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Discussion in 'Making Money' started by raygendary, Nov 10, 2014.

  1. raygendary

    raygendary Regular Member

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    How would i rate my work, i retouch product using Photoshop for this individual and my monthly is 600 dollars, is that enough or am i being under paid?

    Thank in advance for your thoughts :)
     
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    More information would help members help you.

    Like how much work do you do, how many hours you spend doing it etc.
     
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    raygendary Regular Member

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    Basically, all of my freelance hours is being eaten up, 12 hours or more daily, and i do clothes retouching, transfering designs, making it beautiful, color correction, lighting, background remove, etc about product retouching.
     
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    How many photos?
    How many hours a day?
    How much complex what you do?

    If you are only retouching products using PS then you are over paid.
     
  6. CazuaL

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    12 hours x 5 days a week = 60 hours a week
    60 hours x 4 weeks a month = 240 hours a month
    240 hours / $600 a month = $2.50/hour

    Sounds low to me but as people have mentioned, it depends entirely on where you're from.
     
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  7. raygendary

    raygendary Regular Member

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    Not even 5 days, it is 7 days a week and im from Philippines.
     
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    I would say $600 is a decent amount but not very fair.
    In my country with amount a normal can only meet their needs and after that they will be bare handed nothing to spend on leisures.

    although it depends on country and location and most importantly work.
     
  9. CazuaL

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    That makes it about $1.70 per hour. I am personally from the UK, on that wage you wouldn't be able to do anything.
    I have no idea what the economy over in the Philippines is like. What is $600/month considered as over there? (High wage, average or low)
     
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    From what experience I've had with virtual assistants and other workers from Philippines, I'd say 600$ per month is average for the kind fo work you do.

    Then again, I won't life my finger under £15 and hour, and that's for something I like doing ;)

    EDIT: No hold on, 7 days a week? Then I'd say you'd deserve a raise if you do your job well, that's how I'd deal with you in the situation. I never like having people do work for me during the weekends, unless they're paid to do it during the weekends.
     
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    I-marketer Regular Member

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    600 dollars is good salary in Philippines. You can start low and then raise your price until you find 80/20 - 20% customers who are generating 80% of your income.
     
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  12. CazuaL

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    Weekends in the UK is generally double bubble (unless your boss is a tight ass)

    double bubble; pay is doubled on the weekends.
     
  13. raygendary

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    Thank you for your kind replies :) How about making it 800 dollars a month will that be fair? :)
     
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    The amount you're happy with is the fair amount, if you love your job and it's easy for you then do whatever you feel is right.
     
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    You should ask for a raise. Working 7 days a week doesnt even justify your salary of only $600 a month. Do they pay you per hour of your work or per bulk task?
     
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    Does not seem terribly fair.
     
  17. behemothseo

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    Depends on your skills, how much you value your time... some might say that even on the country you live in (though this shouldn't influence your pay, ideally).
     
  18. raygendary

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    How much raise are you talking about? I do what they want me to do, and it is hundreds of images a week or more.
     
  19. K.H.R

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    Exactly, Same to you @ CazuaL
     
  20. dripdrop

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    $600 weekdays only

    +$200 weekends

    $800 should do you can probably ask for 900 too