During the last few months I’ve been getting a lot of inquiries about custom development – way more than I can handle. It’s time to raise my rates again. The new rates are listed on the King Design development page.
Note: The new rates apply to new projects, I’m not retroactively changing the rate on existing project.
Hmm… what were they before? For some reason I thought you were at $200/hour…
I wasn’t reading your blog back at the very beginning of ’05, but to my knowledge I’ve never heard you mention the intern (nor do I see anything right off in the archives). What happened with that? Not enough interest / qualified candidates?
Personally I think the whole internship thing is a bit of a ripoff. Just because they don’t have “experience”, they don’t deserve to get paid for their work like the rest of the world?
Maybe you’d have better luck actually hiring someone like that (obviously not for anywhere near what you’re charging clients) to handle some of the more menial tasks. Think somewhere between having a personal secretary and a junior developer… 😛
Once again, Meller jumps in with points based on false assumptions: “intern” does not mean “not paid”.
In this context, it would seem to have been a valid assumption, and in many other contexts as well. The tendency you have to jump on people for not reading, believe me, I’ve learned to check my facts before commenting on your blog… :\
(Wasn’t there just a movie with Will Smith where he suddenly found out that the internship he was accepted into was a non-paying job?)
I’m still curious how all that turned out, since I haven’t seen you mention it…
An internship is generally a time-limited position.
So I guess you’re not going to answer my question?
we’re in different worlds of course, but i’m doing my first non-friend/acquaintance web job right now and getting totally screwed on payment: it’s turning into charity work. ugh. live and learn i suppose … =)
Post the rates in plain view on the site BIG AND BOLD. You won’t get near the requests you get now 😉