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who charges more for working later in the day?
your question was:
how a day rate works.
my answer is:
what ever you charge for a days work.
a days work is a days work, no matter what time you start, what currency your in or how many hours you class as a days work.
is this so confusing?
and yes, some clients ask for a days rate. especially if your going into their studios, using their equipment and working on thier jobs.
excuse my shite typing
I won't know what the project is until we negotiate rates...thats just how freelance and the ad world works....Not enough time for anything...always a rush...which is why the pay is better.....so a projetc rate is out of the question...thansk for the responses....
I'm talking about not working for the end user but as part of a studio, maybe he doesn't know how long he'll be there or on what projects.. just another pair of hands.
doesn't know much by the sound of it.
I won't know what the project is until we negotiate rates.
coz it's such a grey area... and you're making sound like you're running a 'damage limitation' or 'emergency' operation... charge whatever pays your bills... I don't see how you can cost for something that you seem to not know anything about?
But if work starts at a later time than you normally begin...I mean like towards the end of your work day....Do you charge the same amount to work overnight? I would be working offsite...
shit rasko...should have done that.....
Does it make the job anymore dangerous...
If they ring you up at 8PM and say they want it by 8AM the following morning... you have to ask yourself, what is it worth me doing this, and charge it. It's an AD-HOC process I feel.
and if they're gonig to call you out whenever a retainer would do you good too.
Rasko...is exactly right....I would be another pair of hands....
Don't I wish I could just go back to the client and tell them that I'll charge more....then I'd probably lose them....you've got some good clients on your sleeve.....would you tell them that? I don't want to sound like slaveboy to my clients, but I do want to do whatever I can to help them out.....
day rate versus hourly sounds like a way for a designer to get screwed over by an agency to me. is a day 8 hours?
I do get screwed but in the end..its always a good thing....$$$wise...the money is good but when do charge more or less?
"I don't want to sound like slaveboy to my clients, but I do want to do whatever I can to help them out..."
that DOES sound like slavery and much worse: ruining the business of design.
stop our devaluation!!!
god how i hate 'companies' that DO websites for less then nothing..
per project can lead to disaster, and sometimes good things.
a project might be done in a day, and you make 2 grand.
or.. a project can drag on and on and client goes nuts, and you end up making 10 an hour for that one...
but the project before you made 100 an hour..
i charge based on the project, then REVISIONS are per hour.
ill do revisions, but ill do it for pay thank you....
"a project might be done in a day, and you make 2 grand."
that happen a lot derek?
funny....lol...me hate that too...but I don't make websites...just flash advertisements..."do want to do whatever I can to help them out.."...meaning that I would work overnight if needed...not charge less...funny..
stop our devaluation!!! Nice....