We are a political data aggregator and technology startup site about to go into beta. Our WP site has crashed and network server guy is MIA. We need a WordPress and network server person to give us about 5 to 10 hours of their time to solve some issues. Unfortunately, we are no willing to pay 150 hr which prorates to 310k per annum. Anyone with the knowledge base and willing to help please feel free to contact me.
Wil, when you offer 5 to 10 hours of work you cannot say that 150 hr prorates to 310k per annum. That only happens if you’re actually paying that rate for full time work.
$150 an hour is what I have to pay for someone to come onto my team for a few hours to do this kind of work. That same person would get around $125K a year if they worked full time in NYC doing this sort of work.
Virtually no one who charges these rates works 40 hours a week earning $150 an hour. They are generally spending additional time doing research that is not billable or doing other types of work that command lower hourly rates.