I'm working freelance for a state department.
They wanted two poster mock-ups. I took approx. 7.5 hours for conception, sketches, and designing the separate spreads. Per hour is 75 bucks.
First real "job", is this too much? I feel confident about the designs but I've never gotten this much money in one sitting. I almost feel like I should cut it down to four hours but...[spoiler]SHEKELS[/spoiler]
Its a fixed hourly position, the contract says I can't go above or below that number... and I just worked one office day. I really focused and tried to produce a finished product, tried to do my best.
What is scaring me isn't the hours I worked but THEIR fixed bid. That shit adds up. But I know the guy personally; I feel that if he thinks I've billed too much he will let me know.
I'm honesty curious, how much do you bill per hour?
I try not to do hourly. I find it easier to charge a flat fee per project and collect a non-refundable % up front.
I've been freelancing for about 6 years though, so I have a pretty good idea as to how long something is going to take to complete.
In the beginning, I was charging $25-$30/hr.
That does sound more reasonable.
But its not like I could negotiate for a smaller per hour pay. I'm hoping the company I work for knows what its doing by giving up 75 per hour.
You know a lot more than me anon, what would you do in this situation?
That's about normal I guess, when I calculate back to Euros this even seems like a bit too little, atleast when you are doing it professional.
I would have to see your work to judge on how "professional" you are and if that's reasonable.
Fuck my life.. i've busting my ass for almost 4 years right after college in a shitty job that paid me 950€ month before taxes (6€/hour, or 6.55$/h).
Quit that shit because it would lead me nowhere and i was getting tired of seeing dicks (i used to work in the pr0n industry), now i'm freelancing and cant even make that much because the freelance market is flooded with curryniggers that will suck cocks for peanuts and rice and the pleb clients who know shit about design only hire them because its cheaper.
PS. I could say i'm a decent designer..
I've paid my dues when my former boss ordered me to search pics of huge cocks on the internet as 'testimonials' for his enhancement pills. If i quit a safe job to keep some dignity i'm not whilling to do the same shit again, at least for a few pennies.
When i say pleb clients, i'm talking about people who will only choose another freelancer because it's cheaper, and doesn't even bother watching the designer's portfolio. i know money doesnt grow on trees and its up to them whoever they choose but i hate to stay always behind because of this and in the end the other guy will use some shitty shutterstock logo that he got on a bundle . (google "the 5$ logo")
I know i'm an asshole by calling indians curryniggers, don't get me wrong , i've seen a few respectable portfolios of guys from India.but online platforms like upwork (former odesk+elance) 99designs, freelancer etc are flooded with 'professional bullshiters' that got their shit from stock websites, i call them bullshitters because they lie alot to the client and they always get the cookie. I've seen lots of little fuckers saying shit like "8years experience" with "over 20000 completed projects" "over 10000 happy clients" . Do you even math?
Let me get that for you.. 8years*365days = 2920 days .. im not even discounting the weekends
20000 projects / 2920 = +-6.8 let's say 7.
Are you fucking telling me this little nigger completed an average of 7 projects daily? not even small agencies do that.
This month i made only 200$ and i was lucky enough a client gave me a 45$ bonus.
I'm just getting tired of being buttsexed by people who cant work better than me.