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Best of the Blog 2012: 3 Keys To Increasing Your Design Fees

Design firms routinely underprice their work. It seems as though they don’t trust their own value, thinking, “If I can do it, it must be easy.” Therefore “I don’t dare ask for…” whatever. It’s no wonder that the vast majority of design firms in the US, UK and EU have fewer than 10 employees. They’re...

Struggling with pricing?

This is the last week to improve your pricing with August's Kit of the Month: the Ultimate Pricing Collection. There are 45 left and they’ll only be on sale through Tuesday, Aug. 30th.

Quick Tip: Old-Fashioned Invoice Tracking

Whenever my check comes in, I staple the check stubs or EFT confirmation emails onto the paper invoices. It’s my sanity check and paper backup of every invoice I’ve ever submitted. At the end of the year, I stuff them into a large envelope and toss them in an archive drawer, there for referencing...

The Pricing Game: Play Along at Home

On Tuesday, June 14, Ilise Benun, author of The Creative Professional’s Guide to Money, will be hosting The Pricing Game, a DesignCast that’s modeled on a popular longtime HOW Design Conference session. She’s invited three design-firm principals (Sarah Durham of Big Duck Studios, Jonathan Cleveland of Cleveland Design and Kirk Roberts of Kirk Roberts...

How do your prices compare?

We're trying to help creatives learn from others who've been successful at putting a pricing process in place. That's where the next DesignCast comes in: "The Pricing Game" on June 14 at 4 PM EST. 3 designers will each describe their process for getting to a price for 3 different projects -- a non...