The factors that affect how much you can earn as a freelance animator can be categorized into two sides:
A. The business side
B. The production side (animation style, voice-over, music, length, etc.)
And here are 5 factors that influence freelance animators' wages:
1. Your quality of work
The higher quality work you can deliver, the higher rates you can charge.
2. How experienced and skilled you are
The level of skill and the experience you have will impact the level of trust your clients are willing to give you and the rate they are comfortable paying.
3. Your chosen target market
The demand for animation services in your target market will impact the number of clients you can acquire.
4. The payment terms you have
The amount of money you earn depends on the agreed-upon payment terms.
5. Your marketing efforts
The more dedicated you are in putting yourself out there, the bigger possibility for prospects to turn into paying clients.