Behind-the-scenes advice for busy solo professionals courtesy of Michael Katz, Blue Penguin Development

got an email from my graphic designer.


He told me that he was raising his rates, but…

… because I “am so good to him” with the referrals I send and my own work, I am locked in at the old rate forever.

Things to think about:

Do you think I will continue to be “good to him” as a result?

Do you think I am more or less likely to consider using another designer in the future?

Do you think he just did something really smart?