Google sent me here as I was looking for advice on rates for various jobs. I started life as a journalist, moved into page layout and design and was employed for 17 years on business, music and leisure titles before going out on my own last year. Now doing mainly mag design and web design, with any other print jobs that get thrown my way! Have so far been living off old work contacts (so much so that I haven't even found time to get my own website up and running). Hardest part of freelance for me is knowing what to charge commensurate to the amount of time I spend on jobs and as such trying to work more quickly. Web design especially I go off on all sorts of tangents, print design is easier as the deadlines are usually more pressing! Anyway, this forum looks good, so hope to stick around.