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Windows 7: Computer Consultation Advice

01 Jul 2010   #11
hatehereyes

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Thank you for everyone's advice. It has helped out a lot.

I've decided to stick with those current price points.
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01 Jul 2010   #12
Kari

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
$50 to $80/hr should be a fair rate provided you solve the problems at hand. $25 is too cheap. Remember that you have to pay taxes and possibly social security and health insurance from that money. I would also add a mileage charge per call.
Exactly. Also make clear the hours you are working, and the price of any work done outside these hours.

Throughout my professional career, I've always used a simple principle to count the worth of my work, first as a private entrepreneur, later the head of the small company. Simply decide what's the net per hour you need / want, add all the costs like taxes, insurance etc. and you have the gross.

As Whs mentioned, that $25 seems awfully low, IMO anything under $50 would not be good. However, I'm in Europe and have no deeper knowledge of the costs and price of this kind of services in America, so this is just my opinion.
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02 Jul 2010   #13
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

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As Whs mentioned, that $25 seems awfully low, IMO anything under $50 would not be good. However, I'm in Europe and have no deeper knowledge of the costs and price of this kind of services in America, so this is just my opinion
Kari, In the US it depends very much on the area where you operate. In NY (close to the city) and California the rates are high, in Florida they are about half of that and in Nebraska or the adjacent states they are again lower.
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