edacsac - 3:53 pm on Feb 12, 2010 (gmt 0)
OP got his question answered...
Indeed I did, thank you!
It's going to be hard, but I will try to up my rate. There has been a lot of encouragement and ideas. Somewhere between my day job rate and day job +50% maybe, like willyb. If it makes customers run, then I went too high. I just can't afford to let too many customers run when they are so hard to find in the first place. But we'll see. I still have a day job.
Now a plumbers job? Ya, Many plumbers and pipe fitters in my family. That is a tough road. This website stuff is easy in comparison; fun, and for folks just getting started, it's quick to get good at, and there is no testing or licensing involved. That's why I have a hard time charging. Anyone can do the web stuff. I'm proof of that myself.
I will remember this thread, but under more realistic circumstances of making out my mortgage check from money made on my own. That's all that really matters to me - doing it on my own.