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When asked about hourly rate you charge as webdesigner/programmer

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by loginname, Nov 21, 2016.

  1. loginname

    loginname Regular Member

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    Hey

    I've been asked by a company to maybe have some kind of cooperation with them. Got email where they asks for my hourly rate as webdesigner/developer. I really would like to have this cooperation, so would you say your hourly rate is unatural low or ask what the market demand and fear they don't do cooperation? If the market here is $100 per hour and I asks for $30 per hour, would that sound strange?

    Also thinking that keeping the hour rate low will make it easier for the company to find projects for me, and in the long run I will earn more money

    Any thoughts?
     
  2. CrazyAnimal

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    According to my thoughts, initially you go with the minimum price $30 per hour so that you can find more projects.
    Get some genuine feedback from your existing clients. And then you can showcase your portfolio to increase your hourly budget for your new clients. It will make sense.

    What you think? Correct me if i'm wrong??
     
  3. void957

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    Just remember, the lower you start, the harder it will be to up the price when you feel that they're undervaluing you. I would say you should start at $75 and maybe also add the fact that your hourly rate is subject to change depending on X/Y (work/quality?). This is just so that when you do ask for an increase, it is not a surprise to them.
     
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  4. UncensoredCreature

    UncensoredCreature Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Show me your portfolio and tell me where you are located and I will tell you what you should ask per hour.
    - Sincerely, someone that is in design as well
     
  5. Conor

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    Charge according to how much you feel your services are worth. if you can do $100/hour work, then charge $100/hour.
     
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    Agreed with @void957. Unless you have no experience in web design/development whatsoever (which I presume you do have), don't go too low.
     
  7. bartosimpsonio

    bartosimpsonio Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Well the first step to being a consultant is knowing your worth. If you can afford to charge $30/h it probably means you have a very inexpensive operation going.

    When you got fixed bills and infrastructure, your hourly rate should cover your expenses + provide for you. So as a customer the fact that you can charge $30 per hour of consultancy would make me think it looks like you're working in the basement.
     
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  8. CrazyAnimal

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    I completely agree with you guys... And thanks for your justification :)

     
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  9. RightFootFanatic

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    It depends somewhat on how much you keep after tax and what you need for your living.
    Also the size of the customer, hours you needed to complete the project. I need to charge 60 - 80 € per hour coding.
    I mostly budget projects for a set list of features, that's most times cheaper for the customer.