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7 Tips On How To Negotiate The Highest Freelance Animation Rates Clients Will Pay

Many animators have a hard time deciding how to price their services and also complain that their clients pay them poorly. Take the wheel of your animation career and learn how to price your services and negotiate properly.

Here are 7 tips on how to negotiate the highest freelance animation rates clients will pay:

 7 Tips On How To Negotiate The Highest Freelance Animation Rates Clients Will Pay

1. Let your clients know what you can do for them

Ask your clients about their goals and objectives for the video and let them know how you can meet their needs and the impact your animation video can have on their business.

1. Let your clients know what you can do for them

2. Research other animators' rates

You can go to freelance sites, studio/animators' websites, social media pages, seminars, or find mentors who can help you to learn how to price accordingly.

2. Research other animators' rates

3. Ask 20% to 30% higher than the amount you want

Your animation clients will most likely negotiate with you to lower your prices, so aim higher and agree with your client on a price in the middle.

3. Ask 20% to 30% higher than the amount you want

4. Have a business mindset

Knowing more about the business side will help you value your skills and strategically promote your animation business.

4. Have a business mindset

5. Disclose in the agreement cases that warrant additional payment

Whether you're paid per project or on an hourly basis, be sure to be clear with the client that additional revisions or working hours beyond the project's scope might cost them extra.

5. Disclose in the agreement cases that warrant additional payment

6. Request a higher price for your specialization

Show off your animation expertise and be prepared with answers to the reasons why your specializations demand a higher price. Let your portfolio and previous clients' reviews speak for you.

6. Request a higher price for your specialization


7. Raise your rate

Don't hesitate to raise your rate especially when you have given your clients a high-quality video with proven success. For example, if the video you made went viral on social media and gave your client hundreds of sales leads.

7. Raise your rate

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