HBR on How to Negotiate as a Freelancer

Small Business Labs

HBR's Now to Negotiate as a Freelancer provides an excellent overview of this important topic. 

How to negotiate when planning an event

Practically Perfect PA

Well to be honest there is a slight chink in my event armour; I’m not the best at negotiating. Well I didn’t, I hired a fantastic events co-ordinator to do all of the negotiating with the venue and suppliers on my behalf. Are there any other negotiating tips you can share?

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How to negotiate when planning an event?

Practically Perfect PA

Well to be honest there is a slight chink in my event armour; I’m not the best at negotiating. Well I didn’t, I hired a fantastic events co-ordinator to do all of the negotiating with the venue and suppliers on my behalf. Are there any other negotiating tips you can share?

Getting Clients-Price isn’t your Problem

Tips From T. Marie

Since my post on virtual assistant rates continues to be discovered and enjoyed almost two months after I first published it, I thought perhaps it was time for another post on pricing for service related businesses. It’s not your price that keeps them from working with you.

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Cost Cutting for Small Business – Payment Terms | THE SMALL.

The Small Business Blog

Cost Cutting for Small Business – Payment Terms by Stefan Töpfer on Aug 24, 2007 There are two ways to get better payment terms from your suppliers – make sure you know what the pricing is and negotiate the payment terms last, without warning. E-Mail me or follow me.

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Cost Cutting for Small Business – Payment Terms | THE SMALL.

The Small Business Blog

Cost Cutting for Small Business – Payment Terms by Stefan Töpfer on Aug 24, 2007 There are two ways to get better payment terms from your suppliers – make sure you know what the pricing is and negotiate the payment terms last, without warning. E-Mail me or follow me.

2007 182

How To Easily Choose The Best Real Estate Agent For You

Dumb Little Man

At the same time, you need to negotiate and do paperwork. The Agent Should Be A Great Negotiator. Your agent should foremost be a good negotiator. A seller wants the highest price possible while a buyer wants the lowest price possible.

2016 207

4 Ways You Can Make Money Online By Selling Old Stuff

Dumb Little Man

Use Social Media: Are you new to these selling websites and don’t like to negotiate with strangers? Just post a picture of your stuff online on social platforms with a clear description of item and price. It would save you from the hassle of negotiating with strangers and to go and deliver the products. 30 as listing fee and it would also charge 10% of the sale price on an item.

2018 171

Get the best corporate hotel rates

Practically Perfect PA

It can be quite a daunting task asking assistants to negotiate corporate rates with hotels. But assistants can save their organisations a lot of money if they negotiate a special rate with local hotels, particularly if many of their colleagues or clients stay overnight.

2014 207

12 Tips for Finding the Best Apartment You Can Afford

Dumb Little Man

You have to know what price range you can comfortably afford from month to month. This will allow you to start off in the correct price range, and you won’t get stuck with an apartment that you simply can’t afford. Negotiate on Rent in Exchange for Small Fixes.

2018 221

Procuring a great supplier

Practically Perfect PA

Whatever it happens to be if you understand your buying power it will enable you to negotiate and it will help you attract high quality suppliers. Price isn’t everything. There are plenty of deals out there to be made but you shouldn’t select suppliers on their price alone.

10 Tips for Planning a Successful Event

Jen Lawrence

Don’t be afraid to negotiate. The biggest negotiation mistake in event planning is focusing solely on price. Planning an event for your company or business can be an insanely overwhelming. The sheer number of details can trip planners up.

2019 70

Seven Tips For Buying Cheap Appliances for New Homeowners

Dumb Little Man

Don’t be Afraid to Negotiate. Cars aren’t the only big-ticket items with negotiable price tags. Many items, including appliances, are negotiable as well. Financial guru Howard Clark claims that only 33% of Americans are willing to haggle the price on appliances. Often, when people want to upgrade to more features, they sell their old appliances on Craig’s List and other venues at greatly reduced prices.

2017 165

Top 10 Tips for Buying Stylish Furniture on a Budget

Dumb Little Man

Search for cheap furniture online – Look for deals available online, since websites do not have the same overheads as furniture stores and can offer better prices. Furniture manufacturers often sell products through different retailers, who mark up the price as they choose.

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Car Searching Tips for Buying a Used Car

Dumb Little Man

Choose a Maximum Price for a Used Car. If you do not set a maximum price, you might go over your budget. Some brokers will help you negotiate the price. A broker usually charges a percentage of the used car price or a flat fee. A car is an important purchase.

