I’m in web and mobile design for so many years, but until now I still didn’t know what price range I’m in.
What I mean is I didn’t know which level of designer I’m in.
So, please guys help to have a look and rate for my design level, based on ‘GOOD’ / ‘AVERAGE’ / ‘WORST’:
Also, most of the time I couldn’t know either I want to work out via 99designs / odesk / collaborating with web developers via themeforest. But all these is not what I’m seeking for the workstyle and not the right career path.
Added, I’m actually worked with these platforms before and I found not much helpful to get me a stable income and life every month:
99designs: I had to put time and effort to ready a design in a contest, but I receive nothing (if only I really lucky to be chosen as the winner. Winner’s design not necessary is up-standard design piece but it’s actually what a client seeking for).
odesk: I proposed USD25 / hour but I’d never get any deal proposal.
collaborating with others via themeforest: I’ve collaborated with 2 web developers via themeforest. Both of them are not given me any response after received my full PSD theme. I don’t know why but I just don’t want to guess it. Most importantly, I felt not comfortable for me to going on with this lifestyle.
My ambition is to launch a website where provide expensive hourly or project based charging rate (says USD90 / hour) to aim on those quality client who do really willing to pay for that but looking for quality and workable design (as we knew, design is not just how it looks but is how it’s works), but I worry if I put some budget via Adwords monthly won’t return what I’m expected.
The theory is like I want to be the manufacturer of Audi or BMW instead of other car manufacturer who produced lower budget cars. Or another saying is I hope to create a company like Apple instead of others.
(Quality, assured, feel comfortable to market clients, creating something that they are willing to spent more)
I’m a Malaysian-based UI designer who are targeting US prospects.
So guys please rate and comments.