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    How much do you charge for private work?

    So recently I have had a few people approach me to look at their home PCs/laptops.
    Currently case in question is a laptop that appears to be dead, if I can't fix it I will attempt to retrieve the docs.
    But I have no idea what to charge for this kind of work...?

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    Personally, just enough to avoid it. It can turn out to be much more trouble than it is worth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SYNACK View Post
    Personally, just enough to avoid it. It can turn out to be much more trouble than it is worth.
    I understand, only certain people have their requests accepted

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    I do £20 per hour or £60 for a wipe and rebuild.

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    I'm with Jawloms, although for if I do some work for business I look at around £40 an hour.

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    £25 p\h but capped at £75 for home users, it's rare a single job will take longer than 3 hours of sitting in front of it so I think that's fair

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    personally i avoid it like the plague,

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    £35 a hour / discounted if its a friend.

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    Thanks for the suggestions, that's really helped.

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    I turned it into a proper business - £45 for pck up/repair and £65 on site, no hourly rates.

    Www.mattian.co.uk

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    do you advertise or just word of mouth?

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    Got a 12 quid transfer for the back of the car and did the website

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    matt was looking at your website and gold / bronze / silver per pc.

    thinking hypothetically, someone has bought support for 20 pcs. calls you and its the server pc (technically) work fine, its the server thats the problem or their network or whatever, how does this work,

    i'm not trying to be fetitious here mate i'm just trying to understand the best way to negiotiate this kind of thing with potential customers.

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    Servers are extra iirc, same as network stuff as that's not the PCs. Plus it's a monthly amount, so would equal itself out.

    I have had to role it all back since getting the network managers gig. Just kept the rolling monthly contracts, brings in a couple of hundred quid a month.

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