I think we all have experienced this :lol:
I never under-charge anything. my prices are so steep that almost no one can afford it. But when it comes to coding/design/etc, I'm not for hire anymore anyway.
I do however help people and companies for free, if i have the time and feel they deserve my help.
I just did a PR campaign for a local company here
It was shown to people in this marked from all over the world, and will be used by this company for future campaigns.
I told 'em I would do it only to help, as they are still in the startup phase, but I wanted 18k for the job - which they tought was OK. When all was settled, i told them i would do it for free hahaha.
money is not that important, what was important here was the value the company would bring to the local community - this value is way beyond money.
but, if i do a job and wants money for it, i make this perfectly clear as soon as they contact me; - I also tell 'em how much, or what they can expect it to cost.
if someone thinks it's too expensive, they are contacting the wrong guy, and should go for something cheaper.
if you do not appreciate your own work, how can you expect others to appreciate it?
my time is precious, and i don't want to waste it on people that are only wasting my time, for this - I'm too busy enjoying life and doing nothing
:tup: yeah, having a product that people actually would buy is working best for me too