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How to Answer the Question: What’s Your Hourly Rate?

How to Answer the Question: What’s Your Hourly Rate?

What do you say when a prospect or client asks, “What’s your hourly rate?”

Do you instantly capitulate and respond with a number? Or do you take the lead in the conversation and respond with your “qualifying questions,” which are designed to help you determine if this client is a good fit for you?

I know what you’re thinking: “If they ask for my hourly rate, don’t I have to tell them?”

Well, no, actually, you don’t!.

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Mark Richardson - Superfried Designer Interview.

Designer Interview With Mark Richardson – Superfried

Designer Interview With Mark Richardson

Mark Richardson is the owner of Superfried, studio alias of the self-taught designer. He originally founded Superfried in a London bedroom in 2007 and is now based in the centre of Manchester specialising in brand identity and typographic solutions for print and digital across all sectors.

His clients vary in both scale and location from start-ups in Russia to larger global brands in New York, LA and London including Fast Company, Faber & Faber, Sadler’s Wells and the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation. His continued experimentation with letterforms has lead to the commercial release of 15 display typefaces. Mark has also given a talk at Shillington Creative College in Manchester.

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Change Your Process, Land Higher Paying Clients

Change Your Process, Land Higher Paying Clients

Are you currently frustrated because you’re landing low-paying clients? I get it. I was frustrated for years and tried every piece of advice that came my way about how to charge more. From endlessly talking about what’s stopping me, to charging more with every new client, nothing worked consistently.

I would hear things like, “It’s all mindset. You just need the confidence to charge higher prices.” And while that’s true, where does the confidence come from? Do we just need to muster enough to be able to charge more? Or was there something else to it?

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Rob Clarke Designer Interview

Designer Interview With Rob Clarke

Designer Interview With Rob Clarke

Today a Designer Interview With Rob Clarke a British type designer and letterer based near London.

He designs logos and custom fonts both directly for clients and through collaboration with design and advertising agencies. I have followed Rob Clarke’s work for a number of years and you may not be familiar with his work, but you will be surprised. It would be hard to live in Britain and not be familiar with the logos he has created

He has worked on some of the world’s largest brands including Air Asia, Dulux, Sainsbury’s, Tesco, Reckitt Benckiser, Carlsberg Export, Polo Mints, Quality Streets, Cadbury and Capitol Records.

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