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Questions tagged [pay-rate]

Refers to the rate at which a freelancer or contractor is paid.

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technical writing rates for voice-over scripts

I’m looking for technical writing rates (or guidelines to make my own rate) for a voice-over script writing, (the monologue spoken by a narrator of a screencast), the rates should be set per hour/...
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How do I tell a client that I'm working fewer hours because they pay me much worse than my other clients?

I have a client that I have worked with for 5 years. We have a great working relationship. However, since I've graduated university and found other clients, I've noticed that I'm severely underpaid by ...
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Refudnable payment for new freelancer [duplicate]

I am a new freelancer looking for my first client. One employer contacted me through email (after I bid and passed their test)saying I have to pay in their skrill account (as you can see I have copied ...
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Client wants to find a payment scheme that works for us. He doesn't want retainer nor hourly. How to find a common ground?

I hope you bear with me. This is going to be quite a long post. I want to lay out my situation in detail in hopes of getting advice as to what I should do and how to approach it the best way possible. ...
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Develop for self or Freelance? [closed]

I am developer myself, intro aside I want to know people who have tried freelancing or uploaded own apps on stores. Which side is more favoring and rewarding (worth spending time), Thanks in advance ...
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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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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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Should I charge my clients for software fees?

When initially starting my business, I took on many different tools to improve my service to my clients as a website developer & digital marketer. I've reached a point where as I diversify my ...
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Am i paid enough for my work? [closed]

I am freelancer Android application developer, I got a project based on Hotel booking which I completed it in 20 days( project based pay ) and the client paid me 20k(INR) as I am new to freelancing am ...
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How much should I pay a previously salaried employee to stay on as a consultant?

I just bought a company yesterday that has been run for the last six years by the owner's sister ("Sue"), whom I would give the title of "Business Manager". It's a small business, but we do government ...
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Do I bill for time my client wants me to be on-call, waiting for calls to be forwarded?

I have a client that wants to forward his calls to me when he's busy with a meeting. He wants me to be available from 9-5, but will only be forwarding his calls to me when he's with a client. Do I ...
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Setting Rates - What ratio should I use for my Hourly : Daily rates?

In Brief: I have a short-term, part-time software consulting contract (200-300hrs over 2-3months) for which the client has specified hourly and daily rates. What is a typical ratio between hourly : ...
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Payment to recruitment consultant for referring a consultant?

I have been working with a recruitment consultant (by this term I mean a person / firm which focuses on referring a candidate for an opening within a company). Until now, this had been for full-time ...
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What should I do if my ex-employer refuses me to pay? I live in Ukraine and the company he presents in USA

I live in Ukraine and the company he presents in USA. We signed a contract. How can I get MY money? CEO of this company says that they o not owe me any money but according to signed contract they do. ...
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Change in rate for onsite work

To this point in my freelancing career I have always done remote work at my hourly rate. I have been asked to be onsite just initially for my next contract. Does anyone out there charge different ...
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How should I calculate rates for computer maintenance services?

I'm looking to start offering maintenance to my clients whom I have setup sites of computers for. I'm currently thinking of a business with four computers in three different sites. How much should I ...
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Remote jobs - how to charge clients?

Recently I have had quite a few remote jobs. By remote jobs I mean clients want me to travel more than 100km from where I do my business. Generally consists of flights or driving. Clients usually ...
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Raise price of hourly rate for existing client

I took on some work for a client when I first started using Upwork and I was also in a full time job. The rate I quoted for the work was low ($55 AUD per hour) but I felt it was a good price at the ...
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How to work faster without earning less?

As long as it's not detrimental to the quality of the final product, I believe all freelancers should be able to deliver projects as fast as they like. Having said that, I find myself earning less ...
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Should I charge for idle services as a freelancer?

In my freelancing; I am currently working on a project where I need to upload files so i'm sitting here waiting for the files to upload so I can continue to work on the project. As a freelancer; is ...
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Computer troubleshooting service; change pay rate for more difficult problems?

I'm not sure if this is the right place to ask but if not please advise where may be better. It's not an ideal situation but I need money and I'm good with computers (actually just got my degree). ...
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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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I built a tool to automate work, should I ask a raise?

I'm working something for a client and I'm paid per hour. I created a tool to automate redundant tasks which basically lessens the time down to 10% (leaving 90% off to automation). I'm thinking I'm ...
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How could I get an idea of how much a freelance Data Associate should make?

The issue is that the position location can be anywhere in the US, depending on the freelancers location. It is not as easy as just picking a job description from some website list based on location. ...
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How to enter freelance websites with high rates since the beginning

I am aware that I am not so good at interact with clients, but I am also aware that I am a skilled programmer with years of experience in many fields, actually my work rates are higher than the ...
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Should I accept a low hourly rate while in between contracts?

