Last night I turned down a job offered by a writer on Freelancer , the reasons are not important.
I often rant about Asians, but listen to this. The man offering me the job had no sense of flow/grammar, and when I checked his price to hire it was $30 per hour.
I believe most of us have heard of an author called Stephen King, his books go for a top price of about $10, and he has a reputation.
At the price this man charges, I should be charging about $40 an hour, but by charging only $4, I feel it easier to prove my worth; also somebody is more likely to hire you at a lower rate. Supply & Demand, what I miss by charging a low rate, I may make up by getting the work load.