So I find myself in the same predicament as some others on the dope. I am being asked to do some computer repair work and have been asked to charge the person for my time.
Here is the back story.
The CIO of our company brought me his laptop because the screen needed to be replaced. I worked on it yesterday but now he has a personal laptop which needs the display repalced also. He has asked if I will work on it and charge him for the time and he will pay me. He has the parts, so it is just a matter of swapping them out, which should not be too bad.
I have worked on a couple of PCs before for friends of mine or friends of my wife and I have done some basic website building. So far I have not charged anything so I don’t know what is a reasonable rate. What makes it more complicated is that this is my bosses boss so I don’t want to it to seem like I am over-charging.
What sounds like an appropriate hourly rate for PC repair? Also, would you include research time (like time spent finding and downloading the teardown specs for said machine)?