Pia Owens on how to do it and why it's not just for loud men in business suits
This is so helpful! I love the examples of how to phrase things! Thanks, Julie and Pia!
Well this was fantastic, and when I read Pia’s newsletter, I couldn’t hit that “subscribe” fast enough. Just met with a writer right out of college this morning and we had a long discussion about knowing and negotiating your worth. (I pretended I had it all figured out. I think she bought it!)
Pia is the best!!! So glad to see her in here, thank you, Julie!
Great piece! Thanks, Pia. I also tried to negotiate a salary right after learning about it in law school. I didn’t get the job. True story. However, that was because I didn’t ask right, I now realize (thanks, again, Pia). I should have asked if there was flexibility.
This is such great info, and I love how Pia said twice to value your work. Yes!! (Also, jealous of your GIF knowledge ;) )
This is super helpful! I am *terrible* at negotiating, and the one time I tried to ask for more money the client got so grumpy about it I haven't done so since. Although, in hindsight, that was a weird interaction anyway. For what it's worth, whenever I've had $$ conversations with non-male clients/editors/etc it's gone much more smoothly than with menfolk. This is purely anecdotal, just something I've noticed.
And you figured out how to caption your gifs, too! You're ahead of the curve.