Poll: Have you adjusted your rates recently because of currency fluctuations?
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This forum topic is for the discussion of the poll question "Have you adjusted your rates recently because of currency fluctuations?".

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Alexander Kondorsky  Identity Verified
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No, but I would like to :-)) Jun 20, 2015

Why isn't this reply option on the list?

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Teresa Borges
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No! Jun 20, 2015

Virtually all my clients are in the euro area...

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Jenny Forbes  Identity Verified
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Yes and no Jun 20, 2015

I've raised my rate by a modest half a euro cent for new clients who have contacted me recently but have kept it unchanged for existing long-term clients.

[Edited at 2015-06-20 12:23 GMT]


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Yetta J Bogarde  Identity Verified
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Other Jun 20, 2015

I assess and adjust my rates beginning of each year....I don't always increase them though

[Edited at 2015-06-20 11:31 GMT]

[Edited at 2015-06-20 11:31 GMT]


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Thayenga  Identity Verified
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No Jun 20, 2015

I'd like to, but... (sigh).

Keeping also a USD account, currency fluctuations don't affect me that much because I usually have a little flexibility to wait until the conversion rate is more in my favor.


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Christine Andersen  Identity Verified
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No Jun 20, 2015

My rates vary, and the Danish Krone, the currency I use most, is linked to the Euro, so it does not fluctuate much.

Sterling does, but I often leave pounds as pounds and spend them in the UK.

However, I have worked less for lower-paying clients and more for the ones who pay higher rates. My lowest-paying client seems to have given up on me, as their deadlines were usually tight and I was always busy with other clients!

I quote slightly higher rates for new clients than I did a few years ago - depending on the type of work - and some disappear instantly, but some send the job anyway and pay my rate.


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Triston Goodwin  Identity Verified
United States
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Other Jun 20, 2015

I have been steadily raising my rates for a while, but not necessarily because of currency fluctuations.

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DZiW
Ukraine
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I had to comply Jun 20, 2015

Actually my direct clients adjusted my rates a little higher even without my permission or a notice... No regret, no remorse though)

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Henry Hinds  Identity Verified
United States
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No Jun 20, 2015

I'm not affected by currency fluctuations.

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Chris S  Identity Verified
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??? Jun 20, 2015

Alexander Kondorsky wrote:

Why isn't this reply option on the list?


If you'd like to, why don't you? Nobody's stopping you...


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Chris S  Identity Verified
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No Jun 20, 2015

We charge in pounds so there's no currency risk to us. Let customers, who are bigger, take the hit.

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