Looking forward to an extra $300
I have been doing freelance work for my ex company for a few years now.
Initially, I charged only $100+ per assignment. It would vary based on length.
As the work got steadier, trust developed and with inflation, my flat fee became $300.
Gradually, all assignments became urgent ones and because I literally had to cut all social activities for a week to rush out a single piece, I think this rate is fair.
As an ex-staff, I am familiar with their software and procedures. I also know what is expected.
It is cheaper for them getting me to do it than hiring a full-timer too.
And it gradually got easier with time so that I am now sometimes able to churn out assignments within a few days.
I just submitted another assignment and am now happily waiting for my $300. It would more than cover my income tax.
It's a pity these assignments come only a few times a year. If I had them every week, I might not be writing so much online.