less than 10%Needs improvement - I don't quite bill what I'm worthYes - probably the right amountNoI take continuing education classes, I attend conferences in town, I have a coworking membership, I spend time/money on networking, I invest in new technology, I travel to attend conferencesYes - at least 2 weeks per yearYes2Yes - I pay for it directlyNoYesI would never consider it
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10/14/2013 2:07:171 to 2Developer - web, Developer - mobile, Developer - back end, Strategist/consultant - marketing, Strategist/consultant - business/management, Strategist/Consultant - usability$101 to $125Based on scope of work, Based on perceived value of workPartial up front, remainder at specific project milestones or upon completionDue upon receipt of invoiceYes - 10 - 20 %Yes - by less than 10%Just right - I'm billing close to what I'm worthYes - but not enoughYes - I plan on creating a productI attend conferences in town, I have a coworking membership, I spend time/money on networkingYes - at least 2 weeks per yearYes1Yes - provided by my spouseYesYesI would never consider it
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10/14/2013 5:10:444 to 5Tech consultant$126 to $150Time & materials basisSemi-monthly (15th & last)Due within 30 days of receipt of invoice (Net 30)NoNoJust right - I'm billing close to what I'm worthNoYes - I plan on expanding my services/capabilitiesI attend conferences in town, I have a coworking membership, I invest in new technologyNo - due to lack of moneyYes1Yes - provided by my spouseNoYesI might consider it
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10/14/2013 8:20:415 to 10Creative director$101 to $125Time & materials basisWeekly progress billingDue within 15 days of receipt of invoice (Net 15)Yes - more than 20%Yes - 10 - 20 %Just right - I'm billing close to what I'm worthYes - probably the right amountNoI attend conferences in town, I have a coworking membership, I invest in new technology, I lease an office space, I travel to attend conferencesYes - at least 1 month per yearN/ANoneYes - I pay for it directlyYesYesI might consider it
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10/14/2013 8:37:301 to 2Developer - mobile, Developer - back end$201 to $250Time & materials basisMonthly progress billingDue within 15 days of receipt of invoice (Net 15)Yes - more than 20%Yes - 10 - 20 %Just right - I'm billing close to what I'm worthYes - but not enoughYes - I plan on creating a productI spend time/money marketing my services, I spend time/money on networking, I travel to attend conferencesYes - at least 2 weeks per yearYes1Yes - I pay for it directlyYesYesI would never consider it
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10/14/2013 9:37:430 to 1Designer - Web, Developer - web, Strategist/consultant - content$76 to $100Fixed bid basisPartial up front, remainder at specific project milestones or upon completionDue within 30 days of receipt of invoice (Net 30)NoYes - 10 - 20 %Needs improvement - I don't quite bill what I'm worthYes - but not enoughYes - I plan on creating a productI attend conferences in town, I have a coworking membership, I spend time/money marketing my servicesYes - at least 1 week per yearYes2Yes - I pay for it directlyNoYesI might consider itStill a bit early to evaluate my business, by next spring/summer I hope to have enough information to understand if I can surely make a go of it on my own.
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10/14/2013 9:44:011 to 2Developer - web$76 to $100Time & materials basisWeekly progress billingDue within 15 days of receipt of invoice (Net 15)Yes - more than 20%Yes - 10 - 20 %Just right - I'm billing close to what I'm worthNoYes - I plan on creating a productI spend time/money marketing my services, I spend time/money on networking, I travel to attend conferencesNo - due to lack of moneyNo 2Yes - I pay for it directlyYesYesI would never consider it
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10/14/2013 9:57:1410 to 20Designer - print, Designer - Web, Developer - web$50 to $75Time & materials basis, Fixed bid basis, Based on scope of workPartial up front, remainder at specific project milestones or upon completionDue within 15 days of receipt of invoice (Net 15)NoNoHelp! - I bill significantly less than I'm worth NoNoI attend conferences in town, I invest in new technology, I travel to attend conferencesYes - at least 1 week per yearN/A1Yes - I pay for it directlyNoYesI'm actively hunting for a job
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10/14/2013 9:58:364 to 5Copywriter, Strategist/consultant - social media, Strategist/consultant - content, Strategist/consultant - marketing, Strategist/consultant - media relations, Strategist/consultant - business/management, Creative director, Producer, Project manager - traditional ad/marketing, Project manager - interactive ad/marketing$126 to $150Based on scope of work, RetainerMonthly progress billingDue within 30 days of receipt of invoice (Net 30)Yes - 10 - 20 %Yes - by less than 10%Just right - I'm billing close to what I'm worthYes - probably the right amountYes - I plan on hiring employeesI attend conferences in town, I spend time/money on networking, I invest in new technology, I travel to attend conferencesYes - at least 2 weeks per yearNo 2Yes - I pay for it directlyYesYesI might consider it
