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    Hi,

    I've moved over to Canada recently and have managed to secure some work - I need to negotiate an hourly rate for design work - print work & possibly web based work in the future.

    What would you say the 'average' web designers hourly rate is?

    I don't know how much to charge....??


    Thanks,

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    You can't talk about pricing, sorry .

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    Quote Originally Posted by chips
    Hi,

    I've moved over to Canada recently and have managed to secure some work - I need to negotiate an hourly rate for design work - print work & possibly web based work in the future.

    What would you say the 'average' web designers hourly rate is?

    I don't know how much to charge....??


    Thanks,
    Take a look at www.salary.com - that might help to get an idea what to charge.

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    An idea of what to charge, if it was 10 years ago. Take the www.salary.com analysis of what you're worth and divide it by 3. That's what you should charge.


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    Quote Originally Posted by chips
    Hi,

    I've moved over to Canada recently and have managed to secure some work - I need to negotiate an hourly rate for design work - print work & possibly web based work in the future.

    What would you say the 'average' web designers hourly rate is?

    I don't know how much to charge....??


    Thanks,
    Really it depends on what city you have moved, rates can be applied differently

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    twice what your mechanic charges - half of what your lawyer charges...

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    Quote Originally Posted by heathmont
    twice what your mechanic charges - half of what your lawyer charges...
    hehe - i clearly pay far too much to get my car fixed!

    alternatively, you could look at what your competitor's charge, and base it on that.
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    Off Topic:


    Mechanics charge the same as lawyers here :| Luckily I can do most repairs myself...
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    There's no average or fair price. If you live in India, charging $15 may be too much. If you live in New York and pay $1500 per month for a studio apartment you can obviously charge a lot more.

    It's all about the cost of living and the value you provide. If you can prove to your client that your work will make them more money than they paid you, you can charge whatever you want.

    i.e. Just because sitepoint.com.au can design some sites in 500 hours that might take other companies 2000 horus to do (because of the skill of our developers, familiarity with this type of site, pre-built components, etc.) doesn't mean we should charge any less.

    There's a couple of pricing articles on SitePoint.com under the "Sell your Services" section that are also worthwhile reading...
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    Take what you were making at your last job, if it's salary divide by 2080. Once you have an hourly rate, multiply by 2 or 3 depending on the difficulty of the contract.

    That will not only help you pay your bills but leave enough to cover your tax liability.
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