How to Calculate Hourly Fees as a New Freelancer

Holly Riddle
Jan 19 · 4 min read
The difference between going broke and not going broke as a freelancer? A little math. Photo by Amol Tyagi on Unsplash

One of the first things you have to do as a new freelancer is determine what you want to charge for your services, no matter your industry. If you’ve never freelanced before, this can be pretty intimidating, and all too easy to completely screw up. Set your hourly fee too low and you won’t be able to pay your bills. Set your hourly fee too high and you might not be able to find work.