[thelist] Financial Situation

John Corry jcorry at gmail.com
Wed Dec 10 15:25:20 CST 2008

Lowering my hourly rate or other billables is never an option.

I am worth what I am worth, regardless the current state of the economy.

That said, in times like these it is a good strategy to emphasize the
value that I represent to my clients and why working with me will be
worth it in definite ROI.

So far, I haven't been affected...we'll see how that holds up as the
economy darkens.

John Corry

Fred Jones wrote:
> Is anyone else considering lowering their hourly rate to get new
> clients due to the financial situation in the US? I have been trying
> for 2 weeks to get new work (I'm not 100% out of work yet, but I sure
> want to get more *before* then) and the response has been very very
> slow. Two small jobs I did, but nothing big.
> I am asking a bit more than what I'm used to. Now I think I should ask
> at least what I usually get or even less. I hear that layoffs are
> common all over the place and people are struggling. I don't read the
> news much (OK, not at all) so I'm wondering if this situation is
> affecting people like us also.
> F

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