iOS: Whether you’re a freelancer or you just like to pick up a side job here and there, you’ve probably struggled with the task of setting your rate for the work that you do. MyPrice is a new app for the iPhone and iPad that makes it easy: just plug in the things you’ll need for the job, whether it’s office space, time, or supplies, and the app will tell you how much you should charge to come out on top.
The app lets you calculate rates per project, based on all of the tools, qualified and experienced help, and supplies you’ll need, whether it’s a place to meet with clients, a phone line, office supplies, software, and so on. You’ll have to tell the app about yourself first so it can get a feel for your needs and lifestyle, and then go on to set up your individual projects, along with the things you need.
MyPrice’s biggest benefit, even past the hourly rates that it spits out, is in forcing you to stop and really think about the expenses you’ll have when you take a gig—something many freelancers don’t do, or at least not enough. The app even includes helpful advice for freelancers and people taking part-time work on their own to make sure they don’t get shorted on payments or have to deal with bad clients. It’s available now in the iTunes App Store.