Susanne Präsent-Winkler: How to raise your rates (and still keep your clients)

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”5/12″][vc_single_image image=”5943″ img_size=”large” alignment=”center” onclick=”link_image”][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”7/12″][vc_column_text]Pricing is an important part of being a freelancer. It is also a topic many of us don’t feel very comfortable with. I’ll give you various arguments you can use to justify raising your fees to your clients (without them running off). Staying true to your values and your worth can be especially challenging when there’s not much work coming your way. But instead of lowering your rates and racing to the bottom, how about raising them and aiming for the top instead?[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_separator color=”blue” border_width=”2″][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”9/12″][vc_column_text]I’ve been a freelance translator (DE/EN/SP) for almost eight years now. While studying I also worked in a translation agency, but I much prefer being my own boss. My business partner and I are a team of two translators who also supply our clients with languages other than our own as we have a great network of colleagues. For us it is important to get paid decent rates and also to pay decent rates to the translators we outsource to.
I’m also a mom of three-year-old twin girls and I am juggling work and family.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”3/12″][vc_single_image image=”5944″ img_size=”medium” alignment=”center”][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_separator color=”blue” border_width=”2″][vc_column_text]This short talk is scheduled for Friday, 3 May 2019.

The exact time will be announced by mid-April.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]