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By blippin ·
I am creating a custom course called Production Tracking. The course is designed to teach costume designers and set decorators how to track their production costs.
It starts by going through Basic Windows (Mouse) & Excel Training.
Creating an Excel spreadsheet with the first sheet being a consolidated worksheet of total production costs with the next sheets broken down into either each set or each costume.
Instruction on how to create a basic Excel database
How to input the Excel databaseinto FileMaker Pro as a blank custom database.
Take digital photos of the sets or costumes, adjusting the photos to a decent size to store within each contact record.
Emailing a file through Outlook.
With of course, creating a manual for this project.

What would you charge for this type of work? I typically chage $50/hr for 1-1 training, and $25/hr for manual creation. Is this rate too low? Any help/advice is appreciated.
Bonnie

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How to charge for a custom course

by Ann777 In reply to How to charge for a custo ...

How long will the course last?

How many people?

And how much time have you spent putting together all of these resources?

The answers to those should give you a closer idea of what you've put into it... which in turn should give you agreater idea of how much money you will have saved the people taking your course.

Once all the material is put together // essentially it's time (which is $'s as well) in training your students and keeping contact and upgrading the materials asneeded.

Your one-on-one rates seem a little low to me... but I don't really know the field. If much of the work seems to be computer based training // Outlook and File Maker Pro (especially if you are teaching them how to design databases in FMP), then I would suggest you raise your 50/hr to 60 or 65. If the manual work is very different from customer to customer (and you dislike doing that work) then you might want to raise that slightly as well...30-45/hr.

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