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10/14/2013 10:01:203 to 4Designer - print, Strategist/consultant - social media, Videographer$50 to $75Time & materials basis, Fixed bid basisTotal due upon completionDue upon receipt of invoiceNoNoJust right - I'm billing close to what I'm worthNoYes - I plan on creating a productI spend time/money marketing my services, I spend time/money on networkingYes - at least 1 week per yearYes1Yes - provided by my spouseNoDepends on how well the business is doingI'm actively hunting for a job
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10/14/2013 10:16:2510 to 20Designer - print, Designer - Web, Strategist/consultant - content, Strategist/consultant - marketing, Creative director, Photographer, Videographer$76 to $100Time & materials basis, Fixed bid basisPartial up front, remainder at specific project milestones or upon completionDue within 15 days of receipt of invoice (Net 15)NoNoJust right - I'm billing close to what I'm worthYes - but not enoughYes - I plan on creating a productI attend conferences in town, I have a coworking membership, I spend time/money on networking, I invest in new technologyYes - at least 2 weeks per yearYes3Yes - provided by my spouseNoDepends on how well the business is doingI might consider it
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10/14/2013 10:33:403 to 4Strategist/consultant - contentLess than $50Time & materials basisMonthly progress billingDue within 15 days of receipt of invoice (Net 15)Yes - by less than 10%Not sureJust right - I'm billing close to what I'm worthYes - probably the right amountYes - I plan on expanding my services/capabilitiesI take continuing education classes, I attend conferences in town, I have a coworking membership, I spend time/money on networkingYes - at least 2 weeks per yearYesNoneYes - I pay for it directlyYesYesI might consider it
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10/14/2013 10:55:074 to 5Developer - web, Developer - back end$101 to $125Time & materials basisTotal due upon completionDue within 30 days of receipt of invoice (Net 30)Yes - more than 20%Not sureNeeds improvement - I don't quite bill what I'm worthNoKill the business once a startup biz can sustain itselfI attend conferences in town, I spend time/money marketing my services, I spend time/money on networkingNo - due to lack of timeNo 3Yes - I pay for it directlyNoYesI might consider it
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10/14/2013 10:57:2910 to 20Developer - web, Developer - mobile, Developer - back end$151 to $175Based on scope of workMonthly progress billingDue within 30 days of receipt of invoice (Net 30)NoNoJust right - I'm billing close to what I'm worthYes - but not enoughYes - I plan on expanding my services/capabilities, Yes - I plan on hiring employees, Yes - I plan on creating a productI attend conferences in town, I spend time/money marketing my services, I spend time/money on networking, I invest in new technology, I travel to attend conferencesNo - due to lack of timeNo 1Yes - I pay for it directlyYesNoI might consider it
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10/14/2013 11:12:505 to 10Developer - web, Developer - back end$76 to $100Time & materials basis, Based on scope of workTotal due upon completionDue within 30 days of receipt of invoice (Net 30)NoNot sureJust right - I'm billing close to what I'm worthYes - probably the right amountFocus on more exciting projects, become choosier about what I take onI have a coworking membership, I invest in new technologyYes - at least 2 weeks per yearYesNoneYes - provided by my spouseYesYesI might consider it
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10/14/2013 11:57:530 to 1architect$101 to $125Based on scope of workMonthly progress billingDue within 30 days of receipt of invoice (Net 30)NoNoJust right - I'm billing close to what I'm worthYes - probably the right amountYes - I plan on merging with another businessI spend time/money marketing my services, I invest in new technologyYes - at least 1 month per yearYes1Yes - I pay for it directlyYesYesI'm thinking about itHow do you handle technology?

Fix things yourself, freak out, hired someone on hourly basis, call my friends who do IT and ask for free help, scam use of software, go to the library, visit Apple store weekly for help from Genius...\

you get the idea.
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10/14/2013 11:58:220 to 1event planner$76 to $100Fixed bid basis, Based on scope of workPartial up front, remainder at specific project milestones or upon completionI don't specify payment termsNoNoJust right - I'm billing close to what I'm worthYes - but not enoughYes - I plan on expanding my services/capabilitiesI have a coworking membership, I spend time/money marketing my services, I spend time/money on networkingNo - due to lack of moneyYesNoneYes - provided by my spouseYesYesI would never consider it
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10/14/2013 14:43:1910 to 20Developer - web, Developer - mobile, Developer - back end$76 to $100Time & materials basis, Fixed bid basis, Based on scope of work, Based on perceived value of work, RetainerWeekly progress billingDue within 30 days of receipt of invoice (Net 30)NoNoNeeds improvement - I don't quite bill what I'm worthNoYes - I plan on expanding my services/capabilities, Yes - I plan on creating a productI attend conferences in town, I have a coworking membership, I spend time/money marketing my services, I spend time/money on networking, I invest in new technology, I travel to attend conferencesYes - at least 1 month per yearN/ANoneNoNoDepends on how well the business is doingI might consider itall of your questions should have an other box, because consulting varies greatly across the board...
