Whenever freelance status is agreed there remains a need to agree a rate for a job of work. The basic processes involved in setting that rate are:

  • deciding what you think you should earn;
  • working out over what period you need to earn this;
  • deciding what additional costs you suffer and which have to be paid before there's anything left over for you, such as:
    • costs an employer usually pays, such as national insurance and pension contributions
    • direct costs of doing the work
    • the ongoing costs you incur to work as an artist.

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