How much to charge for freelance design work?

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  1. pkarwinski

    pkarwinski New Seed

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    Hey I am doing some freelance design work in London for two bars. They are getting renovated, and I am in charge of the lighting. On top of this I using my CAD programs to give the clients a 3d visualization of how the place will look when it is done. So far I have been working for over a month but am not sure how much I should charge for the jobs? Any ideas out there?
     
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    eileen Resident Taxonomist Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    Hi there pkarwinski. I have sent you a Private Message (PM) with a web address that may be of some use to you.
     
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    Frank GardenStew Founder Staff Member Administrator

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    Hi pkarwinski, without knowing the full background here I personally think maybe you should have agreed an hourly rate with the client before beginning the design work. I really hope that whatever rate you come up with that they don't turn around and say that's way too much.

    Have you had a look at various job sites around the Web? You may find some clues there to gauge how much you should charge. I'm sorry I can't provide a more complete answer but as there are a lot of variables here (experience, complexity of work etc...) it is difficult to accurately give a figure.

    Best of luck!
     
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    $25 an hour!
     
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    Thanks for the help guys. This is my first paying project, thats why I was unsure. But right now I am mainly making 3D animations to give my clients a visual concept of what we will be doing, before actually doing it, to make sure it looks the way it should. I think I am gonna start charging per animation. Then per hour for the actual installations.
    Thanks for all your feedback,
    Peter
     

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