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10/14/2013 15:56:281 to 2Designer - Web, Copywriter, Developer - web, Developer - mobile, Strategist/consultant - content, Strategist/consultant - marketing, Strategist/consultant - business/management$50 to $75Time & materials basis, Based on scope of workMonthly progress billingDue within 15 days of receipt of invoice (Net 15)NoYes - 10 - 20 %Needs improvement - I don't quite bill what I'm worthNoYes - I plan on expanding my services/capabilities, Yes - I plan on creating a productI take continuing education classes, I attend conferences in town, I have a coworking membership, I spend time/money marketing my services, I spend time/money on networking, I invest in new technology, I travel to attend conferencesYes - more than 1 month per yearYesNoneYes - I pay for it directlyNoYes--but not adequately supported. It's a nebulous emotional support.I'm actively hunting for a jobAfter 1 year of freelancing for myself full-time, my financial life was a total disaster, so I ended up getting a part-time web dev job. Hoping to get back to it after I've gained some financial stability and put a little more work into my business model.
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10/14/2013 16:04:055 to 10Strategist/Consultant - usability$76 to $100Daily rateWeekly progress billingDue within 30 days of receipt of invoice (Net 30)NoNoNeeds improvement - I don't quite bill what I'm worthNoNoI take continuing education classes, I attend conferences in town, I invest in new technology, I lease an office space, I travel to attend conferencesYes - at least 1 week per yearNo NoneNoNoYesI might consider it
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10/14/2013 17:03:26More than 20Developer - back end$126 to $150Time & materials basisMonthly progress billingDue within 30 days of receipt of invoice (Net 30)NoYes - by less than 10%Just right - I'm billing close to what I'm worthYes - probably the right amountNoI attend conferences in town, I spend time/money on networking, I invest in new technologyYes - at least 1 week per yearYesNoneYes - provided by my spouseYesDepends on how well the business is doingI might consider it
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10/14/2013 17:44:483 to 4Copywriter, Strategist/consultant - social mediaLess than $50Time & materials basisTotal due upon signing Due upon receipt of invoiceNoYes - more than 20%Help! - I bill significantly less than I'm worth Yes - but not enoughYes - I plan on expanding my services/capabilitiesI take continuing education classes, I spend time/money marketing my services, I spend time/money on networking, I travel to attend conferencesNo - due to lack of moneyN/ANoneYes - I pay for it directlyNoDepends on how well the business is doingI might consider it
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10/14/2013 17:50:105 to 10Developer - web, Developer - back end$101 to $125Time & materials basis, Fixed bid basis, Based on perceived value of work, RetainerPartial up front, remainder at specific project milestones or upon completionDue upon receipt of invoiceNoNoNeeds improvement - I don't quite bill what I'm worthNoYes - I plan on hiring employees, Yes - I plan on creating a productI attend conferences in town, I have a coworking membership, I spend time/money on networking, I invest in new technology, I lease an office spaceNo - due to lack of timeN/A3Yes - I pay for it directlyYesNoI'm thinking about it
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10/14/2013 20:42:100 to 1Developer - mobile, Developer - back end$101 to $125Time & materials basis, RetainerI don't specify billing termsDue within 30 days of receipt of invoice (Net 30)NoYes - by less than 10%Needs improvement - I don't quite bill what I'm worthYes - but not enoughYes - I plan on creating a productI have a coworking membership, I invest in new technologyYes - at least 1 week per yearYes1Yes - provided by my spouseYesDepends on how well the business is doingI might consider itThe hardest part for me was believing I could charge nice people really fair prices. I'm a nice guy and I like to "get to know" the client before I take on work. But it quickly goes into a super friendly state and it makes it more difficult to negotiate. I'm getting better and to be honest, it gets easier... and the good clients will come back when they have the $$ and need your help, even if they can't afford it now. It's your business, be proud of it and make it successful.

I also found that it's hard to dictate billing and terms with larger clients. I find more often they want to control the terms, so then I make sure to control the billing. If they want Net 30 or more, then I'm going to bill them weekly. If they only want invoices once a month, then they are Net 10 or Net 15. If they don't comply with that, the rate can magically go up too!
