Questions tagged [pay-rate]

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

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
6 votes
1 answer
133 views

To expand business or increase rates?

I'll preface this by saying that this isn't my exact situation, but it's close and it could be some day in the not too far off future. But mostly it's something I think about a lot and am curious how ...
user avatar
  • 211
4 votes
0 answers
61 views

What factors should I consider when pricing commercial use licenses for digital products that aren't software?

Most of the licensing questions I see on here are about software-type products. I'm asking about products such as pre-made templates, worksheets, planners, and illustrations. In other words, creative ...
user avatar
  • 141
6 votes
2 answers
220 views

Is it reasonable for a fixed contract cost to a client to be based on the average salary of the role from the Stack Overflow Developer Survey?

Say for example it's a two month iOS development project, would it be sensible to set the fixed cost at what two months of a mobile developers salary in the U.S. would be using this data? I'm in the ...
user avatar
2 votes
1 answer
89 views

Freelancer taking away a client from a full-blown media agency: How to price the work?

I am asked to make a proposal to a client who is moving on from working with a digital media agency (wasn't happy with the services) to working with me, after I demonstrated a proof-of-concept of a ...
user avatar
  • 23
3 votes
1 answer
156 views

How does one know if their pricing is inline with market trends?

I'm not seeking dollar amounts nor how to calculate pricing. I'm curious how freelancers determine if their own pricing is within a good range of current market trends. I can have a conversation ...
user avatar
  • 17.3k
4 votes
2 answers
91 views

What is fair compensation for handing my freelance contracts to my new employer?

I am changing from freelance software development to working in a small new consulting group. As part of the transition I may be moving my freelance work (for one client) under the umbrella of this ...
user avatar
2 votes
3 answers
153 views

Graphic designer tapped to work on multiple projects. Best way to charge? Retainer? Hourly? Per project?

I’m a graphic designer and I’ve been tapped by a previous client to work on multiple projects. The projects are mostly packaging design and product label — my role is to think of the concepts, make ...
user avatar
  • 181
1 vote
4 answers
352 views

How to make sure I will get paid by my sibling

I am a web developer and SEO for my brother. He has an insurance company and specialises on a certain type of customers that I address with special websites and SEO for him. I'm doing this for ...
user avatar
5 votes
2 answers
349 views

Advice when pitching a day rate to maximize billable time

I originally asked this over on workplace.stackexchange.com: https://workplace.stackexchange.com/q/131342/40440 I read an article for contractors/freelancers about how to calculate a day rate, vs ...
user avatar
  • 175
-2 votes
1 answer
54 views

Rate for a novice building a Wordpress site [closed]

I hope this is the right place to ask this question- and I'll try to be detailed and yet brief. I am a recent college graduate with a degree in Web Technologies. I have been approached by a family ...
user avatar
4 votes
1 answer
332 views

Client wants free and half-rate meetings

I have been freelancing for a client for two years now at 15 hours/week. I recently raised my rate from $30/hour to $50/hour to reflect that of a freelancer and not an employee (since I receive no ...
user avatar
  • 41
9 votes
2 answers
672 views

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 ...
user avatar
0 votes
1 answer
203 views

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 ...
user avatar
3 votes
1 answer
196 views

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. ...
user avatar
  • 31
-1 votes
3 answers
167 views

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 ...
user avatar
1 vote
1 answer
158 views

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 ...
user avatar
0 votes
1 answer
226 views

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 ...
user avatar
0 votes
1 answer
124 views

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 ...
user avatar
  • 103
3 votes
4 answers
173 views

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 ...
user avatar
  • 151
1 vote
2 answers
178 views

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 ...
user avatar
0 votes
3 answers
959 views

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 : ...
user avatar
  • 135
-1 votes
1 answer
101 views

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 ...
user avatar
1 vote
2 answers
109 views

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. ...
user avatar
4 votes
1 answer
995 views

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 ...
user avatar
1 vote
1 answer
104 views

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 ...
user avatar
1 vote
3 answers
403 views

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 ...
user avatar
5 votes
1 answer
162 views

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 ...
user avatar
  • 403
5 votes
4 answers
266 views

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 ...
user avatar
  • 345
9 votes
1 answer
2k views

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 ...
user avatar
1 vote
3 answers
118 views

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). ...
user avatar
3 votes
1 answer
1k views

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 ...
user avatar
9 votes
2 answers
403 views

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 ...
user avatar
  • 327
2 votes
1 answer
117 views

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. ...
user avatar
  • 123
6 votes
2 answers
346 views

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 ...
user avatar
2 votes
6 answers
407 views

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 ...
user avatar
  • 29
0 votes
1 answer
70 views

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 ...
user avatar
0 votes
5 answers
335 views

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 ...
user avatar
0 votes
2 answers
272 views

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 ...
user avatar
3 votes
2 answers
776 views

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 ...
user avatar
  • 133
2 votes
2 answers
248 views

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 ...
user avatar
2 votes
3 answers
211 views

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 ...
user avatar
1 vote
6 answers
100 views

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 ...
user avatar
3 votes
2 answers
122 views

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 ...
user avatar
  • 263
1 vote
4 answers
247 views

"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? ...
user avatar
  • 263
1 vote
2 answers
249 views

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 ...
user avatar
11 votes
5 answers
1k views

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" *...
user avatar
  • 14.2k
2 votes
2 answers
1k views

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?...
user avatar
3 votes
3 answers
2k views

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 ...
user avatar
  • 133
3 votes
1 answer
82 views

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,...
user avatar
  • 33
4 votes
1 answer
3k views

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 ...
user avatar