Thanks DN: Am I a real UI designer? (3 year update)

over 5 years ago from Marcus H, Design by Marcus

  • Chris CChris C, over 5 years ago

    First of all, great job turning things around – most people just continue down the same path no matter how unhappy or stuck they become.

    "I really need to get more hours each week" might be the wrong way to look at it. Don't you want to work less to spend time on more important things? Family? Other hobbies? Travel? I would suggest raising your hourly or do something completely different and charge based on the value you're delivering instead.

    Good luck.

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    • Marcus H, over 5 years ago

      Definitely an option to raise my rates but I'm not confident enough to go beyond $50/hour, I feel like I need to bring more value to the table before I can increase it.

      As for more hours you have to understand that I probably worked 10 hours per week last year. 10 hours at $100/hour would be amazing but I'd be very happy with 20 hours at $50/hour for the foreseeable future.

      I'm not the best at selling myself and talking about the value I can bring. I want to price on value one day but right now I don't feel like I can explain the value I bring to projects. It's something I need to work a lot on!

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