Okay, I think I read this kind of question in several forums around the web but I'm really confused about that.
I'm doing Webdesign since 1998, this year I' gonna start my further education at an university specialising in art, design and communication.
In the last years I did some Jobs as a freelancer, mostly coding PHP for shopsystems and e-Print Stuff but also alot of smaller jobs like designing a front end of a webpage, redesigning some crap to make them work with the w3c-standards.
I got always paid for the whole thing and not for a hourly wage.
This morning, one of my regular customers asked me if I would like to work 10-15 hours a week to support his webpage. Of course he would like to know how much he has to spend.
And that's my point, how much schould I say.
I never cheated on my customers. Although I got some experience, read some books about how to make a webpage usable, write clean DHTML, CSS, JS, PHP and still try to improve my skills, I've never studied design or programing.
In my past projects I got an average of something about 27 Euro (that's about 24 $ I think) and I'm sure german designers aren't cheaper than the us are.
Maybe I schould add that in the past projects for this customer, he never was unsatisfied with the bill or the work, I'm wondering if I took less than I could.
So, dear forum-friends, how much should I take ???
thank you for your time and answers!