So after being pressured for months and months, I FINALLY raised my prices from 10$ for 300 words to 30$ for 300 words. At first, I was worried because I thought that if I raised my prices, I was going to not get hired by any clients at all.
Boy, was I wrong.
Within 7 days, I got 3 clients. 1 wanting a 1000 word article, and 2 wanting a 500-word article. Meaning 2000 words for 200$. I am excited, as this means that I can work less, and still get paid well. Meaning that I am getting paid more of what I am worth, as compared to keeping my rates low to get more clients.
As I have told someone before, I would rather get 200$ from 3 clients, than 200$ from 13 clients.
So don’t be afraid to increase your rates. It can give you more time to focus on quality as well as work on other projects.