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10/14/2013 20:56:53More than 20Technology Consultant$76 to $100Time & materials basis, Based on perceived value of workTotal due upon completionDue within 15 days of receipt of invoice (Net 15)NoYes - more than 20%Needs improvement - I don't quite bill what I'm worthYes - probably the right amountNoI attend conferences in town, I have a coworking membership, I spend time/money marketing my services, I spend time/money on networking, I invest in new technology, I travel to attend conferencesYes - at least 1 month per yearYes1Yes - I pay for it directlyYesYesI would never consider itI'm in the middle of moving as many of my clients as I can from hourly fees to value based fees.
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10/14/2013 21:22:255 to 10Designer - Web, Strategist/consultant - marketing$76 to $100Based on scope of work, RetainerPartial up front, remainder at specific project milestones or upon completionDue upon receipt of invoiceYes - 10 - 20 %Not sureJust right - I'm billing close to what I'm worthNoYes - I plan on hiring employeesI spend time/money marketing my services, I spend time/money on networking, I invest in new technologyYes - at least 2 weeks per yearNo NoneYes - I pay for it directlyNoDepends on how well the business is doingI would never consider it
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10/14/2013 21:24:350 to 1Designer - Web, Developer - web, Strategist/consultant - business/management, Strategist/Consultant - usability$50 to $75Time & materials basisTotal due upon completionDue upon receipt of invoiceNoNoI have no ideaNoYes - I plan on expanding my services/capabilitiesI spend time/money marketing my services, I spend time/money on networkingNo - due to lack of timeN/ANoneNoYesYesI might consider it
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10/15/2013 0:29:153 to 4Strategist/consultant - business/management$101 to $125Based on perceived value of work, Customer determines value / pay what you wantTotal due upon completionI don't specify payment termsNoNoJust right - I'm billing close to what I'm worthYes - more than I need toYes - I plan on expanding my services/capabilitiesI attend conferences in town, I spend time/money marketing my services, I invest in new technology, I travel to attend conferencesYes - at least 2 weeks per yearYesNoneYes - I pay for it directlyYesYesI might consider it
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10/15/2013 0:31:540 to 1Designer - Web, Developer - web, Developer - mobile, Developer - back end$50 to $75Time & materials basisWeekly progress billingDue within 21 daysYes - by less than 10%Yes - 10 - 20 %Just right - I'm billing close to what I'm worthNoNoI spend time/money on networking, I invest in new technologyNo - due to lack of moneyNo 4Yes - I pay for it directlyNoYesI might consider it
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10/15/2013 7:57:174 to 5Copywriter$126 to $150Time & materials basis, Fixed bid basis, Based on scope of work, Based on perceived value of work, RetainerPartial up front, remainder at specific project milestones or upon completionDue within 30 days of receipt of invoice (Net 30)NoNoJust right - I'm billing close to what I'm worthYes - more than I need toNoI spend time/money marketing my services, I spend time/money on networking, I invest in new technologyYes - more than 1 month per yearYes1Yes - provided by my spouseYesYesI might consider it
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10/15/2013 9:10:460 to 1Developer - web, Developer - mobile, Developer - back endLess than $50Time & materials basisPartial up front, remainder at specific project milestones or upon completionDue upon receipt of invoiceNoNoNeeds improvement - I don't quite bill what I'm worthYes - but not enoughYes - I plan on creating a productI take continuing education classesNo - due to lack of timeYesNoneNoYesDepends on how well the business is doingI'm thinking about it
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10/15/2013 12:08:353 to 4Designer - print, Designer - Web, Designer - animation/motion graphics , Strategist/consultant - business/management, Illustrator$50 to $75Fixed bid basis, Based on scope of work, Based on perceived value of workTotal due upon completionI don't specify payment termsYes - by less than 10%Not sureJust right - I'm billing close to what I'm worthYes - but not enoughYes - I plan on expanding my services/capabilities, Gaining experience/post college accreditation to further expand experience and skillsets I take continuing education classes, I attend conferences in town, I have a coworking membership, I spend time/money on networking, I invest in new technologyYes - at least 1 week per yearYesNoneNoYesYesI'm thinking about it
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10/15/2013 12:45:4010 to 20Developer - web, Developer - back end$101 to $125Fixed bid basis, RetainerPartial up front, remainder at specific project milestones or upon completionNet 10 daysNoYes - by less than 10%Just right - I'm billing close to what I'm worthYes - but not enoughNoI attend conferences in town, I spend time/money marketing my services, I spend time/money on networking, I invest in new technology, I travel to attend conferencesYes - at least 2 weeks per yearYesNoneYes - I pay for it directlyNoYesI would never consider itYou don't have anything about investing in infrastructure. I invest not just in new tech, but in things that will help keep me be successful (added ram, better server, backups, etc.)

