Paul M Foster wrote:

> On Wed, Oct 20, 2010 at 05:47:12PM -0700, Kris Craig wrote:
>> I did a lot better after I started charging $100/hr for my work.  A
>> *lot* better!  This was after my research showed that PHP development
>> firms generally charge a minimum of $80/hr for PHP work, and can go
>> as
>> high as $200/hr.  So if you're going at $20/hr, the companies with
>> deep pockets probably won't take you seriously, and the clients you
>> do get will be the ones who want a ton of work done but don't have
>> the
>> budget available to make it worth your while.  Those are the clients
>> who will take advantage of you if you're not careful.
> +1
> I can't explain this phenomenon, but I've seen it before, and it's
> exactly as Kris has described.

A lot of people believe that if you don't pay for it, it's not worth
anything.  We all know that doesn't apply to everything (e.g. not open
source software), but when you're paying an individual for a job,
well ....

Per Jessen, Zürich (8.8°C)

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