Stranger Than Fiction
I answered an ad on Craigslist, some guy wanting a tech to do some quick repair work. The ad said part time, so I figured it would be a good way to get some extra cash by putting in a few hours on nights/weekends. Turns out it'll be a one time thing, he just has a handful of computers with a trojan he wants removed and an upgrade from Vista to Win7 done. Here is the deal, he asked my rates and I haven't the slightest clue what to charge the dude. If I say too much I'm afraid he'll just say no and that'll be the end. If I say to low then I'm just wasting my time and setting a bad precedent if he calls back. So what do you guys think ... 7 computers, I think the upgrade will take longer than the trojan. In fact I'm thinking the best way to do it might be just say to hell with fixing the trojan and just to a clean install of Win7. I'd guess if I could do all the machines at the same time, this could be done in a few hours. This is in Sioux Fall by the way, town of 150k people, so I can't charge Chicago or other big city rates, which I'm guessing are MUCH higher.