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10/15/2013 12:45:463 to 4Developer - web, Developer - mobile, Developer - back end$76 to $100Time & materials basis, Fixed bid basisMonthly progress billingDue within 15 days of receipt of invoice (Net 15)Yes - 10 - 20 %Yes - 10 - 20 %Just right - I'm billing close to what I'm worthYes - probably the right amountNoI attend conferences in town, I travel to attend conferencesYes - at least 2 weeks per yearN/A3Yes - I pay for it directlyNoYesI might consider it
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10/15/2013 12:47:501 to 2Developer - web, Developer - back end$76 to $100Time & materials basisMonthly progress billingDue within 30 days of receipt of invoice (Net 30)Yes - more than 20%Yes - 10 - 20 %Needs improvement - I don't quite bill what I'm worthYes - but not enoughYes - I plan on expanding my services/capabilitiesI attend conferences in townYes - at least 2 weeks per yearN/ANoneYes - I pay for it directlyYesYesI might consider it
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10/15/2013 14:44:221 to 2Strategist/consultant - marketing$76 to $100Based on scope of workPartial up front, remainder at specific project milestones or upon completionDue within 30 days of receipt of invoice (Net 30)Yes - 10 - 20 %Yes - 10 - 20 %Just right - I'm billing close to what I'm worthYes - but not enoughNoI attend conferences in town, I have a coworking membership, I spend time/money marketing my services, I spend time/money on networking, I invest in new technologyNo - due to lack of moneyN/A2Yes - I pay for it directlyNoYesI would never consider it
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10/15/2013 16:07:384 to 5Strategist/consultant - sustainability$76 to $100Time & materials basis, Based on scope of workMonthly progress billingI don't specify payment termsNoYes - 10 - 20 %Needs improvement - I don't quite bill what I'm worthYes - but not enoughYes - I plan on expanding my services/capabilitiesI spend time/money on networkingYes - at least 1 week per yearN/ANoneYes - I pay for it directlyNoYesI might consider itI mix sustainability consulting as well as photography. Photos are often seasonal, so it's nice to have consulting as a back up option. Most of my consulting gigs aren't reliable for continuous work, so I often find myself spending scrambling for a pay check instead of trying to create a long-term strategy to keep a steady income. It's a roller coaster :)
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10/16/2013 0:45:243 to 4Apple & Technical Consultant$76 to $100Time & materials basis, Fixed bid basis, Based on perceived value of work, RetainerUsually completion, materials/equipment up frontDue on receipt or Net 15, depending on client. Occasionally Net 30, but only if -absolutely- necessaryNoYes - more than 20%Needs improvement - I don't quite bill what I'm worthYes - but not enoughYes - I plan on expanding my services/capabilities, Yes - I plan on hiring employeesI take continuing education classes, I invest in new technologyNo - due to lack of timeYes3NoYesDepends on how well the business is doingI might consider it
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10/16/2013 13:43:560 to 1SysAdmin$76 to $100Time & materials basisMonthly progress billingDue within 15 days of receipt of invoice (Net 15)Yes - 10 - 20 %Yes - 10 - 20 %Needs improvement - I don't quite bill what I'm worthYes - probably the right amountYes - I plan on expanding my services/capabilities, Yes - I plan on creating a productI have a coworking membership, I invest in new technologyNo - due to lack of timeN/ANoneYes - I pay for it directlyYesYesI might consider it
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10/16/2013 18:07:49More than 20All$101 to $125Time & materials basisMonthly progress billingDue within 15 days of receipt of invoice (Net 15)NoNoJust right - I'm billing close to what I'm worthYes - but not enoughYes - I plan on expanding my services/capabilitiesI take continuing education classes, I spend time/money on networking, I invest in new technology, I lease an office space, I travel to attend conferencesYes - at least 2 weeks per yearNo 2Yes - I pay for it directlyYesYesI would never consider it
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10/17/2013 11:08:4310 to 20Copywriter, Strategist/consultant - content, Strategist/Consultant - usability$50 to $75Based on scope of workTotal due upon completionDue within 30 days of receipt of invoice (Net 30)Yes - 10 - 20 %Not sureNeeds improvement - I don't quite bill what I'm worthYes - but not enoughYes - I plan on creating a productI attend conferences in town, I spend time/money marketing my services, I spend time/money on networkingYes - at least 1 week per yearN/ANoneYes - I pay for it directlyNoDepends on how well the business is doingI might consider itExcellence
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10/17/2013 13:43:461 to 2Engineering consulting$76 to $100Based on scope of workMonthly progress billingDue within 15 days of receipt of invoice (Net 15)NoNoJust right - I'm billing close to what I'm worthNoYes - I plan on expanding my services/capabilitiesI take continuing education classes, I attend conferences in town, I have a coworking membership, I spend time/money marketing my services, I spend time/money on networking, I invest in new technologyNo - due to lack of moneyN/A1Yes - I pay for it directlyNoDepends on how well the business is doingI'm thinking about it
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10/17/2013 16:00:381 to 2Strategist/consultant - social media, Strategist/consultant - contentLess than $50RetainerMonthly progress billingDue upon receipt of invoiceYes - by less than 10%Yes - more than 20%Just right - I'm billing close to what I'm worthNoYes - I plan on expanding my services/capabilitiesI take continuing education classes, I attend conferences in town, I invest in new technologyNo - due to lack of timeYes1NoYesYesI'm thinking about it
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10/18/2013 10:06:491 to 2Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist$76 to $100Time & materials basis, Based on perceived value of workMonthly progress billingDue within 15 days of receipt of invoice (Net 15)Yes - 10 - 20 %NoJust right - I'm billing close to what I'm worthNoNoI attend conferences in town, I have a coworking membership, I spend time/money on networkingYes - at least 2 weeks per yearNo NoneYes - I pay for it directlyYesYesI might consider itMy bid and initial agreement on a whole project cost is based on client budget (then I offer a scope of work within that budget) and my own internal estimation of hours it will take. But then I try and have them pay out the amount relatively evenly across the months of the project for stability in my cash flow.
