Getting the price down pat with a contractor can be tricky, but here's a letter affirming the freelancers ability and at the same time convincing him to make a decision on the rates.
Got your email :) There's no doubt about the quality that you put in your work.
So in terms of project rates, how can we meet at the middle to push this through?
There is a budget in place as I've mentioned its $2500 per contract and that amounts to guaranteed work for the whole year. I do not want to put you on the spot as much as possible, so that's why you need to tell me your industry rate for this kind of project before we meet the clients.
The good news is, since this is the first contract work with Medea Inc. and you are the first contractor to offer HD capability, technically the only one to offer this service to them. You have the market cornered, for sure there is a repeat business here. Let me know your decision as soon as possible.