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How much do you add on to the cost to the client to make some money yourself?
I do spend a lot of time being the 'middleman', so I can definitely justify an extra amount. The question is, "How much is justifiable and reasonable?"
What's left... we pay 12% to 50% tax on it ...
We must charge at all times around 20% TVA (sales tax in another name ) ...
So everyone here multiplies by 2.2....
you outsource for 1000 euros ...you charge customer 2200 euros ....
( you will "net" about 200 euros on this deal ..before you pay your rent , light , phone , ISP , server..wages ..food etc! )
( this is why we have a stagnant economy and 10% unemployment ).....and a public deficit of 65% of GDP..
I base my mark up on the price of the service and what I think the client will pay. For example, if I can find a graphic designer who will do a logo for $200 I will double the price to the client if I think I can fit it in.
My point is that you will probably find this a very individual choice and it will depend on the client, project, and your cost to get the work done.
my agent ( when I had one in the UK used to take another 50% "on top" for selling my artwork or illustrations ...and for supporting the insufferable client and saving me the experience of doing so )...
You can outsource to someone for $XXX and have to hold their hand all the way through, or hire another person for 2 x $XXX and just have it done. The idea of markup just doesn't work in this very common scenario.