I am finding that I often over-estimate my hours and so end up making much more "hourly" than I initially bid. . . I have not been doing it long enough to feel like I want to change things, but this is perhaps an indication of adjustment I could make. I happy with my current income level.
Now that I enjoy my own schedule, it would have to be an employer with a mission I really bought into AND a value of purchasing my production/value-added, not my time. I value my flexibility and independence too much to go back to a strict 40hrs/week.
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10/21/2013 15:10:3510 to 20Designer - print$50 to $75Time & materials basis, Based on perceived value of workMonthly progress billingDue within 30 days of receipt of invoice (Net 30)NoNoJust right - I'm billing close to what I'm worthYes - probably the right amountNoI spend time/money marketing my services, I spend time/money on networkingYes - more than 1 month per yearYes3Yes - provided by my spouseYesYesI would never consider it
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10/21/2013 15:12:365 to 10Photographer$201 to $250Time & materials basisPartial up front, remainder at specific project milestones or upon completionDue upon receipt of invoiceYes - more than 20%NoJust right - I'm billing close to what I'm worthYes - probably the right amountYes - I plan on expanding my services/capabilitiesI attend conferences in town, I spend time/money marketing my servicesYes - at least 2 weeks per yearYesNoneYes - I pay for it directlyYesYesI'm thinking about it
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10/21/2013 15:20:183 to 4Strategist/Consultant: Strategic Communications$151 to $175Based on scope of work, Based on perceived value of work, RetainerPartial up front, remainder at specific project milestones or upon completionDue within 30 days of receipt of invoice (Net 30)Yes - 10 - 20 %NoExcellent - I bill even more than what I'm worthYes - more than I need toYes - I plan on expanding my services/capabilities, Yes - I plan on hiring employeesI take continuing education classes, I attend conferences in town, I have a coworking membership, I spend time/money marketing my services, I spend time/money on networking, I invest in new technology, I travel to attend conferencesYes - more than 1 month per yearYesNoneYes - I pay for it directlyYesYesI might consider it
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10/21/2013 16:19:403 to 4Developer - web$50 to $75Time & materials basis, Based on scope of work, RetainerPartial up front, remainder at specific project milestones or upon completionDue within 30 days of receipt of invoice (Net 30)NoYes - 10 - 20 %Just right - I'm billing close to what I'm worthYes - but not enoughYes - I plan on expanding my services/capabilities, Yes - I plan on hiring employees, Yes - I plan on creating a productI attend conferences in town, I have a coworking membership, I invest in new technologyYes - at least 1 week per yearYes1Yes - I pay for it directlyNoYesI might consider it
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10/21/2013 20:25:3710 to 20Developer - web, Developer - back end$76 to $100Time & materials basisWeekly progress billingDue within 30 days of receipt of invoice (Net 30)Yes - by less than 10%NoJust right - I'm billing close to what I'm worthYes - but not enoughNoI take continuing education classes, I attend conferences in town, I invest in new technologyYes - at least 1 week per yearNo 1Yes - I pay for it directlyYesYesI would never consider it
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10/22/2013 1:36:121 to 2Strategist/consultant - business/management$76 to $100Based on scope of workPartial up front, remainder at specific project milestones or upon completionDue upon receipt of invoiceYes - 10 - 20 %NoNeeds improvement - I don't quite bill what I'm worthYes - but not enoughI attend conferences in town, I have a coworking membership, I spend time/money on networking, I travel to attend conferencesYes - at least 2 weeks per yearYes1Yes - provided by my spouseYesYesI might consider it
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10/22/2013 10:43:193 to 4Developer - web, Developer - back end$101 to $125Time & materials basis, Fixed bid basis, Based on scope of work, Based on perceived value of work, RetainerPartial up front, remainder at specific project milestones or upon completionDue within 15 days of receipt of invoice (Net 15)Yes - more than 20%Not sureNeeds improvement - I don't quite bill what I'm worthNoYes - I plan on expanding my services/capabilities, Yes - I plan on creating a productI attend conferences in town, I have a coworking membership, I lease an office space, I travel to attend conferencesYes - at least 1 week per yearNo 2Yes - I pay for it directlyNoDepends on how well the business is doingI might consider it
