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Discussion on: Hourly vs. Fixed-Price. Which is best? 🤔

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Sanket Patel

IMO

which one is better to start out for the first paid gig?

If it's first gig, fixed price will be better to convince client as well as make them feel secure. Surely, it may possible that client may expect more than what you have initially thought. But, try to be clear from the beginning of what you are making. If possible share mockup or examples.

If it's a very first gig, try to give best as you can. Forget few hours of billing if in return you are getting your first happy client. Keep time buffer. If you are less confident on complex feature, right away say I need little research on it. If needed, add few hours on time estimation but don't charge it. Anyway learning of that feature is going be converted in money in future.

May be silly but you can finalize the time duration then just multiply with the hourly rate.

What are the rates usually in the market?

Rates very much dependent on where you and client are from. Because in India many devs work at even $5/hours but that's not suitable for US. So check the devs around you and set by comparing their salary.

Just start the journey, you will going to figure out most of the stuff by yourself with experience.

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jun Author

Thank you for your details answer! Very appreciated it!

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Sanket Patel

Also, I just came across this.

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You may find helpful.

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jun Author

Thank you 😃