2016 205

Why you should use a trusted ground transportation company for your Executive’s travel

Practically Perfect PA

In a time where the majority of emphasis is placed on finding the best price, the easy route is to choose the cheapest option when booking your executive travel, especially when it comes to airport transfers, be it a group or individual. The cheaper the price, the lower fare for the driver.

2017 168

Win a hotel break in Berlin with Roomex

Practically Perfect PA

You don’t need the extra hassle of searching for hotels, comparing and negotiating rates, keeping within budget and policies, chasing receipts and invoices at the end of the month… We understand. This month we have a fantastic competition for you guys!

2016 144

Top 10 Tips for Buying Stylish Furniture on a Budget

Dumb Little Man

Search for cheap furniture online – Look for deals available online, since websites do not have the same overheads as furniture stores and can offer better prices. Furniture manufacturers often sell products through different retailers, who mark up the price as they choose.

Budget 183

How Solopreneurs Can Avoid Becoming Commodities

The Solopreneur Life

Be a Price Maker. In a 2003 article titled “Commodity Busters: Be a Price Maker, Not a Price Taker,” author Benson P. Each transaction provides the opportunity to price relative to customer value. To do this, you must focus on the basis of your pricing. Shapiro says, “The person who chose to price advertising services as 15 percent of the media buy, instead of by time and materials, created an enormous amount of profit for advertising agencies.”

2013 121

Why you should use a trusted ground transportation company for your Executive’s travel

Practically Perfect PA

In a time where the majority of emphasis is placed on finding the best price, the easy route is to choose the cheapest option when booking your executive travel, especially when it comes to airport transfers, be it a group or individual. The cheaper the price, the lower fare for the driver.

2017 130

How to Encourage Good Money Habits in Children

Dumb Little Man

Show them the prices per 100 grams and how you choose the best option. If they wish to earn money, more chores and pocket money can be negotiated on top of that. Your children are like sponges. Even when you think they aren’t watching, they’re taking in everything that you say and do.

2019 187

How To Get The Best Deal From Your Local Used Cars Dealership

Dumb Little Man

Apart from hidden mechanical problems, there’s title-washing and price-gouging that can take the deal off of the favor of the consumer. When negotiating, dealers often take the reign. Know as much information as you can about the cars available like weak points, price, and typical cost of repair. The first step in negotiating for a used car is to know how much others are willing to pay for it. Do you need tips on how to buy used cars?

2017 157

30 Easy Ways to Save Money You Probably Aren’t Doing Yet

Dumb Little Man

However, considering that you can get used books for almost as much as half the price of a new book, it is a small price to pay. My favorite place to buy used books is a local chain called “Half Price Book Store”. Price check before buying anything expensive.

2019 212

Technology of the week: Highrise

Practically Perfect PA

Prices start from $24 per month. Users can make notes on a meeting, share important emails during negotiation, or share tasks related to any contact or project. What is Highrise? Highrise is a flexible contact management tool which helps users keep their contacts organised.

2015 141

6 Ways to Add Value to Your Organization & Advance Your Career

Eat Your Career

Or, she could find simple ways to improve her value like… Researching vendors to find more competitive pricing and making informed recommendations to decision-makers. Aggressively negotiating with existing vendors for better pricing.

2013 258

Eight reasons why assistants should use a travel management company

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From a price point of view the agent should be able to negotiate a good deal for you because they will have access to a variety of flight prices over a larger period of time and they will know when that particular price expires.

Travel 204

A Simple Guide On How To Buy And Ship Your Car Online

Dumb Little Man

Start Negotiations. Be sure to clarify in your discussions whether or not the quoted prices they give you include any additional fees. After you’ve received a few quotes, take the lowest quote and send it to the other dealers to see if they can give you a better price. Repeat this process until one of them offers you a price you’re happy with. Buying a car online is no longer a fantasy of the past.

2017 167

How Freelancing Can Help Start Your Business

Productivity Bits

Negotiating. Outside of the business realm, most people have very little experience wheeling and dealing–unless, of course, you count the time you offered a low price for a house or wangled free window-tinting on your new Buick. Yes, freelancers do get to set their own hours.

2014 218

Advice on Working in the Gig Economy From a Successful Gig Worker

Small Business Labs

What I earn directly correlates to what I eat so I spend some time negotiating terms of employment by asking for terms such as retainers instead of trailing billing, negotiating net terms to as close to zero, etc.  I specialize in communications around crisis and issue-driven events; this is an area of communications that not everyone does and it is less price sensitive than other communications specialties. 

