What happens is that I would like to know what would be a fair price for a simple action that a client wants me to perform.

For example if I asked something like "How much would it cost to make a facebook page?" In the main forum, such questions would be valid.

I am curious as to whether such questions are valid in the forum.


Based on how I've been closing question:

If a user is asking a very open ended question with no detail, it gets closed as either Primarily Opinion Based or Too Broad. This would include short questions like "My client wants me to build x y and z, how much should I charge?"

This type of question is bad for a magnitude of reasons:

  • Where do you live?
  • What experience do you have?
  • How long do you think it would take?
  • Have you done it before?
  • Will the client actually pay?
  • How much break-in time will you need?
  • How much time will the client take to pay?
  • What is the standard of living for your area?
  • What are you Freelancing costs?
  • What happens if this client ghosts?

There are too many variables to give a good answer. Therefore, one of the questions I link to constantly when someone asks what to charge includes how to determine what to charge. As the old adage goes, "Give a man a fish, feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, he's fed for life". We need to teach these Freelancers to be self-sufficient to a point.

I may be wrong, but I'd welcome the discussion. But don't expect me to leave questions upvoted and open if they don't have at least half the questions above answered.

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