Doing freelance work gives me the freedom to work from home, much less stressful than getting dressed and going into a full time job every day, and definitely comes with less anxiety. Well, it was supposed to be less stressful. I suppose it’s really just a different kind of stress and anxiety.
I have some really great clients that I work with on a regular basis, that makes life easy, and most of them are more like friends than clients. I’ve even met a few of them in person after several years of working together. That was a huge thing for me personally, but that’s not what I’m talking about today.
One of those frequent clients (who is very much like a friend to me) recently emailed me about an invoice saying they felt it should be less and that I was charging them too much for my services. Normally this person would say I don’t charge people enough for the quality work that I do, so I wondered all day long if I was overcharging, if I was doing something wrong, if I was putting my reputation in jeopardy with high rates. I went over things a million times in my mind, on paper, on my computer screen, and every time I came out thinking I must be doing something wrong or not looking at it right.