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10/24/2013 17:05:501 to 2Designer - animation/motion graphics , Copywriter, Strategist/consultant - content, Project manager - interactive ad/marketing$126 to $150Fixed bid basis, Based on perceived value of workPartial up front, remainder at specific project milestones or upon completionDue within 30 days of receipt of invoice (Net 30)Yes - more than 20%NoJust right - I'm billing close to what I'm worthYes - probably the right amountYes - I plan on expanding my services/capabilities, Yes - I plan on hiring employeesI attend conferences in town, I have a coworking membership, I spend time/money marketing my servicesYes - at least 1 week per yearN/ANoneYes - I pay for it directlyNoYesI would never consider itAlthough working for myself has meant a serious pay cut, overall it's probably the best decision I ever made. My well-being is ridiculously improved, even when factoring the stress and risk involved. When I bust my ass, I'm the one who gets rewarded and I love that control over my own success.
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10/26/2013 14:25:413 to 4Developer - web, Developer - back end, Data Analyst$101 to $125Time & materials basisMonthly progress billingDue within 30 days of receipt of invoice (Net 30)Yes - 10 - 20 %Yes - 10 - 20 %Needs improvement - I don't quite bill what I'm worthYes - probably the right amountA lot of thought but no plans yetI have a coworking membership, I spend time/money marketing my servicesYes - at least 2 weeks per yearYes2Yes - provided by my spouseYesYesI might consider it
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10/29/2013 20:34:124 to 5Designer - Web, Developer - web, Strategist/consultant - marketing, Project manager - interactive ad/marketing$76 to $100Time & materials basis, Fixed bid basis, Based on scope of work, Based on perceived value of work, RetainerPartial up front, remainder at specific project milestones or upon completionDue upon receipt of invoiceNoYes - 10 - 20 %Just right - I'm billing close to what I'm worthNoYes - I plan on expanding my services/capabilities, Yes - I plan on creating a productI attend conferences in town, I spend time/money marketing my services, I spend time/money on networking, I invest in new technology, I travel to attend conferencesNo - due to lack of moneyNo 2Yes - I pay for it directlyNoDepends on how well the business is doingI might consider it
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10/29/2013 20:51:095 to 10Designer - print, Designer - Web$151 to $175Fixed bid basisPartial up front, remainder at specific project milestones or upon completionDue upon receipt of invoiceYes - more than 20%Yes - 10 - 20 %Just right - I'm billing close to what I'm worthYes - but not enoughYes - I plan on hiring employeesI invest in new technologyYes - at least 2 weeks per yearNo 3Yes - I pay for it directlyYesYesI would never consider it
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10/29/2013 20:51:315 to 10Designer - print, Designer - Web$151 to $175Fixed bid basisPartial up front, remainder at specific project milestones or upon completionDue upon receipt of invoiceYes - more than 20%Yes - 10 - 20 %Just right - I'm billing close to what I'm worthYes - but not enoughYes - I plan on hiring employeesI invest in new technologyYes - at least 2 weeks per yearNo 3Yes - I pay for it directlyYesYesI would never consider it
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10/29/2013 22:30:403 to 4Technology Consultant$50 to $75Time & materials basisTotal due upon completionI don't specify payment termsNoYes - by less than 10%Just right - I'm billing close to what I'm worthYes - but not enoughNoI spend time/money marketing my services, I invest in new technologyYes - at least 2 weeks per yearN/ANoneNoYesYesI'm thinking about it
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10/29/2013 22:31:101 to 2Author services$50 to $75Based on scope of work, RetainerMonthly progress billingNet 21Yes - more than 20%Yes - more than 20%Needs improvement - I don't quite bill what I'm worthYes - but not enoughYes - I plan on expanding my services/capabilities, Yes - I plan on merging with another businessI attend conferences in town, I have a coworking membership, I spend time/money on networking, I travel to attend conferencesYes - at least 2 weeks per yearN/ANoneYes - I pay for it directlyYesYesI would never consider it
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10/29/2013 22:31:254 to 5Strategist/consultant - marketing$101 to $125Based on scope of workPartial up front, remainder at specific project milestones or upon completionDue within 15 days of receipt of invoice (Net 15)Yes - 10 - 20 %Not sureNeeds improvement - I don't quite bill what I'm worthYes - but not enoughYes - I plan on expanding my services/capabilitiesI attend conferences in town, I spend time/money on networking, I invest in new technologyYes - at least 1 week per yearN/ANoneYes - I pay for it directlyNoDepends on how well the business is doingI'm thinking about it
