How much should I charge an hour for design work?


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I've been designing since High School and didn't quite get too serious with it until this year. I went to college but did NOT finish my degree in Graphic Design. I guess you could say I was not serious back then with pursuing a degree in what I enjoy doing. Until recently, I have been doing YouTube banners mostly, and a few logos. I have been using Adobe Photoshop to create these and not to mention, I have been doing them for free. I started off doing this type of work for gamers who play Fortnite and PUBG. I then was getting uncontrolled messages on a daily basis from gamers to do free banners. It wasn't until my roommate mentioned that I spend way too many hours on my own free time doing design for people and don't charge them a penny. So I couldn't quite pin the cost for the type of design I do hourly or a flat rate. I have never charge anyone and considered myself an A ok designer. I will post several designs just to get an idea. From a scale of 1-10: 1 being the poorest designer- 10 being the greatest. I think i'm a 5-6.

How much should I design an hour for design work?
Should I charge a flat rate for You Tube banners or logos?
Is PayPal the best option?

Thank you all.



Staff member
Well how many banners can you get done in an hour? What do you think your time is worth? £10/h £20/h £30/h?

Do people want more than 1 banner? You could do 1 banner for £15 then 2 banners for £20. Maybe friends could combine to get both banners.

1 banner £20
2 banners £30
3 banners £50
4 banners £70

And so on.

I'd be as flexible as possible with the payments, but you may put a lot of gamers off as they could be kids without bank accounts.
Whatever works for you, not everyone has a paypal account.

Remember, as soon as it stops being free, people will stop asking.


Staff member
From the gaming banners that I see I'd say they're better than a 5-6 in my opinion.