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Paul Del Vecchio
Teaching rates...
on Mar 19, 2008 at 4:58:28 pm

A video business owner wants me to teach them Sony Vegas. For a day (11am-5pm), how much should I charge per hour on this? I'm a little uncomfortable charging my hourly editing rate. Any recommendations?

Thanks!

Paul Del Vecchio - Director
http://www.triple-e-productions.net


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David Roth Weiss
Re: Teaching rates...
on Mar 19, 2008 at 5:32:10 pm

[Paul Del Vecchio] "I'm a little uncomfortable charging my hourly editing rate."

Why??? Don't be. Just doing the job is like giving them a fish, it feeds them for a single day. Teaching feeds them for a lifetime.

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Paul Del Vecchio
Re: Teaching rates...
on Mar 19, 2008 at 5:54:09 pm

That's a good point... That's a REALLY good point...

I love this forum!

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Steve Yankee
Re: Teaching rates...
on Mar 19, 2008 at 10:27:17 pm

It's a great point. As is -why would you be uncomfortable charging them your hourly rate?

Steve

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walter biscardi
Re: Teaching rates...
on Mar 20, 2008 at 1:25:09 am

Totally concur with David's advice.

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David Roth Weiss
Re: Teaching rates...
on Mar 20, 2008 at 1:54:41 am

[walter biscardi] "Totally concur with David's advice."

And on top of that he probably agrees with me too...

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Paul Del Vecchio
Re: Teaching rates...
on Mar 20, 2008 at 3:42:36 pm

So I sent him the quote and he didn't respond. I'm assuming he thought it was too much. I'll follow up later in the day. Anyways, at least I'll know where he stands on this.

Thanks so much for the advice guys!

Paul Del Vecchio - Director
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Timothy J. Allen
Re: Teaching rates...
on Mar 21, 2008 at 3:23:05 am

I usually teach for less than my hourly (or actually my day) rate. It's because:

1) 99% of the time, I'm using their facilities and equipment instead of tying up my own. (This is because part of teaching is ensuring they have a good and stable setup.)

and

2) I really enjoy the change of pace and the experience that teaching provides.

It gives me that chance to go back, slow down, re-examine and re-learn some of the things I'd been meaning to revisit. When I'm with regular clients, I tend to stick with processes and "tricks" that I know work immediately, but teaching gives me an excuse to take extra time in preparation to learn shortcuts and other things before the client asks for them.
So money isn't my primary motivation, and that's why I tend charge less for teaching.

That and because my "regular" day rate would probably be a bit out of range for individual classes for most people... and I that I prefer to teach one-to-one instead of a larger group, when possible so I can adapt to each student's learning style as much as possible.

All that to say just because *I* charge less, doesn't mean *you* should.



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