Pay Terms for Freelancers (free infographic)

Many job ads that you find at traditional job sites like,, and don't specify pay rates. I can't figure out why, other than job posters are too lazy to ballpark a figure or list payment terms. Other job posters who don't specify a pay rate sometimes use acronyms to hint at a type of pay rate. A popular acronym is TBD, which means pay rate is To Be Determined or To Be Discussed.

I have designed a free infographic to help you decode several common acronyms in job ads. Job posters use these acronyms when they expect to negotiate fair prices with freelancers. Feel free to re-distribute this infographic. Click on the image for a full-size view.

Pay Terms for Freelancers

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Brian Scott