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How to say “this is of great value to you” to the client?

I want to re-negotiate an hourly rate with a client. What I do saves them a great deal of money/time. How can I phrase "this is of great value to you" elegantly? Is this considered cocky? Should I ...
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is it ok to have 40 billable hours per week?

Is it ok to have 40 billable hours per week? Would it seem weird if I bill 40h per week? Most freelancers I read online report 5-6 billable hours per day. What is the standard practice?
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Increasing hourly rate for an old client

I started freelancing 3 years ago, my hourly rate was between 25 and 30$/hour. I have accumulated a lot of experience and I have a better quality clients that pay better than my old clients. My new ...
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Computer maintenance: Whats the difference between charging a retainer and hourly rates?

I'm quite young in my I.T. business and my clients suggest I start charging retainers for my services. I'm not too sure about what structures monthly retainers use and what services they include as ...
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Hourly or daily rate for consulting?

I have started my own consultancy business and have been asked to do two things for a client: Provide assistance around how to manage data in an existing system Provide training around database ...
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How to bill client for rendering time?

I have a client who is having me produce a promotional video. I bill this client hourly for work I perform for them. As the video nears completion, it's getting to the point where it takes 15 minutes ...
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What is correct time for freelancer to increase hourly rate?

I have been doing freelancing since last 2 years. When I started My hourly rate was $5 , After 6 months I have increased to $10. Now 2 years completed and I have successfully completed 60 projects , ...
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How to deal with technical problems on hourly contract?

I'm working on an hourly contract and Windows 10 decides now is a great time to start installing some updates and lock up completely. It takes me 10 minutes to reboot my system, re-open the software I ...
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Hourly rates for a novice C# developer from Europe? [closed]

Okay so here is the deal, I'm a 20 year old student of Computer Science @ University of Zagreb. But I have been active in the programming industry and I have 9 months of employment experience in a ...
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How should one convince the client to switch from hourly pay to fixed cost?

I often see great requests for proposals which are provided with preferred hourly rate range. Sometimes the hourly rate itself isn't comfortable for me (honestly, far too low), despite the project is ...
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How request for payment process work on Elance in hourly based job?

Suppose if someone is working on a client project, in which they give support for a product, like bug fixing & updating the project. This person is working on an hour-based rate, in which client ...
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Which is the most honest or ethical way to bill, hourly or fixed price?

I ran into an interesting discussion below this question regarding ethics in billing. Where I think hourly billing is the most transparent way to bill, the other side has written, extensively I ...