I'm fairly new to freelancing, but I have an active online presence in my community, which a startup company noticed. They approached me for an ongoing project and requested a 60% discount off my ...
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Is it ethical to offer free services in a paid community while still measuring one's capacity to offer the service in the first place?

I aim to offer private programming tutoring, but don't know if it is ethical to offer services for free while others with similar backgrounds (but more tutoring experience) seem to consistently charge ...
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Should I discuss hourly rate before doing job or just do the work and let the client see the rate in the invoice?

I was introduced by an acquaintance to someone who has work that I could do. We both met in person to discuss my abilities and the type of work I would do. Everything went great. However, we never ...
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Client misled me on workload, and now I'm hosed

My client needed someone to gather confirmed residential addresses and put them into an Excel file, and then to upload that into BingPlaces to help out his business. We spent two days talking, with me ...
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How to justify an increase of your daily rate

I've started a year ago with a client at a daily rate of €100. We are starting a new project together and after reviewing my new skills and needs, my new daily rate should be €150~180. How to justify ...
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How to price odd job

The job is thus: Take email from random address generator Verify the address as a valid residential address If it is not residential or it is not a valid address, it doesn't count Gather several ...
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Daily freelance rate for previous full-time/permanent employer

I am leaving the company that I am currently employed by (permanent member of staff). I am going to freelance for them once I have left and want to know what to charge per day. Long story short: I ...
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What concessions could I make for a client who's getting stressed about their budget?

I have a client I've been working with for a few months and the job has paid well. I've been working at an hourly rate and the development has been very incremental. At all times I've been completely ...
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Increasing rates and liability

I am a fast learner. Right now, I am a entry-level online marketer. I am trying to determine how much I should charge my client because their industry is different than the usual ones. My clients are ...
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“Work faster and I'll pay you higher,”?

Has anyone experienced having a client tell them this? My motive is to find out if clients still want to work with you even if you increase your rates. Has any of you have any experience with this? ...
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long-term freelancing, pay rate calculation

I was asked for a quote for a two years long full-time freelancing. Are there any reasonable ways to calculate the amount to ask for? My idea would be to multiply 210 workdays/year with my daily rate ...
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Discount for 1-year full-time contract?

A client of mine is thinking to hire me full-time for a 1-year project and told me to let him know about the costs. Now, we all know that I cannot calculate my price as "my freelancer hourly price" *...
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What's the proper way to ask the recruiter for a certain hourly rate?

I'm currently looking at new W2 positions that make around $80,000. According to http://www.rate-calculators.com/ -- I should be making $50/hr as a 1099. What's the best way to tell the recruiter this?...
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What Discount to Give for A Retainer Contract

I'm a web developer from Dublin and a web development agency whom I used to work with as a normal employee has asked me to quote a day rate to them. However, they've asked for a discount as they want ...
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Should I charge the same amount for reviewing/testing as someone else did for editing

Context I just started in the freelancing industry and decided to go with something rather easy: translation reviews and testing. *EDIT* Q/A and Proofreading My client, an indie video game developer,...
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How much should you charge for technical interviews?

I have a company who needs my help giving technical phone interviews and live coding tests to potential hires. I'm not sure what to quote for this scenario since the "work" is relatively easy - I'm ...
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Pricing For a Shopify Application

A client wants me to work on their existing (half-baked) e-commerce solution for their family business. It is a Shopify application. I have never used Shopify before but I have build apps using ...
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Client wants to hire a full time employee under my company/contract

So here's my situation. A client hired me for a part time job and we signed under my contract. Now they want me to go and find someone who can work full time on the same job I do. However I'm not sure ...
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Part Time On Call rate

I've been considering consulting in my field - I have a graduate degree and four years in the field. My experience has been accelerated due to the nature of my career position. I've been approached ...
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How to build up long-term clients

I have been making website as a hobby since the late 90´s, I have been working as a front-end developer between 2013 to 2014. I have finished a 1 year program at University in the subject of Web ...
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Service charge per unit for basic computer repair/maintenance

I have a question regarding how much I should charge per computer repaired or maintained. Basically, I applied for a job doing basic work on PCs and the employer wants to know what I'd charge as a ...
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Should I charge more to develop an app that my client will be leasing out to others?

Whilst I have experience in app design and development, I'm somewhat new to the business side of freelancing. I'm creating a web-based app for a client that will be used to manage his customer ...
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How to act and charge as a project coordinator?

A client has approached me with a rather unusual request. Instead of hiring my services as a freelance web developer, they already got a small team working on their first product, they have decided ...
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How much do I charge?

I'm doing a freelance gig for a doughnut shop that has 3 locations and is about to open up a 4th making an android and iOS app. They want me to show all locations, have the app link to the nearest ...
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How does a freelance copywriter determine the right price-per-word to charge?

I worked 6 month for a german company, writing the content for their italian website. Aside for this experience, I'm an absolute beginner with no qualification at all. The only reason I was offered to ...