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To all NT freelancers:
If you are going to charge a rate for the entire day, does that mean an 8-hour shift ? What if they don't start work until late in the afternoon, does thsi mean you strat an eight hout dhift at like 4pm and don't stop until midnight? Or.....do you start at 9am and let the client know that his clock is running and that your charging him, otherwise why not just do an hourly rate? What are the pro's and cons of charging for the entire day? Let me know your thoughts.
rate per project.
very few projects are daily rates... except possibly retainers... plus if you start charging by the hour you sound like a paperboy
Another thing, would you do half days or quarter days....wouldn't it make sense to do it hourly instead of that? This would be work offsite too.
rate per project yeah but always tallt up your hours and if it goes over the quoted amount then their end price is on the meter.
I wish I could charge project rates for what I do...but the projects are always so scattered and unorganizzed...and considering the time frames I have for things...figuring out project rates would take too much time for my clients........
Ive never heard of designers doing day rates, only like photographers.
a daily rate is how much you charge for a days work.
6 hours or so.
depends what youre used to.
example: if you charge £120 a day and you do 2 and a half days work you charge £300
This would be for the advertising business....not website design......so its always a rush to do things.....
if it take a day to dig a hole, how long does it take to dig a quarter of a hole?
as a freelance day rate I asked for 25/hr
you'll give web design a bad name... Why is it always a rush to do things?
Is it coz you charge out at a quarter of a day?
..and who said 6 hours days!
thats the problem I am running into......what if they want to start work at an irregular time...lets say toward the end of your normal business hour, do you charge more for working later in the day.....
ps: sorry I don't know UK currency....
engage, interesting question, what kind of geology are we looking at here? Is there an asphalt layer or grass? Will we be needing to alert any local residents?
I can arrange a quote, we dig some amazing holes.
stop using time-based rates.
you can't dig a quarter of a hole.
6hours? hehe try 18
if you start late in the day... you work out how many hours you have done, and then think of the number of hours a full day is...
But... better still just charge what you think the job should cost... you can't make them pay more just coz you're slow etc.
The question really is then....when to charge a day rate? My day rate is a lot less than what my hourly rate works out to? I'm not talking measly $25 an hour either.....there's a big difference when you charge what I'm charging.......
How do you charge for project rates, when you don't know the entire project and won't know? I'm pretty much given work to do and have a short period of time to do them. There really small projects but a shitload of them, some harder than others....the ad business....thanks NT for sucha quick response...
well really your talking as if your running a project there engage, if he's been called to help out at a studio and they have asked for his 'day rate' then he should be tallying up hours and decide for himself if he wants to charge an additional rate after a certain (a) time of evening or (b)certain number of hours worked ie; 8hrs