How should I determine my rates for writing custom software?
I would like to see how you freelancer/small biz owner calculate your fee.
I am putting together my hourly rate to submit to a client.
I use a typical base salary+typical benefits + expenses and divided by (2080 - public vacation and typical number of vacation and sick days)
Now, I need to see what I really should include in my benefits package. One thing is, should I include "vacation & sick days" as part of the benefits package?
The way I see it is, if you're employed by a company, paid vacation is really part of your package, and your billable (worked) hours really doesn't include any vacation. Just like the way I have my calculations. So it may seems double counting, or maybe not!
I know there're ways to come up with the rate and how much a client will pay is another story. Since it's another story, lets keep our response stick to this for now.