Xoc - 8:34 pm on May 10, 2001 (gmt 0)
If you quote a flat rate price, you had better make it outrageous. I quote flat rate at about 2 to 3 times what I estimate the job to be worth at an hourly rate. This covers all the risk I take on when the client gets wishy-washy. I still put limits on what that flat rate covers. Usually they are happy to go with my hourly rate, and then they feel like they got a bargain. I guess I should add that I have enough work coming in that I really don't care if I get a particular client or not, so I can afford to be firm on my pricing.