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Design Is a Job by Mike Monteiro

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Chapter 4: Charging for Your Work

This should be the shortest chapter of the book. Anything I have to tell you can be summed up thusly: charge as much as you can, deliver an honest value, and never work for free. Unfortunately, most designers feel such pangs of guilt about charging an adequate amount for their work, if anything at all, that it’s probably worth the time and effort to go a little deeper.

Let’s Get Comfortable Talking About Money

Before we go any further we need to get over this money thing. It has come to my attention that some of you are uncomfortable with the idea of money. Let’s start by going over a short list of people who are not uncomfortable with money: ...

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