Originally Posted by dramtie
i was wondering if anyone here is able to give me any advice about how i go around pricing jobs i have just done 4 years at uni in IT and i am Going to start up my own business i have been fixing laptops and pc's in the past but just for family and friends so i haven't been charging much at all just mate rates. im looking for pricing for labor cost only like replacing screens installing a new os viral removal and things like that i would be very grateful.
If you're in the U.S...
How much does the geeksquad in your area charge for what you'd be doing? If they charge 50/hour, then charge $25 an hour.
Most businesses like this have an hourly rate + the cost of the parts needed. You can also do flat rates, but you should still base those rates on hourly wages and parts needed for a job.
Before you do this, make sure you have your A+ and are comfortable enough with doing this kind of thing. This is not a lucrative business. You will probably have 100 competitors within 50 miles of you.