so, i haven’t been working (or getting) my usual mag design gigs - 1st time in three years… and now suddenly, i’m faced with agencies calling me for work which pays half my hourly rate… so, the question is: do i take it and hope for a return to the usual rate? or, do i refuse it, holding out for what i’m worth hourly (after 14 years in the biz)?! please advise. it’ll be a month of uncertainty this friday.
that’s a lot of uncertainty. i mean specially in ny.
hold out, at least until you have to start eating rice with a fried egg on top.
ok, thanks for the advice. that’s what i was thinking as well.
if the regulars arent coming back maybe find out why. then rethink pricing or not. my 2 cents.
don’t think i can… i freelanced at 1 large publishing co. with several of their magazines over the last 3 years. was only supposed to be there 3 months but through all my efforts, i.e., *schmoozing, i was able to stay 3 years - until just now. this time around, no mags called despite my schmooze, my new website and my availability…
so now we know what schmoozing means.
yep, 'fraid so. but good news today: got a call from my online ad on art directors club! woo hoo. i can return to work next week. yes and no fee to the agency!