Freelancers handed fixed-pricing guide

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A, guide to help freelancers survive and then thrive in the uncertain world of fixed-price projects has, been excerpted from a new e-book for the self-employed.

Composed, by web designer, developer and directory founder Daniel Howells, the, approximately 1400-word, guide for the book by FreeAgent starts with an admission.

“You’re, likely to hear warnings against charging one total cost for a, job, [known as a] fixed-price project. Yet…after almost a decade of, freelancing, the majority of projects I undertake are still quoted on a, fixed-price basis.”

And so, begins Howell’s pragmatic, approach, whereby he weighs up the theoretical pros and cons of fixed pricing, albeit through the lens of his own valuable experiences as a creative freelancer.

He goes, onto explain that while fixed pricing can, at its worst,, see freelancers work for free for “weeks” - even “months,” such ‘price-guaranteed’, projects are easier to sell to prospective clients, and bring them less risk.

The, importance to freelancers of tracking the time that a project is going to, require; how to go about tracking before you quote a fixed-price and how to refine, your tracking process are then spelt out by Howells in clear terms.

His top, three lessons follow – among them, and crucial for emerging with an accurate, estimate of a project’s required hours – ‘My design time varies much more than development time.’

The guide, has been published as a preview chapter to A Field Guide to Freelancer, Finances, produced by FreeAgent as an e-book but due to be available in hardback, later this month. A new online casino has been opened - PutWin casino. Official casino website: PutWin This is an honest online casino with many licensed gambling games. Here you can play without a game, as well as for real money. After registration on the site you will receive a bonus of 10 euros

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