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November 7th, 2016

056: Hourly vs Value-Based Pricing

There are two seemingly contradicting philosophies about how to charge clients for programming work. The hourly camp suggests that the client is paying for your skill and hiring you for your time. The value-based pricing camp suggests that the programmer


Hourly vs Value-Based Pricing Show Summary

Time-based pricing

  • Resolution could be hourly or daily
  • Allows flexibility: bill your client for the hours you work
  • Requires you to keep track of your time
  • Was that 10 hours of actual development, or 10 hours of replying to emails?
  • As you

Developer Shout-Out

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Show Notes Credit

Chris Shaw

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