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Questions tagged [price]

Questions related to the price or value of goods and services, regardless of whether given or received.

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Weekly pricing, help with structure of deal

I'm trying to structure a deal for my consultancy and would like the opinion of others about whether the following is a standard approach: I'm thinking of doing billing weekly with bi-weekly ...
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Price markup for components done in previous projects

Is it standard to charge more for components of the work that I have done/resolved in previous projects? Not just having previous experience with them.
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What/how to price project?

I have a project with a client and I don't know how to put a price on it. I mentioned that we can do either hourly or fixed price project. He said that it would be better to do everything in 2 week ...
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Selling Java library - which pricing model to choose?

I have built a Java library, which I am planning to sell. It will be used as a project's dependency and most users would use it with their build tools such as Maven/Gradle etc. I wanted to know if ...
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Usage costs for logo animation intro / outro template

I posted this question on the graphic design forum yesterday and did receive a really helpful answer but I didn't realise there was a 'Freelancing' forum too.. new to StackExchange. Just wondered if ...
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Agreeing a cost before sending a proposal + contract

Is it acceptable to agree a quote first before going to the effort of typing up a proposal and sending a contract? I often find myself typing up a proposal only to end up losing out on the work to a ...
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How much to charge to organise a photo shot

A company I worked for has contacted me to organize a photo shot where the end product will be used in marketing materials. I have done this before while on payroll; however, this time around they are ...
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What's the value of exclusiveness?

I am negotiating a contract where the customer wants an exclusiveness option. The project is about development of software and exclusiveness means that I am not allowed to resell it to third parties ...
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Should I discuss price of underestimated fixed price job?

I work as a full-time programmer and about half year ago. I also started to work on freelance; so I have pretty much experience as a programmer, but I feel that I lack some organisational skills ...
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Dealing with a customer that was satisfied with your services but is mad about the price

SUMMARY: A customer is satisfied with the quality of services she received but realizes, after the fact, that other service providers charge less. Although there is a difference in the quality of ...
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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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When is a job too small for meetings?

As a graphic designer, not all of the jobs I take on are that big. A lot of the time it may just be a couple days work. But I find a lot of clients want to meet up to discuss the project in detail. I'...
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How much to charge as a freelance?

I have been working for different companies but now that i need some more money i want to try freelance. I do not know how much to charge for this. I got a project that requires me to create a ...
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Do I take this job?

I'm a freelance textile/surface pattern designer. My job is to do trend research, create repeating designs and find clients to buy them. I can create up to ten designs every week. Each one sells for ...
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Cost estimation for an e-commerce Web and App development

I want to start an e-commerce, but I don’t have web/app developing background. I took several courses to get me started so I can communicate with developers. I need the web to be done by end of Dec, ...
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How do I balance the risk of pricing myself out of a job vs. not getting any work at all?

I'd like to get some experienced freelancers' thoughts on this... Recently I've found the amount of work coming in running very low, to the point where I've been having to consider taking at least a ...
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Should I charge my client for mistakes I make?

I'm starting out as a freelance designer (not long left university), thus I'm continuously learning new techniques and general business etiquette. I've had a couple projects for clients but I've ...
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How to increase reputation/value and reduce prejudices for freelancers working out of home offices

I have been working in the web design & development field since 1995 and during the years I have been working as apprentice, then employee in big internet provider, founder of small company then ...
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How much do I charge to build a web app?

I am working on web mapping app and I want to know how much should I charge the client for it, can you please give me a clear idea on what factors are taken in consideration for the pricing of web ...
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Struggling to come up with an estimation of the value of my work

I am a 20 year old Computer Science student from the UK who has decided to do some freelance web development for a local company. A description of the system would be an online website and ...
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How to raise the price for friends?

I am offering this service "B", nothing extraordinary, but apparently I'm quite good at it, and my close social environment knows this and regularly asks me for help. However, I am offering it for a ...
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Charging for meetings/conference calls with a client

I am recently hired as a freelancer for a software dev company, which will potentially lead to a FT position. Question: Should I bill for the hours spent consulting with the client facing portion? I.E....
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Is there a reason against not billing someone when asked for an invoice for work completed?

I do some work for a client. Recently they asked me to fix something on their site. It took me about 1-2 hours to locate the problem but the fix was pretty simple. They sent me an email asking me to ...
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I'm converting a desktop software as a cloud service. Is there any ratio between their prices?

I've developed software that manages invoices, products, customers, and sales. The price of the license is 3.500$ and can be used by three users only on Microsoft Windows operating system. After the ...
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What exchange rate to use when invoicing customers abroad?

I am invoicing my work hours and travel expenses to customers in USD. My invoices have a part about worked hours using an hourly rate in USD, however my travel expenses can be in any other currencies ...
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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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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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Billing time for learning specialty API?

