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Mufaddal
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I do not get much freelance work :( . but i am more than happy if someone pays me 50$/hour for AS2 work.

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BigZ
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my lady spent 1000 dollars on clothing last month and only made 800. i hope she dose not see this. american women.

I dont understand how they love the clothes and shiny things so much:P

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Emroni
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my lady spent 1000 dollars on clothing last month and only made 800. i hope she dose not see this. american women.

I dont understand how they love the clothes and shiny things so much:P

I dont understand anything of them :P Like, no logic at all! But I love em anyway.. Mmm, the ladies.. Yes… :D

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CheshireCat
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my lady spent 1000 dollars on clothing last month and only made 800. i hope she dose not see this. american women.

LOL im afraid its not just the American women who are guilty of that one….y d’you think FJ has to charge $70-100 per hour ;)

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MSFX
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my lady spent 1000 dollars on clothing last month and only made 800. i hope she dose not see this. american women.

LOL im afraid its not just the American women who are guilty of that one….y d’you think FJ has to charge $70-100 per hour ;)

lol lol, yeah the chicks over here aint cheap either :P lol

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mbudm
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The big issue for me with hourly rates is factoring in the non design/developing time… trying to gauge how well organised the client is and how likely they are to faff around with changes, indecision etc. So often what has started as a discussion about a small job quickly descends into ‘scope creep’.

If i get a very clear spec from someone then I will lower my rate and be much more enthusiastic about the job because it will (overall) take me less time and generally it will mean a more satisfactory experience for me and the client – noone likes a project that drags on.

And I always negotiate and clearly define what ‘completed’ means and a get agreement on a post completion consultantcy rate that is higher than the rate for the job.

This approach turns away a lot of potential clients but it makes me more efficient and frees up my time to work on stock items as well (I realise I only have 5, don’t worry there’s more in the works ;-))

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blend4design
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i charge $35 to $50 usd.. but i’m now living in a country where living costs are very low. it would be higher if i were still living in the UK but anything over $75 an hour seams on the high side.

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fifty_tons
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100$ / hour? thats insane! I take like 400$ for whole webpage with xml gallery etc.

That is not much :)

I think 100dollar a hour is good if you are good :) but there are a lot who think they are good that is the difference ;)

I don’t have a complete fixed rate it depends on the client and the project, for example i just almost finished a website with a 3d intro (personly i don’t like intros but he, if he wants one :) ) and a few dynamic text pages for 250 euro it was about 6 hours of work what comes to 40 euro a hour (around the 52 dollar @ the moment)

I think that is a nice hour rate :)

it doesn’t matter how good YOU are, what matters is how good YOUR SERVICES (or products) are. It doesn’t matter how professional they are coded, what matters is that they work perfectly. It doesn’t matter if they are complex or simple, what matters is whether they are appealing or not.
Personally I know my limits. I’m not the best developer, not by a long shot. I said it, and I’ll say it again, I’m a beginner, I started learning AS in may 2008, so I’m far from being advanced. So what?

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MBMedia
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It doesn’t matter how professional they are coded, what matters is that they work perfectly. It doesn’t matter if they are complex or simple, what matters is whether they are appealing or not.

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Many people forget that using standards and stuff is just means to an end, getting to the ends in a different manner is fine, and sacrificing the ends for the sake of the means is a trap MANY people fall into.

For instance when I build freelance sites they are always deeplinked. Here’s the shocker, not a single one of them uses swf address. :O swf address still hasn’t proven itself to me, and I feel the code I use is more solid. I know for a fact that my method uses more resources than swf address, and that it is not a standard, and that it is not supported or any of that crap. But it uses simpler and older concepts that in my opinion are easier to implement and more resilient in use. The end goal is what always must be looked to, whether it uses accepted means to get there or not :)

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eirehotspur
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“Hourly Rates” are open to gross misuse and falsehood.

Tell me who is going to police these “Hourly Rates”.

Did Blocklayers (some of the highest paid people in the world in the last 10 years of the building boom) charge by block or “Hourly Rates”?

Nope.

Does a Developer who is better and faster charge an “Hourly Rate” much cheaper than someone who is slower?

I edit videos and I charge no Hourly Rate. My price is set by Project and by taking into account the current climate and competition around me.

The Day of the Rich Media Savy Companies with huge Advertising Spend are a thing of the past people.

Time to Get Real.

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