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Old 08-31-2010, 08:29 AM
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How much to charge?

Hi all.

Just need some advice of freelance rates.

I have a permanent role in a company as an Image Studio Manager and have good retouching experience.

I've recently been offered some freelance retouching work for an independent fashion website. Quite frankly i have no idea how much i should charge an hour or per image. Any suggestions.

The work could be anything from general tidy up (smartening the clothes) to detailed work.
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Old 08-31-2010, 09:25 AM
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Re: How much to charge?

I would think somewhere between $15 to $30 an hour would be good; Depending on the amount and difficulty of work of course.
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Old 08-31-2010, 09:32 AM
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Really? That's roughly £9 to £19 an hour in sterling. Just seems a little short. Buy hey... i guess i need to get some detail on the work first.
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Old 09-03-2010, 12:53 PM
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Re: How much to charge?

LordLee-
What would your employer charge? What has the web site paid in the past? My guess is the figures will be about 3X what Stormy suggested.
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Old 09-08-2010, 12:36 AM
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Re: How much to charge?

Yeah 10 quid an hour for smudging.... 100 quid an hour for retouching
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Old 09-08-2010, 08:01 AM
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Well then my former employer was under paying me! lol I guess it depends on where you live as well. I would get paid more if I lived in California or New York. In North Carolina we get paid less because the cost of living is less.
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Old 09-08-2010, 08:18 AM
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Re: How much to charge?

Stormy- He may have been underpaying you or not. He would have to "mark up" your wage by what, 2-4 times in order to make a decent profit?
Freelancers can charge less than brick and mortar stores. There is so much less overhead.
You have to find a balance, but you do have to value your time. Besides, if you work remotely, it shouldn't matter where you live!
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Old 09-08-2010, 03:00 PM
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Thats true, I see what you are talking about. I know I should have made more. I was making $9.50 an hour when I left; I could get the same job in California starting at $20 an hour.
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Old 09-17-2010, 07:31 PM
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Re: How much to charge?

Freelancers in California are charging min $65 per hour and up, depending on the industry. If you go through a staffing agency like Aquent who charges their clients $65 per hour, you will only get $40 per hour for working for them.

Hope this helps.
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Old 09-20-2010, 12:28 PM
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wow, yeah it is way different in North Carolina. I guess there is a much larger demand for it other places. I am sure some parts of NC there is more, it does all depend on where you live.
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