Graphic Artist’s Guild Handbook of Pricing and Ethical Guidelines
Reading this book (as recommended from my professor in a course on professional design practices) depresses me. According to the pricing in this handbook, I need to triple my rate for my web design and development services. I do recognize that my rate is a bit cheaper than the industry standard. I take on freelance projects for the passion of web design more than to make money. As a result, I never make it on my own as a freelance designer. Have this book on hand if you want to make a living as a freelancer.