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How to Respond to Client Demands for Lower Rates – This Week’s Must-Read Tips

May 26, 2023
(updated: May 24, 2023)
Max 5 min read

You pour your heart and soul into your work, delivering exceptional value to your clients. But what happens when they ask for lower rates?

It’s a dilemma many freelancers face–a delicate balance between maintaining your worth and meeting client expectations. This week, we’ll show you how to stand your ground without burning any bridges.

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How to Respond When Clients Demand Lower Rates

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Now that you’re armed with practical strategies for dealing with clients who want the biggest bargain, you can stand firm on your rates and maintain your worth.

And if you’re looking for an easier way to manage client relationships, Indy helps you create strong contracts that manage client expectations, communicate more effectively with clients, and get paid faster through simple yet powerful invoicing.

Get started today!

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