On Tue, Jul 19, 2011 at 11:45 AM, Fred Jones <fredthejonester at gmail.com> wrote: > Now I wonder how I can re-charge for those 5 hours I spent to write it > for Client A. I tell B: > > Yes, I could add such a feature to your site. Since I have done > something similar in the past, this one item I will bill for you at a > fixed cost of 5 hours of work. > > Not 100% honest, but certainly nothing DIS-honest there. The ethical soup is only because you talked about hours. I would not do that. Just say you can do it for $x fixed as a separate line item on your invoice. If you want to go one more step, you can say you have a solution you offer that solves that problem and that you will license to them for $x, or you can reinvent the wheel for $y/hr for however long it takes. -- Matt Warden http://mattwarden.com This email proudly and graciously contributes to entropy.