You can find a range of prices through freelance websites that range from $120 to $6,000 if you are publishing a children’s book by yourself. Going rate for children’s book illustrators and professional freelance illustrators charge $1,300 – $4000 for an image book, which is usually 32 total pages and includes illustrations. Less experienced illustrators often agree to take $120 – $1,500 in order to build up their own portfolio for future projects. You just have to pick someone who fits for your book. Reviewing their portfolios can help you understand the mindset of an illustrator. Have you ever hired an illustrator for your book?