How to Calculate Your Hourly Freelance Rate for Fashion Designers (get the free calculator)

How to Calculate Your Hourly Freelance Rate for Fashion Designers

May 10, 2017

Freelancing can be a tricky endeavor – and while you don’t want to overcharge, you also don’t want to feel like you’re cutting yourself short. Use the freelance calculator to figure out the right hourly rate for you to make sure you meet your goals.

Before you start, download the free calculator to input your desired salary and figure out your hourly rate.

(requires Excel, Google Spreadsheets or similar software).

In this video, you will learn:

  • 00:23 How most designer think they should calculate their hourly rate, but why this is wrong.
  • 01:15 How to calculate your hourly rate based on your desired salary
  • 01:40 Calculating your overhead and expenses – including the not so obvious ones like education, self employment tax, and a buffer for clients who don’t pay
  • 04:00 Figuring out your billable hours and giving yourself vacation and sick days
  • 05:18 Buffering for work you don’t get paid for (invoicing, prospecting, promoting!)

Questions or tutorial ideas? Put them below in the comments!

How to Calculate Your Hourly Freelance Rate (get the free calculator) by {Sew Heidi} + The Successful Fashion Designer
  • chand alam

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