I've had a client approach me to develop an application that would interface with an existing web API. Normally my perspective is that the freelancer shouldn't bill the client for any time spent ...
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How do I charge for warranty if I have an hourly rate?

When I'm developing a website, the contract with my customer specifies that if I do something wrong, I'll fix it for free. That's the warranty for my work. However, nothing is really free. If I'm ...
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What to charge for Freelance Project for fiance's company

I recently started a project for my fiance, who told his company about it and wants to pay me for it (great). However, they want me to give them a cost, but have expressed they don't want to pay an ...
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Is there a checklist for a freelance app job

I got to talk to a client who wants to have an app for his restaurants. The app should include a ordering process as well, for take aways. But I am not sure what will be my to-do list in that kind of ...
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Applying value pricing to consulting services for NGO

How would you apply the value pricing model to an NGO or non-profit? In other words, how would you calculate the value of services based on expected impact on revenue and/or cost, risk, and ...
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How to determine pricing for bug-support only contract?

I'm a web developer (Ruby on Rails) and I got an inquiry about the bug-support contract for a limited time (2 months). I'm very well familiar with the project so doing the actual work is not a problem ...
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Guidelines for calculating between a W-2 and a corp-to-corp rate in USA? [duplicate]

Are there any guidelines on (e.g. a percentage rate) how to calculate between a hourly rate for working under W-2 vs. corp-to-corp/1099? The reason for my question is that I recently applied for an ...
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What is a ballpark daily rate for a senior freelance front-end developer in NY?

I live in London, and prices vary from £300 up to £500+. Can anybody tell me what are the rates in New York? Thanks!
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What should I do as a starting freelance web designer/developer? [closed]

I'm going to start as a freelance web designer in Spain. My concerns are that I don't know how much, what or when to charge my clients. Would a Wordpress website be more expensive because of its self ...
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What is a good way to determine pricing for a maintenance contract?

Over the last few months I have developed and put into production a software system for a client. Development was paid by the hour. Now the system is more or less finished, and the client wants to ...
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Should I adjust my pricing based on my client's budget?

I know for a fact that my client doesn't have a large budget, and I'm afraid pricing myself based on what I think the service should be priced may put off the client. However, as this is just a side ...
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Who should pay for iOS Developer Program?

I'm a freelancer and I recently got an iOS development job. This is the first time I've developed an iOS app, and I remembered that Apple charges $99 a year for publishing for the App Store. Now, ...
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How much should I charge for iOS Application? [duplicate]

Since this is my first time developing iOS application for client, so I don't know how much should I charge from them. And how long should I give them a free maintenance? (Salary Rate as iOS App ...
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I'm a graphic designer freelancer. Do I give the finished work to client before or after they paid me? [duplicate]

I am a freelancing graphic designer and I just received a new client (via the internet) who wants me to edit some photographs. We will be using PayPal to transfer the payment, but I was wondering if I ...
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How much can a specialized software engineer really make as a consultant/independent contractor?

I see developers regularly charge $100-200/hr but as I've been researching personal branding, contractor strategy, and best practices, I've come across several alarming figures. In one YouTube video I ...
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How do I ensure payment on international projects?

I was recently contacted by a small design studio in Canada to do some freelance design. I live in Nebraska, which they said is not an issue to work with them. What is the best way to ensure payment ...
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Should a string musician pay to play at a high-end Bridal Show?

My wife, a violinist, used to play weddings where we used to live. She was plugged into the local network, and would sometimes be at bridal shows, paying their nominal charges to local vendors, ...
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How to land a client who contacted me directly?

I got an email that basically said: “Hey, person X told me that you designed her website. I'm starting up a company, how much would you charge me for something similar to that site?” This is the ...
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Quoting a project with an open budget

I have a client who wants me to enhance/rewrite a plugin's code. She's asked what my price would be for completing the work, but she didn't give me a budget. However, I've never had to come up with a ...
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Should I charge for an Android app by charging for access to a companion website or should I just charge for the app itself?

I have a website for high school and college wrestling. It stores data for the users and they can generate reports, see statistics, etc. It's been running for 4 seasons now and I have around 350 ...
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What are some practices to follow, to get not cheated when freelancing on non-commission based platforms

There are some non-commission based freelancer sites and usually, in case of disputes they don't interfere. They don't hold money from employer like odesk or similar sites. As an employer: How do I ...
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What's a fair price to charge a client for backups that only I have?

I have a client whose forum was recently taken down due to an inordinate amount of spam. After I sifted through their entire database from the only working backup their hosting provider (Bluehost) ...
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How do open source projects come up with their sponsorship prices?

I have an open source project that gets ~15K views and ~2K downloads per week. I just got an email from a company willing to be a sponsor for the project. The email basically says "What's your ...