Our featured sponsor this week is MyPrice, an app designed to help freelancers determine how much to charge for projects, as well as calculate their hourly rates and so much more.
As a freelancer myself, I know what it’s like trying to figure out what a good rate is to charge and how much my time is worth per hour. And how the heck do I calculate what to charge a client for a specific job? These questions plagued me from the start, and I wish that MyPrice was out back then — it would’ve saved me a ton of headaches.
To come up with its figures, the app first starts with a very thorough list of questions ranging from your education level to your yearly automotive costs and everything in between. By entering the info as honestly as possible, the app takes the data and does its magic to come up with an hourly rate. And this doesn’t just work for writers, it’s also for illustrators, web developers and a ton of other popular freelancer professions.
But the real selling point for me is the ability to come up with quotes on projects. It can be so frustrating trying to come up with a number for a client when you’re not sure where to start. MyPrice takes your hourly rate, plus information about the project itself, and comes up with its own number on what the project is worth. And when you’re done, you can send the quote to Freshbooks — a popular piece of accounting software for freelancers — or email it to your client direct. That’s pretty sweet.
And we’re just scratching the surface here. There’s also tips and tricks, job listings and a ton more. This is a great tool to have in your freelancer arsenal.
Go Get It!
MyPrice is the real deal, and an excellent tool for professional freelancers across the world. It’s available right now and for a limited time, it’s free! Seriously, if you do any kind of work on the side, you need to go download this app for your iPhone right now.
In this Quick Look, we’re highlighting Anytime. The developer describes Anytime as a beautiful and clean way to track and analyze your work time. Anytime shows you how much of your work is billable, your average revenue and workload, and which customers, projects and services take the lion’s share of your resources. Filter and group time entries and export everything to Dropbox. It works offline as a stand-alone solution or in conjunction with a mite account.
Read on for more information and screenshots!