“Cheap, fast, good. The three things everyone wants from freelancers. But the truth is you can only ever have two. Cheap and good? Won’t be fast. Good and fast? Won’t be cheap. Fast and cheap? Won’t be good.”
A friend, Laura Shin, shared this today in a Facebook post, and it’s a good thing for all freelancers to keep in mind — it’s also good for people who are hiring freelancers to keep in mind.
I don’t work cheap, but I work fair. I charge median rates by industry standards for professional copywriting. My thing is, you have to value yourself and your work first — and only work with people who do the same.