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    I think the title says it all lol. Assuming you make a living out of making programs; how much would you charge to do programming, say from building a website to a small desktop program that can store and search for (any types of) data?

    I know the examples I gave are very limited (and very general) but you can give your own if you like
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    As much as I can and get away with it.
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    I code a bit and when I have some free time I plan to offer my services very cheaply and build a portfolio/experience; only after this I'll start to charge more

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    Programmers aren't cheap, especially freelance programmers.

    It's difficult to answer because it's too dependent on the person. e.g A very specialized area (e.g something requiring cryptosystems ) a guy with expertise and experience can go anyware from 50 -100+ £/ph. An "average developer" with few 5-7+ years experience usually around 20- 50 £/ph.

    From what you described, not much experience, not a very high expertise job, do you have a degree ? I would guess around 15-20 £
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    (Original post by dkdeath)
    Programmers aren't cheap, especially freelance programmers.
    Mind telling me why?

    It's difficult to answer because it's too dependent on the person. e.g A very specialized area (e.g something requiring cryptosystems ) a guy with expertise and experience can go anyware from 50 -100+ £/ph. An "average developer" with few 5-7+ years experience usually around 20- 50 £/ph.
    Lets go for the average developer lol; e.g. for small to medium businesses, personal usage, etc.

    From what you described, not much experience, not a very high expertise job, do you have a degree ? I would guess around 15-20 £
    Lets assume the person has a degree in CS/IT/SE/related to programming.
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    Web design can cost an arm and a leg if done via professionals. I accept whatever I'm offered really because as an amateur I can't guarantee to make their wildest website design dreams come true.


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    (Original post by Eljamaispa)
    Web design can cost an arm and a leg if done via professionals.
    This is absolutely true.
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    It really depends. I think a good programmer should be paid at least $10/hour, usually $20-30/hour.

    Depends on the programming task. You can pay someone $1 per hour and get ripped off. It depends how fast the programmer can write, how accurately, and the quality of their code - the reliability, whether it produces errors and the efficiency of the code.

    I programmed this:
    http://www.alan.co.uk/planner

    If programming this "planner" generator was a task set by a customer, then I would charge them around $30-70 for it. At least $30.
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    (Original post by AlanDu)
    I programmed this:
    http://www.alan.co.uk/planner
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    Very interesting.

    Regarding the whole website, I'm impressed.
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    (Original post by kka25)
    Very interesting.

    Regarding the whole website, I'm impressed.
    Thanks! I've finally updated the whole site (was working on the new site several months ago), tell me what you think about it now, is it worse or better? :P
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    (Original post by kka25)
    Mind telling me why?
    Because it's a highly skilled profession. I can't really speak for other specialisms, but .NET contracts offer anything in the range of £250-450 per day (and around double that in London).

    Lets assume the person has a degree in CS/IT/SE/related to programming.
    Your degree really isn't relevant unless you have professional programming experience.
 
 
 
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