The Freelancer’s Guide to More Shmoney

Kelli María Korducki
3 min readApr 1, 2022
Photo by Fabian Blank on Unsplash

I almost never take on an assignment without asking for a higher rate. Sometimes this results in securing a higher rate. Other times it doesn’t. But the ask never works against me.

No matter what, it’s worth trying.

I’ve been making at least some of my living as a freelancer, either full- or part-time, for 13 years. In this time, I’ve learned a few things:

Kelli María Korducki

Writer, editor. This is where I post about ideas, strategies, and the joys of making an NYC-viable living as a self-employed creative.