Beating made-in-China wages

12796152As New Zealand propels itself into this mad global market, many of us are at risk of having our profits and wages slashed to compete with Made-In-China prices.

Personally, I’m not keen on New Zealand turning into a mini-China (living standard wise) but some Chartered Accountants (not us) are seizing this opportunity and having their work done more cheaply overseas rather than hire more expensive Kiwi staff. Continue reading Beating made-in-China wages

How much should I charge?

546883Know that magic feeling that surges through you when you’ve triumphed and done something absolutely brilliant? Well, you’ll get that exact same hit of happiness by creating the perfect pricing strategy for your business because it’ll make your business hum and a humming business means less money worries, more toys and becoming a hero by helping our limping little economy grow.

To get your pricing strategy spot on the first thing you need to do is completely ignore the hourly rate you were paid working for someone else. If you don’t get this out of your head then you might as well stay in a job or you’ll be taking a pay cut because freelance prices need to cover so much more than just your time:   Continue reading How much should I charge?