Flexible, yet fickle, freelancing is a choice of work that may not suit the non-persistent. But for those of you hooked to this ad-hoc way of life, it’s important to know that when you’re negotiating a project price, you’re also negotiating the experience and what it means for your individual brand.
Bobby McGill, founder of Branding in Asia Magazine and lifelong freelance writer has landed roles writing for some of the world’s most regarded newspapers, has interviewed ex-president of the United States George W. Bush and has founded a number of online and print magazines.
Bobby sits with Elizabeth Ü on Xero Gravity this week to discuss tips on negotiating as a freelancer which includes dealing with rejection, to knowing what you’re worth and rubbing shoulders with some of the most famous people in history.
“It doesn’t necessarily have to be money,” Bobby says. “Pay could be experience. It could be a piece in your portfolio, so there’s a lot of dimensions to it that you need to consider before you just outright say, ‘No I’m not going to work without being paid.’”
“There’s so much work to do out there. There’s so much opportunity and it’s just a matter of sitting down and finding what you think your niche might be and just inserting yourself into the equation,” Bobby adds.
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