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How Much Are You Charging For Virus Removal.

By rcashier03 ·
The reason i ask is my fellow coworkers think I'm being way to cheap. I do this on the side for extra change to play with.

I typically charge 30-60 depending on how much work i think it's going to take. But my fellow coworkers feel I'm not charging enough for the time and effort i am putting toward some of these pc's. If I have to back a pc's files up I typically charge 60 bux and I always clean them out for free. Which the also think is crazy as canned air cost money.

With that being said I was curious what the going rate is or what you charge for backing up files, virus removal, and pc cleaning.

TIA,

-Ryan

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Depending on how you feel?

by The 'G-Man.' In reply to How Much Are You Charging ...

real professional.

Charge for time by the hour or 1/2.

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How I feel.

by rcashier03 In reply to Depending on how you feel ...

How I feel as in how much work I think it's going to take to fix. Sorry, I should have explained that a little better. I edited that so i wouldn't sound so "un-professional" Now I think I will wait to charge until the job is complete. That way i know how much time and effort i put into it and gauge a price off of that.

Like i said i do this on the side for chunk change. I haven't made a full time business out of it. This is why I'm asking what to charge.

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Co-workers

by jrush In reply to How Much Are You Charging ...

What do you co-workers think you should charge?

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60-90 unless it's friends for family.

by rcashier03 In reply to Co-workers

I personally don't charge family members anything. If they want to donate that's fine.

Last few jobs I've charged $60.00 flat rate and people seem to be pretty happy with that price.

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Who is your customer?

by TobiF In reply to How Much Are You Charging ...

It's one thing helping (possibly a wide definition of) friends & family, another offering a commercial service.

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Depends

by rcashier03 In reply to Who is your customer?

Mainly friends of family or friends or people from work.I haven't done anything commercially.

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In that case

by TobiF In reply to Depends

I think your current level of "friendly pricing" is quite ok.

You'd need a different price level if you needed to pay office rent, advertise, cover times of less work etc, then you'd need to ask for more, of course.

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Well a quick price check

by Slayer_ In reply to How Much Are You Charging ...

Its funny cause me and a co worker were discussing this while on our lunchtime walk, so we went to some stores to research it. Staples wanted 250 bucks, best buy, 230, future shop, 300, office depot, 250.

So yes, 60 bucks is way to cheap, you need to charge the price of a new computer, that way you get to move more stock.

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No I have to totally disagree with you here

by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to Well a quick price check

you need to charge the price of a new computer, that way you get to move more stock.

Despite what the Computer Makers would like you to think there is no profit margin in selling new computers. Charging $60.00 is most likely far more straight profit than selling a new computer. It's far better to do the Service Work to get income as apposed to selling new computers.

You can make far more money in Labor in a single afternoon than you can hope to make selling new computers and you have to work hard for the latter where as the Labor is straight Profit for a Single Person/Tech Establishment.

Col

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I have to think

by santeewelding In reply to No I have to totally disa ...

That you and I are at one with this.

Labor, glorious labor, without a thing other to charge for, the presence all being there in the first place.

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