2016 109

On the Selling of Souls: Where Do YOU Draw the Line?

Eat Your Career

I want to demand that who I am is non-negotiable and the world must simply adapt. There have been times when a piece of my soul seemed such a small price to pay. There is a price for every soul. You must be ruthless in your negotiation.

2010 229

Planning music for business events

Practically Perfect PA

This would necessitate the negotiation of timings and setting up for both performers. Additionally, this would lead to more negotiating with your venue to allow for the setting up of various sound systems.

2015 172

What Frugality REALLY Means: It's Not About Being Cheap

Dumb Little Man

Maybe you found a fantastic dress on ebay – for half the price as in the shops. Or you compared the price of that new television in a couple of different stores, and saved $100. Act unreasonably, expecting or demanding a discount (negotiating is different). Frugality.

2011 285

How To Ace Your Apartment Hunt

Dumb Little Man

Don’t be afraid to negotiate a better rental price either if you think you can give the landlord something in return, such as a long-term lease. You might even be able to negotiate the security deposit if you can prove that you are a good tenant. Finding an apartment to move into is an exciting experience. Well, that’s if you’re fully prepared. In the same way that you go shopping for clothes, you will want to find an apartment that will fit your lifestyle.

2018 164

Project Derailed: Avoiding the Pitfalls of Commercial Construction

Small Business CEO

There is also an overview of negotiating a fair price and bringing all the components of the project together.

2017 60

Serviced Apartments – pros and cons

Practically Perfect PA

At first the consultants picked their own hotels and put the cost through their expenses and as you can imagine their choice of hotels varied wildly and so did the price. In comparison hotel rooms at a similar price in London are very small. It is easy to negotiate on the price per night with a serviced apartment as they do tend to discount on block bookings.

2011 122

What Makes a Good Conference Venue?

The Small Business Blog

Looking for a high value and a quality venue within your budget can be difficult, so being adaptable for outlook, services, layout and general feel of the building can help to vary the price.

2013 215

8 Smart Tips for an Amazing Short-Term Rental Experience

Dumb Little Man

Rent price can also slightly change depending on the time of your booking, much like the busy and lean season distinction in other accommodations. This will give you ample time to negotiate the short-term rules and conditions.

2016 161

The 6 Item Checklist for Effective Freelancing This Year

Dumb Little Man

Decide On the Right Rate to Charge and Price Yourself Suitably As a Freelancer. When it comes to negotiations and pricing, it can be difficult to decide how much to charge as this is linked to how much you think you are worth. So setting the right price and not selling yourself short will pay off in the long run, although you may end up losing some business. You can also adjust pricing as you go, but it is important to make a profit in order to continue.

2017 152

Booking business travel: is there an app for that?

Practically Perfect PA

Knowing of their market, not just the users but the jet owners, pilots and crew allows charter companies to offer the best prices to their clients. You might even be able to negotiate special offline deals if you are booking for frequent business flyers or multiple flights.

2015 194

The Benefits of Renting Office Space

Productivity Bits

Those who will rent their office space may have the ability to negotiate with their landlords for a lower price. O wning a building gives people the freedom to do anything they would like with their property, but this doesn’t always benefit every business owner. Sometimes, renting office space offers business owners more benefits than owning. Renting Means Flexibility . When people rent their office space rather than purchase, they are not forced to remain in one place.

2011 219

7 Ways to Live Within Your Means

Dumb Little Man

So if you really want to buy something, take a look around for the lowest price or try your best to find promos. Check the ones that can be negotiated for better rates. Financial gurus often talk about living within your means. You hear it all the time but do you know what it truly means? Have you figured out how to do this? This advice is all about spending less than what you receive. Another way to put it is to cut back and that sounds no fun at all.

2017 170

What to Write When Selling a Car Privately

Dumb Little Man

Doing so lets prospective buyers know that you’re willing to negotiate its price. You and your car have traveled a lot of miles together, but you’ve decided it’s time for a change. Selling your car online privately often brings more cash to your wallet than using it as a trade-in for a new vehicle. But do you know what to write when selling a car privately? Follow these tips and you can easily attract the attention of potential buyers and sell your vehicle quickly.

2018 141

Pay off Student Loan Debt by Going Back to School

Dumb Little Man

When you have to go, price-check first and go for the best deal. You may cringe at such a large payment coming out of your bank account each month, but thanks to refinancing negotiations with each lender, you’re actually paying less than you were before. If you are currently struggling with student loans, you’re not alone. According to Forbes, 44.2 million Americans struggle with student loan debt.

2017 157