i was asked to write some custom software for a lawfirm...

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  1. Tk

    Tk Well-Known Member

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    my mom, who works there as a secretary, told me that they would pay me whatever i wanted. ive done a lot of computer support for them in the past, such as software support, building new computers for them, networking, and so on. i want to keep it on a reasonable pay level.

    the software will ask a number of questions about how a document needs to be output, and what information needs to be on the document. i dont know how the specific details as of yet. she said it would be somewhat like another program they have for doing another form of documents, but mine would be a bit different.

    could you suggest some hourly rates i should charge?
     
  2. 5Gen_Prelude

    5Gen_Prelude There might not be an "I" in the word "Team", but

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    Twice the rate you used to charge
     
  3. mdaniel

    mdaniel S is for Shiksa

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    Lawyers.....They'll want to pay you 1/2 as much, work you 3x as hard, and sue you when its not perfect.
     
  4. Tk

    Tk Well-Known Member

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    seriously though...
     
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    CompiledMonkey New Member

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    $15-40/hour depending on your skills and background. If you can prove you're worth a good amount of money with past projects and a quality education, you can easily be worth $40+/hour.
     
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    if they'll pay you whatever you want, ask them for $100,000 and a BMW M3

    if it were me and the people are nice, I'd charge like $20 an hour.. if I don't know them, then maybe like $35 or $40 an hour
     
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    Tk Well-Known Member

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    okay, i was thinking along the lines of $20 - $25 / hr.

    im actually straight out of highschool, interning @ tyson foods doing programming. i know a few languages but this will be the first time something ive written is actually used by more that plant workers or myself.
     
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    DatacomGuy is moving to Canada

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    20-25/hour would be a decent range. Treat them good so that they will remain on your good side when you need them as a reference.
     

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