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Re: How do you determine what to charge?
« Reply #15 on: July 09, 2009, 08:03:13 PM »
Hourly rates are so funny. I tell people $20 per hour if you want me to work slow, $150 per hour if you want me to work fast! Actually I try to get the client to accept a total dollar amount for the job instead of an hourly rate. I explain to them that is the only way to compare apples to apples when looking at quotes. Supplier A may be very well versed in all the software and have the latest equipment. Supplier B has an old PC with Ragemaker and don't know chit. Supplier A could charge $150 per hour and Supplier B charges $15 per hour. At the end of the project it may still be cheaper to use Supplier A.

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Re: How do you determine what to charge?
« Reply #16 on: July 09, 2009, 09:15:37 PM »
Yes, it sounds like estimating the time and coming up with a fee up front seems like the way to go.

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Re: How do you determine what to charge?
« Reply #17 on: July 15, 2009, 11:34:40 AM »
well now - very interesting

err right - k two people i know "very well" once ran their own company as a side thing - lets call them...two people in the trade - who have now split up...

anyhoo - these people did 2 large projects for my friends - err THEIR friends, and both times charged a hour by hour rate, and both times was a resounding success - a lot of the time it depends on how professional your friends are

so we they all agreed about supplying stuff like images as a digital file from photographer - which i they made good and corrected on screen, and text was supplied as a word file read straight in

sure - there were changes but at each stage we they gave an up to date inventory of whats been done, and costs - we they just agreed a certain limit before "credit" ran out which was documented anyway

and we they made a nice profit which the ex someone took and i my friends didnt get a damm penny - so work for friends yes - but do it for yourself!
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Re: How do you determine what to charge?
« Reply #18 on: April 30, 2011, 02:06:07 AM »
I think, it is according to the work done.

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Re: How do you determine what to charge?
« Reply #19 on: May 02, 2011, 09:17:28 AM »

I think, it is according to the work done.


Guess you don't work in prepress.
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Re: How do you determine what to charge?
« Reply #20 on: May 02, 2011, 09:19:59 AM »
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Re: How do you determine what to charge?
« Reply #21 on: May 02, 2011, 09:46:46 AM »
First post of the morning I think as well.

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