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Do you guys have a minimum charge for quick jobs?
What if you're a young designer starting out and get some freelance work that takes less than a day.
Would $99 be unreasonable?
I build my first site for a whopper cheese.
One thing I have learned is to have an hourly rate. Than multiply that rate by number of hours worked, it gives you an overall number that can be applied to the job cost.
hourly rate x hours worked = total cost
how about $100, you think this is Walmart?
$400 per day if you're using your machine and space. Even a small job, because you have overhead. Nothing really takes a day, usually a day and 1/2 with communications, reviews, and delivery. It may sound like a lot but it really isn't.
You've got to think about all the time you spend on the thing, from the very start, to the time you get paid. Not just the time you're actually making the thing. Otherwise you're screwing yourself out of time you could be getting paid by someone else.
Because, by the time you exchange a few emails with the client, or phone calls, maybe do a correction or two, and do up the invoice, maybe a reminder invoice, you've spent several hours. Even for the tiniest thing. So, I agree with uuuuuu, at least $250 minimum.
And if you have to drive to a meeting with them, you've got to add in the driving time. Plus mileage. Plus the meeting time.
When it's all said and done, tiny things can chew up a bunch of your schedule.