When you're self-employed, to a large extent you (rather than an employer) determine what you're worth. In our most recent survey, we asked freelancers how much they make. Below is a sample of occupations and their median reported incomes. Information Technology Professional $70,000 Copywriter $60,000 Accountant/Bookkeeper $50,000 Graphic Designer $45,000 Project Manager/Coordinator $44,500 Editor $40,000 Writer $40,000 Artist $39,250 Photographer $36,000 Fitness Instructor/Trainer $32,000 On the subject of earnings, Biznik has a great tip: never apologize for your price.