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10/29/2013 22:45:413 to 4Developer - web, Developer - mobile, Developer - back end$101 to $125Time & materials basisI don't specify billing termsDue within 45 days of receipt of invoice (Net 45)Yes - 10 - 20 %Yes - 10 - 20 %Just right - I'm billing close to what I'm worthYes - but not enoughYes - I plan on expanding my services/capabilities, Yes - I plan on creating a productI take continuing education classes, I attend conferences in town, I spend time/money marketing my services, I spend time/money on networking, I invest in new technology, I travel to attend conferencesYes - more than 1 month per yearN/ANoneYes - I pay for it directlyYesYesI would never consider it
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10/29/2013 22:46:113 to 4Developer - web, Developer - mobile, Developer - back end$101 to $125Time & materials basisI don't specify billing termsDue within 45 days of receipt of invoice (Net 45)Yes - 10 - 20 %Yes - 10 - 20 %Just right - I'm billing close to what I'm worthYes - but not enoughYes - I plan on expanding my services/capabilities, Yes - I plan on creating a productI take continuing education classes, I attend conferences in town, I spend time/money marketing my services, I spend time/money on networking, I invest in new technology, I travel to attend conferencesYes - more than 1 month per yearN/ANoneYes - I pay for it directlyYesYesI would never consider it
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10/30/2013 1:22:020 to 1Designer - Web, Developer - web, Developer - mobile, Developer - back end, Creative director, Creative CoderLess than $50Based on scope of workTotal due upon completionI don't specify payment termsNoNot sureHelp! - I bill significantly less than I'm worth Yes - but not enoughYes - I plan on expanding my services/capabilitiesI attend conferences in town, I travel to attend conferencesYes - at least 1 week per yearNo NoneNoYesYesI might consider it
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10/30/2013 8:33:003 to 4Designer - printLess than $50Based on scope of workI don't specify billing termsI don't specify payment termsYes - by less than 10%Yes - 10 - 20 %Help! - I bill significantly less than I'm worth NoYes - I plan on expanding my services/capabilitiesI invest in new technologyNo - due to lack of moneyN/A1Yes - I pay for it directlyNoYesI'm thinking about itI do freelance on the side. I work full time and have health insurance through my employer. I have been thinking of moving to self-employment full time in the future.
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10/30/2013 17:57:494 to 5Developer - back end$126 to $150Time & materials basisMonthly progress billingDue within 30 days of receipt of invoice (Net 30)Yes - by less than 10%Yes - 10 - 20 %Needs improvement - I don't quite bill what I'm worthYes - but not enoughYes - I plan on expanding my services/capabilitiesI attend conferences in town, I have a coworking membership, I spend time/money on networking, I invest in new technology, I travel to attend conferencesYes - more than 1 month per yearYes2Yes - I pay for it directlyNoYesI would never consider it
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10/30/2013 23:28:4310 to 20Strategist/consultant - business/management$50 to $75Time & materials basisTotal due upon completionDue within 30 days of receipt of invoice (Net 30)NoNoJust right - I'm billing close to what I'm worthYes - more than I need toredesign itI spend time/money on networking, I invest in new technologyYes - at least 2 weeks per yearNo 1Yes - I pay for it directlyYesNoI would never consider it
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10/31/2013 17:09:2910 to 20Designer - print, Strategist/consultant - marketing, Art director, Creative director$101 to $125Time & materials basisTotal due upon completionDue within 30 days of receipt of invoice (Net 30)NoNoJust right - I'm billing close to what I'm worthYes - probably the right amountYes - I plan on creating a productI spend time/money marketing my services, I travel to attend conferencesYes - at least 2 weeks per yearYesNoneYes - provided by my spouseYesYesI would never consider it
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11/4/2013 8:18:313 to 4Nonprofit Development Less than $50sliding feeI don't specify billing termsI don't specify payment termsYes - by less than 10%Yes - by less than 10%Help! - I bill significantly less than I'm worth NoYes - I plan on creating a productI have a coworking membershipYes - at least 2 weeks per yearYes5 or moreYes - provided by my spouseNoNoI'm actively hunting for a jobMy heart effects my success. I find the needs that U.S. Nonprofit organizations filling and I raise funds to get their goals accomplished.
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