There is one thing that I do that many writers and freelancers I know get on my case about, and that is giving discounts. I give out discounts to a lot of my clients, especially longstanding clients because I feel it is a good gesture and many clients will like it.
If a client comes to me and asks for Five 300 word articles, I often write it as five 300 word posts x 5$, as I have a deal where the initial price is 300 words with each additional 150 being an extra 5$. That way, the customer pays 25$ for 1500 words, instead of 45$.
However, I often get clients who try to bargain with me for even lower prices than my discounted rates. They act as if I am being cheap when I tell them no. So I might just revoke that generosity. Sure, I can use the money, but I am not the government, I don’t give handouts.
I will probably soon start to charge full price to all clients, and maybe give discounts if asked. I am a freelance writer, not a doormat.