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loveetc says

Hi,

How much you offer or charge for supporting the themeforest products? I often see the work opportunities to support the themeforest products. All of the authors ask about your desired hourly rate. It would be great if you can share the average, so that a person does not ask for too high or too low rates.

Thanks.

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KrownThemes says

You ask how much you worth.. It’s a simple as that :)

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loveetc says

I’m confused cos I thought I was priceless :sarcasm: How about you give your opinion?

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bravewhale says

I don’t have any themes for sale on here yet, but I am working on my first. However, I’ve been building custom wp sites for clients for 5 years, and pricing is always difficult to pin down.

I’ll tell you that I have an hourly range, depending on the client and type of work, that I charge from $50 to $80 per hour.

If I’m just doing support, like talking them through how to update something, or checking why their posts aren’t showing up and then fixing an options setting, I’ll likely charge on the low end; so $50/hour for that kind of support.

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loveetc says

@bravewhale. Thank you very much for your reply.

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VF says

“There is no spoon”

When you fix a support issue in minutes with single conversation because of your vast experience, you can’t fix hourly rate. In the same way if someone fixes an issue after 3 hours with the exchange of 4-5 emails due to lack of experience then also the hourly rate wont work.

So everything will come down into “how much you just prefer to get and how flexible your are for out-of-proportion situations”. The problem comes only when you don’t know how much you need.

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loveetc says

@VF: Thanks for your reply.

I have seen 4-5 topics here about the support positions. They have mentioned that they want someone to work 1-2 hours in a day and in all of them the authors ask “your rate/hour”, so I assume that there will be multiple support questions to answers, so you just work according to your time (ie. do as much you can do in your 1-2 hours).

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VF says

^ Honestly, without doing a trial work for a whole week (1 cycle), it would be impossible to get the idea about depth of support an item needs. The original author’s 1 hour is different from any other dev’s 1 hour. So if you are in confusion, make a trial.

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