Happy Valentine’s Day Beautiful Readers,
Writing this love letter has proven to be harder than I anticipated. I have so much that I want to say to you, but often it comes out as nothing at all. I am confident that I will find something to say here. Like a good play in the fourth quarter, the topic for this letter came at the last minute. I decided that I wanted to focus on self-love this year. I’m perpetually single, and I’m okay with that. I know that I’ve got to learn to love and respect myself before I expect anyone to do that for me. I don’t want to lose myself in anyone else’s dreams of who they want me to be.
Today, I wanted to share this same message with you all on this lovely Valentine’s Day. This message goes out to everyone! Self-love is critical whether you are single, in a relationship, or married. It’s so easy to lose sight of self-love in the process of living life.
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Pricing is a tough debate when you are a beginner freelancer. How much do you charge for the work that you do? What will someone be willing to pay? It can be very daunting because there is no standard in this industry. Everyone has a rate that they hold near and dear. My rate fluctuates between .10 and .20 cents per word depending on the client. I am always trying to find ways to charge more in hopes that I will get a yes and be able to charge higher rates. I’ve dealt with low-paying clients in the past, but I am all about focusing on higher paying clients now.
Today, I wanted to talk about value-based pricing. We don’t think about this way of pricing our services much. Most of us have been raised to think about work in an hourly fashion. I work 40 hours per week and I make a certain number per hour, right? This kind of thinking won’t help you much when it comes to freelancing. Instead, you should be charging based on the value that you provide your clients. While an hour of your time might be worth $50, the work you are doing is worth much more for the client!
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Over the past few years, I have grown to love taking blog photos. I have grown a ton with my blog photography with my dad by my side. We shoot and edit all my pictures for The Happy Arkansan in-house. I edit my photos, and my dad helps me take them. Today I wanted to shed some light on my process so you can take amazing pictures too. If you want, one day I may update this with videos of me editing blog photos, but for now, I’ll stick with some outfit shots throughout.
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If you know me, you know that I am always trying to find ways to get out of my regular eating habits while saving time and not having to cook for hours on end. You know I love any meal that I can prepare quickly! I enjoyed reviewing Freshly for y’all a few months ago, and when I saw there was a similar service out there, I knew I needed to try it for y’all. I tried GoReadyMade for a few weeks, and I wanted to give you my honest opinion on the service.
Are you ready to check out my GoReadyMade review?