Hourly Rate for Independent Consultants


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How to determine your hourly rate for billable project hours. As an independent consultant, how to you figure out what to charge your clients.

Freelance Switch has an online Calculator tool. It's a good starting point for you.

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  • Hi, this is Jenise Cook. I created this SlideShare presentation for you. Frequently, I am asked by other independent consultants how to determine the hourly rate to bill to their clients.Each person needs to make that determination for himself or herself. To consider the key factors involved with setting your hourly rate, I recommend the online Calculator at Freelance Switch. It’s a great place to start.Enjoy this presentation.
  • Hourly Rate for Independent Consultants

    1. Consulting Rates for e-Learning<br />How Much to Bill per Hour<br />
    2. Oh, no, I was afraid he’d ask that question now.<br />What do I say?<br />I enjoyed meeting you, John, and discussing my new project.<br />How much do you charge?<br />
    3. Jane, you’re a successful consultant.<br />How do you determine what to bill on an hourly basis?<br />Well, John, I didn’t figure it out all on my own.<br />I consulted Freelance Switch. Let me show you!<br />
    4. Freelance Switch has an online Calculator to help you determine what to charge clients per hour.<br /> Go to >> http://freelanceswitch.com/rates/<br />
    5. The Freelance Switch online Calculator helps you think through both business and personalexpenses that you might not have considered. You are encouraged to think about your years of experience, your skill level, the cost of living in your area, and saving for the future.<br />
    6. Calculate your business costs<br />Step 1<br />
    7. Calculate your personal costs<br />Step 2<br />
    8. Calculate billable hours<br />Step 3<br />
    9. Calculate your profit/savings<br />Step 4<br />
    10. Thank you, Jane, for a helpful resource.<br />I’m going to go online tonight and calculate my hourly rate.<br />Take your time, John, and think through each item carefully.<br />It’s an easy tool to use, so have fun!<br />
    11. Freelance Switch and its online Calculator … valuable resources for independent consultants.<br /> Go to >> http://freelanceswitch.com/rates/<br />
    12. Disclaimer: Please seek financial and tax advice from your financial planner and certified public accountant. Use the online calculator tool at your discretion.<br />Do you have similar resources to share? Contact me today!<br />Email: info@RidgeViewMedia.com | Twitter: @jenisecook<br />LinkedIn Profile: www.LinkedIn.com/in/jenisecook<br />My site: www.RidgeViewMedia.com<br />