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The outsourcee: working with other agencies

Discussion in 'General Business Forum:' started by mcskillz, Oct 23, 2010.

  1. mcskillz

    mcskillz Member

    Hey all

    Curious to hear some opinions on offering assistance as a freelancer to agencies. Obviously you are going to be working at a cheaper rate than you would charge an end client directly however I was wondering how you each set your rates with them. Do you charge a percentage of your hourly rate or on a job by job basis? And how much do you expect to drop your rate by to allow the agency to make a mark up to their client?
  2. tbwcf

    tbwcf Active Member

    Hi Jamie, I think at the end of the day it's just down to what you are happy to work for - it needs to be a fair deal primarily for yourself but also for the company you work for, Ken published a guest post I wrote for his blog which may be useful - – The Pros and Cons of doing ‘Trade’ work feel free to drop me a pm if you have any questions also.
  3. Sunburn

    Sunburn Active Member

    Hi Jamie, I have worked for several agencies where they needed help with overflow work, typically I charge more, then I would do a private client. The agencies I have delt with have come to me due to having tight deadlines and need to be pulled out of a pickle fairly sharpish.

    I would recommend doing it, as long as you have good procedures setup and can honestly be regimental in your time keeping and be reliable to hand off 110% completed and commented code at very short notice.

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