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.


No one, I mean, no one, can price anything for anyone else.

Individual pricing entails so many varying factors that are all relative to the individual/business.

  • My overhead won't be the same as your overhead.
  • My target clients may not be your target clients
  • My experience won't be the same as your experience
  • My skills won't be the same as your skills
  • I won't fully grasp any project you may mention because I'm not privy to all communication

Anyone throwing out numbers is guessing based upon their own inclination. They can't possibly be using correct formulations to arrive at an adequate price based upon a specific project.

There is simply no way for anyone to accurately price services for another individual. You may as well pick a number out of your hat that seems correct to you.... because that's all any answer will be doing.

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