Originally Posted by Gncc50
I do this on occassion and charge by the hour as a contractor $35-85, depending on what they need and who it is. Complexity has a lot to do with what to charge. 3 and 4 Axis parts cost more. Plus you bought your own software and trainned your self using it. Don't forget about how many miles it is to their shop. Most guys I know charge $100-150 an hour but that is why their companies call me. For them to hire a full time employee with benifits they would pay a lot more(Social Security, Federal, State, Fica, Medical etc). Also don't forget about Uncle Sam because he is your partner in Business like it or not. That's 30% in taxes every quarter and don't be late. Sit down with the owner of this company after finding more clients. This will ensure your lively hood and way of making a living. Don't short change yourself by putting all your eggs in one basket either. Get a website too, more business is more money.
BTW; For Emergencys I charge $150+, 200+ per hour weekends and you really don't want to know how much I charge for nights and early mornings.