Why we don't sell hours (Do you?)(medium.com)

over 4 years ago from Keni Teh

  • jj moijj moi, over 4 years ago

    Not that I'm all for hourly rate but just to answer your points:

    1. It'd be the opposite. You could charge more than other designers because you do it better and faster.

    2. If you can find clients to hire you at the rate you are happy, awesome.

    3. You'll going to have the conversation either way. It'd just change to how do you come up with the price tag for this project.

    4. You can explain that in less than 5 minutes. It's part of educating the clients.

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    • Zach HubbardZach Hubbard, over 4 years ago

      With #1, couldn't you just charge more on a per-project basis? You're talented, your work is worth $5,000 for X, while designer #2 is worth $1,000 for X. Plus, again it doesn't hurt you if you complete the work sooner.

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      • jj moijj moi, over 4 years ago

        What I'm saying is, in the end, fixed & hourly rate are the same thing. see #3

        I personally break the project scope into line items and attach working hours to each line. The total fee is fixed or time then? it's the same.

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