View Full Version : Starting to charge coworkers

11-29-2007, 02:28 PM
Hey all,
Iíve been reading all the good articles on this website for awhile now.
Iím currently a network admin for a major corp. Like many of you guys I do computer work on the side, I just recently made it more ďofficialĒ I had business cards made and Iím going to start advertising more.
Iíve done plenty of freebeeís in the past for coworkers, which I wonít be doing that anymore, the problem is that itís hard to start charging my coworkers because the 2 other computer guys I work with have no problems working on a coworkers computer for nothing.
Anyone else have this problem?

11-29-2007, 02:55 PM
I had this problem when I went back to school a few years ago. People I new around campus wanted computer repairs done, but few wanted to pay for it. The main reason for this was that I had classmates that did it for free. I never felt bad about it mainly because they almost always ended up bringing the PC back to me anyway after some green tech screwed it up even more.

11-29-2007, 02:59 PM
I love doing one for one. Just fixed my friend computer he's a dealer, got my car fixed for free, it was going to cost a lot.

Building a web site for this contractor getting my whole siding done for free :) Labor of course only.

11-29-2007, 08:51 PM
I used to do "Government Jobs" at a fortune 500 company. If they brought it in and I could fix it at work in about 10 minutes, no problem. If I had to take it home, standard rates applied.

Bryce W
11-29-2007, 11:04 PM
Perhaps these articles will help you:
http://www.technibble.com/raising-your-prices/ <-- especially this one, talks about exactly your problem.

11-30-2007, 12:35 AM
Thanks for the reply's all.