flat fee question...

Subject: flat fee question...
From: Alexander Von_obert <avobert -at- TWH -dot- MSN -dot- SUB -dot- ORG>
Date: Wed, 27 Nov 1996 22:58:02 +0100

Hello Bobby,


* Antwort auf eine Nachricht von Bobby Collins an All am 27.11.96

BC> From: Bobby Collins <bcollins -at- IPA -dot- NET>

BC> I billed $25/hour ($300 total).

you should calculate more closely:

- If you are lucky you get payed for 2/3 of your time
(noone pays for winning new customers or bookkeeping)
- This means you might get payed some 100 hours a month.
(DO NOT count overtime!)
- Look around what others in your profession and with your
level of knowledge earn as employees.
- Add everything you need to pay, but your employer would.
- Finally add at least 10% profit for being your own employer.

Now you might find it more profitable to be the caretaker of your appartement
complex than work for $25 an hour.


Greetings from Germany,
Alexander

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