Re: What to Charge Family for Project?

Subject: Re: What to Charge Family for Project?
From: "Edwin Wurster" <eawurster -at- hotmail -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 14 Feb 2002 09:20:46 -0500

Sorry if the lines are choppy. Post was rejected. LOL.

1. Would I charge my regular billing rate?

Yes. It sounds like the company in question can afford to invest in their
business. I would charge full price. Always charge full price, as it allows
you to discount later. For instance, you document 20 hours of work
performed. As you review the bill, you recall that an error in judgment
caused a wasted night. You can adjust the bill down.

If you charge less than your normal rate, you will come to resent the
project when it gets tough.

If this were a situation where the "family" is starting a business, then I
would have a different approach.

""Cook, Jenise"" <jenise -dot- cook-crabbe -at- pacificlife -dot- com> wrote in message
news:2EB7CCAB5B4AEF439A9977B69BCCB2790198D02E -at- RESMSG05 -dot- resources -dot- pacificlife -dot- net -dot- -dot- -dot- >Hi, everyone: It's been awhile since I've posted to the list due to urgent
>projects. However, an acquaintence of mine in another state ran a question
>by me that I couldn't answer for him. (Not because I lacked the ability,
>because I lack the personal experience from which
lots of snipping cause 32 is a magic number

>consultants alike) what you would do for a family member? Would you charge
>your regular hourly contract wage? Would you provide a discount? What if
>proposed budgeted dollars would not match the hourly wage you'd normally
>charge a regular client?
>Jenise Cook-Crabbe
>Sr. Technical Writer
>Pacific Life Insurance Co.
>jenise -dot- cook-crabbe -at- pacificlife -dot- com

Edwin A. Wurster
17 Hollybrook Way | Voorhees, NJ 08043
Consulting, Programming and Maintenance
for PC & Mac Systems/Network
Training, Technical Writing and Web Design for Small Business

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