General Chat Thread, How much would you charge for your services? in General; Originally Posted by Roberto
My going rate: £600 per day or part thereof. Yes I know that's a bit "silly" ...
9th May 2012, 01:33 PM #31
I very much agree with this.
Originally Posted by Roberto
In my experience, if you limit your work to private businesses they will return to you in future (providing you do a good job), and pay you for the extra support. I'd rather do the odd week of work for £1000+ at a time than hundreds of small jobs for home users at a poor rate. Some people think that because they have given you £20 for a small job they are entitled to a lifetime of technical support!
9th May 2012, 03:13 PM #32
Ha, the amount of times I wish I could have used this -though I don't have any kids. I'd love to see their face when offered this sort of deal!
Originally Posted by dgardner
9th May 2012, 04:26 PM #33
i only do out of hour work for a few people family/friends odd one offs if someones really being screwed over and in at least one case i have the opposite problem i wish he wouldnt give me money. id rather be owed a favour than money or just people being happy youve fixed it
9th May 2012, 05:08 PM #34
Last time I did a home-repair job for someone was an overnight deal (it took me several hours in an evening to do, remove all data, wipe & reinstall OS & software, restore data taken off) and as it was for someone's daughter at uni she needed it done right then that evening.
Charged her £80 for the work as it was a "last minute" thing (she phoned me about 4.30pm to ask me to do it, brought the laptop to my house an hour later). At the time that was cheaper than somewhere like PC World who also do not save your data for you, only install a fresh OS.
If I can do it in school hours I dont tend to charge as often they present more interesting problems than the everyday things we normally deal with, but something that has to be done at home in my own time I wouldn't do for less than £50 I reckon. My time is my time, and an evening with the missus is worth more to me than £20!
EDIT: Before anyone says it, for £50 my missus is happy for me to be sat at a PC all evening as it means I can then "buy her a present" < her own words :P
Last edited by Pete10141748; 9th May 2012 at 05:09 PM.
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