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Questions tagged [price-per-hour]

Use this tag for questions about contracts where the invoiced value is based on the number of hours worked.

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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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Quote for source code review as expert witness

I've been contacted on LinkedIn by a lawyer and his clients. They asked me if I would be interested in reviewing a piece of source code and answer specific questions they have about it such as whether ...
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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 notify a client of costs that increase beyond the estimate

Let's say I'm making a website for a client. We sit down and scope it out, try and define everything in the project. The total comes to $1000. I work on the site for a week or two, but there is some ...
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How do I decide how much to charge for low-level (year 7) maths tuition?

I'm a year 11 student (Victoria, Australia) who typically excells at mathematics, science, etc. and have been asked to tutor a younger student in mathematics who is around average performance (C's), ...
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Can I freelance if I know only HTML,CSS and Javascript?

I cannot use Photoshop, cannot create images, don't have any knowledge of backend languages. Can I freelance with the available skills? How do I start?what should be my wage given that I'm a beginer?
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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 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 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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A specific case of not knowing how much I'm worth? [closed]

I'm a web developer. I'm 19 years old. I've been working for a year as a contractor doing full-stack development for...$12. Yes. $12 an hour. I decided to take my destiny into my own hands and start a ...
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How can I get paid more despite disclosing my hourly rate?

I've been working for a client on several programming projects in the last few months. The client always paid regularly and left positive feedback for me on the platform I'm using to find work. ...
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How to charge clients [the right way]?

I always have the doubt about how to charge clients. I offer internet marketing services (SEO services mainly) to small and medium business that make at least 1 million € in sales over a year. The ...
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How do you negotiate your fee in equity?

I was contacted by a startup to build an iOS app for their prototype hardware product. I quoted my hourly rate, but they said they didn't have any funding yet and offered me equity. At this point 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 to know when you are a competent enough programmer to charge clients

I'm quite a solid front-end developer with a solid hourly rate. Everything seems to be fine except one thing; about 4 months ago I discovered that I have to skip 9 out of 10 jobs for Front End ...
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What are the best practices that ensure the pay-per-hour freelancers are only paid for hours that they have actually worked?

As both new to entrepreneurship and freelancing, I have just come into a position where I need to start hiring freelancers and this confuses me. How do other employers deal with this? Are there tools/...
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Quotation not favorable (against me) to write software features

Customers always want a quotation of the amount of time it will take to write a certain feature (printing a new report, adding a new form, importing/exporting data, etc). Suppose I estimated the ...
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How to respond to “Are your rates negotiable?”

What is the best way to tell a client that your rate is non-negotiable when they ask? I am looking for way which will not offend the client and would also ensure that I don't end up decreasing my ...
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Time spent on requirement discussion with client

Working as a remote freelance under hourly basis, we tend to spend hours in requirement discussion with our clients. I wonder whether those hours should be counted while billing the charges, or would ...
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Should I charge the same amount while in skype call?

I'm doing Web development at a certain rate per hour. My client wants to chat with me almost every day and at the end of the month I end up with more than 20 hours of Skype call. Sometimes (not ...
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Common values for calculated risk (as a freelancer)?

I have been working as an IT Freelancer (Self-Employed) for some years now. The hourly rate for my first larger Job was a suggestion from my client, and over the years it evolved by aligning with the ...
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Increase hourly rate in ongoing projects

I've been freelancing for a couple months now and since I was just starting out I set my hourly rate fairly low. (On the popular freelancing websites) This has indeed helped and got me my first few ...
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How do I estimate the cost of building an mobile app?

I know that there are other similar topics but I want to ask differently and I hope you answer differently too. I developed some apps and I have some experience. I created some apps as freelancer for ...
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How to determine what to charge for a first time student applying to be a gamification consultant?

I went to a gamification conference in December. I met someone in HR from HCL. He gave his card and asked me to email him. I think he is offering me a job. His designation is "senior director talent ...
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New client, hourly rate negotiating— should client still state first?

There is an old rule of thumb when negotiating hourly rate for salaried jobs, that it's best for the candidate to let the employer be the first to throw out the salary number and to negotiate from ...
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How to get the client the review the contract if the workload has changed

A year ago I agreed a fulltime contract which was convenient for us both. As the project grew the workload became higher and the customer had financial problems leading to decreasing of working hours ...
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Freelancing rates for students

For students, age 18-22, pursuing engineering, how are the hourly rates, or freelancing rates, determined? For example, I am 20, have 2 years of experience in making iOS apps and have about 10-15 ...
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how does hourly system work? How does the client know how many hours we worked? [duplicate]

How does the client get to know how many hours we worked if I work at my place? Even if I am ethical, and don't fake my number of hours, how can I help the client believe it?
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Deciding budget of a project which does not have exact requirements

Let's say there is a project which does not have an exact set of requirements. And then the clients ask for an "tentative" quote. There is no way to decide that, for example, an iPad app for a hotel ...
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How to determine the price for an app to run over Android and iOs?

I have been introducing me in the world of mobile apps development , and in every site of freelancing I have entered the clients request that the app work for Android and iOS too. I know that exist ...
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How smart is to disclose minimum hourly wage?

I can see that almost all, if not all, top freelancing service allow you to specify minimum hourly wage. But how really smart is to do that? Should not such price be exclusive and only for special ...
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How do companies sustain by working on freelancing sites?

We were asked to do a few jobs via oDesk, elance and guru freelance websites. While working via these services, I noticed that there are many "companies" there who basically use these services to find ...
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How much cost can be charged for an hour in web development.?

I am a freelance web developer in India, charging between 250 and 300 rupees/hour for domestic clients. Now I have discussions ongoing regarding certain projects in the Middle East. How much can I ...
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How to determine what to charge for building custom Android applications?

How do I determine how much to charge for building Android applications? In other words, how do I tell the client how much money I want? The client is asking me to tell how much time it will take ...
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Should I charge my client the same rate for support services as I do for development, especially if I subcontract the support work?

I charge X as an hourly rate for development, and I will subcontract the support. My subcontractor charges X/2. I am the one signing the agreements, so I am responsible should the contractor screw ...
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Is there a pattern we can use to increase our price along with experience?

We all increase our hourly price based on our experience. Is there some pattern we can use when deciding how much we will increase hourly price? For example, we start with $20 per hour as a total ...
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How can I determine my rates as a freelance Wordpress developer?

I am a front-end and Wordpress developer and after a while of undercharging to attract customers, I am ready to raise my rate. As a freelancer, how can I determine what I should charge clients? What ...
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How do I calculate the cost (to me) of one hour of work?

I often stand in the situation where I can choose between doing something myself or outsourcing it to someone else. Or I have a chance to so some extra work in a situation where they are not able to ...
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What should I look at to determine whether or not I should charge by the hour or by fixed price?

Many freelancers charge their clients by the hour, and many others charge their clients a fixed price for the project. I've worked on a few contract projects on the side and have only charged a ...
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Working per hour, where do you draw the line?

Take for example a (software development) project that has been estimated by the freelancer as N hours on a pay-per-hour contract. From the perspective of the commissioner, how much buffer should be ...
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Fixed price or per hour for a web developer?

I am a starting freelancer in the webdevelopment sector. I focus on both personal or one-man business full websites and websites for advanced users for which I write plugins or add features (but don't ...