RE: About 12% on post to tech-write list
... I think the decision to not go through an agency needs to be based on
something other than how much per hour you can charge. When you work through
an agency, they are bearing all of the costs you will have to bear when you
are your own business. They, in turn, are passing that along to the
companies that hire the people they source and act as employer-of-record
for. And they add a margin, from which their profit comes.
Librarian friend of mine was telling me she just read an article in the Wall Street Journal about a guy who lives in Los Altos (pricey, pricey area) who nets $200,000 per year as an "agency". He said it takes him a couple of hours a MONTH to do this work for approximately 200 people. He's never been on-site at any client and he's never met any of the people he "represents". He said he had virtually NO overhead or expenses. (Sorry, the page is only available on-line to subscribers so I couldn't access it or get the URL.)
Any of you guys want me to be your agency, just let me know! For 12% of your $50-or-more hourly, I'd gladly spend a few minutes of my time every single month. Heck, act now and I might be willing to go down to 10%.
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