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    A client wants me to database his fantasy baseball website. This includes Access and ASP. It's got 20 teams, 5 leagues. He wants me do make a form to handle lineup transactions.
    How much do you think I should charge? Need anymore info?

    keep this in mind, I don't really need the job and I don't really have the time. So I can be a little risky.
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    It is a very difficult issue if you need the job. But if you say you dont need the job, so ask him more than what you normally ask. If he does not accept, you already have no time. If he accepts there will be some attraction to do/finish the job. But I would think twice, if you think it is risk because you have no time for it, it will not bring a good reputation to do a sloppy job.
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    do you think $200 is good for the job? 5-6 hours of work I imagine.
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    $200? That pretty cheap for 5-6 hours of programming and database work. I would go about $300-$400.

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    I charge 35 an hour plus tax for any DB work, minumumcharge 3 hours! I would be careful with this job though because it is the type of job that could look like a few hours of work at the outset and could turn into a lot more! If you do decide to do it make sure that you have a terms and conditions document where you stipulate EXACTLY what you will be providing!

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    yeah I got screwed a while back when I had a deal with this guy and my exact duties weren't really in writing and I wasn't working hourly. It turned out that the guy keep adding more and more for me to do and I started losing money.

    Two things I learned:
    1. Get every little detail in writing
    2. Work on hourly wage
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    I truely recommend SQL over Access anytime, it's a lot easier and works a lot faster, for all the benefits, view the microsoft reference

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    SitePoint Wizard dethfire's Avatar
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    hmm... funny that I didn't ask your opinions on access or SQL

    sorry if i'm harsh but I'm sick of people arguing which is better. I learned access and ASP, I have no time to learn more code and databse
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    OK, sorry about that... but SQL is the ultimate way if you want to be a web design.. this is what I think :P
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    If you don't mind an opinion from a newbie to the board,
    I think you do any client a dis-service if you are not totally
    committed to the job.

    If you are inspired by money, than you need to charge what
    you think you are worth to do the quality job.

    It also sounds like you have learned 2 very valuable lessons
    and I can relate to that.

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