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HAHA the jobs that seem easy are always the worst. Kind of like when you see a virus and you're like this will be so easy and then the virus comes up even in safe mode and you're like EFFFF YOU.

However, qouting the price is a good idea, and I will now seriously consider trying to put up an ad. It would be nice to have some income even if it is only $20 a week.

P.s. Thank you, Rep+ for you.

Yes, that's what I'm doing lately quote and tell them that if it is as simple as it looks it would be one price, but if it is something else it would be another price and they are usually happy with that. They even think I charge them a good price and more than often I get pretty good tips.

This has kept a few people coming to me every time they have computer problems and even sending over some of their relatives.
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Hmm, sounds good mate. Qouting two prices also works because I would tend to qoute a worst case scenario and the most probable issue. That way if it does end up being a little worse than I thought it would be I can still get more money than te initial qoute with them still feeling like they got a good price.
    
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I don't have a problem charging family for work done, though I do heavily discount it or do it free if it is a quick fix. I do the same for friends. At the end of the day, if I don't do it, they take it to Geek Squad and get raked over the coals. My time is valuable (I've been in IT for 8 years, too), and if they are saving a ton of money on the fixes then paying a little for me to fix it shouldn't be an issue.
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I don't have a problem charging family for work done, though I do heavily discount it or do it free if it is a quick fix. I do the same for friends. At the end of the day, if I don't do it, they take it to Geek Squad and get raked over the coals. My time is valuable (I've been in IT for 8 years, too), and if they are saving a ton of money on the fixes then paying a little for me to fix it shouldn't be an issue.
That is how I see it. Even if I charge what to me is an insane amount I am still saving them money. Yes, I can't offer any warranty, but if I can screw something up I can fix it so that doesn't even matter.
    
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post #25 of 29
50-100 is fair.

next time dont take 5 hours, it takes me 2 hours max /epeen


edit: forgot i did a search and saw this at the top. Sorry for rez
    
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post #26 of 29
Staples charges 60 bucks. Go for 60 bucks!
post #27 of 29
I'd charge them. It will keep them from taking advantage of you as much. Yes i agree to help family ALL the time. But i think $30-$50 is fair especially for family
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Family cost double.
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post #29 of 29
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Just saw a bunch of new posts, but I've already been payed for this and once agqain it took 5 hours due to an issue with the manual that instructed me to use the wrong screws somewhere and then the stupid zif connectors kept coming out.
    
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