Jim True
June 23, 2017
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Ethical Pricing: Calculating Your Burn Rate & Finding Your Day Rate

Pricing for any creative work (or any work for that matter) requires you to understand your costs first. So that's where we start: figuring out how much you need to survive (your burn rate) and scaling up from there to determine your ethical pricing day rate.

June 23, 2017

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4. Calculating Burn Rate ƞ Ƅ ƃ 1,000 200 200 100

1,500 200 100 300 200 200 200 600 \$2,400

6. Burn Rate = Bare Minimum \$2,400 Monthly \$100 Daily /

24 \$12.50 Hourly / 8
7. Ethical Pricing Rate > Burn Rate \$3,000 Monthly \$125 Daily

/ 24 \$15.63 Hourly / 8 { + 25%
8. Ethical Pricing Rate > Burn Rate \$3,600 Monthly \$150 Daily

/ 24 \$18.75 Hourly / 8 { + 50%
9. Ethical Pricing Rate > Burn Rate \$4,800 Monthly \$200 Daily

/ 24 \$25.00 Hourly / 8 { + 200%

11. Calculate Days Like a Business 365 52 x 5 =

260 - 26 (10%) = 234 Ƅ - 26 (10%) = 208 - 26 (10%) = 182
12. Calculate a New Day Rate 182 Working Days \$4,800 Monthly

\$57,600 Annually \$57,600 / 182 = \$316.48 Daily Rate
13. You have to determine for yourself:  What’s your Burn Rate?

What’s your ethical markup? How many days do you want to work?

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