Since I’ve been answering a lot of reader questions lately, I’d like to turn the tables today and ask you a simple question:
How much should a freelance designer make?
I recently had a facebook fan ask me how much he should expect to make if he made the switch to freelance design.
Of course, I told him it depended on a lot of things including:
- Country of residence
- Experience and expertise
- Business Goals
- Financial needs
- and more
But then I got thinking
But after I gave him this kind-of lame answer that didn’t really contain an answer, I started thinking. Is there a certain amount of money a full-time designer who switches to freelance should expect to make when starting out?
I mean, other occupations don’t depend on your personal financial needs: a doctor makes six figures and a janitor doesn’t. (PS: they’re both admirable jobs, there’s just a clear salary difference.)
What about 5 years down the road?
So, today, I want to turn the mic over to you.
Leave a comment and offer your opinion and help me and this fan – How much do you think a freelance designer should expect to make?
And have a GREAT weekend!