WEB Clients dont trust you when you give them an hourly rate

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  1. pharmokan

    pharmokan OT Supporter

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    whats the best way to go about giving them a "per page" rate so they dont fuckin throw a hissy fit when they get the bill suspicious of you jacking up the hours?
     
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    also how the fuck do you know how many hours it will take you to build a website when you give estimateS?
     
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    I generally give a final figure on an agreed product and changes after that quote I quote separately.
    Now knowing how long itll take is tricky I guess its experience I generally just give them a lump sum quote and approx hours.
     
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    i am weary of anyone giving me a lump sum quote with approx hours of work put into the project

    that shit is so :ugh:

    maybe i would trust a guy whose been doin this shit for 20 years, so that would mean most of us would have to start building websites at age 5 to be in that category :ugh:
     
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    I usually just give them a final fixed amount... Its up to me to make sure it doesn't take longer then I estimated. If you've done enough projects, you typically know how long it takes.
     
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  7. Tony Stark

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    hell yeah clients hate hourly rates. I hired 5 programmers so far, each of those assholes took way longer than they quoted to finish. Face it, on an hourly rate its in your best interest as a programmer to stretch the project for as long as possible.
     
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    This is what I do too.
     
  9. Dr. Mike

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    Just agree on a price and try to come in under the amount of hours you expected. Come in under and great, you made some extra money. Come in over and I guess you should agree on a higher price next time. :o

    I've never understood why clients agree to hourly rates ... they're not the ones doing the work so why is it their responsibility to pay more when things take longer?
     
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    this
     
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    You just have to watch your shit if they want a million changes
     
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    that is what an hourly rate is for.

    I've learned to figure out the project, and give a set rate, which includes a set number of changes, and if they want more changes, then I start charging an hourly rate.
     
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    I have one client that I’ve worked with for over a year now that I bill at an hourly rate. It’s a manufacturing company that’s still engineering the products they’re hoping to have on the market next year, and are unsure what type of web presence they desire. It’s a fluid environment, with lots of ideas floating around. They’re great people to work with; I’m treated more like a team member. With most clients I do prefer to work at a per-project rate, but these guys are a pleasure.
     

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