[thelist] Re: consulting fees

Michael Harrington mike0351 at bellsouth.net
Mon Jun 14 14:31:55 CDT 2004

Just make sure that if you do something on the side for free or paid, your present
place of employment knows about it in advanced and gives you written authorization
to perform the work. Also the authorization needs to specify whether or not you can
use the company's computers and software after your "on-the-clock" time unless you
will be doing this at home.

When you do start free-lancing, get everything in writing upfront.

thelist-request at lists.evolt.org wrote:

> Date: Sun, 13 Jun 2004 19:58:46 -0700
> From: Diane Soini <diane at dianesoini.com>
> To: thelist at lists.evolt.org
> Subject: [thelist] consulting fees
> Message: 5
> I bumped into somebody yesterday and when I told her I did web design
> she asked me what my consulting fees were. I gave no answer to that
> since I've always worked in-house, not on my own, and I didn't want to
> say. It's hard for me to say because they pay me very well at work even
> though I'm not anywhere near the quality of most of you on this list,
> so I don't want to say too much or too little.
> I have seen books such as the Photographer's Market 200x and a similar
> book for graphic designers, but is there something like that for web
> designers (didn't see a Web Designer's 2004 on Amazon)? I don't
> consider myself to be all that artistic, so if I were to take on a
> freelance job I would be more interested in NOT pursuing
> design-oriented jobs, if at all possible (for example, I can't possibly
> create somebody's logo or corporate look and feel, but I could
> certainly work with an existing look and feel).
> Is there some book or resource that could be recommended to me?
> Diane
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