So here is a general question.....If you were going to freelance (not to be confused with freeload) your skills what would you charge? Obviously per diem and lodging/travel would be included for the area.

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I think I would base it on what needed to be done. i.e. reports, patching, packaging of apps.

Answered 06/12/2013 by: dugullett
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  • I was thinking a flat hourly rate would be the best avenue since alot of places just want you on site to do whatever. What do you think a fair rate for stuff like that would command? Haven't found a "fee" schedule anywhere......
    • I guess I never thought about the hourly thing. The only thing would be as long as it takes to setup Kace I'm afraid I wouldn't get paid much.
  • LOL....true that.....but then again THEY don't know how long it takes......thats why they called someone....?!?!
    • Or, per "module" that you offer, associate a minimum # of ours that you're going to work on something. This way you are ensuring a minimum for yourself and leaving room to scale the session to meet the client's needs. If you get done early, hit on some misc. topics or how-tos. If they need more time, bill accordingly until trained to standard.
  • You can take either an hourly approach or by project. Depending on what you are doing, the client is going to ask how long is this going to take. X amount of hours will still require you to come up with dollar value.

    Typical hour rates of you look at training are anywhere from 200-300 dollars an hours. That is just training but could be used as consulting and custom work. Based on what you are doing , you still have to come up with some number of hours to completion.
  • I think the best bet to broaden your options would be to use tools like WebEx to perform remote training just like how our trainers at KACE did. This way you won't deter would-be clients from your per-diem and lodging rates. KACE charges $800 per 2 hour block of training. That said you know what you're competing against.
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