Changing Your Hourly Rate

Clients are always working on a budget and may ask you to adjust your hourly rate. How do you do that?

There are three things you need to know.

  1. You can change your hourly rate on your public profile.
  2. You can change your hourly rate just for a particular project.
  3. You can change your hourly rate for specific line items in each particular project.

How to change the hourly rate on your public profile?

Step 1:  

After logging in, click on your name found on the upper right hand of the page and select ‘My Profile'.  By default, it will direct you to the ‘About you’ page.

Step 2:  

Choose the currency from the drop down and input your ideal hourly rate (please use whole numbers) before clicking on ‘Save’.

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You can change your rate without it affecting current live projects. The new rate takes effect from the first project launched after the rate change.

You may also want to read about how to figure out what your hourly rate should be here. (insert article)

How to change the hourly rate for a particular project?

Step 1:  

Login to that application and click on the ‘Projects’ button, then click on the project you want to adjust.

Step 2:  

Click on ‘Activities’, then the rate bar found on the upper portion of the page.

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Step 3:  

Set the hourly rate only for this specific project and click on ‘Proceed’ to save the changes you’ve made.

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You'll be able to verify if the new rate has been applied by clicking on 'Add Activity’ then ‘Time’.

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How to change the hourly rate for a particular project?

Step 1:  

Login to that application and click on the ‘Projects’ button, then click on the project you want to adjust.

Step 2:  

Click on ‘Activities’, then the rate bar found on the upper portion of the page.

Step 3:

Select the specific line item you want to adjust and click on it to open up a new window.  

Adjust the hourly rate just for this specific line item by changing the hourly rate in the top right corner

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Select “Ok” and verify that the total amount on the main Activities page is correct. Open up the line item again to verify that the hourly rate changed to double verify.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I change the hourly rate of the hours I’ve already requested?

You may only change your hourly rate for a specific project prior to any payment requests. By default, the items will follow the hourly rate you’ve set for the project.  However, you can customize each line item by clicking on it.

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If I change my profile’s hourly rate after setting a specific hourly rate for my project, will this affect the current projects rate?

No, the change on your profile’s hourly rate will only be applied to any new projects that will be launched after the change has been made.  You can change your public profile’s rate without it affecting current live projects.

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