Freelance rate — if you’re wondering how to calculate a freelance rate, it’s much the same as calculating consulting fees. You’ll end up with a rate that’s approximately 2 or 3 times what you’d make per hour at a regular job, once you’ve accounted for benefits, vacation, sick leave and so on. See our consulting fees article for a step-by-step guide.
Freelance rate sound too high?
When you first work out your fees, you may think they sound high. But, once you consider all the costs you must absorb, you’ll see that they’re not astronomical. As a freelancer, you’ll shoulder more responsibilities than someone with the security of a full-time job.