Here’s what I know: over my career, the higher I raised my rates, the more respectful my clients became of my time. I got higher paying/more interesting projects. And I got more word of mouth business.
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marjorie steele

Common. Happened to me repeatedly as a software consultant. I had too much work, so I raised my rates to astronomical values instead of say “no.” Turned out clients were willing to pay it, and simply expected value for it. I eventually went to a retainer model: You pay $X per month whether you have something for me to do or not…and clients loved it.

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