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How and When to Ask a Client for a Raise

How and When to Ask a Client for a Raise

September 26, 2013 | By Steve Slaunwhite | No Comments

Hand and money staircaseI was chatting with a copywriter earlier this week who had a question I’ve been asked dozens of times before. “How do I increase my fees with a current client?”

That’s a tough one. After all, you don’t want to lose the goodwill you’ve built up with that client. Nor do you want to jeopardize any future work that might otherwise come your way.

So how do you ask for a raise?

Say, for example, you landed a client five years ago when you just launched your writing business. Your rates were low back then — perhaps too low. (Hey, you were just starting out!)

But now your fees are much higher. And you want to do something about that older client who continues to benefit from your services at bargain-basement prices.

There are a few things you can do.

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