I agree, if they are doing it for a living then they have to set a fee, and an hourly rate seems appropriate. And I am equally amazed that anybody could expect somebody to do the work you describe for $100.Jim_UK wrote:If we reverse this discussion somewhat - It is quite unbelievable how little some folks are prepared to pay to have someone do what can amount to quite a lot of work on their site. They seem to have no concept at all of how much time is involved in doing some jobs.
I wish I could put my finger on the particular topic that I of course had to lock under rule http://www.phpbb.com/rules/#rule1j but someone was asking for the installation of a board and the design of a custom template to suit their particular site. In addition they also wanted a load of mods installing along with at least one mod that was not available but would have to be written. There was also a website to design and integrate with the board.
They were prepared to pay someone $100 to do the work.
Yes what your hosts are asking does seem to be a bit steep but I guess they are hosting sites to make a profit (unlike me that makes a loss ) and if you are doing something for a living then what price do you have to put on your time. I would suggest that $40 to $50 an hour would not be unreasonable.
AGC wrote:I read your post a few times and I'm shocked. Shock I tell you.
It's correct that the host can request any fee that he want but for only to setup a style (upload files ) for $35 (US )
That why these forums are for if you came here sooner you could save money and learn in the process