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How much should I charge for this service?

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by Essence19, Jul 14, 2011.

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  1. Essence19

    Essence19 BANNED BANNED

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    I run a web design business


    Someone just contacted me through a client and asked if I would like to manage their site.

    since I have never done this.How much should I charge for this?

    I have been looking at consulting fees on google their is no clear prices

    if anyone else does this sort of thing.please advise me thank you
     
  2. lmarton

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    i think 150-200 is good money for this easy job..
     
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    SpareTimeBillionaire Registered Member

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    Have you tried about.salary.com? Divide the annual salary with benefits by 250 for a daily rate. It's a good starting point anyway.

    e.g. A web designer in New York, NY should be getting $106,342 pa = $425 per day (simples)
     
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    Figure about how much work you'll be doing, and decide how much your time is worth. Multiply those.

    Or go on a flat rate. $xxx = up to 10 hours of work monthly, additional hours are $xxx
     
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    thank you for all the info guys.but I mean he wants me to manage it everyday and deal with his customers - surely I should charge more than $200??
     
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    SpareTimeBillionaire Registered Member

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    Well, here in Scotland you could charge £250 per day ($400) for that sort of service. It depends where you are and how much work it'll take. If you're good you'll get it.
     
  7. lmarton

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    200 per month not per day :D
     
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    Well here is an economical way of figuring out how much you should charge. First, find out how many hours per month is this job going to take you. Then, ask yourself how much money you could make during those hours if you worked on something else, such as designing websites. This is your opportunity cost. If you charge any less that this number you are simply wasting your time and money.
     
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    thats a great idea.thanks I will do that
     
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    Agree with essence:you really red to know what an hour of your time is worth (what you can practically earn), then work out how many hours you'llbe working on this job (roughly), make an estimate based on that - and tell him as part of your proposal -
    I estimate this would require 2hours per day @ 20 per hour, 5 days per week = 200 per week.

    Theguy then has the opportunity to say no it would be more that 2 hours or less or whatever.

    Everyone knows where they are that way.
     
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