Yesterday my best friend passed by my house (yeah that’s always cool :D) to do some brainstorming about his new website that I’ll create for him (he’s a DJ).
Luckely we have the same tastes about designs and stuff so it should be easy for me
So he asked me a question that somehow “blocked” me and that’s pricing.
Normally I ask about 50 – 60€ per hour for designing and coding, which generally takes a week or two (in my free time, I’m not doing this at full time base). But since he’s my best friend and godfather of my first child, I find it hard to bill him these prices.
What would you guys do in my place?
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Well what i sometimes do(just for good frends) is, make the project and show it to him and let him choose the price that he finds right.
Maak er gewoon een vriendendienst van
you could still charge him your usual rate but give him an extended time to pay (unless you are in need of the money quickly). Hopefully this new site will drum up extra business for him..which in turn makes him wealthier. So giving him the chance for this to happen before demanding payment seems fair. How long depends on you, but still use a contract even though he is your friend.
if you’re charging what you say, and have free time to do it i’d say drop off a percentage. he’s your best friend.
Just let him know you’re dropping, say 20% off
That’s why I thought first, but I wasn’t sure to do it like that
Het is zeker een vriendendienst dus ik heb niet veel zin om hem bv 500€ te factureren
Anyways, thanks for your advices guys
if you’re charging what you say, and have free time to do it i’d say drop off a percentage. he’s your best friend. Just let him know you’re dropping, say 20% off
Hmm you’ve got a point there
Actually its’ hard to work with the friends. I think it’s fair if you’ll say that you’ve made a special friends only -20%.
I have never asked money from a friend when I made a website for him.