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Appraising your work: what's it worth?by BMaximus (Chaplain)
|on Jun 24, 2001 at 12:47 UTC||Need Help??|
Perl is basically for most of us our bread and butter. Merlyn writes books and also writes articles for magazines on the subject of Perl. Others like Ovid,chromatic and jcwren write software, be it in Perl or in another language. Whether it be for themselves or another company.
At the beginning of the year I was laid off. The company I was working for was bought out by the competition a few months before and I saw what was comming but I refused to pay attention to the warning signs. I think we call this denial. And so I was put back out on the market. What I didn't know was that this would leed to my introduction to freelance. I'm working on a freelance project at the moment and I'm also working on a personal one as well. The personal project is something that I'm hoping that I will be able to sell as a packaged deal. However I have no idea as to how to begin to appraise as to how much a person or company would be willing to pay for it.
So my question of the day is. How would you go about appraising what you have created? Not a future product but the finished package thats already been done. How would you price it so that its not to high and at the same time not to low so you'd be fairly compensated for your personal time and effort? If you have done this please share your experience.
I thank you for your enlightenment,
Curiosity has its own reason for existence.