How much should I charge

Thread: How much should I charge

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How much should I charge

Hi everybody,<BR><BR>Can anyone from you guide me regarding the charges for the asp site.The site will take around 80-85 hours .The graphics will be given by client and coding,database,formatting will be taken care by myself.Please suggest me both hourly and overall charges<BR><BR>Thankx

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RE: How much should I charge

Hmmm..... difficult one this.....but lets see what we can come up with :<BR> <BR> developer rate <BR> --------------------- X (a(/2) - (6^ (cumulative hours - wasted hours) + unknown factors)) * pr(x, r - y)<BR> effectiveness<BR><BR>using the simple algorithm above I calculate roughly................<BR><BR>0.32GBP and a sticky toffee covered in fluff!<BR><BR>Seriously, how should we know? What country are you in? What are the average rates for that country? Are you competing against anyone else? etc. etc.<BR><BR>Why not charge what *you* feel it to be worth?<BR><BR>--<BR>Anglo Saxon

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Well...

...how much is your time worth? £30 per hour? £50? £100?<BR><BR>By the fact you&#039;re posting on here, I would probably say around £15 per hour. So that&#039;s (say) 9 hours a day work, so around 10 working days (give or take). £15 * 9 hours * 10 days = 150*9 = 1500-150 = £1350.<BR><BR>If you think your time&#039;s worth more than £15 per hour, then modify that figure accordingly. I know our company charges £100 per hour for bespoke development, so you really should take that into account.<BR><BR>However - I can&#039;t tell you exactly how much to charge. It&#039;s how much you want to get and how much you think the client will pay. Also, if the project&#039;s worth it, make sure that you retain copyright. That way you can also re-sell the system in the future. However, your client may not like that :)<BR><BR>Craig.

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RE: Well...

1. Work out how you would do every little bit of the site (a functional spec would be ever so nice)<BR>2. Work out how long EACH bit will take<BR>3. Add up the time. Add 20% contingency in case of emergency. Add 10% fag breaks. Add 30% for Simpsons, watching porn and dealing with recruitment agents. Add 20% so that you have some leeway to haggle.<BR>4. Work out how much you want to earn over that time (gross of taxes, national insurance and fags).<BR>5. That&#039;s your figure.<BR><BR>Good luck.<BR>

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RE: Well...

Hi everybody,<BR><BR>First of all I must thank you all of you for giving me the guidlines regarding my question.I will follow those.I am in India and have experience in advanced ASP and SQL 7,2000, VB6,COM,DCOM.I newly started taking freelancing work.Hence your guideline will help me a lot to work out.Also if anyone of you is in need of outsourcing work please keep me in mind and contact me on askfinix@rediffmail.com.<BR><BR>Thankx

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